Student organization resources

The Dean of Students Office student organization resources area supports the development, advising and operations of university recognized student organizations.

The Student Organization Resources area's mission is:

  • To support student organizations as a means for enriching the campus life experience for organization members and the greater campus community;
  • Develop student organizations so they may provide quality programs, services, and leadership opportunities that enhance student classroom learning and compliment the Wayne State experience; and;
  • To support student intellectual growth and social maturity through promoting ethical and moral development, appreciating diversity, encouraging civic engagement, providing leadership development, and supporting the establishment of meaningful interpersonal relationships. 

List of Registered Student Organizations Virtual student organization resources

Student Organization Advance recording

  • Student Organization registration

    With over 500 organizations covering 50 different categories it is rare to not find something that peaks a student's interest. However, you can start your own Registered Student Organizations (RSO) using Get Involved. 

    Organization requirements

    • Must have at least two currently registered students
      • one member must be listed as President. Only one president is allowed per organization, but co-presidents may be used.
    • Social Fraternities and Sororities must have an advisor
    • Club sports must answer league questions and be approved by the MHRFC
    • Must submit an operating agreement
    • Must acknowledge that the RSO will follow the following university policies:
      • Anti-Discrimination Statement
      • Title IX – Sexual Discrimination, Harassment & Violence Statement
      • Anti-hazing Statement
      • Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Campus Statute

    Register your student organization

    All student organizations are required to re-register their organization every academic year. Re-registration will begin May 10, 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year. Registration should be completed by the organization's current president.

    How to register a new organization

    How to re-register an existing organization

    How to update your organization’s roster

    All requests are reviewed by the Dean of Students Office within 3-5 business days.

    Benefits of being a RSO

    1. RSOs have access to reserve space in the Student Center and other university spaces for free or at a discounted RSO price
    2. Can apply for SAFB Funding
    3. Participation in various campus events (Festifall, Student Organization Day, Winterfest).
    4. Access to student organization locker space in the Student Center lower level
    5. Access to promote events and opportunities through the Deans of Students Office

    Transition guide [PDF]

    It is important to have ample time spent making sure the incoming student organization leadership have the opportunity to be trained by outgoing leadership. Without taking the time to effectively transition incoming officers, organizations lose the opportunity to continue momentum gained in the previous year. This transition guide is designed to help all officers and student organization leaders have the tools to successfully transition outgoing and incoming officers.

  • Organization management

    Roster Management

    All organizations are required to have one (1) president and at least one (1) other member. Each organization may only have one president. 

    Managing your roster

    Messaging Members

    1.  Log into Get Involved
    2. Click the box next to account picture
    3. Click "Manage"
    4. Select respective organization
    5. Click the bars next to the organization name in the top left corner
    6. Click "Roster"
    7. Click "Messaging" in the top right hand corner

    Elections

    1. Log into Get Involved
    2. Go to your organization's page
    3. Click "Manage organization"
    4. Select respective organization
    5. Click the bars next to the organizations name in the top left corner
    6. Click "Elections"

    Transition guide [PDF]

    It is important to have ample time spent making sure the incoming student organization leadership have the opportunity to be trained by outgoing leadership. Without taking the time to effectively transition incoming officers, organizations lose the opportunity to continue momentum gained in the previous year. This transition guide is designed to help all officers and student organization leaders have the tools to successfully transition outgoing and incoming officers.

  • Student organization fairs

    FestiFall

    Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    FestiFall is Wayne State University's annual tradition that showcases more than 500 student organizations, campus departments, community organizations, and learning communities to incoming students and their guests. During FestiFall, students also have the chance to meet the dean of their school or college and eat a picnic lunch.

    Student organizations, university units/programs, on-campus vendors and community organizations can sign up to host a table. Student organizations must be registered by Aug. 27 in order to participate in FestiFall. 

    Table registration coming soon. 

    Student Organization Day

    TBD

    WinterFest

    TBD

    Update your organzation's home page

    Students may want to reach out before or after the fair to get some more information about your organization. This is a great time to refresh your information to make it more apealing to potential new members.

