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1 RSO Executive Board Orientation Mapping out the academic year Presented By: Joshua Metayer – RSO Coordinator for Programming

2 Big picture… Need to introduce policies/procedure to RSO leaders Important to share information and maintain transparency Critical to include Advisors in RSO management Need to emphasize SAGA as a RESOURCE…not an obstacle

3 RSO Orientation Agenda SAGA & Important Policies RSO Responsibilities and Expectations Registration Funding Advisor Expectations & Responsibilities OrgSync Wrap-up & Questions

4 SAGA Staff Contacts For RSO’s Brian Houze – RSO Coordinator for Development Primary contact for RSO event programming needs, USGA Allocations Committee Advisor Joshua Metayer – RSO Coordinator for Programming Primary contact for RSO organizational development, C.A.N. Advisor, New Student Organization Registration Kristin Ramey - Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations Primary contact for Activity Request submissions and ongoing event programming needs Brandon Matulka – Budget Coordinator Katie Lesperance – Sorority & Fraternity Life Coordinator Astrid Beltran– Sorority & Fraternity Life Coordinator Leslie Watland – Assistant Director, ((dop)) & Special Events Angela King Taylor – Director

5 Student Activities & Greek Affairs Mission SAGA aims to offer opportunities for students to connect, learn, and engage beyond the classroom. Through shared experiences students gain a greater sense of self and community to foster positive social change. Purpose of Recognized Student Organizations(RSOs) Support academic, spiritual, and social development Provides a niche for student involvement Enhances the Loyola Experience

6 Within the SAGA Umbrella Recognized Student Organizations 200+ Student Organizations All Recognized Student Organizations REQUIRED to have an Advisor Offers support to both RSOs & SSOs Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) Primary supporting department: SAGA Sponsored Student Organizations (SSOs) Primary supporting department: an identifiable campus department/office/school within the university

7 Within The SAGA Umbrella Sorority & Fraternity Life (SFL) 16 recognized Sororities and Fraternities on campus Interfraternity Conference (IFC) Panhellenic Conference (PC) Multi-Cultural Greek Council (MGC)

8 Within The SAGA Umbrella Department of Programming Student run program board of the university SAGA Special Events Welcome Week Student Org Fair Finals Breakfast Senior Week

9 Campus Partners Student Diversity and Multi-Cultural Affairs Luc.edu/diversity Campus Ministry Luc.edu/campusministry Student Leadership Development Luc.edu/leadership Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution Luc.edu/osccr Campus Reservations Luc.edu/campus_reservations Campus Recreation Center luc.edu/campusrec

10 Campus Student Partners Unified Student Government Association The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F.) Department of Programming Co-Sponsorship for events Damen Student Center Help-Desk Assistance with event logistics

11 Campus Activities Network The Campus Activities Network (CAN): an executive body composed of six executive board members that are charged with advocating, educating, and connecting Registered Student Organizations (RSO) throughout the Loyola Community. Your primary resource for: OrgSync Questions Budget Request Assistance New Student Org. Registration Assistance General Student Org. Concerns Contact Campus Activities Network at:

12 Campus Activities Network CAN Assembly Fall 2014 Dates Thursday, September 18 th Rambler Room - 5:00pm Thursday, October 16 th Rambler Room – 5:00pm Thursday, November 13 th Damen MPR – 5:00pm

13 Activity Request Form Registered Student Organizations are required to submit an Activity Request Form for any and all events that are open to the university community. Due at least two (2) weeks prior to the event date A.R.F. Events include but are not limited to: Fundraisers Social events Guest Speakers A.R.F. Events DO NOT Include: General Body Meetings E-Board Meetings Will receive correspondence from SAGA within one (1) week of submission Directions on how to submit an A.R.F. can be found on SAGA website under “resources”

14 RSO Leadership Transformational Series

15 Student Organization Newsletter Weekly newsletter for student organizations Sections of the newsletter will include: CAN Favorites of the Month Important dates and reminders Leadership Corner Signature events from student organization community Inspiration for the week And More!

