Manage Your RSO - SQ ‘20

The Center for Leadership and Involvement understands that Spring Quarter is going to be a unique experience for RSO leaders trying to manage their organizations. With that in mind, we have created a list of resources to assist in achieving the mission of your RSO while meeting and programming remotely. 

To find more information on RSO Funding during Spring Quarter, click here.

The Annual Allocation process is still taking place! Find step-by-step instructions here.

In hosting events this quarter, we hope all RSOs will take in consideration the following tenets: 

  • The event aligns with the organization’s mission and purpose
  • The event helps facilitate the building of community 
  • The event is as inclusive as possible. Please consider technology access, time zone differences, access to supplies, how you are promoting the event, etc.

Zoom is free and available to all UChicago students. Zoom can also be used to screenshare with up to 300 people, allowing you to host lectures or webinars.
Google Hangouts is free, allows up to 250 people on a call, and can be recorded (until June 1st).
Fun Zoom Backgrounds to liven up your meetings! 

Use these instructions to run your elections on Blueprint.  

Save your materials on Box or Google Drive.

Blueprint Documents allows a shared storage space for organizational files.

Host a transition retreat online and work with your advisor to make sure new leaders have access to online resources.

If you'd like your transition retreat to include a StrengthsQuest training, use our StrengthsQuest Training Request Form. A member of the UChicago Leads team will reach out to you with their availability. 

Use Survey Monkey to collect data and feedback remotely.

Poll Everywhere lets you quickly survey your members.

Set-up a Google Form to gather ideas for spring or summer RSO engagement.

Track projects, tasks, and goals and communicate with fellow RSO members with sites like Trello, Slack, or Microsoft Teams.

Looking for a common time to meet? Use a resource like When2Meet, Doodle or WhenIsGood to schedule RSO meetings or events. Remember to collect time zone information from your members. 

The University has compiled resources and tips for remote instruction that could also be used for RSO activities. Check out the Learning Remotely page for more info.

If working remotely means you don't have access to programs or software you need, check-out IT Services' page of free and reduced cost resources.

Set-up a Houseparty for your RSO members or leadership; it allows you to play games over video chat.

Marco Polo allows you to keep in touch while social distancing by sending short, private videos to your friends.

Anchor is an all-in-one platform where you can create and distribute your podcast from any device, for free.

Have a suggestion on another resource or platform for RSOs to use? Email your CLI Advisor!

For resources and benefits of managing your RSO beyond the Spring 2020 quarter, click here.

For RSO Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

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