From: Involvement Center
Date: January 11
Subject: The Loop | January 11th

The Loop | Keeping student org leaders in-the-know
the loop JANUARY 11, 2023 

New Officer Workshop

The Involvement Center will be holding a new officer workshop where we'll be going through CONNECT, resources for orgs, and more. This will be offered three times and is great for both new officers starting out and those wanting a refresher.
Tuesday, January 31
Start End   Event Location
2:30pm 3:30pm New Officer Workshop for Orgs Involvement Center 107
Wednesday, February 1
3:00pm 4:00pm New Officer Workshop for Orgs Involvement Center 107
Thursday, February 2
2:00pm 3:00pm New Officer Workshop for Orgs Involvement Center 107

Register Now for Spring Involvement Fair

The Spring Involvement Fair is Thursday, January 26th from 5-7PM. Space is limited so if your org wants to participate, please register here to guarantee a spot.

Once you are registered, you do not need to make a CONNECT event. You will be added as a cohost to Involvement's event. 

Not sure if your group is signed up? Here is who has already registered:

  • Alpha Phi Sorority
  • AMCS Womens Club
  • Antique Auto Club
  • Aspiring Educators of Wisconsin
  • Athletics
  • Black Student Union
  • Blue Devil Productions
  • Blue Devil Robotics
  • Blue Devil Smash
  • Career Services
  • Criminal Justice Student Association
  • Cru
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • GreenSense
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • International Club
  • International Game Developers Association
  • Involvement Center
  • Kappa Lambda Beta Co-ed Fraternity
  • K-Pop Club
  • Latinos Unidos
  • Lutheran Campus Ministry
  • Natural Areas
  • People's Organization of Network Gaming
  • Phi Sigma Phi Fraternity
  • Phi Theta Chi Sorority
  • Psi Chi
  • Service Club at Stout
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Stout Retail Association
  • Stout Typographical Society
  • Swim Club
  • Swing Club
  • Tea Time Animation Club
  • The Well
  • University Recreation
  • Veterans Club

Winter Fest Weekend

Winter Fest Weekend will be Friday and Saturday, February 3rd-4th. Check out all of the events happening below, ending with our Fire and Ice Ball Saturday night.

Orgs are invited to participate in our Saturday Winter Games by hosting Minute to Win It style games. Involvement will purchase supplies for your game up to $50. Games should be designed to be won by individual players or groups of two max. Sign up by January 23rd to host a game here. Questions? Email Jennifer Lee.

Friday, February 3
Start End   Event         Location
6:00pm 10:00pm Laser Tag MSC Great Hall
6:30pm 8:00pm Trivia MSC Terrace
8:30pm 10:00pm Trivia Round 2 MSC Terrace
Saturday, February 4
12:00pm 4:00pm Winter Games MSC Ballrooms
1:00pm 4:00pm Snow Sculpture Contest South Lawn
7:00pm 11:00pm Fire and Ice Ball MSC Great Hall

Register Your Spring Events on CONNECT

Event registration and attendance tracking remains required for all student organization activities. Be sure to register your events on CONNECT early and use the reoccurring event feature for regularly occurring meetings.

Check out this walkthrough on registering your events in CONNECT. Scroll down to Event/Meeting/Activity Registration for step by step instructions.

23-24 Academic Year Budget Requests Closing Soon

SSA budget requests are open until NOON on January 30th, 2023. Please review the budget request instructions on the Involvement Website for the basics. Each request must do three things:

  1. Apply
  2. Sign up for a hearing
  3. Attend the hearing

For more detailed instructions similar to a budget training workshop click here.

Leadership Awards Now Accepting Nominations

Campus is now accepting nominations for the annual Leadership Awards!  Orgs can choose to self-nominate or nominate others for awards.

  • Student Staff Team of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Org of the Year
  • Student Org Event of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
  • Bill Siedlecki Advisor of the Year

Learn more and make your nomination 

Org Event Kudos for December

Each month our team is reviewing all student org events and giving a shoutout to those that caught our eye. Great job to the orgs below for the amazing events they planned in December! 

Service Club | American Red Cross Blood Drive
IGDA | Playtesting and Presenting
HSSO | Hmong New Year
SLA | Gingerbread Spread
Fly Fishing Club | Fly Tying
BSU | Holiday Joy Night
IREM and HSMAI | Professional Headshots
GreenSense | Winter Farmer's Market Trip

Did your org plan a great event and you want to be recognized?

We encourage orgs to apply for our Student Org Event of the Year award. This award is presented at our annual Leadership Awards in May and you can apply throughout the year while the event is fresh in your mind.

Event Categories

  • Social
  • Educational/Professional Development
  • Cultural/Social Justice
  • Service/Civic Engagement

Learn more and apply!

Apply for the Samuel E. Wood Medallion Award

Are you a senior graduating in Spring of 2023 or Fall of 2023? 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: Friday, March 3rd

For more information contact: SSA Vice President or visit our website