From: Involvement Center
Date: January 27, 2021
Subject: The Loop | Strong Start Workshop, Contract Reminder and more...

The Loop | Keeping student org leaders in-the-know
the loop JANUARY 27, 2021

Hi First_Name!

Happy first week of classes!  We are so excited to have our orgs back on campus and to see all of your planning in the works!  Read on for a few updates and make sure you join us next week for our Strong Start workshop.


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.



All events/meetings/activities must be registered in CONNECT and must outline precautions you will take with COVID-19.  

Events need to be submitted a minimum of 3 business days in advance to allow review, however, if receiving funding, there is a 2-week minimum requirement.


If you plan to host a contracted performer/speaker, the Student Org Contract (SSA Funded) form needs to be submitted 4 weeks in advance. 

This is a time sensitive process and if you find your event is less than 4 weeks away, contact Heidi Germain.  Orgs will not receive any reimbursement if the form is completed after the event.

As a reminder, payment to performers/speakers cannot begin until all paperwork has been completed and returned. Payments will be mailed via a University check after the event.

Recruit New Members

Need help recruiting new members? 

Consider hosting an information session at the start of the semester for interested students. Allowing a space for students to learn about your org, ask questions and meet members goes a long way in reaching your membership goals.


Print Recruitment Posters | We provide free posters each semester for all orgs. 

Have a Presence on Social Media | Better yet, tag @uwstoutmsc and we'll help spread the word about what you're up to!

Submit ads to the digital signage across campus

Submit events for inclusion in Campus Life Today



Don't forget to submit your annual budget requests!  Budget requests are due February 1st at noon. The SSA is still hosting workshops this week to help answer all your budget questions.

Annual Budget Workshops
Today | 4-5pm | Register
Friday | 4-5pm | Register

Learn more about the budget request process

Leadership Awards logo

In case you missed it, nominations are now being accepted for the annual Leadership Awards.  

There are a number of awards to make nominations for.

  • Student Org of the Year
  • Student Org Event of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
  • Bill Siedlecki Advisor of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Staff Team of the Year
  • Cooperative Education & Internship Program Student of the Year
  • Samuel E. Wood Medallion Award

Learn more and make your nominations

NOMINATION DEADLINE | Monday, March 1 at 11:59pm