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Title: Student Organization Orientation and Training New Students

Student Organization Orientation and Training
(New Students)
Welcome to SOOT!
The Goals of SOOT
  • Help you understand how to be a successful
    student leader at Drexel University
  • Answer your questions related to student
    organizations, finances, and event planning

Before We Begin
  • Questions Raise your hand and ask!
  • Question Half-Sheets are located in the front of
    the room
  • if we cant answer your question write it down
    and I will find the answer and email you

- or -
  • All information presented today
    can be found on the
    Office of Campus Activities
  • (including this PowerPoint)

Everything in RED on this PowerPoint is
clickable and linked to a website page where you
can find more information related to that topic!
Office of Campus Activities (OCA) ? Phone
215-895-1328 ? Fax 215-895-2500 Creese Student
Center, Suite 215
Ari Hauben, Director Rebecca Dzara, Associate
Director for Campus Programming Walter Parrish,
Coordinator for Leadership and Community
Development Joe Gonzalez, Budget Coordinator of
Student Org. Accounts/SAFAC Kia J. Perkins,
Administrative Coordinator John Cooke, Assistant
Dean for Campus Engagement
Office of Campus Activities (OCA)
  • Mission Statement
  • The Office of Campus Activities advances the
    mission of Drexel University and the Division of
    Student Life by providing students an enriched
    collegiate experience through meaningful
    opportunities to learn and develop leadership,
    interpersonal, programming, and organizational
    skills so that they may connect and contribute to
    the University community.
  • The OCA staff will serve as student-focused
    advocates, advisors, educators, and
    administrators while working collaboratively to
    support programs that meet the needs and
    interests of students.
  • The 3 Pillars of how OCA supports students are
  • Leadership Development
  • Event Planning
  • Financial Management

Drexel Lingo
  • OCA Office of Campus Activities
  • SAFAC Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee
  • CAP Commissions for Activities and Programs
  • DUST Drexel University Student Technicians
  • FY Fiscal Year (July 1 ? June 30)
  • AY Academic Year (08-09)

Outline of Workshop
  • I. Finances
  • II. Recognition
  • III. Event Planning
  • IV. Resources
  • V. Hazing
  • VI. Questions

Student Organization Finances
  • Joseph Gonzalez
  • Budget Coordinator for Campus Activities/
  • Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee Advisor
  • Greenawalt Student Development Center Room 32F
  • 215-895-1811
  • Note Please allow 24-48 business hours for a
    response to phone
  • messages or email.

Student Organization Finances
  • Cost Centers
  • SAFAC Funding
  • CAP Funding
  • Fundraising, Dues, Donations
  • Late/Night Weekend Funding
  • Alumni Grant
  • Deposits
  • Travel Expenses
  • Forms

Cost Centers
  • Each student organization will receive 2 cost
    centers (accounts)
  • 17 Cost Center All SAFAC funds are deposited and
    accessed from this cost center.
  • These funds are allocated and returned based on
  • (17 cost center fund numbers begin with 17)
  • 71 Cost Center All fundraising, dues donations
    are deposited and accessed from this cost center.
  • These funds stay in your cost center until used
  • (71 cost center fund numbers begin with 71)

Cost Centers Cont
  • Each Cost Center will have a name, fund number,
    and org number
  • Example
  • Org Name Fund Org
  • Art Club 170001 - 2555
  • Art Club 710545 3568
  • Note Student Organizations are not allowed to
    have off-campus bank accounts!

Student Organization Funding Options
  • SAFAC Funding
  • Annual Allocation
  • Reserve Funding
  • CAP Funding
  • Fundraising, Dues Donations
  • Late Night / Weekend Programming
  • Alumni Grant
  • These will all be explained in more detail in the
    following slides

What is SAFAC?
  • Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee
  • Made up of 16 full time undergraduate students
  • 12 liaisons
  • One Secretary
  • One Vice Chair
  • One Chair
  • One representative from USGA
  • One Staff Member from the Division of Student
  • The SAFAC Advisor
  • Note Only the students have a vote on how the
    money is distributed.

