From: Involvement Center
Date: October 6, 2021
Subject: The Loop | Budget Deadlines, Window Halloween Decorating and more...

The Loop | Keeping student org leaders in-the-know
the loop OCTOBER 6, 2021

Hi First_Name!

It's October which means it's time to bring back our annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest!  Check out the details below for that and other updates!

Register your Org for the Halloween Window Decorating Contest

The University Library and Involvement Center are teaming up to host our annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest at the library!

Who: All Student Organizations on Campus
Where: Library windows on the 1st floor
What do we need to bring? Nothing but your creative ideas! Window paint will be provided by the library, and paper, die-cuts, and other supplies are available at the Creation Station in the Involvement Center.
When: Decorating will take place from October 18-27th. 


  • Most Campus Votes : Vinyl banner for your org designed by the MSC Design Team
  • Scariest Theme: Vinyl banner for your org designed by the MSC Design Team
  • 1st Place: Pizza party for your org

Contact: To sign up for a window, please register on CONNECT. For questions, email Aubrey Huff.

Important Budget Deadlines

The 2021-22 Budget Timeline is available, which outlines the deadlines for both the annual bugdet period as well as contingency funding.

Annual Budget Dates

  • Opens November 15, 2021
  • Closes January 31, 2022 at noon

Contingency Funding Deadline

  • Contingency is rolling throughout the year and requests can be made anytime before April 8th, 2022 at noon. 
Have questions on applying for a budget? Visit our website
Contact Jennifer Lee or Cody Gentz

Contract Reminder

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.

Thank you to all org leaders who joined us at the Leadership Summit! We enjoyed connecting with you all!  If you have follow up questions for a presenter, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our staff members!

Connect with our Team

One feature new this year to CONNECT is the addition of chat channels! In order to create a new chat channel, click on your student organization's group page (not the page you manage the organization from) and on the top right click on the three dots.  On the dropdown menu, there will be the option to create a channel.

These channels can be used for chatting with other members, discussing topics, or anything you can come up with!

To learn more about how to set up a chat channel and other key officer tips for managing your page, take a listen.