16 Advisor Appreciation Luncheon Scheduled for October 2 nd, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1: 15pm DSC MPR South Purposed to help foster a stronger relationship between our student organization leadership and our Advisor support network Advisors and Presidents are invited! Visit OrgSync and SAGA website for more details

17 RSO Registration Requirements There are three annual, mandatory requirements that must be completed by Registered Student Organizations to remain in good standing: 1) Annual OrgSync Registration Renewal 2) RSO E-Board Orientation 3) C.A.N. General Assembly

18 RSO Registration Requirements Annual OrgSync Registration Renewal Three (3) step process (must be an admin on Orgsync Portal) Step 1) Update people section in Organization’s OrgSync Portal Update peoples section of portal to reflect new executive leadership. Click People > Click on the student member > Click Manage > Choose ‘Administrator option and update their position title underneath their name. Update members who are no longer executive leadership members and remove their ‘Administrator’ status Step 2) Review of your organization’s Constitution Be sure to upload your updated constitution to the files section of your OrgSync portal when submitting annual registration renewal Constitutional update information and sample constitution found on SAGA website under the tab ‘resources’ Step 3) Update organization’s public profile Click ‘Settings’ > Click ‘update and renew profile’ > Update all relevant information > Click ‘next’ > Repeat until you can click ‘finish’

19 RSO Registration Requirements Annual OrgSync Registration Renewal deadline is July 31 st All student organizations who do not meet this deadline are subject to: A loss of start-up funding A hold placed on allocated funding Ineligibility to participate in Student Org Fair

20 RSO Registration Requirements RSO E-Board Orientation Required for ALL Registered Student Organizations to attend (once per academic year) NO EXCEPTIONS! President and Treasurer are required to attend. RSO E-Board Orientation Dates/Times/Location September 4 th - 10:00am – Damen MPR South September 4 th - 4:00pm – Damen MPR North September 5 th - 10:00am – Damen MPR South September 5 th - 3:00pm – McCormick Lounge No RSVP required Two (2) e-board student organization members must attend to receive credit for attendance.

21 RSO Registration Requirements Campus Activities Network (C.A.N.) General Assembly meeting RSOs are REQUIRED to send at least one representative to the monthly Campus Activities Network (CAN) Assembly Meetings Failure to attend a CAN General Assembly meeting will result in the following penalties: 1 st missed assembly meeting: Loss of Start-Up Funding for the current semester 2 nd missed assembly meeting: A hold placed on allocated funding 3 rd missed assembly meeting: Ineligibility to participate in Student Org Fair After 3 rd missed meeting, the student organization must meet with the RSO coordinator for Programming to regain privileges

22 Privileges of Registered Student Organizations The right to actively promote the goals, purpose, identity, programs, and activities of the organization. Eligibility to be funded through the Student Activity Fund and the Unity in Diversity Fund, once funding prerequisites have been fulfilled. Use of university’s name related to organization’s activities. Use of Orgsync for membership management Solicitation of membership on campus under the organization’s name.

23 Privileges of Registered Student Organizations Use of campus bulletin boards and other designated posting areas. Access to the staff, resources, and services of the Office of Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA) Eligibility to participate in the Fall and Spring Organization Fairs Use of university spaces and facilities Must use 25live for all Campus Reservation needs Campus Reservations Website: luc.edu/campus_reservations

24 RSO Responsibilities MUST adhere to all applicable institutional regulations. The university reserves the right to determine the appropriate time, place, content, and manner for conducting activities, and posting and distribution of materials on any of its campuses. Must refrain from hosting events/programs during all breaks, holidays, or finals. Your organization can be held responsible for any members behavior anytime you are gathered officially/unofficially.

25 Communication Student is private information. When sending information through , please place all s through the ‘BCC’ line Organizations may only send OrgSync messages to members in their own portal

26 Damen Student Center The use of “The Den” Multi-functional space for ALL students and the university community Reservations done through 25live Available for reservation from 6:00pm – 12:00am (NO EXCEPTIONS) All programs and events must be open to the general Loyola community Events include: Open Mic & Spoken Word Information Sessions (recruitment efforts (no private information) Small concerts and comedy shows Small performances (not rehearsals) General body meetings NO furniture may be removed! Sandwich Boards in Damen Allowed OUTSIDE of DSC ONLY!

27 RSO SAF Funding Student Activity Fund The Student Activity Fund (SAF) is comprised of a portion of the student development fees paid each fall and spring semester by full-time undergraduate students. The SAF has been established to promote activities planned by student organizations that enhance the quality of student life for the general student population at Loyola’s campuses.