Where Does SAFAC Money Come From?
Undergrad Students Pay 250 Student Activity Fee
on Tuition Bill. 150 of that fee goes to SAFAC
All paid activity fees get deposited into the
SAFAC Account
Student organizations apply for this money
through Annual Allocations Reserve Funding
SAFAC Committee distributes funds based on
SAFAC Funding
Reserve Funding
Annual Allocations
  • Recognized by OCA
  • Must attend an Annual Allocation Information
  • Must submit an Annual Allocation Request
  • This process is separate from SOOT
  • Recognized by OCA
  • Did not receive an Annual Allocation, or
  • Unforeseen expenses for groups that did receive
    an annual allocation. (example Sports club
    making a championship match)
  • Apply Event by Event

Can request Capital, Operational, Conference,
Activity expenses
Note All activities events must be open to all
Student Organization Purchase Request
  • Used for Check Requests, Cash Reimbursements,
    Credit Card Orders, Reserve Funding, and Late
    Night/Weekend Funding Reimbursements.
  • Treasurer or President must sign.
  • Advisor must sign if order is over 500
  • Must be submitted for any and all requests
  • Checks take 2-3 weeks
  • Cash reimbursements take 1-2 business days.
  • Credit Card takes 1-2 business days
  • Note Sports Clubs will need to have all requests
    approved by Dan Simmons in the Athletics
    Department prior to submitting to SAFAC.

SAFAC Forms Cont
Student Organization Deposit Form
  • Used to deposit money into either 17 or 71.
  • Must deposit any income into 17-account up to the
    amount spent out of 17 account for any event.
    example spent 500 from 17 account earned
    1,000. 500 deposit into 17 and 500 into 71.
  • All other income or if you did not spend out of a
    17 account is deposited into your 71 account.
  • Reminder Student Organizations can not have
    off-campus bank accounts

SAFAC Forms Cont
Reserve Funding Request
  • If you did not receive an Annual Allocation or
    did receive an Annual Allocation but have
    unforeseen expenses.
  • Must submit a detailed listing of expenses with
    supporting documentation
  • You will meet with the SAFAC committee to go over
    your request
  • Money can be spent only on the event(s) approved
    by SAFAC
  • No limit to how many times or how much you apply
  • Must submit a request for each event individually
  • Submit 4 weeks in advance
  • Exists until money is gone

Student Activity Fee Policies
  • Cannot be used to purchase alcohol
  • Cannot be used for contributions or donations to
    the campaign or cause of any candidate, political
    or religious movement
  • Cannot be used for contributions or donations to
    charitable organizations
  • Cannot be used to pay honoraria, instruction or
    service fees to employees or students of Drexel
  • Cannot be used for personal or individual
    memberships in a national or professional
  • Cannot be used for prizes and give-aways

Student Activity Fee Policies
  • Can be used for food if
  • Part of on-campus event that is open to all
    Drexel University students,
  • For contracted speakers or performers or
  • For conference or competition travel
  • Can be used for organizational membership in
    national or professional associations
  • Can be used for conference attendance
  • Can be used to host off-campus events with
    approval from the Office of Campus Activities
  • Can be used for promotional items (club name
    and/or logo required on product)

Student Activity Fee Policies
  • All payments for non-Drexel services must be
    accompanied by a completed OCA contract
  • All transactions must be signed by the
    organization President and/or Treasurer
  • All transactions over 500 must be signed by the
  • All items purchased are the property of Drexel
    University and must be used for official
    organizational use only
  • An Off-Campus Event Form must be completed and
    submitted prior to being reimbursed for any
    conference, travel or away match.
  • Organization must be recognized by OCA or FSL
  • Organizations may be subject to an audit by SAFAC
  • The University reserves the right to freeze/seize
    any and all funds of an organization that accrues
    debt, misrepresents or violates University or
    SAFAC policies in the spending of funds.

Travel Expenses
  • Student Organizations can have hotel and travel
    accommodations placed on the university credit
    card with the exception of rental vehicles.
  • Students must rent vehicles on their own credit
    card and get reimbursed after the conference or
  • You must make a half hour appointment with the
    SAFAC Advisor to have any hotel and travel
    accommodations placed on the university credit
    card. (Student Organization Hotel/Motel
    Information Form)
  • You must submit your request at least 5 business
    days in advance of departure date.
  • Any request submitted for hotel and travel
    arrangements submitted less than 5 business days
    ahead of departure cannot be guaranteed
    processing in time.

