Student Orgs Bulletin
A weekly rundown of announcements and reminders.
February 12-18, 2017
Need to Know
General Assembly Meetings
are underway for Spring 2017. Join TSG every Monday at 4 PM in Student Center 200C! For student organization representatives, attendance is recorded- so don't forget to sign in! To maintain Allocations eligibility you may not miss more than 3 meetings per semester. Today is the fourth meeting of the semester, so make sure you have someone attend to rep your org!
Allocations Office Hours
for the semester have been updated: Mondays 1-3 PM and 5-6 PM. Thursdays 1-5 PM in Student Center 244. You may also contact the co-chairs Kevin and Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org for help with your Purchase Requests.
SEPTA Discount Interest Survey
Would you pay $350/year for a SEPTA Unlimited Trailpass (a 75% discount)? In order to move forward with this initiative, TSG needs to get 11,000 students to sign off saying they would pay for this program, if it were to be offered. Take the survey here.
Good to Know
Many students have expressed concerns about the number of workshops in the STARS-Inclusion category on Owl Connect Events calendar. Have no fear! We're working closely with campus partners like IDEAL and the Wellness Resource Center to add more opportunities throughout the semester. I encourage you to keep checking the calendar regularly. New this week is the Black History Month programming hosted by IDEAL.
Another workshop option for you is the STARS-Inclusion Independent Study. Read more about it on our website under "Other Workshop Opportunities."
Nice to Know
Understanding the STARS Curriculum
The STARS Curriculum was introduced at the beginning of this year as new technology to track and submit your organization's STARS progress for approval. Here are some things you should know:
- Each organization who wishes to participate in STARS should appoint a STARS Coordinator on your Owl Connect roster. We will enroll that person into the Curriculum. Your organization cannot have more than one STARS Coordinator. That person may only serve as STARS Coordinator for one organization (or else the data will get mixed up).
- The STARS Coordinator is entirely responsible for submitting data into the STARS Curriculum. It does not automatically update as you attend workshops or complete other STARS challenges.
- Think of the Curriculum as a series of forms you submit to log your progress. Some forms are simple and do not need Student Activities approval. Others are complex (they're called "Experiences" in Owl Connect) and ask for more detailed information. Sometimes they require you to upload documents. Ultimately, they will need Student Activities' approval.
- When you'd like Student Activities to review your progress, submit a STARS Audit Request Form as per our instructions in last week's bulletin.
Please note if your organization has not yet submitted anything to the STARS Curriculum, we will have nothing to report.
If you need some STARS-Inclusion workshops, read our website for more information about the STARS-Inclusion Independent Study,