28 RSO SAF Funding Funding Periods Semester Budget Request (SBR) Can apply for funding to be used the following semester. No request limit. SPOT budget request Can apply for funding to be used during current semester. Limit to 2 event sponsorship requests per organization. $10,000 max per SPOT cycle *All requests are approved by the USGA allocations committee

29 RSO SAF Funding Budget Request Due Dates Fall SPOT due dates – End of September, End of October SBR Due date - End of November Spring SPOT due dates – End of January, End of February. SBR Due date – End of March. For the most updated SBR deadline dates, please visit the SAGA website

30 RSO SAF Funding Important RSO Funding Dates 9/12 – Spot 1 budget requests due 9/21 – Spot 1 hearings 10/8 – Spot 1 budget appeals due 10/17 – Spot 2 budget requests due 10/25 – Spot 2 hearings 11/4 – Spot 2 budget appeals due 11/7 – SBR budget requests due 11/15 & 11/16 – SBR Budget Hearings 11/25 – SBR budget appeals due

31 RSO SAF Funding Fundable Requests All SAF requests must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria: The event or program must be planned primarily for Loyola University Chicago undergraduate students and be open to the general University community. The request is appropriate based on the mission and goals of the organization. The SBR or SPOT request is submitted to the Allocations Committee by applicable deadlines, using the appropriate official forms and proper procedures.

32 RSO SAF Funding Fundable Requests All SAF requests must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria: The event must fall between the first day of class and the last day of class during the semester. No funding is available for events over breaks, holidays, or finals.

33 RSO SAF Funding Common Non-Fundable Requests Internal organization costs Expenses related to conference attendance (e.g. travel costs, registration, etc.); Food at regularly scheduled meetings, receptions, or dinners exclusive to that organization; Personal clothing unless it is considered integral to the production of an event (i.e. costumes, but not club t- shirts) Reusable equipment: athletic gear, reusable decorations/supplies, etc.

34 RSO SAF Funding Common Non-Fundable Requests Costs associated with prohibited events or activities Political activities or activities sponsored by an outside political entity; Any costs related to or in support of raffles, illegal gambling, or other illegal activity; A full list of fundable/non-fundable requests can be found in the RSO Handbook

35 RSO SAF Funding POP Quiz! Pizza for an e-board meeting? Decorations for a fashion show? Catering for a philanthropy event? Flights to a national conference? The fee for a guest speaker? Club t-shirts?

36 Requesting RSO SAF Funding The Budget Request Process A two (2) step process Budget Requests: process by which a student organization will submit an application to receive funding. Spending Requests: process by which a student organization will request to spend a previously approved allocated amount of funding. Both processes are done EXCLUSIVELY through OrgSync.com For complete step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Budget Request and spending request process, please visit the SAGA website under “resources”!

37 Requesting RSO SAF Funding The Payment Procedures Three (3)payment types Credit Card Request Vendor Check Request Student Reimbursement

38 Requesting RSO SAF Funding Credit Card Requests Credit card purchase requests are to be submitted via OrgSync. A) You place the order B) SAGA will call/go online to pay! Credit card purchase request forms must be submitted at least three (3) business days prior to purchase. Things to consider: *Shipping – include time/cost into purchase date *Tipping: Be sure to not exceed your allocated budget! *Indicate tipping amount on receipt *Tax exempt form may be required by the vendor

39 Requesting RSO SAF Funding Vendor Check Requests Used for any third party vendor that is providing a service for campus. (ex: DJs and guest speakers) Check Requests are due 4 weeks in advance of the event date at the absolute latest! Be proactive and submit BEFORE the 4 week deadline or it will be DENIED! Contract amount should include service fee and travel accommodations (if necessary)

40 Requesting RSO SAF Funding Student Reimbursement Reimbursement forms must be submitted within four weeks following the event on OrgSync Reimbursement is only for allocated funds Itemized receipts are required for all reimbursements! Sales tax will not be reimbursed! *Contact SAGA prior to purchases to have tax exempt letter sent to vendors on your organization’s behalf Gift Cards can only be purchased through Student Reimbursement!

41 Requesting RSO SAF Funding Using Start-Up Funding & Revenue Start-Up Funding: an automatic allocation for successful registration by July 31 st and attendance at RSO E-Board Orientation at the beginning of the fall semester (will be allocated for both fall and spring semester). Revenue: monies that are raised or donated to a student organization and deposited into their SAGA internal RSO account.

42 Requesting RSO SAF Funding Using Start-Up Funding & Revenue Start-Up Funding $100 per semester, use it or lose it! NEVER rolls over Use for early semester needs such as Printing Org Fair materials First recruitment meeting (i.e. food) Automatically added to organization budget upon successful student organization registration Revenue Rolls over from semester to semester, and year to year Revenue is secured in your internal account with SAGA…outside bank accounts are PROHIBITTED For complete step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Start-Up Funding and Revenue spending request process, please visit the SAGA website!

