Student Activities is excited to offer development workshops to student organization leaders and advisors throughout the semester. Topics address elements required to ensure the success and sustainability of student organizations. Opportunities for the spring 2021 semester are listed below. It is recommended that the president and/or officer that oversees the related function attend the workshop
Our Open Workshops will only be offered virtually via Zoom this spring unless otherwise noted. Any in-person workshops will have limited capacity. RSVP is required to attend all workshops. You must log into HornsLink and RSVP for each workshop at least 24-hours advance to receive the Zoom link and further directions.
If you have questions or would like to meet with a staff member to discuss your organization, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Student Organization Leaders Workshops
Accessible Org Workshop
Attend this workshop to learn how to ensure your organizations meetings and events are accessible and welcoming for all participants. This workshop is hosted in partnership with Services for Students with Disabilities.
This workshop is TBD
Constitutions contain important framework for student organizations that guide members in conducting organization business. Participants in this workshop will review the Constitution Guidelines for Student Organizations worksheet and receive feedback on creating a constitution tailored to their organization's specific needs.
This workshop is TBD
Discover HornsLink for Orgs
HornsLink has many useful tools and features! Student organization officers will learn the basic in's and out's of HornsLink and how to maximize them for their organizations.
This workshop will be held on February 8 & February 23: RSVP
Member Recruitment and Retention
With over 50,000 students on the Forty Acres, there are many opportunities to recruit new organization members. This workshop helps officers build awareness of resources, identify key strategies for effective membership recruitment and retention, and gain an understanding of best practices for membership engagement.
This workshop will be held on January 28: RSVP
As a student leader, it is important to understand your registered student organization's privileges and responsibilities. This orientation highlights campus resources, university policy, and the Student Organization Center.
Weekly workshops available this spring through March: RSVP
A successful leadership transition is a year-long process and can make or break the sustainability of an organization. Student Activities invites you to attend one of our Leader Transition workshops to help ensure your org is on the right path. Whether you've already transitioned or will by the end of the semester, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will be held on March 8: RSVP
Program Planning: Campus Events
Planning an in-person or virtual event on the Forty Acres isn't always a walk in the park. This workshop provides useful tools and resources to help support your student organizations in the programming planning process. Topics include but are not limited to: planning timelines, working with campus partners, logistics, risk management and compliance with Institutional Rules.
This workshop will be held on January 26 & March 23: RSVP
Program Planning: Virtual Events
Hosting virtual events can be effective ways to help your organization achieve its goals and foster camaraderie within your organization. Like an in-person event, it takes planning and forethought to ensure the success of a virtual event. Topics include but are not limited to: planning timelines, assessing technology needs, resources such as HornsLink, logistics, risk management and compliance with Institutional Rules.
This workshop will be held on January 21 & February 3: RSVP
Room Reservations 101
Reservations for spring 2021 tentatively open Tuesday, November 3 at 10 A.M.! Is your organization ready? Join Student Activities as we help your organization build awareness of current reservation policies and guidelines. This workshop is specifically for organizations that reserve general purpose classrooms and/or outdoor space on the Forty Acres.
This workshop is TBD
Student Organization Travel
Student organizations travel for many reasons including service work, competitions, conferences or just for fun but it's important to plan so the trip can be successful. This session will highlight some tips and tricks for travel, review University policies and procedures and identify resources to help student leaders as they prepare for their next trip.
This workshop will be held on February 9: RSVP
Student Organization Advisors Workshops (Faculty/Staff Advisors Only)
Student Organization Advisor Workshops are tailored specifically for the needs of advisors. These workshops provide various training and resources to help advisors support and advocate for their respective organizations. Advisors are always welcome to contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss their role and/or organization. Please see below for current workshop opportunities for the spring 2021 semester.
Discover HornsLink for Advisors
HornsLink has many useful tools and features. Advisors will learn the basics of HornsLink, and how to support their respective student organizations as they maximize the platform.
This workshop will be held on Jan 27: RSVP
Program Planning for Advisors
Planning an event on the Forty Acres isn't always a walk in the park. This workshop provides useful tools and resources to help support your student organizations in the programming planning process. Topics include but are not limited to: in-person vs. virtual events, planning timelines, working with campus partners, risk management and compliance with Institutional Rules.
This workshop is TBD
Safety Education Advisor Workshop
Annual Safety Education Training provided for advisors each spring semester. The information provided in the training will connect advisors to the risk management, prevention, and emergency resources that can enable student organizations and student leaders to create a safer UT community.
This workshop is tbd. Check back for updates in the spring.
Student Organization Advisor Seminar
The Student Organization Advisor Seminar is a half day seminar that takes place each December. The goal of the seminar is to provide valuable training and resources to current UT faculty and staff to aid them in being successful advisors to student organizations. Advisors also have the opportunity to connect and network with other advisors from across campus.
There will not be a seminar this semester.
Please be sure to visit our visit our Leading Successful Organizations page for quick reference guides to help support the success of your organization. If there is a training topic that is not listed that you would like Student Activities to provide, please email your request to email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.