From: Involvement Center
Date: January 13, 2021
Subject: The Loop | Strong Start Workshop, Annual Budget, and more...

The Loop | Keeping student org leaders in-the-know
the loop JANUARY 13, 2021

Hi First_Name!

We hope everyone is having a good winter break!  To ensure your org gets off to a great start this spring semester, read up on important reminders below.  Pay special attention to a new upcoming workshop we have planned for starting off strong!

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Submit your Annual Budget 

The annual budget period is still open for student orgs to apply!  These are funds for the 2021-22 academic year.  Learn more about applying for SSA funding on our CONNECT website.

Annual Budget Deadline | February 1, 2021 at noon

Contact the Financial Affairs Director of SSA with any questions.

Reminder | Make your Blanket Reservations

We still have some meeting space available for those weekly/bi-weekly meetings for spring semester!  Space is limited and reservation requests are taken on a first come, first served basis.  Get your blanket request in asap!

Complete the request form  

Ben Markl with any questions.

Reminder | Create your Events in CONNECT

Please continue to register every event/activity/meeting for your student org.  It's important to work on this over winter break so that new and returning students can find your events on CONNECT and get involved. The event registration process can take time so make sure you get ahead!  *All event guidelines currently remain the same for spring!

Learn more about planning events

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Campus is now accepting nominations for the annual Leadership Awards!  An announcement was sent earlier this week with further details. As a reminder, orgs can choose to self-nominate or nominate others for awards.

  • Student Staff Team of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Org Event of the Year ($200 award!)
  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
Learn more and make your nomination 

Reminder | Apply for the Samuel E. Wood Medallion Award

Are you a senior graduating in Spring of 2021 or Fall of 2021? If so, then apply for the Samuel E. Wood Medallion Award.  This is the highest non-academic award given to students at Stout who have positively impacted the campus. Applicants will be notified of their selection in March/April and recipients will be honored during the Leadership Awards. 

Application Deadline: Monday, March 1st at 11:59pm. 

For more information contact: Chris Johnson, VP Stout Student Association or visit our website


Strong Start Org Transition Workshop

Wednesday, February 3
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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As we move into Spring semester, many of your org operations will continue to look different. If you’re a new or returning officer, join us for an overview of the COVID student org guidelines and the mandatory event registration process. We will also answer your questions and highlight CONNECT tools that will make org and event management a breeze. This workshop is ideal for Presidents, Recruitment Officers, and anyone responsible for planning events within your organization.


The Student Centers is hiring for a variety of positions.  We know our student org leaders also make great student employees!  As one of the best places to work on campus, we offer flexible schedules and a great chance to gain management experience.

  • Building Managers
  • Custodial Team
  • Social Justice Programming Lead

Learn more and apply

REMINDER | Recruiting New Members this Spring

While we will not be able to provide a traditional Involvement Fair this spring as we have in the past, there are still plenty of opportunities to recruit.  Consider doing some of the following!

  • Host Information Sessions (Virtual or In-Person)
  • Get your events in CONNECT!
  • Design & Distribute Recruitment Posters
  • Utilize Digital Signage on campus
  • Ask for a few minutes of class time for your org's elevator speech
  • Have a social media presence

Our office will also be doing our own work to highlight joining student orgs.

Learn more