Fundraising, Dues Donations
  • Fundraise
  • Selling of merchandise
  • Hosting for profit events
  • OCA Fundraising Manual
  • http//
  • Dues
  • Collect membership dues from participating
  • Donations
  • Solicit departments, colleges, and outside
    companies for funding of specific events or
    general support

CAP Funding
Commission for Activities Programs
  • Money comes for a of the money spent in all the
    Coke machines on campus.
  • Money is given for specific purposes. Can not be
    spent on anything else.
  • Applications must be submitted through the Office
    of Retail Management (Creese 119).
  • All decisions are made by the Office of Retail
  • Contact
  • Jackie Eliassen
  • 215-895-6776
  • Note Not handled through OCA or SAFAC

Late Night/ Weekend Programming
  • Up to 1,500 per event
  • Event must occur Monday-Friday from 9pm-2am or
    anytime on Saturday Sunday.
  • Must submit Application/Request
  • Must make an appointment with Late Night
    programming coordinator (Walter Parrish)
  • Apply 2 weeks prior to event
  • Must be an alcohol free event
  • Event must be held on campus
  • Event must be open to all students
  • Cannot be used for recruitment or fundraising
  • Exists until money is gone
  • OCA will publicize the dates that money is

Alumni Grant
  • Up to 2,000 per term
  • Overview of proposed program to include program
    goals and objectives, expected attendance and
    composition of intended audience
  • Outline of proposed publicity plan
  • Summary of projected program revenues and
  • Suggested partnership opportunities to promote
    Alumni Association programs and services

Where can you get these forms?
  • SAFAC Forms Purchase Request, Deposit Form,
    Reserve Funding Request
  • CAP Funding / Late Night Weekend Forms
  • http//
  • Alumni Grant
  • Note Forms can also be picked up in the Student
    Life Office (Creese 215) or outside of the SAFAC
    Office (Creese GSDC 32F)

Where do these forms get turned in?
  • SAFAC Forms must be submitted to the SAFAC
    Advisor in the Greenawalt Student Development
    Center room 32F or in the SAFAC Mailbox located
    in the Student Life Office (Creese 215)
  • CAP Funding requests must be submitted to the
    Office of Retail Management (Creese 119) directly
    across form the Creese Info. Desk
  • Alumni Grant requests must be submitted to the
    Drexel University Alumni Association Paul Peck
    Alumni Center 60-2
  • Late Night / Weekend Programming requests must be
    submitted to the Late Night Programming
    Coordinator in the Greenawalt Student Development
    Center room 48F or in the Late Night Programming
    Coordinator Mailbox in the Student Life Office
    (Creese 215)

Financial Questions?
II. Recognition
Student Org. Recognition Process
  • Step 1. Submit recognition paperwork to OCA
  • Recognition Form and constitution (if changed
    from previous year)
  • Step 2. Have your advisor return email sent to
    them from OCA
  • Step 3. OCA will contact you to set up a meeting
    with staff member to review any changes to your
  • Step 4. Make changes and resubmit your
  • Step 5. Attend SOOT workshop
  • Undergraduate and Joint Organizations President,
    Treasurer, and any one additional member
  • Graduate and Goodwin Student Organizations
    President and Treasurer
  • Step 6. OCA notifies organization they are

Recognition Website
Student Org. Recognition
  • Starting with 2008-2009, student organizations
    can be open to all types of students (undergrad,
    graduate, part-time).
  • Organizations will no longer need to limit
    membership for funding
  • Constitutions will need to reflect these changes
  • Recognition is based on the Fiscal Year cycle for
    full benefits
  • Student Organizations must apply for Recognition
    every year
  • If your student organization is in debt, your
    Recognition status may be placed on hold.

