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Table of Contents How Will You Connect, Learn and Grow? Involvement and Engagement Get Engaged Resources for Student Organizations and Leaders Student Leadership and Involvement Consultants UWO Certified Student Leader Program OrgSync Leadership Positions Ways to Get Involved Volunteerism Greek Life Diversity and Inclusion Residence Life Newspaper, Radio, and TV Intramurals Xpeditions Theatre Programming Why Join a Student Organization? Types of Student Organizations Starting a New Organization Student Organization Index

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how will you

CONNEct, Learn & Grow?

Of the 168 hours in the week, you spend approximately: ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

15 in class 30 studying (2 hours per class) 56 sleeping (8 hours per night) 21 at meals (1 hour per meal) 15 working part-time

There are 31 hours left over. What are you going to do with your remaining time? List it out!

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Studies have shown th involved are more like Attend one campus event per month Initial Engagement

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GET ENGAGED

The Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC) is located on the first floor of Reeve Memorial Union in room 105. The SLIC is a resource center for all student organizations on campus. Offering many supplies and benefits, the SLIC serves as the general area for you to Connect, Learn and Grow during your time at UW Oshkosh. The SLIC is a great resource to get involved and find out all that UW Oshkosh has to offer! http://reeve.uwosh.edu/involvement/slic

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for student Orgs & Leaders

Computer Workstations Student Leadership and Involvement Consultants Meeting Areas OrgSync Consultations Forms, Tickets & Event Signups Banner Paper Texas Markers Die Cut Press Organization Mailboxes Leadership Library, Digital Library


http://reeve.uwosh.edu/involvement/slic/digital-library

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SLI Consultants

Looking to get involved, but don’t know where to start? Make an appointment with one of the Student Leadership and Involvement consultants! These students are leaders on campus who are ready to help you Connect, Learn and Grow at UW Oshkosh. Make an appointment by calling (920) 424-0847, emailing slic@uwosh.edu or visiting http://reeve.uwosh.edu/involvement/slic.

UWO Certified Student Leader

This award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the University and community and also challenges you to reflect on your leadership and growth experiences while at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Pick up your application at the Student Leadership and Involvement Center front desk or download your application at: http://reeve.uwosh.edu/involvement/leadership-opportunities.

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Undergraduate Eligibility

Graduate Eligibility

To be eligible for this recognition, you must meet the following criteria: Have a 2.67 cumulative GPA or higher at the undergraduate level.

To be eligible for this recognition, you must meet the following criteria: Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher at the graduate level

ORGSYNC

OrgSync is the online guide to student clubs & organizations. Check out over 150 student clubs & organizations on campus. Get connected with people who have similar interests, have fun, and make a difference! To check out the organizations at UW Oshkosh, visit: https://orgsync.com/register/communities/university-ofwisconsin-oshkosh Use your uwosh.edu email to register for free! Want to learn more? Stop by the Student Leadership & Involvement Center in Reeve Memorial Union or contact them at either (920) 424-0847 or SLIC@uwosh.edu.

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Leadershippositions

There are plenty of opportunities to Connect, Learn and Grow as a leader here on campus! Below is a list of organizations and departments and their leadership positions: ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Student Leadership and Involvement Center Consultants Residence Life Community Advisors Residence Life Community Development Specialists Admissions Office Titan Gold Corps Oshkosh Student Association Executive Board Reeve Advisory Council Odyssey Leader/Captain Reeve Union Board Executive Officers United Students in Residence Halls Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council

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VOLUNTEERISM

The ways to participate in volunteer activities include: ◊ Major Events: Alternative Spring Break trips and Hands on Oshkosh ◊ Student Organizations: Titan Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity, Circle K, and many more 8


â—Š Residence Life & the Community Engagement program â—Š Volunteer on your own! Check out our website to learn about the upcoming short term opportunities or the internships/long term opportunities http://reeve.uwosh.edu/volunteerism. If you need help getting connected, stop by the SLIC and visit with the volunteer desk or e-mail us at volunteer@uwosh.edu.

