Professional advisors are available in the Center for Student Engagement to provide support to student organizations and student leaders. An advisor can help you:
- Plan and implement innovative programming ideas
- Recruit new members and motivate existing ones
- Identify co-sponsors and partners from across the university
- Access and manage your budget
- Ensure compliance with university policies
- Make purchases and handle financial paperwork
- Reserve the spaces and equipment for events
Advisors can also help the members of your organization develop important leadership skills, such as:
- Vision and goal-setting
- Group motivation
- Conflict management
- Financial competency
- Event planning
- Organization and officer transition
Contact your CSE advisor directly, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set-up an appointment with an advisor.
Policies for Student Organizations
Student Organization policies are provided to students as a guide of their rights to utilize campus facilities and media in such a way that abide by the university's code of conduct. It is expected that student organization leaders be familiar with and conduct their organization’s affairs in compliance with these policies.
The resources below are provided to student leaders to assist in the operations and programming of student organizations. To suggest a resource that should be added to this site, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Blueprint Student Organization Training
The Center for Student Engagement (CSE), in conjunction with the Center for Social Justice, Teaching and Research (CSJ) and Campus Ministry, conducts The Blueprint Student Organization Training at the beginning of each semester. Below are specific resources, including presentation and printed materials, that are provided through the training.
- CSE Blueprint Manual
- Plenary Blueprint Training Prezi
- CSE-specific Blueprint Training Presentation
- Including expectations and financial information
- OCAF Event Planning Guide
Leadership and Organizational Transition
The following link includes information to assist organizations in a successful leadership transition, as well as handouts from the CSE Leadership Transition workshop that is traditionally offered each semester.
Information about the forms and documents utilized to access organizational funding, including sample forms, can be found in the Blueprint Student Organization Training Manual.
If you have specific questions about your organization’s cost center, expenditures, or deposits, please contact your CSE advisor or drop by your advisor’s office hours.
Office of Campus Activity Facilities (OCAF)
The Office of Campus Activity Facilities provides reservations and equipment for several facilities on campus. Submit requests for space and equipment early to ensure that you secure the venue of your choice. Consult the OCAF website to check availability, policies, and to submit reservation requests for meetings and events.
OCAF Spaces include, but are not limited to:
- Copley Formal Lounge
- Gaston Hall
- ICC Auditorium & Galleria
- Red Square Tabling and Banner Spaces
- Leavey Club & Program Rooms
- Outdoor Spaces
The University Registrar manages reservation requests for classroom spaces. Classrooms are available for meetings and events and are more generally available during the evening and weekend hours. Visit the University Registrar’s website to reserve a classroom or one of the below facilities:
- McNeir Auditorium
- Walsh Hall of Nations
- Walsh Black Box Theatre
Office of Residential Living
The Office of Residential Living manages a number of multipurpose and common rooms, which are available to individual students and student organizations for reservation. For more information, visit the Office of Residential Living website.
Georgetown University Conference Center
The Georgetown University Conference Center, associated with Aramark, is attached to the Leavey Center. For information on their spaces, including conference rooms and ballroom space, please call (202) 687.3241.
The Center for Student Engagement and the Division of Student Affairs are committed to providing access to all of its programs. While the majority of student events take place in spaces that are accessible, event organizers need to continue to consider meeting the needs of these individuals, as well as individuals with visual and/or hearing impairments.
When publicizing an event, all marketing should include a contact number or email address for requesting accommodations. If accommodations are requested for an event, contact the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for assistance in making the appropriate arrangements.