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CSI Update

Student Organizations & Wildcat Warm-Up Survey Now Open

This summer K-State is providing all new incoming and transfer students with an enhanced three-part orientation and enrollment experience. Throughout the month of June, students will participate in virtual advising and enrollment, and in July they will complete a pre-orientation virtually. The enhanced experience will wrap up in August with an on-campus kick-off called Wildcat Warm-Up in August.

There are work groups on campus kicking off now to coordinate the Wildcat Warm-Up experience and we want your help! As these groups are thinking about what activities to include as part of the on-campus programming, we want to keep in mind the many activities, meetings, and events which may be happening – potentially during the same time frame – by the 400+ registered student organizations.

They survey will close on Friday, May 28 at 5pm.

Thank You to K-State Student Org Advisors

Dear Advisors of K-State Student Organizations,

Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to supporting student organizations at K-State. The Center for Student Involvement would like to show our appreciation in the form an attached slideshow: Thank You.

We know this year has brought many challenges to your organizations and we thank you for providing guidance and support. While we are currently working remotely, we hope to return to campus for the fall and look forward to recognizing and celebrating with you in person!

Best,
Center for Student Involvement Staff

Plan your student organization’s retreat with help from CSI

Retreats are one of the most useful and valuable activities that student organizations can participate in.

A retreat is a planned time for your organization to step away from your normal routine for the purpose of reflection, learning, planning, teambuilding, and/or evaluation. Retreats provide the opportunity to rejuvenate members’ motivation and enthusiasm for the organization, and to accomplish organizational goals and work.

The Center for Student Involvement is committed to helping you plan a successful retreat for your organization. To do this, we’ve created a Retreat Planning Guide, as well as scheduled help hours to discuss your questions, ideas, and concerns. Handouts, workshop recordings, and presentation slides on a variety of leadership topics are also available on the CSI website.

Retreat Planning Guide

Retreat Planning Help Hours

Online Resources

 

Summer Events & Student Org Resources

Save the date for June 2020 leadership workshops and student organization support! 

The summer is a great time to re-focus your organization’s energy and set your goals for the next academic year. Join the Center for Student Involvement to build your organization’s toolkit through virtual workshops, guides, resources, & more!

May 13 – June 12: Student organization retreat planning guidance & support

    • Take advantage of online resources and attend open help sessions to plan your summer retreat/strategy for managing your organization. CSI staff are also available upon request for individual meetings.

June 15–19: Virtual leadership workshops: Goal setting, teambuilding, & more

    • Participate in a series of 45-minute workshops to learn tips, tricks, skills, and tactics you can implement in your organization

June 22–26: Officer networking and roundtable discussions

    • Meet, share knowledge, and learn from other student leaders in positions similar to yours

All events & resources will be announced via email in our weekly newsletter, the CSI Update, sent to presidents, primary contacts, vice presidents, secretaries, and advisors. Check your email each Wednesday for announcements & share with your organization accordingly. Events & resources will also be listed on the CSI website.

Excited about these programs? Let us know on Twitter & Instagram!

Events & resources will continue this summer!

As the Spring semester comes to a close, the Center for Student Involvement wants you to know we will continue to serve and support you throughout the summer.

Be on the look-out for continued communication about events, workshops, meetings, resources, helpful guides, and more!

We will continue to share this information via our weekly CSI Update newsletter, K-State Today, the CSI website, the Resources for Student Organizations portal, and direct emails sent to the Primary Contacts for registered student organizations, as listed on organizations’ portals in OrgCentral.

 

SGA Intern Program

From Hannah and Megan of SGA –
Several of our usual recruitment tools for the SGA Intern Program are compromised due to COVID-19, which means we need your help! Below is the link to nominate students who you think would be a good fit for the SGA Intern Program. Whether you know someone from campus currently or know someone coming to K-State this fall, please take a few minutes to give us their information so that we can get them involved! We hope you’ll help us with this integral part of running a successful intern program.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Registration Reminder for Student Orgs

This is a reminder to complete registration for your student organization before May 1st, 2020!

Timeline

  • April 1, 2020 – Registration will open for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • May 1, 2020 – Organizations that have not completed all registration requirements by May 1, 2020 will go to “Inactive” status.

Check out our website to find further resources and information regarding how to complete registration for your organization.

Note: All returning student organizations need to submit to the Student Org Annual Survey to complete registration as well.

Registration Help Hours & Student Org Basics

Registration Help Hours

Join the Center for Student Involvement for virtual open hours to help you and your organization during registration!