Greek life

Joining the UW Oshkosh fraternity/sorority community will provide you with the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and become involved on campus and throughout the community. Membership in a fraternity or sorority helps foster special friendships and creates many valuable networks to help you succeed in college. The men and women in the fraternity/sorority community pride themselves in participating in experiences that highlight outstanding scholarship, social development, leadership and volunteerism. Greek organizations offer you a place to develop the skills you need to successfully operate in the real world. In addition to having a network of well over 100 alumni and current members of each organization, you will have an opportunity to work with all areas of business management. Fraternities and sororities manage budgets, plan events, recruit new members, educate those members and support each other. Above all this, you will begin to work with various philanthropic and community agencies.

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For more information about Greek Life, contact the Program Advisor for Greek Life & Leadership at reeveuwosh.edu/ involvement/greek-life.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Recognizing and understanding the diverse facets that make up our campus culture is progress to the development of an environment that looks to engage our students. Diversity & Inclusion Programs are designed to enrich the campus community, foster long-term learning, build up one’s cultural competency, and awareness of personal and social identity.

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Diversity and Leadership Conference (Fall) Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Fall) Circle of Perspectives (Year Round) Disability Awareness Week (Spring) Cultural Connections (Fall) Inclusive Excellence Award (Spring) Annual Diversity Campaigns (Year Round) Alternative Spring Break Trip - Civil Rights Focus (Spring) Culture Splash (Fall) Additional Trainings and Workshops (Year Round)

Residence life

Hall Government Each residence hall at UWO has its own hall council which serves as the voice for the students living in each residence hall. Each hall council is represented within USRH. Most hall councils plan programs, activities, and events for the residents living in their hall. They all participate regularly in 10


such campus events as Homecoming, Winter Carnival, Fall Fest, and other large events.

Hall Leader Looking for a way to get involved in your residence hall? Meet new friends? Plan large scale programs? Gain valuable leadership skills? This is your chance- become a hall leader! Did you know that each residence hall has leadership opportunities available? Hall councils serve as “the voice� for the students living in the residence hall. As a hall leader, you plan programs, activities and events for the residents living in their hall. They also represent their residence hall on a large scale within United Students in Residence Halls (USRH). In addition, hall leaders participate regularly in campus events such as Homecoming, Winter Carnival, and Fall Fest. As a hall leader you are able to move in early and prepare the hall for opening.

What do I need to do? Fill out the Hall Leader Application and return it to your Assistant/Residence Hall Director or an Community Development Specialists in the Residence Life Office (263 South Gruenhagen) or email to lds@lists.uwosh.edu.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) The National Residence Hall Honorary is a selective organization comprised of the top 1% of all students in college and university residence halls across the country. Every year nominations for membership are accepted from student leaders, Hall Executive Board members, Community Advisors, 11


and Residence Hall Directors. The UWO NRHH Chapter recognizes excellence in the residence halls through the “Of-The-Month” (OTM) program.

United Student In Residence Halls (USRH) The United Students in Residence Halls is a student organization that provides an opportunity for self-expression and governance for the students living in the residence halls. USRH helps to create and review policies concerning student needs within the context of the Residence Life program and residence hall food services. All students that live in the residence halls are members of USRH. All students are welcome to attend meetings and voice their opinions addressing issues that affect their life in the residence halls. USRH is also responsible for the Loft Rental Program on campus. USRH is a large organization that addresses a variety of students’ needs through a six-member Executive Board and a well developed committee structure. Committees of USRH are: • Food Committee • Leadership Development Committee • Policies and Appeals Committee • Programming Committee • Reunion Committee • Safety and Security Committee • USRH Halls Fund Committee

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NEWSPAPER, RADIO AND TV

Advance-Titan

The Advance-Titan is the independent student newspaper of UW Oshkosh. It is published on Thursdays and contains campus and community news. Students have opportunities to write, edit and manage for the Advnaced-Titan. For more information, contact the Advance-Titan at atitan@uwosh.edu or visit http://www.advancetitan.com.

WRST-FM (90.3 FM) The campus radio station provides students interested in broadcasting with the opportunity to gain experience in the operation of a radio station under professional supervision. It also provides UW Oshkosh with an effective instrument of broadcast communication – scheduling educational, informational, and entertaining programming letting the public and students know about the programs and activities of the university. For more information, contact WRST at wrstfm@ uwosh.edu or visit http://www.uwosh.edu/wrst.

Titan TV Titan TV channel 66 makes and broadcasts student television. To sign up to help on a TV show, check the board on the Studio One door (A/C W 198). To get involved with the station in general, contact titantv@uwosh.edu.

