Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Organizations

COVID-19 Resources

The Office of Student Engagement is open and here to help you and your student organizations navigate how to engage your membership during this time.

SFA has made ZOOM technology available for all students through your mySFA accounts. Attached is a simple tutorial on how to host a ZOOM meeting. This technology will allow you to carry on with organization business and stay connected from wherever your members are located!

All events and social gatherings have been cancelled or postponed on campus until April 6th, but we ask that you consider the CDC guidelines for any group meetings you have planned off campus.

We did want to share another resource on your mySFA:
Check out the Microsoft 360 apps available! I would recommend looking into Slack or Teams to be able to share files and communicate more formally than a GroupMe or direct message format.

If you need assistance with any of these communication tools or other questions please don't hesitate contacting our office. We have staff available M-F 8am-5pm to help!
(936)468-3703 or email us at studentengagement@sfasu.edu

ZOOM Resources

Zoom One Minute Video Tutorials
Quick Reference and Set-Up Guide

Zoom Support Center

Organization Registration

Fall is here and the Office of Student Engagement is ready for our student organizations to bring energy back to campus for a new year!

Below is the link to register your student organization for this semester. Please have it completed BEFORE Friday, January 31st to be considered "active" and eligible for SORF funding.

You will need to know the contact and student ID information for (4) officers and your campus adviser. Please collect that information before completing the registration.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://baseline.campuslabs.com/sfasu/spring20


TRAININGS:
If you completed BASIC Training in the Fall semester you are not required to attend in the Spring. If you have any NEW officers who did not attend or you are a NEW organization who has already submitted formation paperwork you are required to attend Basic Training. Please see the following dates and times for scheduled trainings.
*If you are not able to attend any of these due to CLASSES, please email studentengagement@sfasu.edu to find alternative options.

REQUIRED Basic Training Dates:
Training Dates:
All trainings will be held in the Student Center commons room on the 3rd floor (3.201)
Trainings:

February 4, 2020: 8am-9am
February 7, 2020: 12pm-1pm
February 10, 2020: 6pm-7pm
February 13, 2020: 10am-11am


During BASIC we will discuss the changes in Grounds Form process and other free speech initiatives on campus.

We have over 200 Student Organizations!

Click Here for a list of Registered Student Organizations (Updated list will be available online Feb 1)

Contact the SFA Involvement Center to learn more about all the organizations!

Email getinvolved@sfasu.edu for questions or to schedule a one on one meeting to help determine which of our 200+ organizations are right for you!

Some groups may not appear on this list, please contact the Involvement Center or Office of Student Engagement for a complete list of organizations.

Required Forms

Document Details 1636

GROUNDS FORM/Notification Form (ON CAMPUS): The above document is the SFA Event Notification Form. Please complete this form and return to the Office of Student Engagement for approval for sound, food or fundraising approval. If you are just tabling or sharing information about your organization you do not have to complete a grounds form.

File size: 1191.85 KB

Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Fundraising Form

FUNDRAISING FORM: This form is required for all student organizations hosting events where donations or monies are collected/donated.

File size: 1191.21 KB

Updated: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)

Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is located on the 3rd floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Student Organizations are able to access the following resources during regular business hours or by appointment.

Contact Student Engagement Programs at studentengagement@sfasu.edu or (936)468-3703 for questions.

Resources Available:

- Printing (Limited to organization needs, no personal printing available)

- Button Making Machine and Supplies

- Computer Lounge

- General supplies (Including but not limited to paper cutter, butcher paper, markers, paint, etc)

- Organization storage, including reserved lockers

- Event supplies (based on availability)

Funding Resources:

Registered Student Organizations may apply for Student Organization Resource Funding (SORF). Organizations must be a Level 2 or a non-probation organization to be eligible for funding. This requires the group to be active for more than 12months and to register with the Office of Student Engagement each semester.

SORF funding is allocated at the beginning of each Fall semester and is re-allocated based on need in the Spring semester.

Please contact Student Engagement Programs at studentengagement@sfasu.edu or (936)468-3703 for questions.

Student Engagement Campus Calendar

Student Engagement Programs has provided registered student organizations with the opportunity to submit their upcoming event information to be published on the SFASU Around Campus calendar. This calendar is accessible through the SFASU Homepage and can be viewed by current and prospective SFA students, parents and families, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Nacogdoches community.

In order for your event to be published on the campus calendar, you must be a registered student organization and complete the submission form on the far right side of this webpage. If you are not a registered student organization, please visit the Student Engagement Programs office (BPSC 3.301) or email studentengagement@sfasu.edu.

Starting a New Organization

Students can create an organization during the Fall or Spring semesters using our Organization Formation Packet.

*Pick up a packet in BPSC 3.301

The basic requirements to start an organization:

- (4) Full time students

- (1) Full time faculty/staff person as an adviser

- Constitution (example included in packet)

- Completed Organization Formation Packet

BASIC TRAINING DATES

Basic Training is held in the Fall semester for all student organizations. There are NO spring requirements unless you are a NEW student organization or a newly appointed officer who did not attend in the Fall semester.

If you are a newly formed student organization you will have to attend a BASIC training which will be scheduled by the Office of Student Engagement.

If you have questions about policy details contact the Office of Student Engagement at studentengagement@sfasu.edu or (936)468-3703.

(4) Officers must attend ONE of the following meetings.
- Not all (4) have to attend the same meeting.
- If you have a class conflict email studentengagement@sfasu.edu

Unrecognized Organizations

We would like to advise all students and parents/guardians that there are groups that are not recognized by the Greek Life Office, Stephen F. Austin State University, or the national office/organization they display the letters of. For your own well-being, we strongly discourage you from attending events and from affiliating yourself with these organizations.

What does it mean to be an inactive chapter?

Inactive status means that a chapter is not currently on campus due to reasons such as low membership numbers, low campus interest, or the chapter chose to leave on their own.

Inactive Chapters

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Sigma Iota Alpha Sorority

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

What does it mean to be a suspended chapter?

Suspended status means that the chapter is not permitted to be an active organization on campus; whether that is mandated by the University or the organization's Inter/National Headquarters. In most cases, there is a significant reason for the suspension, and there is a certain date when they will be reactivated as a student organization.

Suspended Chapters

Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc.

Delta Chi Fraternity

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity

What does it mean to be a sanctioned organization?

If a student organization has been alleged to have violated the Student Code of Conduct Policy the Office of Student Engagement will conduct an investigation.

The following groups have been investigated by the Office of Student Engagement for risk management or hazing violations which resulted in sanctions but not suspension.

Sanctioned Organizations

Student Activities Association

Students With Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by Room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-6401, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services. To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process.