From: Involvement Center
Date: August 31, 2022
Subject: The Loop | August 31st

The Loop | Keeping student org leaders in-the-know
the loop August 31, 2022

Hi First_Name!

Check out this Loop for lots of important information as we head into fall semester.


Backyard Bash is Next Week!

Backyard Bash is next week Tuesday, September 6th. Check in for orgs will be at the Involvement Center starting at 4PM where you will receive your table number and location. If you are bringing anything that will not fit on or under your table you must get approval from the Involvement Center. 

Have questions about Backyard Bash? Email Involvement

Haven't signed up yet? This is your last chance to sign up here and guarantee a table.

Everyone’s invited to earn badges and win prizes! 

Between now and September 4th you will be invited to participate in the Start Out Stout program.  This program offers incentives for being active on campus!  

Program basics: 

  • Complete objectives between 9/4 and 10/31 

  • Earn badges (social, campus, academic, wellness, & career) 

  • Win prizes – varying prize options if you win 1, 3 or all 5 up to $50 give cards 

  • Link these badges to your LinkedIn account to show employers what an active student you are 

Program details: 

Questions please email: 

Event Attendance and Registration

All meetings, events, and activities must be put on Connect and go through the registration and approval process. For a step by step guide to registering your event go here

Connect is the preferred method for tracking attendance and has the following options to do so:

  • Manual tracking with a computer
  • Self check-in with a QR code
  • Self check-in with a kiosk
  • Manual check-in with a smartphone/tablet
Learn how to track attendance here.


Hey org leaders – did last year’s e-board forget to ask for money for back yard bash or the homecoming parade?  Worry not!  Complete this special funding request form by September 15th at NOON for this one time only opportunity.

This opportunity is only available to groups who did not ask for these items in the annual budget

  • Funding for BYB- up to $100
    •  items will be reimbursed if this form is complete (by 9/15), approved, and itemized receipts are uploaded by September 20th.
  • Funding for Homecoming Parade – up to $100
    • Items will be reimbursed if this form is complete (by 9/15), approved and itemized receipts are uploaded by October 20th.

Sign up to participate in the Homecoming Parade here.

Org Re-registration Opens September 1st

All organizations must re-register for the 2022-2023 year. Re-registration will be open from September 1st- September 26th and there are two parts. Orgs must fill out the re-registration form on Connect and send at least one officer to the Leadership Summit on September 19th. For a walk through of the re-registration process go here. Registration for the Leadership Summit will open soon.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

If students in your org are interested in doing research or an academic or artistic project while at Stout, please invite the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to drop by your next meeting. ORSP can talk about how to apply for grants to conduct research or attend a conference, how to submit an article to Stout’s Journal of Student Research, and attending events like Research Day, UW System Symposium, and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Email Chela Cea to set up a date/time. Learn more at

Study Abroad Presentations

The Study Abroad Office offers presentations on study abroad programs, scholarships, and grant information. If your org would like to request a presentation for your members, you can fill out this form