Intramurals

Any currently enrolled UW Oshkosh student with a valid TitanCard is eligible. But remember: You must present your 13


card every time you play. Winners receive newly designed intramural t-shirts and their picture on the Wall of Champions, both on the web and in the Student Rec and Wellness Center! Some sports include basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, tennis, dodgeball and kickball. For more information, visit http://recreation.uwosh.edu/intramural-sports.

Xpeditions

Xpeditions offers off-campus trips, on-campus clinics, golf simulators and climbing wall opportunities! For more information and a current Xpeditions schedule, please visit http://recreation.uwosh.edu/xpeditions or contact xpeditions@uwosh.edu.

Theatre

The UW Oshkosh Theatre Department offers students a program combining personalized attention with a full range of classroom and production opportunities. The theatre major exposes students to all aspects of the theatrical arts and allows students to focus their training in acting, directing, design, technology and play writing. For the theatre season listing and more information, please visit http://www.uwosh.edu/theatre.

Reeve Union Board

Programming

Reeve Union Board is a student run organization that provides quality programming while entertaining and appealing to a wide campus audience. Working with funds from students, RUB organizes and executes large events including 14


homecoming, major concerts and comedians, movies and other special events. With five committees, it’s easy to select and get involved in each specific area of interest. RUB operates as more than just a group of students, but as a resource for other students to grow, lead and have fun!

Why join RUB? ◊ Help plan, execute and participate in large events on campus ◊ Network with industry professionals ◊ Meet new people and establish lasting friendships ◊ Become a leader and learn leadership skills ◊ Get involved and build your resume ◊ Be yourself, laugh and have fun For information on how to join http://reeve.uwosh.edu/involvement/rub/join-rub-1/

University Speaker Series The University Speaker Series is a committee responsible for providing informative, educational and/or entertaining programs of interest at little or no charge to the campus and surrounding community. Speaker Series brings in a wide range of speakers throughout the year. Join the committee and decide who comes to campus and eat dinner with each speaker before every event. For more information, contact Speaker Series at speakerseries@uwosh.edu or visit http://www.uwosh. edu/speakers

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Socialize with new people Emerge as a leader Develop impacting relationships Gain knowledge outside of the classroom Career enhancement/build resume Work individually and as a team member Give back to your campus and community Enhance and learn new communication skills Open your mind to the cultures and interests of others Find your interests Define your values Gain experiences Have fun! Connect, Learn and Grow!

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TYPES of Orgs

There are 17 types of clubs and organizations on campus. ◊ Arts & Culture ◊ Departmental ◊ Faculty/Staff ◊ Foreign Language ◊ Greek ◊ Honorary ◊ Media ◊ Other ◊ Political/Advocacy ◊ Professional ◊ Recreation ◊ Religious ◊ Residence Halls ◊ Service ◊ Social ◊ Special Interest ◊ Student Governance

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Starting a NEW Org

Are you interested in forming a new organization that is not currently on campus? Here is some need to know information before you get started. To become an officially recognized organization at UW Oshkosh you must:

◊ Have a minimum of five (5) members ◊ Have an advisor that is a member of the UW Oshkosh faculty or staff ◊ Create a constitution ◊ Complete the new organization recognition paperwork on OrgSync ◊ Provide information updates throughout the semester based on new members, officers or changes to your constitution

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Student Org Index

More information about all of these organizations can be found on their OrgSync portals.

ARTS AND CULTURE

◊ 18 Chairs UWO Sculpture Club ◊ Arab American Organization ◊ Asian Student Association ◊ Black Student Union ◊ Chinese Culture Club ◊ Choral Music Association ◊ Club Nippon ◊ Creative Writers Society ◊ Film & History Club ◊ Film Society ◊ Hmong Student Union ◊ Inter-Tribal Student Organization ◊ International Student Association ◊ Priebe Art Gallery ◊ Student Organization of Latinos ◊ Students Organized for Art ◊ Students for Music ◊ Theatre Arts Board ◊ UW Oshkosh Debate Team ◊ University Speaker Series