    • Upload a photo to your organization's profile, if you don't have one. Or update it to something new. 
    • Make sure your organization's homepage is up to date with a detailed description and contact information. 
    • Videos can be embedded into your organization's description. This is a great way to really showcase what your organization is all about. All you need to do is paste the YouTube or Vimeo URL into the organization description area and it will automatically embed to your page. 
  • Reserving space on campus

    Classroom spaces

    Classroom spaces are reserved using the event submission in Get Involved. The Dean of Students Office will assist in reserving classroom spaces once the submission is completed.

    How to reserve a classroom space

    Please contact 313-577-1010 or dosofrontdesk@wayne.edu with any questions.

    Student Center Administration (SCA) spaces

    The Student Center is open for food service and essential business only until fall 2021. The SCA is currently not hosting indoor meetings and events in any Student Center managed spaces (Student Center, McGregor Memorial Conference Center, St. Andrews and Community Arts). Reservations for outdoor space managed by the Student Center are being accepted. These events must be under 100 attendees. The SCA is accepting tentative indoor and outdoor reservations for fall 2021 for Student Center managed spaces. 

    Reserve outdoor space Make tentative fall 2021 reservation

    The reservation staff will work with each request to safely plan your event. Consider booking a larger space than normal to accommodate social distancing. These tentative reservations are not guaranteed as the Student Center will abide by social distancing and capacity policies.   

    Please be mindful that the SCA may have to alter or cancel your reservation as final decisions will be made based on the academic needs, health and safety of our community. 

    If you would like to see the pictures of the spaces, capacity, and A/V capability, please visit reservable spaces. A list of Student Center policies can be found on the policies page.

    If you have any questions, please contact screservations@wayne.edu.

    Note: If you would like your event to appear in your organization's Get Invovled calendar (this will also allow you to track attendance for an event and request the event be added to the Get Invovled newsletter), you may do so by following the Creating a New Event in your Organization instructions and selecting "Create an Event" on the Location Selection page. Please note that by doing this, this DOES NOT secure your reservation of the space.  

    University Library System spaces

    To reserve space in one of the University Libraries, please use the Library Space Reservation Form.

    Library Space Reservation Policies and Reservable Spaces

    Questions should be directed to Nancy Swenskowski (dx1451@wayne.edu) or Matthew Wisotsky (aj3401@wayne.edu). 

    Reserve Library space

    Note: If you would like your event to appear in your organization's Get Invovled calendar (this will also allow you to track attendance for an event and request the event be added to the Get Invovled newsletter), you may do so by following the Creating a New Event in your Organization instructions and selecting "Create an Event" on the Location Selection page. Please note that by doing this, this DOES NOT secure your reservation of the space. 

  • Food policies

    Classroom spaces

    There is no food allowed in classroom spaces.

    Student Center Administration spaces

    Reservations policies

    Catering and food service

    University Library System spaces

    Library Space Reservation Policies

  • Using the Event Pass at your event to track attendance

    The Event Check-in App makes attendance tracking easy. As soon as you enable mobile check in, users can access their Event Pass by logging into Get Involved or using the Corq app. When signing into Get Involved, click on your profile picture in the top right of the screen and you will see the "Event Pass" option. Click this and it will display your unique code. To access your event pass in Corq, simply open up your menu in the Corq app and select "Event Pass" to generate your unique pass. 

    The Event Chck-in App can now check-in and out giving you an accurate attendee number – simply scan the attendee's Event Pass again as they're leaving. This will assist your organization in making sure your event numbers do not exceed the space requirements.

    After your event, you can export your event attendance by following these steps:

    1. Log into Get Involved
    2. Click on your event and then select "Manage"
    3. Select "Track Attendance." Here you can see a list of your attendees. You can also manage their attendance
      on this page
    4. Click "Export"
    5. The file can be found in your downloads page

    Get Involved resources

    Tracking Event Participation with Event Pass 

    Get your Event Pass

  • Promote your event

    The Dean of Students Office can help promote your student organizations events and opportunities.

