The Lion’s Cup Award recognizes RSOs for positive progress in furthering the University’s mission by supporting the educational development of the students, encouraging University pride, and enhancing university–community relationships. The RSO who has significantly made an impact on campus and in the community and follows the criteria below may be awarded The Lion’s Cup. This award will be presented at the University Awards Gala held in the spring semester.
The Department of Facilities Administration and Planning is seeking students to volunteer to help serve Christmas dinner to our maintenance staff who work 2nd and 3rd shifts. This is a great way to say thank you for your service. You do not need to bring any food as that is being provided. They just need students to serve the food. There are two shifts:
Tuesday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. - Grounds and Custodial Shop (old UNA Police Station)
Wednesday, December 11, 2:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. - Grounds and Custodial Shop (old UNA Police Station)
The shop is located at the cross section of Waterloo Road and North Cedar Street across from the UNA on campus apartments. View Campus Map on-line: http://www.una.edu/map/docs/campus-map.pdf
Contact Mike Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-765-4871 for questions.
The Office of Student Engagement has created Teambuilding Kits for RSOs to use to utilize in strengthening group relationships and dynamics. The kits have different resources for teambuilding activities in them as well as instructions to conduct the exercise.
Reservations should be submitted to the Office of Student Engagement 5 days before the kit is needed. Kits are to be picked up on the day they are to be used and returned within 24 hours of usage.
GUC Window Painting Guidelines
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Submission for the Fall semester begins August 1st
1. Only Recognized Student Organizations will be allowed to make an application to paint a window outside the GUC 1st floor atrium. Each application must be made no less than 5 business days before the requested painting dates. A notification of whether or not the application has been approved will be sent to the OrgSync account of the person who submitted the application.
2. Each approved application will be assigned a window panel on the front side of the GUC on which to prepare their advertisement. Windows can only be painted on the outside and only one window will be assigned per organization at a time. No organization may have more than one window painted at a time.
3. Windows can only be painted advertising one time events-not regular meetings or events. Windows should be painted no longer than a week per submission. In the event of rain destroying the artwork, the RSO will be required to clean the window immediately following the rain (failure to do so will result in the RSO being fined $25 clean up fee) and may repaint the window if they choose.
4. Each RSO must leave a two (2) inch margin around its painting. This is to provide for easier cleanup. Each RSO must use window chalk provided by Student Engagement. No other materials may be applied to the window (Example: latex paint, tempera paint, crayola brand powder, glitter, shoe polish, acrylic fabric paint, etc.) and will result in the RSO being fined a minimum of $25.
5. Paint must be removed immediately following the event, not to exceed 24 hours following the events conclusion. Organizations will be fined $25 to cover cleaning costs if they do not properly remove the paint (using window cleaner) or if they exceed the 24 hour period. If an organization fails to follow these guidelines, their window painting privileges will be revoked for the rest of the semester term.
6. All participating RSO’s are prohibited from using University property in the preparation and painting of the window. This includes, but is not limited to, standing in chairs outside the GUC, standing on the benches outside the GUC, etc. If this occurs your organization will be fined for the replacement of damaged property.
7. All entries must be in good taste; references to alcohol, drugs, or negative references about any campus organization/faculty/staff are strictly prohibited. A rough draft drawing must be submitted with application to be approved. This drawing must represent exactly what will be painted on the window.
8. RSOs are limited to one window per event.
Submission for the Fall semester begins August 1st
CHALKING ON UNIVERSITY SIDEWALKS REQUIRES RESERVATIONS AND APPROVAL FROM DESIGNATED BUILDING SUPERVISORS OR OTHER ASSIGNED PERSONNEL. ALL ORGANIZATIONS REQUESTING TO RESERVE A SPACE FOR CHALKING ON WALKWAYS ADJACENT TO THE GUILLOT UNIVERSITY CENTER (GUC) MUST SIGN THIS FORM AND ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES.
This form is only for RSOs who are planning to register an event with alcohol. Any event sponsored by a student organization at which ALCOHOL is served or permitted to be consumed must be documented through this Social Risk Management Form with the Office of Student Engagement. The form must be submitted no later than NOON as specified below.