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DEPARTMENTAL

◊ Advertising Club ◊ Art Education Student Chapter ◊ Beta Alpha Psi ◊ Biology and Microbiology Club ◊ Chemistry Club ◊ Computer Science Club ◊ Criminal Justice Association ◊ Economic Student Association ◊ English Club ◊ Geography Club ◊ Geology Club ◊ Heath, Physical Education, and Recreation ◊ History Club ◊ Human Services Organization ◊ International Business Club ◊ Kappa Delta Pi ◊ Kinesiology Club ◊ Management Information Systems Club ◊ Student Marketing Organization ◊ Math and Stats Club ◊ Peer Advising Liaison ◊ Political Science Student Association ◊ Pre-Dental Students of UWO ◊ Pre-Law Society ◊ Psychology Club ◊ Public Relations Student Society of America ◊ Religious Studies Club ◊ Society for Human Resources Management ◊ Sociology Club ◊ Student Wisconsin Education Association ◊ UW Oshkosh Finance Club ◊ UWO Photo Club

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE

◊ French Club ◊ German Club ◊ Spanish Club

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GREEK

Sigma Pi Fraternity International Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Alpha Xi Delta Sorority Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Order of Omega

HONORARY

◊ Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honorary Society ◊ Alpha Sigma Lambda Non-Traditional Honorary Society ◊ Golden Key International Honor Society

◊ Titan TV ◊ WRST-FM (90.3) ◊ Wisconsin Review

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MEDIA


OTHER

◊ Career Development Association ◊ Student Allocations Committee

POLITICAL/ADVOCACY

◊ College Democrats ◊ College Republicans ◊ Students for a Fair Wisconsin

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PROFESSIONAL

Advance-Titan The Association for Operations Management (APICS) Athletic Training Club Insurance Club National Society of Leadership and Success Oshkosh Student Nurses Association Phi Beta Lambda Pre-Heath Professionals of Oshkosh Pre-Pharmacy Students of the UWO Student Social Work Association

SERVICE

◊ Campus Awareness and Relationship Education (CARE/ MenCARE) ◊ Circle K ◊ Red Cross Service Group ◊ Student Alumni Ambassadors ◊ Titan Volunteers ◊ UW Oshkosh Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter 22


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RECREATION

Boxing Workout Club Martial Arts Study & Self Defense Club Oshkosh Disc Golf Club Oshkosh Gaming Society Racquetball Club Swing Dance Club Titan Fishing UW Oshkosh Dance Team UW Oshkosh Karate Club UW Oshkosh Lacrosse Club UW Oshkosh Mens Club Volleyball UW Oshkosh Ski and Snowboard Society UW Oshkosh Womens Club Volleyball UW Oshkosh Womens LaCrosse UW Oshkosh Womens Rugby Football Club Waterski and Wakeboard Team Womens Bowling Club

RELIGIOUS

Athletes in Action Campus Crusade for Christ Converge – A Chi Alpha Campus Ministries InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Lutheran Student Movement Newman Center Pagan Student Alliance Titan Christian Fellowship Titan Unitarian Universalist Student Organization UW Oshkosh Hillel


RESIDENCE HALLS

◊ Evans Program and Involvement Council ◊ Gruenhagen Remarkable Events & Activities Team (G.R.E.A.T.) ◊ Scott Hall Activities Council ◊ Stewart Activities Team ◊ Taylor Hall Government

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SOCIAL

Non-Traditional Student Organization Reeve Union Board UW Oshkosh Social Media Club UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Club

STUDENT GOVERNANCE

◊ All Campus Exec Board ◊ Interfraternity Council ◊ Multicultural Education Coalition ◊ Oshkosh Student Association ◊ Panhellenic Association ◊ Reeve Advisory Council ◊ Student Athletic Advisory Committee ◊ United Students in Residence Halls

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SPECIAL INTEREST

◊ Beat 2 Soul ◊ Colleges Against Cancer ◊ Community Garden Club ◊ Disney College Program Alumni ◊ First in the Family ◊ Future Librarians and Information Retrieval ◊ International Film Series ◊ LGBTQ Resource Center ◊ Model United Nations ◊ National Broadcasting Society ◊ Oshkosh Paranormal Investigation Division ◊ Oshkosh Secular Student Alliance ◊ Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Perceive Equality) ◊ Student Council for Exceptional Children ◊ Student Environmental Action Coalition ◊ Student for the Understanding of Violence ◊ UW Oshkosh Collegiate 4H Club ◊ Study Abroad Ambassador Team ◊ University Honors Student Association ◊ Women’s Advocacy Council

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