The Office of Student Engagement recognizes there are a lot of important pieces to leading a student organization successfully. In hopes of making that job a little easier, we have compiled the following resources for your reference. Whether it be leading a meeting, maintaining a budget, or further information about CampusLINK, the following resources will hopefully make the job of leading your organization a much easier and effective experience.

  • Additional Forms - Planning a trip for your organization? Need an email address specifically for your organization? Want to apply for an office/locker space in the PSU? Find all the Forms you need right here.
  • Annual Registration Training - Want to look back at the PowerPoint slides from the Student Organization Orientation or SOFAC Training? Find them here.
  • Bank Account - Do you want to open a bank account for your organization? You can setup an account right here on campus through Commerce Bank located on the 2nd Level of the Plaster Student Union. Follow these steps to set up an account.

  • Budgeting - Do you have a budget for your organization? Check out this general budget that can be edited to fit the needs of your organization. This can also be helpful when creating your General Proposal for SOFAC funding!

  • Constitution & By-Laws - Need help writing your organization’s Constitution and By-Laws? Check out this helpful guide and sample.

  • Effective Leadership - First time leading a student organization meeting? Check out this link for tips on How to Lead an Effective Meeting. [Information adapted from Jonathan Powell- Running an Effective Meeting]

  • Officer Position Templates - Do you have a new student organization? Does your organization have specific positions and responsibilities? Here is a great tool which outlines the most standard officer roles as well as their duties. [Information adapted from N.W Dunkley & J.H. Schuh- Advising Student Groups and Organizations]

  • Parliamentary Procedure - Does your organization use Robert’s Rules of Order? Check out this helpful tool with all of the information needed to facilitate discussion and make group decisions at your meetings. [Information adapted from University of Louisiana- Monroe, Staff Senate]

  • Room Reservations - Would you like to reserve a room on campus for an organization meeting? Planning an annual bash? Contact Event and Meeting Services for more information.

  • Starting a New Organization - Are you interested in starting a Student Organization? Follow these easy steps. Contact the Graduate Assistant for Co-Curricular Involvement in the Office of Student Engagement, Chris Groh: with any questions.

  • Student Organization Handbook - If you have any questions about the student organization policies check out the Student Organization Handbook

  • Transitioning- Is your organization transitioning leadership? Do you have everything in order for a smooth transition? Check out this PowerPoint for tips on a smooth transition. Download these resources for further assistance.

  • Trip Registration - Is your student organziation going on a trip 10 miles outside of Springfield? Complete the Trip Regsitration Form and Organization Trip Activity & Release Form on the Office of Student Engagement CampusLINK page under Forms. Check out these online tutorials for more information.