Leadership experience on a resume helps to land top-notch jobs after college. Interested? Here’s what you can do:
- Join. Engage. Get Elected. You can’t become a leader overnight. Student officers are elected from active organization membership. Join an organization, stay engaged, and when elections roll around, get on the ballot! In order to improve a community, you first have to know it, love it, and serve it. Leadership starts with active membership.
- Start an Organization. Okay, so sometimes you can become a leader overnight! It’s called entrepreneurship, and maybe you’ve got what it takes. Bring your passion, interest, or academic major to new heights at ACC by starting an organization. Check out the basics under the Start or Renew an Organization section above and go rally friends and classmates to the cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a student officer?
Each organization has different election processes, so ask the current officers what your organization’s process is. All organization officers must meet eligibility requirements: (1) Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA; (2) Be currently enrolled as a student of good standing; (3) Submit an Officer Commitment Form (found under Forms on MySL).
Are there any requirements for becoming a student officer?
All organization officers must meet eligibility requirements: (1) Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA; (2) Be currently enrolled as a student of good standing; (3) Submit an Officer Commitment Form (found under Forms on MySL).
How do I find an advisor for my organization?
Ask the faculty and staff that you know. Share why your organization exists and what type of support you need. If they can’t help, ask them who else might be interested. Email email@example.com for more help.
What can I spend organization funds on?
Organizations should be creative and use funds effectively. Organization funds can cover travel costs, order food, pay a speaker or performer’s fee, and the list goes on. There are only a few prohibited purchases and payments. Find that list under Prohibited Purchases and Payments in the Guidebook [link].
How do I advertise my organization’s activity?
Student Life will print and distribute your paper marketing. Email your design PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. All advertisements must include the Student Life logo (found in the Documents Library on MySL) and adhere to the Advertising/Marketing guidelines outlines in the Student Organizations Guidebook.
How do I start a student organization?
Complete the registration process outlined under the Start or Renew an Organization section above.
How do student organizations get funding?
Organizations have access to two funding sources: MOR or Start-Up funds. Each organization has $175 of Start-Up funds for the entire year and can request up to $1000 of MOR funds each semester. To request the use of either MOR or Start-Up funds, submit a Purchase Proposal Form (found in Forms on MySL).
I’m pretty sure our Purchase Proposal and EP will be approved. Can I start buying stuff now?
No! Do not make any purchases, even after your PP and EP are approved. You will not be reimbursed. Student Life staff will make all purchases and payments once your Purchase Proposal and EP are approved.
Do we need to set-up a bank account?
Not necessarily. Start-up and MOR funds are managed by Student Life. If your organization has another source of funds (e.g. membership dues, fundraising) Student Life will not store those funds. It is up to your organization to decide how to store, account for, and manage those funds.
If I have any questions, who should I contact?
Most questions can be answered in the Student Organizations Guidebook, but always feel free to email email@example.com.
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