Advisor Newsletter

April Edition

Summer is almost here!

As we approach the end of the year there is lots happening on-campus. For student organizations it will be busy term, participating in many events and preparing their officer transitions for next year. This edition provides an overview of everything happening for the rest of the year that student organizations need to know about. Please support your student organizations in wrapping up the year!

Calendar of Events

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Wildcat Award Nominations

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Wildcat Award nominations are now open on the Involvement Network or by clicking here. The awards honor the outstanding work of student organizations, advisors, students, staff, and faculty throughout the year. You are cordially invited to attend and are encouraged to take time to nominate your student organization for awards.

When: April 29th 5-8pm, UEC

*Cocktail attire

The awards for nomination are:

-Advisor of the Year

-Club of the Year

-New Club of the Year

-Innovative Programming

-Most Improved Club

-Citizenship Award

-Diversity Award

-Wildcat Willie Award

You can complete nominations for all or just some of the awards!

We are also looking for faculty and staff to serve on the award selection committee. The commitment is minimal. You will be given a set of awards to review and rubric to score them. There are no in-person meetings. If you are interested please email Katy Armstrong,

Student Organization Re-Registration

Save the Date: April 29, 5-8pm, UEC

Student Organization Re-registration will open on April 22 on the Involvement Network. It will close on May 6. All student organizations intending to return in the Fall are required to re-register during this time. Student organization presidents will receive more information from our office regarding registration as we approach the opening date but please assist us in reminding them to complete this requirement.

Additionally, during re-registration student organizations are required to list their advisor. Once this information is received you will receive the Advisor Agreement Form to complete and return to our office. This is also a required document we need in order to re-approve the student organization.

JWU Denver Leadership Conference

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Save the Date: May 6th, 9am-3pm, UEC

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership is excited to announce its inaugural on-campus leadership conference. This one day conference is designed to introduce JWU student leaders to various concepts of leadership and challenge them to apply these concepts to their leadership positions, whether in student organization, as a WIGIS leader, as a RA or any other role.

The conference will feature a two keynote speakers, breakout presentations, roundtable discussion for student organization executive board members and more. This is a great opportunity for incoming student organization leaders to gain resources, knowledge, and skills to help them be successful in their position.

Student organizations will receive information regarding how to apply from our office soon. Please encourage your members to register.

Advisor of the Month

The advisor of the month is Max Ariza. Max worked with the Mixed Martial Arts student organization to bring a national judo tournament to campus. The MMA members helped manage the tournament, handling event check-in, on-campus marketing, and running the concession stand. Great job to Max for helping empower the students to take charge of the event.

Have a Story to Tell?

We want to hear from you! Tell us about the great work your student organizations are doing. We would love to be able to share more stories about student organizations to the larger campus community so if you have an spotlights of events, programs, awards, or even students doing great things, please do not hesitate to send them to our office. We are happy to feature them on the monthly newsletter, ebriefs, and our social media platforms!