43 Receipts All receipts after any transaction are to be submitted to SAGA no later than three (3) business days after the purchase/event. Remember to reflect tipping! Failure to submit your receipt on time can result in your payment privileges being revoked for the remainder of the semester! Tipping: Be sure to not exceed your allocated budget! *Indicate tipping amount on receipt

44 Contracts Contracts are due 4 weeks in advance of the event date at the absolute latest! Be proactive and submit BEFORE the 4 week deadline or it will be DENIED! A complete contract includes THREE (3) components: 1) Vendor contract + LUC Contract Rider OR LUC Event/Performance Agreement 2) Contract must include a completed W-9 form (if contract is paid) 3) A Certificate of Insurance To submit a contract, please upload it with your Check Payment Request Contracts will only be accepted through OrgSync.com Updated version of LUC performance agreement/rider on SAGA Website SAGA Contract contact person: Leslie Watland

45 RSO Spending POP Quiz What RSO event planning element is due AT LEAST 4 weeks before the event date? What RSO spending requirement is due WITHIN three (3) business days after the purchase date? What payment request method is due AT LEAST three (3) business days prior to the purchase date? True or False: EVERY contract must include a W-9. True or False: Gift Cards can only be purchased through reimbursement.

46 What is the Allocations Committee Looking For??? Documentation: Show the committee HOW you arrived at the requested amount (quotes or screenshots with detailed purchasing items) Advertising plan Organized Line Items How the request pertains to the mission of your organization Please visit luc.edu/saga to reference the documentations example packet!

47 Additional Options for Funding UID Funding: established to support and cultivate educational events, programs, activities and educational opportunities that specifically address social justice and human diversity Managed by the Office of Student Diversity & Multi-Cultural Affairs (SDMA) Primary Contact: Ms. Gaby Ortiz | For specific information regarding the application process, visit luc.edu/diversity The Green Initiative Fund: established to fund student initiated environmental sustainability projects at Loyola. Managed by your USGA To apply, visit luc.edu/tgif

48 Additional Options for Funding Fundraising May conduct fundraising activities that are approved by SAGA and must reflect the organizations purpose May not use SAF funds to fundraise for internal RSO use Collection of dues are permitted, but must be deposited into RSO university account Prohibited fundraisers include but are not limited to: Campaign solicitation or fundraising events Raffles Events promoting and/or providing alcohol Eating contests Date auctions

49 Additional Options for Funding Fundraising Must complete an Activity Request Form and have form approved prior to fundraising event The following fundraising options are allowed: Bake Sales (in accordance with Food Policy) Collection of dues or membership fees Cash Box Request Form Required for all fundraising activity. Form found on OrgSync and must be submitted at least 2 business days prior to fundraising activity First come-first serve! Two (2) day limitation for cash boxes For a complete list of approved fundraising activities and policies, please refer to the Student Organization Handbook

50 RSO Policy Requirements RSO Food Policy DO NOT PREPARE ANY FOOD AT HOME (includes residence halls) - home prepared foods are strictly prohibited. Food must be purchased or donated from a vendor listed on the Preferred Vendor List located on OrgSync Only prepackaged, store bought or donated items may be sold. Gloves must be worn when selling or serving food. No seafood of any kind. For a complete description of the RSO Food Policy, please refer to the Student Organization Handbook If you would like to work with a food vendor that is not currently on the preferred vendor list, please request to add vendor to

51 Working with your Advisor How to work with your advisor 101 Meet with your advisor to: Review constitutional edits/executive leadership updates Outline goals for academic year Set expectations for attendance at meetings/events Collaborate on ideas/insights for future programs/events All Student Organizations are required to have a full time Loyola faculty/staff advisor Be sure your advisor contact information is accurate on OrgSync

52 Orgsync OrgSync Training Dates Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – 2:00pm – Damen MPR North Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 – 2:00pm – Damen MPR North Friday, September 19, 2014 – 11:00am – Damen 216 For general assistance with OrgSync questions, please reach out to C.A.N. at for a one-on-one OrgSync training

53 Closing “Power” Points Activity Request Forms are due at least 2 weeks prior to the Event date Receipts must be submitted within three (3) business days after a credit card purchase Contracts are due NO LATER THAN four (4) weeks prior to the event date Annual Student Organization Registration Renewal deadline is July 31 st, 2015 RSOs – Be sure to attend ALL C.A.N. General Body Assembly's Attend the Student Org Leadership Development Series Workshops! For funding, OrgSync, and general questions, please C.A.N. at

54 Thank you! Follow SAGA on IG and See you at the next C.A.N. General Assembly on September 18 th !


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