RSOs are a vital part of the University community and play an important role in the lives of many students. Maintaining these social networks can help provide a sense of normalcy and valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress. The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CLI) staff are available to meet with you and your RSO leadership to discuss how your organization can continue to function and program virtually.
With that in mind, below you will find a list of resources to assist in achieving the mission of your RSO while meeting and programming remotely. You can also check out our list of free online Virtual Activities to keep your leader board and members entertained.
Given the unique circumstances of remote summer learning, there have been a few temporary changes to the RSO funding guidelines. Before submitting your proposals, please keep the following restrictions in mind
- Funded programs/events should be open to all students, regardless of whether they are members of the requesting organization or not. In this time of social distancing and remote engagement, RSOs should be prepared to share their plan for advertising their programs and creating a space that is accessible and inclusive of students across varying timezones.
- No pre-purchases for Fall Quarter programming will be approved.
- No in-person meet-ups, events, or programs of any kind will be funded for Summer Quarter.
- No travel of any kind will be funded for Summer Quarter.
- Major capital expenses will not be considered for funding. Capital expenses are defined as items expected to be used multiple times over the course of 2+ years.
- Custom merchandise, apparel, and giveaways will be considered in limited situations. RSOs will need to identify a plan for how these items are being distributed and why it is critical to be purchased now.
- No alcohol expenses will be funded or approved.
RSOs should plan to spend current funds before requesting additional funding from SGFC. Programs must be approved in advance by your RSO advisor.
The Student Government Finance Committee will continue to review applications for new, remote/virtual programming for the Spring Quarter. The funding guidelines above will apply to any applications.
The CLI staff has compiled a list of resources and fun activities that you can consider in your planning. You can find more information here: RSO Virtual Management Resources.
Your RSO advisor is also a great resource in your planning. We would encourage you to reach out to them directly to discuss your idea. We hope that every RSO has a chance to connect virtually this Quarter. You can find your RSO advisor information on your Blueprint page.
- Virtually Engaging Members Tutorial: step-by-step planning guide and instructions for how to submit an event on Blueprint.