    Promotion request

    Ways we can help promote:

    • Social media 
      We can share your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter posts that relate to your event or opportunity
    • Get Involved Newsletter
      Your event or opportunity can be included in the newsletter that goes out Sundays and Wednesdays

    Note: this is not a request for artwork/graphics or content creation. If you need assistance with design, we would suggest working with Student Center Graphics or a free service like Canva. Events and opportunities should be for current Wayne State University students.

  • Marketing

    Design services

    The Student Center provides various marketing services for registered student organizations

    University logo

    All registered student organizations may use the WSU logo. Organizations must follow the university branding guidelines. University logos can be found on the Marketing and Communications website.

    Branded merchandise

    Any merchandise that displays Wayne State’s name or logos (T-shirts, hats, giveaways, awards, etc.) must be purchased through a licensed vendor. Please see the list of licensed vendors on the Marketing and Communications website.

  • Apply for event funding

    Student Activities Funding Board

    For the fall 2020 semester, Student Activities Funding Board (SAFB) will be funding student organization events that occur digitally. Registered Student Organizations will be able to still request funding for vendors, workshops, speakers, performers, etc., and also receive funding for supplies for events that can be shared with students. Student organizations are encouraged to apply for funding for their events, and may use digital platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to facilitate them. If you have previously been approved for funding for the 2019-20 academic year, and your event was cancelled due to COVID-19, please contact Ryan Mitchell in the Dean of Students Office to discuss implementing your event digitally during fall 2020. 

    Read more

  • Fundraising

    Fundraising options

    • Student organizations can register to hold a bake sale at approved campus locations including State, Hall, Student Center, General Lectures and Old Main. You can register here.
    • Student organizations can request departmental help and fundraise through their budgets.
    • Apply to be a part of Wayne State's crowdfunding program called Warrior Funder through the project application.
  • Banking information

    Effective Dec. 21, 2018, the Dean of Students Office will no longer service student organization agency accounts. Instead, student organizations are encouraged to establish business checking accounts with a banking institution, and while the Dean of Students Office does not recommend a particular institution, a special student organization business account is being offered by Michigan First Credit Union, located on the first floor of the Student Center and the 5057 Woodward Building (behind the Welcome Center).

    Read more

  • Training

    For a full list of training resources, please see our Get Involved training page.

    Request a training for your organization leaders by emailing getinvolved@wayne.edu. Trainings are currently held virtually.

  • Student organization lockers

    Student organizations may reserve locker space located in the lower level of the Student Center. 

    Student organizations must be registered for the current academic year and the form must be completed by the organization's president.

    Request a locker

    Use of storage space

    • The locker is to be used for the storage of your organization's materials—not for personal storage.
    • An authorized lock will be issued by the Dean of Students Office—any other locks will be cut off and discarded.
    • No flammable materials or perishable goods may be stored in lockers. 

    Risk of loss or damage

    Wayne State University shall not be liable for any damages or loss to the contents of the locker for any reason, including, but not limited the following examples: as a result of theft, disappearance, vandalism, fire, water, leaking pipes, weather, rain, or electrical malfunction.

    Right to enter, inspect, repair

    The Dean of Students Office or Student Center Administration shall have the right to open and if necessary empty the locker if access is required to inspect or make repairs to the area.

    Period of occupancy

    • Locker use is for a period of one year beginning in August and continuing through until the end of the spring semester in May.
    • Organizations will have the opportunity to reapply each May for the following Academic Year.
    • Organizations will not need to vacate space if successful in the reapplication process.
    • In the event of the termination of permitted occupancy based on non-renewal or administrative action based on the Student Code of Conduct, the Registered Student Organization (RSO) shall remove the contents of the locker no later than the date in which such termination is effective. If the RSO does not empty the locker, Dean of Students Office may order the emptying of the locker and may dispose of the contents as if the contents were abandoned property of no value.
    • To the extent possible, two week notice by e-mail message to the Primary Contact listed on the organization’s Get Involved page will be provided when a locker needs to be vacated.
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