Student Organization Resources
WELCOME STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
It is our mission as SOC to provide the support and direction to your student organization. Please review this page thoroughly as everything you need to be a successful student organization is here!
This page includes the following resources:
- Student Organizations Handbook
- New Student Organization Registration
- Renewing Annual Student Organization Registration
- Updating Officer and Advisor Information
- Student Organizations' Responsibilities & Policies
- SOC Funding
- Risk Management
- Student Organization Leadership Workshops
- Helpful Documents and Links
- Coke Product Request
Please let us know by email us at SOC@txstate.edu, if you have any questions or how we can better support you.
1. Student Organizations Handbook
Please review the Student Organizations Handbook. This handbook has all the information you could need to effectively lead a successful student organization.
2. Starting a New Student Organization
Steps to Start Your Own Organization
A potential new student organization will need to:
- Complete the New Student Organization Online Registration
- Electronically sign the Hazing and Diversity Agreements. Agreements will be sent via email to all listed officers once you submit your online registration form.
- Submit a Constitution to the front desk of Student Involvement: For your reference, please see Constitution Guideline & Checklist
- Have a minimum of three (3) officers who can speak on behalf of the organization
- The officers must maintain a Texas State GPA of 2.25 or higher.
- Find an faculty or staff advisor
- Complete Risk Management Training Session
3. Renewing Annual Registration
This section will aid you in the new student organization and annual registration process, provide information on university policies, and provide you with forms for a successful event.
All registered student organizations must re-register with Student Involvement each academic year. Re-registration usually opens at the beginning of April.
Upon logging into the system, please select your organization from the drop down menu.
Registration for 2018-2019 is now open. Click here to register.
Steps to Renew Student Organization's Annual Registration
- Complete the online registration form.
- Electronically sign the hazing and diversity agreements. Agreements will be sent via email to all listed officers once you submit your online registration form.
- Submit an updated constitution. Constitution must be updated at a minimum of three years or when any updates occur.
- Complete Risk Management.
4. Updating Officer and Advisor Information
If any of your officers or advisor change, please update your annual registration form. Changes include names of newly elected officers and advisors. Once you update the form, please email to notify the Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Kimberly Duncan-Ashley (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the change.
5. Student Organizations' Responsibilities & Policies
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are afforded access to campus resources and in turn agree to comply with regulation and procedures established for the governance of all student groups. Co-curricular experiences enhance the learning and development of the individual student and help create a sense of belonging. A wide range of groups and levels of organization structures exist to define the status of organizations and encourage unity among similar organizations.
The Student Organizations Council can provide financial assistance to registered student organizations who meet the requirements set forth by the SOC Constitution and By Laws for programming or conference registration through reimbursement.
Each registered student organization must request funding assistance from the SOC by submitting an application, providing all relevant information about the program or event, and present their program ideas and funding request to the SOC board.
For more information on SOC Funding, please click the following link:
Risk Management training is mandatory for all Registered and Chartered Student Organizations. The president and an additional officer of each organization are required to attend. Graduate student organizations are required to be represented by the president, however, other officers are encouraged to attend.
Two officers of each organization only need to attend one session individually. Upon sign in you will state which organization you are representing. Individuals can only represent two organizations.
For more information on Risk Management and to see the upcoming training sessions, please click the following link:
Student Organizations Leadership Training
The PALM Leadership Program provides opportunities for members of the Bobcat community to reach their full potential. We create and facilitate individually designed leadership experiences that develop skills such as self-awareness, ethical decision making, organizational development, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
For more information, please click the following link:
Helpful Documents and Departments
- Student Involvement @ LBJSC provides guidance and answers for important student organization questions. Here you can find information about solicitation, ACT, bus advertising, homecoming, and so much more.
- Career Services can help your organizational members develop professionalism. Career advisors can facilitate workshops on resume building, cover letters, interview skills, among other topics. This tool is amazing, useful, and best of all free.
- Counseling Center is here for you! Texas State University staffs a wonderful group of counselors focused on improving mental and physical health. Presentation topics include the how-to's of coping with college life, self-improvement programs, and suicide prevention. Remember a healthy bobact is a happy bobcat!
- LBJ Student Center is our home away from home. This resource has everything you need from reservations to a directory of staff members, dedicated to ensuring LBJSC is supplying you with all the tools needed for the job.
- Dean of Students strives to set standards of excellence in the delivery of student services and to foster a welcoming environment that is inclusive, safe and conducive to learning.
- Planning Assessment Leadership and Marketing (PALM) complements the collegiate experience by empowering students through opportunities, resources, and meaningful involvement. They promote self discovery, social justice, and ethical leadership to develop competent global leaders that effectively serve our communities.
- Attorney for Students Does your organization need some legal advice? This office gives free legal advice to any current student. Whether it is organization or legal risk, they can help! They are also available as speakers about legal matters.
- The Leadership Institute provides resources to build leadership skills. From workshops, a film series, to conferences and free speakers you'll have more than you'll ever need. Enjoy learning, growing, and impacting others here!