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    Student Organization Overview

    Student Involvement at Ohio Dominican

    The Center for Student Involvement's mission is to provide a large array of activities and leadership opportunities to the Ohio Dominican community. These initiatives and opportunities compliment the University’s academic mission and enhances the overall educational experience of students.

    The Center for Student Involvement fulfills its mission by sponsoring cultural, educational, and entertainment activities; developing student leaders; and coordinating various activities student organizations.

    By participating in a student organization, Ohio Dominican students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, interact with their classmates, and to play an active role in the community. Whether it’s involvement in a student organization or another aspect of campus life, the Center for Student Involvement can help students find their niche at Ohio Dominican!

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    Student Involvement Staff

    Mandy Powell, Director of the Center for Student Involvement 
    powellm@ohiodominican.edu

    Greetings! My name is Mandy Powell and I am the Director of the Center for Student Involvement (CSI).

    As Director, I am responsible for overall programmatic and administrative functions of the CSI. I work to cultivate a vibrant array of activities on campus and to provide leadership development opportunities to students. I serve as the advisor to Panther Activities Council and work with all student organizations on campus.

    I encourage all students to make the most of their college experience and get involved!

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    Recognition of Student Organizations

    All student organizations must be officially recognized by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). All forms can be picked up in the Student Activities Office.

    Recognition Process for New Organizations  

    • Submit a Student Organization Registration Form and Constitution to Student Activities.
    • All student organizations must have a faculty/staff advisor.
    • All student organizations must have a President and a Treasurer.
    • Final approval will be determined by the Center for Student Involvement.

    Maintaining Recognition  

    • Submit a Change of Officer Form after new officers are elected and/or appointed.
    • Organizations who do not update officer information for two consecutive semesters will be deactivated. If deactivated, all money remaining in the
    • Fundraising account will be forfeited and absorbed into the Student Involvement Allocation Board Annual Budget.
    • Submit new editions of student organization constitution as changes are made (to be reviewed by the Center for Student Involvement).
    • Remain in good standing with the Center for Student Involvement

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    Expectations of Student Organizations

    • Maintain consistent communication with faculty/staff advisor and the Center for Student Involvement.
    • Abide by policies set forth by Ohio Dominican University as outlined in the Student Handbook.
    • Abide by policies set forth by the Center for Student Involvement as outlined in the Student Organization Handbook.

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    Privileges of Student Organizations

    • Ability to reserve space on campus for meetings and events.
    • Ability to post fliers on campus, following approval from the Center for Student Involvement.
    • Ability to send email announcements to the University community through the Campus Activities e-newsletter distributed by the Center for Student Involvement.
    • Access to a student organization mailbox in the Center for Student Involvement.
    • Access to a copy code for the University Copy Center (charges to be billed to the student organization).
    • Ability to request funds from the Student Involvement Allocation Board (excluding organizations which receive funds directly from the University and the Center for Student Involvement.

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    Organization Member Eligibility

    • All current-semester enrolled students (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, and graduate) of Ohio Dominican are permitted to participate in a student organization.
    • Members must be in good standing academically, judicially, and financially with the University.

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    Officer Roles and Responsibilities

    It is the philosophy of the Division of Student Development and the Center for Student Involvement that all student organizations are student initiated and student led. Involvement in organizations provides leadership opportunities for students and a rich co-curricular environment for the campus community. Faculty/Staff Advisors are integral to the development of organizations and student leaders. Advisors should not run the organization, but should provide assistance and support to the organization and its members.

    Listed below are general position descriptions for organization leadership roles. These descriptions also serve as the expectations the Center for Student Involvement has for the leadership roles.

    President  

    • Serve as the liaison between the organization and the Center for Student Involvement and coordinate with the governing bodies of the University.
    • Inform organization officers and members of all information pertaining to student organizations.
    • Ensure that the organization is complying with all policies and procedures.
    • Verify that all required paperwork is on file and up to date.
    • Preside over organization meetings.
    • Oversee organization budget.
    • Familiarize new officers with guidelines for organization operations.
    • [Add other responsibilities specific to the organization as necessary.]

    Vice President  

    • Work closely with the President in coordinating organization activities.
    • Preside over organization meetings and business during the President’s absence.
    • Hold officer elections.
    • Assume all duties of the President in the event the President cannot complete his/her term.
    • [Add other responsibilities specific to the organization as necessary.]

    Treasurer  

    • Keep budget and account records up to date.
    • Collect dues from organization members (if applicable).
    • Conduct financial procedures in accordance with the Student Organization Handbook.
    • Maintain documentation of expenditures and receipts.
    • Oversee fundraising activities.
    • Work with the President in preparing and submitting allocation requests.
    • [Add other responsibilities specific to the organization as necessary.]

    Secretary  

    • Record and circulate minutes of organization meetings.
    • Conduct correspondence for the organization.
    • Maintain membership roster for the organization.
    • Oversee the handling and submitting of required forms and paperwork (excluding financial matters).
    • [Add other responsibilities specific to the organization as necessary.]

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    CSI Resources

    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) has many resources and materials available to assist your organization’s functions:

    • Conference Room *
    • Poster Supplies
    • Computers
    • Play Station 2 *
    • Dance Dance Revolution *
    • Guitar Hero *
    • Board Games *
    • Cornhole *
    • Popcorn Machine **
    • Sno Cone Machine **
    • Cotton Candy Machine **
    • Button Machine **
      * - Contact CSI to reserve.
      ** - Contact CSI to reserve. Possible charges for use will determined on an individual basis.

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