The links below will take you directly to the virtual meeting room!

April 22, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

April 24, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

April 29, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

May 1, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Student Org Basics

As a requirement for all new student organizations, and optional for returning organizations, at least one person must attend a Student Org Basics presentation.

Here is the PDF with Zoom links to those meetings: Student Org Basics

Make sure your org is prepared for 2020-2021

Join the Center for Student Involvement next Tuesday, April 28th, for virtual workshop to help student organizations navigate leadership transitions within your organization and prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year. This session will provide students with detailed guides and worksheets for outgoing and incoming officers

Join us next Tuesday, April 28th at 3:00 p.m. using the link below.

https://ksu.zoom.us/j/98643411233

Questions? Contact the CSI Assistant Director for Leadership, Sara Heiman, at sjheiman@ksu.edu

Tips for engaging your org from a social distance

Join the Center for Student Involvement next Thursday, April 30th, for a virtual workshop on engaging your organization from a social distance. We will take a look at ideas for engaging both your officers and your general membership.

Use the link below to join us on Thursday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m.

https://ksu.zoom.us/j/96194394030

Questions? Contact the CSI Assistant Director for Leadership, Sara Heiman, at sjheiman@ksu.edu

Registration Help Hours

The Center for Student Involvement is here to help your organization complete registration for the 2020-2021 academic year. Join any of our open Zoom help hours listed below for help, guidance, and walk-throughs of anything related to student organization registration!

Today, 2:30-3:30 pm

This Friday, 11am-Noon

April 22, 1:30-2:30 pm

April 24, 1:30-2:30 pm

April 29, 3:30-4:30 pm

May 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Student Org Registration – Reminder

This is a reminder to complete registration for your student organization before May 1st, 2020!

Timeline

  • April 1, 2020 – Registration will open for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • May 1, 2020 – Organizations that have not completed all registration requirements by May 1, 2020 will go to “Inactive” status.

Check out our website to find further resources and information regarding how to complete registration for your organization.

Note: All returning student organizations need to submit to the Student Org Annual Survey to complete registration as well.

Registration Help Hours

Need help with registering your student organization? Have questions for Center for Student Involvement staff? Would you like a tutorial or visual walk-through of navigating processes in OrgCentral?

Join CSI staff during drop-in Zoom hours for help with all of your registration needs:

Friday, April 10, 11am-Noon, Zoom Meeting ID: 782-184-224

Wednesday, April 15, 2:30-3:30pm, Zoom Meeting ID: 901-385-904

CSI Support and Registration online sessions

Join the Center for Student Involvement for open Zoom sessions with our staff to help answer any questions you may have. See schedule below and a full list of virtual events on our website.

Ask Us Anything

We are here to help answer your questions! Join our Zoom call any time throughout the hours listed below to speak with CSI staff!

How to Get Ready for Registration

Make sure you are gathering everything you need to complete registration in April, including your organization’s accomplishments and constitutions. Join our Zoom chat to learn more and ask any questions you may have!

Registration Help Hour

Drop in during the first day of registration and ask any questions you have about the process and requirements!

Creating & Updating Constitutions

Learn best tips and practices for updating your organization’s constitution as we head into registration this April. Join our Zoom call to learn more and ask questions!

Student Org Basics Presentation

This presentation will include an overview of services provided by the Center for Student Involvement, a brief tour of OrgCentral and feature highlights, and information about resources available to registered student organizations. More sessions times for the month of April are posted on the CSI website.

Big 12 Virtual Career Fair

Don’t miss the Big 12 Virtual Career Fair! Login anytime on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST to meet with over 150 different employers. Visit https://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/students/events/cfbig12.html to view a list of participating employers, review an online tutorial and get more tips to make the most out of your time. Let’s show we are #kstatestrong!

Social Media & CSI Update Submission Forms in OrgCentral

During this time, we still put you and your organization at the forefront of what we do. We want to make sure that you have the opportunity to get your information about your organization out to the rest of the community.

We have added two submission forms in OrgCentral for your use – one for our social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, and one for our weekly email newsletter, the CSI Update.

Please note: all organizations, DSOs and ISOs, are more than welcome to submit to the CSI Update. However, for the time being, only DSOs are able to submit for our social media platforms. Should this change, Center for Student Involvement will post a notice.

If you have any questions regarding the CSI Update, please contact Sara Heiman (sjheiman@k-state.edu).

If you have any questions regarding our social media platforms, please contact Marissa Vitols (mvvitols@k-state.edu).

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