Why get Recognized?
  • The ability to apply for SAFAC, Reserve and CAP
  • The ability to reserve space on campus through
    Event Services!
  • The ability to use Sodexho, Facilities
    Management, Public Safety, etc!
  • The ability to use the Office of Campus
    Activities Resources!
  • The ability to use the Office of Campus
    Activities staff to plan your event (i.e.
    contract negotiation, advertising, etc.)
  • Permission to use the University name and logo
    when identifying the organization in accordance
    with University regulations and policies
  • Access to an organizational mailbox in the Creese
    Student Center or in the Office of Recreational
  • Opportunity to acquire office/storage space on an
    annual basis for student organization use
  • Opportunity to participate in the Activities
    Unlimited Student Organization promotion/recruitme
    nt fair during the Fall and Spring terms
  • Opportunity to acquire web space through the
    Drexel portal and an organization designated
    email address

More benefits of being recognized
We are recognized
  • now what?

III. Event Planning
Event Planning
  • Event Services Office
  • Room/Space Reservations
  • Tables and Chairs, Room Set-up, Building
    Policies, etc.
  • Food/Catering/Sodexho
  • Tech Support DUST/IMS
  • Public Safety
  • OCA
  • Personal Assistance
  • Contracts
  • Specific Types of Events
  • Resources

Event Services
Gillian Telford, Assistant Director for Event
Services 215-895-2520 or
215-895-0264 Creese Student Union, Room
001 Hours Monday through Friday, 800 am-500 pm
  • Event Services serves as the primary point of
    contact for recognized student organizations with
    the following departments/services
  • Room Space Reservations
  • DUST
  • Facilities
  • Public Safety

Event Services Webpage
Reserving a room/space
  • Please use the reservation form on and provide the
    following information (if the submit button
    does not work, please download and save the pdf
    file and email to our office as an attachment)
  • Organization name and co-sponsoring group (if
  • Event Name
  • Desired Date and alternate date
  • Start time and end time of your meeting/event
  • Any set-up time you may need (for more elaborate
  • Preferred location
  • Your student organization account number
  • Description of the event
  • Food/Catering (Pot Luck, Bake Sale, etc.)
  • Attendance estimate
  • A/V needs and DUST
  • Guest Speaker
  • Contact persons name, email, and phone number
  • The contact person MUST be the contact person for
    everything related to the meeting/event
    (Catering, DUST, Public Safety, OCA, etc.) and
    will be considered the event planner.

Event Services (cond)
  • Policies
  • Requests are on a first come, first serve basis
  • Please Allow Event Services a minimum of 48 hours
    (2 business days) to respond to your room/space
  • Please give Event Services 2 weeks notice for
    room reservations, especially for larger events.
    Reservations may not be fulfilled for any event
    within 48 hours of the start of the event.
  • Event planners from student organizations are
    expected to take ownership of your events. You
    need to have regular communication with Event
    Services and OCA about the details of your event.
  • If we do not have enough information about your
    event in sufficient time, your event may be
  • An actual reservation has not been confirmed
    until a 5-digit reservation number has been
    sent to you with a confirmation email!!!
  • Please review your confirmation details in the
    attachment provided once your request is
    confirmed. Please notify the office of any
    changes or discrepancies.

Example of a space/room reservation confirmation
from Event Services
Confirmation number
Your student organizations account number
(please make sure the account number is correct!)
Always check to make sure you have the correct
date, time, and location you requested!
Commonly used locations
  • The following space can be reserved on a
    first-come-first-serve basis
  • (unless otherwise noted, spaces are available for
    the full fiscal year beginning July 1st)
  • Creese Student Center and GSDC conference rooms
  • Ross Commons
  • Grand Hall and Main Auditorium
  • Korman Quad
  • Lounge 101 (Game room located in the basement of
    the Main Building)
  • Residence Hall multi-purpose rooms (reservations
    taken on a term-by-term basis starting the break
    week prior to the respective term.)
  • Academic Classrooms (cannot be reserved during
    the first two weeks of each term)
  • MacAlister 2019/2020
  • The University Club (6th Floor MacAlister) - 50
  • General Space on Campus
  • Buckley Green and Field, DAC, Volleyball Courts,
    BBQ Pits
  • Athletics/Intramurals gets first dibs on the
  • Facilities fees may apply for set-up and clean-up
  • BBQ Pit - 2 hour maximum
  • Volleyball courts - 2 hour maximum