Function on Thursday - Form, guest list, & Advisor approval DUE one Thursday a week prior to the event
Function on Friday - Form, guest list, & Advisor approval DUE one Friday a week prior to the event
Function on Saturday - Form, guest list, & Advisor approval DUE one Friday a week prior to the event
The University’s Statement and Regulations Regarding Alcoholic Beverages
A University Police officer shall be present at any on-campus or off-campus functions sponsored by a recognized university student organization where alcohol is to be consumed. Off-campus includes any functions within a 75 mile radius of UNA's campus. If the off-campus event exceeds that radius, the student organization is responsible for hiring appropriately licensed security. The University Police will charge $25 per hour with a minimum four hour rate. The number of University Police officers shall be required in accordance with the chart listed below or at the discretion of the Chief of Police. It is the responsibility of the respective sponsoring organization to notify the University Police of the planned function five business days prior to the actual function. Furthermore, recognized university student organizations will only be responsible for the cost of not more than three (3) University Police officers at any event. Payment must be made to UNA Police within 2 weeks after the social occurred. Should payment not be made, future socials will be cancelled until there is a zero balance.
University Police officers assigned to regulate and/or patrol campus functions will be briefed by University Police as to their specific roles and responsibilities during such functions.How many police officers will be present? You should use the following ratios as guidelines for the minimum of police officers that will be present at your event, a maximum of 3 officers will be the responsibility of the recognized university student organization: >100 attendees: 1 police officer 100-200 attendees: 2 police officers 200-400 attendees: 3 police officers 401-500 attendees: 4 police officers 501-600 attendees: 5 police officers 601-700 attendees: 6 police officers 701 or more: 7 police officers
Activities held on or off campus sponsored by a recognized university student organization must be concluded no later than 12 midnight, except on Friday and Saturday when events may go on until 3 a.m., and must have the approval of the person(s) in charge of the facility where the function is to be held. On-campus activities will be limited to six hours. No event is permitted without the knowledge and approval of the faculty/staff advisor of the sponsoring organization.
Student Affairs Scholarships
PURPOSE: To promote development in the area of leadership.
The Contribution to Campus Life Leadership Scholarship is designed for those who are seeking opportunities to build on and develop their leadership skills while excelling in their strengths. The recipient of this scholarship will spend their fall and spring semesters focusing on creating a student involvement survey to better assist students with becoming active on campus, assisting in leadership data analysis, educating students about leadership development as well as participating in various forms of recruitment and retention.
The recipient of this scholarship will be decided on based off of a final interview with a panel of strategically selected university faculty and staff members. The interview questions will be specific to the area of leadership.
Expectations of those selected:
PURPOSE: To promote development in the areas of service and volunteerism.
The Contribution to Campus Life Service Scholarship is designed for those who are seeking opportunities to excel in leadership through service. The recipient of this scholarship will spend their fall and spring semesters focusing on developing service opportunities for the campus, assisting in volunteerism data analysis, building and maintaining relationships with community service partners, educating students about the Active Citizen Continuum as well as various forms of recruitment and retention.
The recipient of this scholarship will be decided on based off of a final interview with a panel of strategically selected university faculty and staff members. The interview questions will be specific to the area of service and volunteerism.
Expectations of those selected:
Student Allocation Funding
RSOs who have received Student Allocation Funding for EVENTS must complete this event evaluation form within 2 weeks after the event or RSOs will lose funding for a year.
NOTE: If the RSO budget request was for Conferences, Travel (other), or Equipment, you must complete the corresponding form.
If a RSO is denied for Student Allocation Funding, groups may submit an appeal.
Request for appeal must be submitted the Office of Student Engagement within 5 academic days from the date of notification of the funding request decision. Once the Student Government Association Senate completes the review process, the RSO will be notified via UNA OrgSync regarding the decision.
RSOs who have received Student Allocation Funding for CONFERENCES or TRAVEL must complete this evaluation form within 2 weeks after the trip or RSOs will lose funding for a year.
NOTE: If the RSO budget request was for an Event or Equipment, you must complete the corresponding form.
RSOs who have received Student Allocation Funding for EQUIPMENT must complete this evaluation form within 2 weeks after the equipment is received or RSO will lose funding for a year.
NOTE: If the RSO budget request was for Conferences, Travel (other), or Events, you must complete the corresponding form.