From: Involvement Center
Date: August 16
Subject: Org re-registration, CONNECT, and Backyard Bash updates

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the loop AUGUST 16, 2023 

Org Re-Registration Opens 9/1

Org re-registration is open from September 1st- September 30th. Each year all orgs must complete this process to stay recognized with SSA. There are two steps.

Step 1: Re-register on CONNECT. A student officer must do this, the advisor cannot complete the form. To access the form, go to your org's group page on CONNECT. There will be a large blue box with the registration link. After completing the form, all officers and the advisor will be emailed the officer/advisor agreement form. Everyone must review and complete the form.

Step 2: Attend Leadership Summit. At least one officer from each org must attend, but all are encouraged.

After these two steps are completed, SSA will review your org's re-registration form and be in contact either with any questions or that your org is approved. 

Leadership Summit Registration is Open

The 2023 Leadership Summit is Thursday, September 21st from 6-9PM in the MSC Great Hall.

Register here on CONNECT. Once you register to the event you will be redirected to a survey asking what org you are representing.

All orgs must have at least one officer attend the Leadership Summit as part of org re-registration but all are encouraged to attend.

Questions about Leadership Summit? Email Nicole Eastman-Frazier.

Backyard Bash Check In on 9/5

Backyard Bash is Tuesday, September 5th. Check in will be from 4-5PM at the Involvement Center where you will receive your table number. The event is from 5-7PM. Before leaving, all orgs must collapse their table and return it to the provided carts. Orgs must also take all their belongings and throw out any trash. The Involvement Center is not responsible for items left behind.

Is your org registered? If yes, you will see yourself listed as a co-host on the Backyard Bash CONNECT event. Orgs who do not register by August 31st will not be given a table and will not be allowed to participate. Register here.
Questions about Backyard Bash? Email Nicole Eastman-Frazier.

Update your CONNECT Group Interests

On August 21st new students will be prompted to update their CONNECT profiles.  They will be invited to update several things including their hobbies & interests.  You as a student org could be matched with them based on those interests.

On the Discover portion of the app – new students will be able to match with you, your org, or your orgs events – IF your groups profile is also up to date:

Updating your group’s profile:

Dashboard>Settings>Recommended Settings

Then update the interests that are applicable to your group.

Questions? Email the Involvement Center.