One of the goals of Student Activities is to help students make connections on campus and maximize their college experience through student organizations. We have over 450 student organizations from which to choose, so there’s something for everyone. And if there’s not, you can create one! Becoming a member of a student organization helps you meet new people, develop leadership skills, and promote your interests while in college.
Student Activities oversees the registration and approval process, classroom reservations, and OrgSync, among other things.
This webpage is designed to serve as a resource for officers, advisors, and students involved in student organizations. You’ll be able to search the organizational database, find forms, and find answers to questions about policies and procedures. Still, have questions? Contact us at 940-565-3807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Organization Resources for forms, policies, and resources for your student organization.
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Resources and guidance for the University of North Texas student organizations
Student Org Officers and Advisors:
Student Activities understands the vital role that student organizations play within our campus community. While you are no doubt adjusting to your “new” life as a student, we encourage your organization to provide virtual opportunities for your members to stay engaged for the remainder of the semester. First, think about:
We know that thinking through the above questions might feel overwhelming, so we’ve crowdsourced some ideas for you to consider:
Click here or additional guidance and resources. More will be communicated periodically via:
Lastly, know that Student Activities is here to support you and your organization. If you have any further questions throughout this time, please email us at email@example.com.
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Student Activities would like to thank you for your patience during this uncertain time. Per directives from the University President this morning, which were based on new federal guidelines, all university and student organization in-person events on campus, for the remainder of the spring semester, are canceled effective immediately.
Student organizations are, however, allowed to meet in-person if they follow the most updated CDC/federal event guidelines. As of March 16, that includes no gatherings of more than 10 people and ensuring consistent distance of at least 6 feet between people. We will be reaching out via email within the next few days to all student organizations with upcoming meetings scheduled, to ask whether you would like to cancel the space reservation. Please respond quickly. If you do hold in-person meetings, please encourage those who aren’t feeling well to stay home.
That being said, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we highly encourage your organization to meet virtually rather than in-person until further notice. There are many free tools that will allow you to do this, including Zoom Online Meeting platform, Google Hangouts, or Microsoft Teams.
We know that these restrictions significantly impair your organization’s ability to function. And on an individual level, it negatively impacts your ability to maintain the connections that are important to your experience as a college student. We sympathize and wish we had better news for you; until the spread of COVID-19 slows significantly, however, these are part of the inconveniences we will face for the foreseeable future.
As you know, things change almost daily. As they do, we will do our best to notify you of the possible impact on your student organization. We appreciate your patience while we navigate through all of the questions. Please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond as soon as we can. If you would like to see a copy of the email sent to organization presidents and advisors on March 13, please click here.
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As noted in the March 12 email from the University, all instruction will be conducted online going forward. As it relates to student organization operations, you’re probably wondering how these new university operations will affect student orgs.
In looking at that email, here are the items most pertinent to student orgs:
This is the first of many emails that we will send as we get more answers to the questions you may have. In fact, we are already working on an email that will include tips about topics like elections, plus helpful resources like Zoom and OrgSync.
This is a fluid situation and we are still navigating how student orgs will be impacted. We appreciate your patience while we navigate through all of the questions.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com. We will respond as soon as we can.
Looking to get involved? We have over 450 registered organizations, from off the wall special interests, to academic and professional, to sport clubs, to spiritual/religious organizations, and more. Click here to launch the student org database.
OrgSync is an online program that helps connect students to organizations, departments, and events on campus. It also helps officers manage student organization functions and procedures, like budgets, historical documents, and event planning, all in one place. OrgSync helps connect student organizations to Student Activities resources, training materials, policies, and procedures, as well as co-curricular transcripts for student leaders.
To learn more, check out this video. To join, click here to create your personal profile. Once you decide to become a member of an organization, then you can request (or be invited) to be a member of their organizational portal in OrgSync.
Many organizations post their meetings and events to our online calendar. To see what’s going on, click here.
Many of our forms related to student org functions are stored within OrgSync and can be found by logging in and clicking on Forms. Most can (and are required to) be completed online and submitted within OrgSync. However, we do have some public forms, which can be found by clicking here.
Students and student organizations may be disciplined and sanctioned for hazing under the UNT Code of Student Conduct. For more information about hazing and resources to stop hazing, please click here and contact the Dean of Students at 940-369-STOP.