Student Organization Week

A celebration of student involvement

People join people.

Student Org Week falls during an important period of time for student organizations. The first few weeks of classes see increased efforts from student organizations in recruitment new members to get involved. It's important to remember to make the experience personal for potential members. Stories sell.

Show your pride in your organization throughout the week by posting, tweeting, Instagramming, sharing, etc. Tell everyone why you're involved in your organization! What makes it special? You can use the hashtag #studentorgweek to contribute to the conversation. We'll be listening to share your posts with our followers, which could be a great way to reach potential members.

Student Org Week Events

Student Org Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 12-3pm

Bell Tower, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia, PA

Student Activities has over 300 registered student organizations! At the Student Organization Fair, some of these organizations will be at the Bell Tower to answer questions and recruit new members.

In the event of rain, the Student Org Fair will be relocated indoors! We will most likely announce the change via Facebook and Twitter if it rains.

T-Shirts on Twitter Thursday

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 8am

This is an online event.

Imagine if everyone wore their org's t-shirts/swag so we could see just how many awesome students belong to the org community! Have all members wear your organization's t-shirt during the day as a way to promote it and student involvement on campus. Snap some selfies, groupies, whatever while wearing your shirts then tag/mention us in your photos! Use the hashtag #studentorgweek and we'll retweet, regram, or share the photo, generating even more attention for your org among our 6,500+ followers!

Twitter @TUActivities

Instagram @TUActivities

Snapchat @TUActivities

First Meeting Friday

Friday, Sep. 11th, 8am

This is an online event.

Post the time, date, and location of the first (or next) meeting of the semester for your organization and we’ll retweet, regram, or share that information with our followers. Mention us or use the hashtag #studentorgweek so we can find your posts!

Recruting Introverts

Did you know that introverts are not necessarily shy or anti-social? A better way to understand them is that they can be easily overstimulated by their surroundings and need a break to recharge.

Traditional recruitment activities like student org fairs or icebreakers can "zap the batteries" of an introverted person. As you prepare for Student Org Week, consider giving people different ways to engage in the recruitment experience.

  • Tell potential new members how they can reach you and your organization for questions after the activities.
  • Pair a large social event with an even that's more intimate or low-key.

  • Create space and time for one-on-one conversations between potential new members and returning members. Small talk can be draining for an introvert.
  • Utilize icebreakers that give control to the person answering, not the whole room. Fun Facts can be intimidating since introverts might perceive that the whole group is judging the "funness" of their fact.

Are you including balanced methods of recruitment to speak to both extroverts AND introverts? Introvert-focused recruitment and retention benefits everyone in your group!

Student Org Week is an awesome way to jump-start the year by introducing the campus community to the value of involvement in student orgs. We're excited to see you at the events throughout the week!