The use of these spaces must be approved by and
reserved through Dan Simmons, Assoc. Director of
Athletics, at or 215-895-2025.
Other spaces available for student organization
  • Mandell Theatre
  • Contact Josh Browns Theatre Manager
  • 215-895-2528 or
  • Academic Bistro
  • Contact Adrienne Hall - Chef Instructor/Academic
    Bistro Manager
  • 215-895-5872 or
  • Catering/food MUST be provided by culinary
  • Bossone Auditorium, Lobby, Atrium
  • Contact The College of Engineering
  • 215-895-2210
  • Library Bookmark Café
  • Contact DeVaughn Nelson
  • 215-895-2750
  • Paul Peck Alumni Center
  • Contact Jeff Spence, Alumni Relations
  • 215-895-2375

Event Services serves as the primary point of
contact for student organizations with the
following departments
Event Services Webpage
1. Facilities
  • FY2009 Student Organization Rates
  • Hourly Labor Rates Standard Overtime
    Double time
  • Custodian 23.00 35.00 47.00
  • Mechanic/Electrician 30.00 46.00 62.00
  • Engineer 32.00 48.00 64.00
  • Transportation 50.00 66.00 82.00
  • (student organizations receive a 20 discount
    from regular rates)
  • Standard Time - 800am-500pm, Monday-Friday
  • Overtime - 501pm-759am, Monday-Friday and
  • Double Time - Sundays and Holidays
  • Custodian rates apply for Custodians (Janitors),
    Groundskeepers, and Utility Crew
  • Please verify other applicable rates with the
    Event Services Office
  • (Utility (set-up/tear-down) and Shipping)

2. Sodexo/Catering/Food
  • Sodexo is the exclusive on-campus caterer!
  • They have an existing contract and insurance
    certificate with the University (no additional
    contracts needed when working with Sodexo)
  • How do I obtain Sodexo food at my event?
  • You must have a space/room reserved prior to
    contacting catering
  • Contact them at or 215-895-6934
  • You need to contact catering a minimum of 10
    business days prior to the event, or there may be
    late fees assessed to your food order
  • Please allow at least 48 hours (2 business days)
    for a response
  • Tell them what you want (be very specific)
  • Tell them how many people you are feeding at the
  • Requests within 72 hours of the event may have
    extra charges

Sodexho-Catering Website
  • Four exceptions to this rule
  • Sodexo gives you an exception/waiver! (usually
    occurs with cultural, kosher, or vegetarian food)
  • Pot Luck!
  • Bake Sale!
  • Pizza! (for smaller group meetings only, larger
    events need to use Sodexo)
  • You must use Sodexo catering for any food at your
    on-campus event!

Sodexho-Catering Website
Sodexo Food Exception
  • Request for Catering Policy Exception Form
  • Request should be submitted a minimum of 20
    business days prior to the event, to the Retail
    Management office located in Suite 119 of the
    Creese Student Center
  • Phone Number 215-895-1562
  • Include specific reasons for the Exception
  • If the Exception is provided, then you will work
    with OCA to have a Contract and Insurance
    Certificate completed and submitted with the food

More food options
  • Potlucks
  • When you reserve space you must tell event
    services you are having a pot luck
  • No reimbursement for food
  • Cannot charge for food
  • Must be for less than 50 people
  • Bake Sales
  • Reserve table through Event Services and inform
    them you are having a bake sale
  • All baked goods separately wrapped
  • Can charge for food

If you leave trash, your organization
will be responsible for the custodial charges!
Potluck Guidelines Website
Bake Sale Guidelines Website
More food options PIZZA!
  • Under 100
  • You can order from a couple local pizza vendors
    (ie only Eds Pizza, Powelton Pizza) without
    having to do a contract (OCA has their insurance
    on file for the year).
  • You must pay for the pizza on your own and then
    get reimbursed afterwards!
  • Reimbursed with cash if paid by cash
  • No contract needed through OCA!
  • Over 100
  • Must work with Sodexo or get an Exception
  • Must be reimbursed with check (not cash)

Food being Donated
  • If food is being donated for your event
  • You will need to simply complete/submit the
    Exception so Sodexo/Catering know about what food
    is coming to campus.
  • You will simply need to work with OCA to make
    sure that a Contract and Insurance Certificate
    are supplied for/from the food vendor

