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Open Workshops

Student Activities is excited to offer development workshops open to student organization leaders and advisors each semester. Topics address elements required to ensure the success and sustainability of student organizations.  The presenters are subject experts from across the Forty Acres. It is recommended that the president and/or officer that oversees the related function attend. To RSVP and learn more information about each workshop, click the RSVP link next to the workshop and log into HornsLink with your EID and password.

Constitutions 101

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 assistance to create a constitution that caters to their student organization's specific needs.

Monthly workshops available in the fall: 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 Tuesday, September 10: RSVP

Officer Orientation

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 in the fall: RSVP

Officer Transition

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 Officer 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 Tuesday, November 12: RSVP

Program Planning

Planning an event on the Forty Acres isn't always a walk in the park. This workshop provides useful tools and resources, and is co-facilitated by a student organization. Student organization leaders will share experiences and best practices for program planning; including, but not limited to: planning timelines, logistics, delegation of tasks, working with campus partners, risk management, problem solving, execution, outcomes, and compliance with Institutional Rules.

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 3: RSVP

Room Reservations 101

Reservations for fall 2019 open Tuesday, May 7 at 10 A.M.! Is your organization ready? Join Student Activities as we help your organization build awareness of reservation policies and guidelines, identify resources to help find a suitable space and gain an understanding of best practices. This workshop is specifically for organizations that reserve general purpose classrooms and/or outdoor space on the Forty Acres.

This workshop will be held on Thursday, October 31: RSVP

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.

This seminar will be held on Wednesday, December 11: Learn More

If there is training topic that is not listed that you would like Student Activities to provide, please email your request to studentactivities@austin.utexas.edu.


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