Information on the Student Organization Summit Series

Student Body Secretary Ross Kressel
rskresse@edisto.cofc.edu
770.846.5401

Presidents,
The end of summer is right around the corner, which means it is time to make sure we are ready for the beginning of the year for Student Organizations.  This email contains a lot of important dates and times, so I recommend having a calendar or a piece of paper out to write down all of the dates and times.
During the year there will be several Student Organization Summit Series sessions, some of which are mandatory.  The times and dates are as follows:

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A Student Leader who is not a new member (it does not need to be the Organization’s President) must attend 5 out of 8 these sessions.  One of the first two sessions (Budget and Risk Management), Programming 101, and the Annual Registration and Constitution Development Sessions are all mandatory.  Registration for each of these sessions can be done on a rolling basis, or for all of the sessions at once.  The deadline to register for any session is seven calendar days before the session date.  Registration forms will be available online after August 14 through the Student Life website (www.studentlife.cofc.edu).  Registration forms should be returned to Diana Brown, Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Life, and can be turned into Stern Center Room 405.
Penalties will be imposed on Organizations who don’t attend the necessary Summit Series meetings and they are as follows:
Sanctioned Organizations: that fail to attend the two mandatory sessions scheduled for the Fall 2009 semester, a 30% reduction of their allocated budget will be imposed, the organization will not be able to apply for contingency funds during the 2009-2010 academic year, and all current facility reservations will be cancelled.  Failure to attend the three mandatory and two additional sessions scheduled throughout the academic year, will result in organizations not being allowed to apply for contingency funds or reserve spaces on campus in Fall 2010.   Any organization assessed theses penalties, will be considered to be in their first year of dormancy, and must follow the steps on changing their dormant status outlined in the Compass.

Registered Organizations: that fail to attend the two mandatory sessions scheduled for the Fall 2009 semester, will not be able to apply for contingency funds during the 2009-2010 academic year, and all current facility reservations will be cancelled.  Failure to attend the three mandatory and two additional sessions schedule throughout the academic year will result in organizations not being allowed to apply for contingency funds or reserve spaces on campus in Fall 2010.  Any organization assessed theses penalties, will be considered in their first year dormancy, and must follow the steps on changing their dormant status outlined in the Compass.
For all Organizations that are interested in having a cubicle in Stern Center, please make sure you apply.  The forms for this are available on the Student Life website (www.studentlife.cofc.edu) and are due back to Stern Center Room 405 by September 14th.
I hope all of this information is helpful and I look forward to seeing all of you upon returning to Charleston.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me by email at rskresse@edisto.cofc.edu

Sincerely,
Ross Kressel
Student Body Secretary

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