3. Public Safety
  • Public Safety is usually needed at student
    organization events if
  • More than 100 people are expected
  • Large amount of money exchanged/collected
  • Building is closed during event hours
  • History of event
  • The Office of Fire and Life Safety is to be
    contacted 2 weeks prior to an event ,where one or
    more of the following may be anticipated
  • Use of open flames
  • Smoke/fog machines
  • Tents
  • Generators
  • Capacities over 200
  • Public safety is determined by Event
    Services/OCA/Pubic Safety on a case-by-case basis!
  • Costs
  • 22.00 per hour per officer
  • Minimum of 4 hours

Public Safety Webpage
4. DUST (Drexel University Student Technicians)
  • Types of events DUST can support
  • Indoor/Outdoor Movies
  • Lectures/Speakers
  • Bands
  • Presentations
  • Open Mic Nights
  • Parties/Social Events
  • Services include
  • Microphones
  • Projector/Screens
  • Speakers/Sound
  • Electricity/Power
  • Lights
  • Podiums
  • DJ/Band Equipment

DUST Website
4. DUST (Drexel University Student Technicians)
  • Policies
  • Requests are accepted on a first come first serve
  • Can serve as consultants for outside vendors
  • DUST is FREE for student organizations if
  • You provide them with at least one weeks notice
    of the event (late requests possibility of 100
  • They have the equipment in stockif not, then you
    will have to pay the equipment rental and
    delivery charges (at no profit to DUST)
  • Your event ends prior to midnight and the DUST
    crew is able to leave by midnightif not, then
    your cost is 15 per DUST employee per hour until
    they are finished

DUST Website
Request for DUST Services Form (Click here to
download form) or pick one up in the DUST
Office! - Fill out form and submit to DUST in
Creese Lower Level Room 001 - Call/email and
confirm prior to event at 215-895-1330
DUST Website
Drexel University Transportation
  • Facilities Management can provide shuttle and
    charter buses for your event
  • There is a charge to reserve these means of
  • To reserve transportation please visit
  • For 2007-2008
  • 55/hour from 8am-5pm
  • 65/hour from 501pm 759am
  • 65/hour on Saturdays
  • 75/hour on Sundays and Holidays
  • Charges may apply for cancellations and fuel
  • Facilities Management Phone Number 215-895-1700
  • It is important for you to call them to confirm
    the reservation

OCA Contracts
  • Why they are required
  • Performers/Vendors and student organizations are
    fully aware of the expectations and services to
    be provided
  • Performers/Vendors know the terms of payment,
    details of the event, etc.
  • Protect the students (putting University at
  • When they are required
  • Contracts are required ANYTIME you are bringing
    someone (or a service) to campus who is not a
    member of the current existing Drexel community
  • Contracts are required even if you are NOT paying
    the Performer
  • Timeline
  • Submit Contract Request form at least 2 weeks (14
    days) in advance of your organizations event
  • Any Requests submitted less than 2 weeks in
    advance will only be processed on a case-by-case
    scenario (no guarantee)
  • OCA needs to sign any/all contracts
  • Students should not sign any agreements/contracts
    on behalf of your organization/event (you will
    be personally liable)

Contracts are needed for the following
  • Including, but not limited to
  • Lecturers, speakers, presenters, etc.
  • Caterers
  • DJs
  • Bands
  • Carnival Games and Rides
  • Blood and Bone Marrow Drives
  • Government Officials
  • Any Performer (dance troupe) or Media Group
    (radio station)
  • Sponsorships
  • (OCA will not do contracts for alcohol because
    student organization money is not to be used for
    purchasing alcohol)

How to Obtain A Contract for Your Event
Request for Contract Form
This form must be completely filled out for
the OCA to process a contract for your
organization!!! Incorrect and incomplete forms
cause delays in the contract process!!!
Must provide your event services space/room
confirmation number
Very important to fill out this section in detail
Off-Campus Events/Activities
  • Events can be held off-campus
  • (1) in case it can not physically be held on
    Drexels campus and/or
  • (2) with the approval from OCA
  • OCA needs to sign any /all contracts
  • Students should not sign any agreements/contracts
    on behalf of your organization/event
  • Contracts may also still need to be processed
    through OCA for certain services, since this is a
    Drexel University student group event (ie DJ,
    inflatable rides, etc)
  • Student organizations may not hold events at
    off-campus venues that generate 50.1 or more of
    its revenue from alcohol (ie bars, taverns,
  • Student activity fees (17 account funds) can be
    used for off-campus events with OCA approval

IV. Resources
  • OCA Search Engine
  • Org Directory
  • Leadership Resources
  • Recognition
  • Event Planning
  • Policies
  • Leadership Assistants
  • How to Promote your Org
  • Advisor Section
  • Downloadable Resources and Forms

Ways to Promote Your Org Visit the OCA
Website for detailed information
  • The Triangle
  • Posting Policy
  • Residence Halls
  • Poster Maker
  • Display Case
  • Sandwich Boards
  • Get Connected Surveys
  • Activities Unlimited
  • InfoNet (LCD Screens)
  • Daily Digest
  • Drexel One
  • OCA Memos
  • Honors Newsletter
  • Commuter Listserv
  • Fraternity Sorority Life Listserv

Virtual Leadership Library
  • OCA has a wide variety of resources to help
  • you to become an effective leader!
  • Tip Sheets!
  • Teambuilding, Officer Transition, Conflict
    Resolution, etc
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Seven Secrets of Success, Military Strategies,
  • Tutorials
  • Officer Transition, Running a Successful Event,
  • Videos (CEO workshops online)
  • Links to world-wide leadership development
  • National Organizations
  • Leadership and Character Development websites

Resources for student organization use from OCA
  • Popcorn machine
  • Karaoke machine
  • Game show buzzers
  • Helium
  • Leadership Library
  • Poster printers
  • Monster games (golf, tennis, etc.) and board
  • Teambuilding supplies (training workbooks, balls,
    blindfolds, etc)
  • Ballot/donation box
  • Large bulletin board/mural paper
  • Sandwich boards/A-frames

For use or reservations of OCA resources please
contact OCA at or 215-895-1328 as soon as
Small fee required for more than 1 Must
reserve ahead
OCA Resources Website
More resources for student organization use
How does my student organization get
  • Web-space?
  • Email accounts?
  • Office space?
  • Flyers approved?
  • Our student orgs events on OCAs event calendar
    on website?
  • Transportation?
  • Fax machine in OCA
  • GSDC Lower Level
  • Computers
  • Fridge and Microwave
  • Copy Machine (.05 per copy)
  • Die cut machine
  • Paper cutter

OCA Resources Website
Web Space and Email Address
  • 1. Once recognized, the organization president
    must request a student organization computer
    account by emailing or
  • 2. IRT will confirm with OCA that your
    organization is recognized.
  • 3. IRT will then walk you through the process for
    obtaining web space and an email address.
  • The president of the student organization is
    personally responsible for the organizations
    website content and email address.

IRT Website Web Space and Email Address
Office space
  • The Space Allocation Committee (SAC) will
    announce the student office space allocation
    process for the upcoming fiscal year by Spring
  • Student organizations desiring new space or
    wishing to retain previously assigned space for
    the new year must fill out and submit an
    application during the Spring Term timeline with
    OCA in 215 Creese
  • Organizations will be notified by the end of
    Spring Term whether or not they have received
    office space and/or storage space
  • A student organization whose application for
    re-assignment has been denied must vacate the
    space by the end of June
  • Student organizations may move into their new
    office and/or storage space in July

Space Allocation Committee Website
Flyers Approved
  • All Flyers/posters on campus
  • Must be approved and stamped by the Creese
    Information Desk (Student Union Operations).
  • Free to all recognized student organizations
    (outside groups charged .20 per flier).
  • Up to 60 flyers can be approved at the
    information desk at one time
  • All flyers are stamped for 14 days maximum
  • Flyers should not exceed 11 X 18 without
    permission from Student Union Operations.
  • For further information and to see the policy in
    its entirety please refer to the Student Union
    Operations web site http//
  • Posters can only be placed in the 80 approved
    posting locations/bulletin
  • boards, which are marked across campus.
  • Residential Living (RLO) can approve around 100
    posters for the residence halls. Go to RLO in
    Towers Hall for the Approval Form

Student Union Operations (SUO)
  • SUO is here to help make your event a success!
  • Please come to the Information Desk with
    questions or call the building manager at
  • Please do not move furniture around in the rooms.
  • Failure to abide by this may mean an extra charge
    for your group.
  • Try your best to leave the space just as you
    found it (i.e. throwing away trash, taking
    materials with you, etc.)
  • SUO now reserves the Display Case in the Creese
    Student Center. To make a reservation please fill
    out the Display Case reservation form
  • http//
  • A group can reserve the space for up to two (2)
    weeks at a time.
  • SUO helps student organizations that would like
    to place a donation box or container to collect
    items in the Creese Student Center
  • Please go to the Information Desk and fill out a
    form. Groups can reserve space for two (2) weeks
    at a time.

OCAs Event Calendar
  • Recognized student organizations can submit
    events to be placed on the calendar by emailing
  • Events MUST be submitted at least 1 week in
  • Events MUST be open to all students!
  • In the email include specific details of your
    event including name of organization, date, start
    and end time, location, cost, and contact
    information for the student running the event.

Click here to view the current OCA calendar of
  • Advisors can play a valuable and supportive role
    for your organization
  • We recommend that student leaders meet with their
    Advisor to determine the most effective role
  • Use the Advisor Role Checklist that can be
    downloaded from the OCA website (see link below)
  • OCA has also produced a more comprehensive
    Advisors Manual, and we hope that
  • http//

  • The CEO Program is a Leadership Development
    Series Providing the Skills Needed to Succeed
    Personally and Professionally
  • Over 120 leadership development workshops are
    provided each year
  • This is the central way that OCA provides
    leadership training for student organizations
    leaders and members
  • The CEO Program was originally designed for
    student organizational leaders and members, in
    order to build and develop student with vital
    interpersonal and organizational management
  • Excellent Organization Certificate Awarded to
    student orgs that have 5 or more members earn any
    individual CEO Certificate in a given year. Orgs
    earn up to 500.

Star Leaders/Organizations
  • OCA honors and recognizes the achievements of our
    Star student leaders, organizations, and
    professionals on a monthly basis, for making a
    positive contribution to campus life at Drexel
  • We applaud the Star Leaders and Organizations and
    believe that their example should be highlighted
    in the Drexel community.
  • It is our privilege to receive nominations from
    you our student leaders
  • http//

Student Leader Survey
  • For the first time this decade, OCA created and
    distributed a survey to all of the 2007-2008
    student organization leaders
  • This survey will be sent out yearly in the Spring
  • This is your opportunity to share Your Voice and
    Your Input about our office and other services
    around campus.
  • We are looking forward to receiving your
    feedback, so we can include your opinions in our
    future goals
  • The survey was/is sent from
    with a link to SurveyMonkey (it can take up to 20

V. Hazing
  • Pennsylvania Anti-Hazing Law (1986) Act
    175P.S.  5352
  • Drexel University Student Handbook
  • Definition of Hazing ...any action taken or
    situation created, intentionally, whether on or
    off University premises, to produce mental or
    physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment,
    or ridicule. Such activities and situations
    include paddling in any form, creation of
    excessive fatigue, physical and psychological
    shock... or any other such activities, wearing
    publicly apparel which is conspicuous and not
    normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts
    and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating
    games and activities, late work sessions which
    interfere with scholastic activities not
    consistent with the educational institution.
  • Individuals and/or organization as a whole found
    in violation of this policy will be subject to
    disciplinary action.

Office of Campus Activities (OCA) ? Phone
215-895-1328 ? Fax 215-895-2500 Creese Student
Center, Suite 215
Ari Hauben, Director Rebecca Dzara, Associate
Director for Campus Programming Walter Parrish,
Coordinator for Leadership and Community
Development Joe Gonzalez, Budget Coordinator of
Student Org. Accounts/SAFAC Kia J. Perkins,
Administrative Coordinator John Cooke, Assistant
Dean for Campus Engagement
Evaluation of SOOT
  • In the coming 1-2 weeks, we will send an email
    from with a link to
  • Only a handful of questions
  • We will use your feedback to make SOOT and your
    student leadership experience more effective

VI. Questions?