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Office of Student Activities

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How can student organizations reserve space for meetings and/or events? 

    Student organizations can reserve space by using VirtualEMS to submit a reservation request. For questions regarding space in the Comstock Memorial Union, please contact the CMU Administration Office. For questions regarding space outside of the CMU, contact Scheduling Services.

    Can someone help us plan an event for the student organization?

    Much of our staff in the OSA is experienced in advising organizations in event planning! Stop by our office in the CMU at any time for advice.

    How can my student organization advertise our events?

    The OSA has several opportunities for student organizations. Visit the Advertising Opportunities page, read the Campus Publicity Guidelines document, or stop by our office for more information.

    Do student organizations need to register every year?

    Student organizations need to register every fall during the annual online registration process. If a student organization updates their officers or advisor after the annual registration process is complete, they must also update their registration with the Office of Student Activities. See our Registration/Updates page for more information.

    Can a student organization get web space or an email address?

    More often than not, student organizations utilize their DragonCentral page as their primary website. They may also create Facebook pages and groups or other social media sites in order to have an online presence.

    Recognized student organizations may get their own mnstate email address or create a university listserv by having their organization advisor submit a support ticket through Information Technology.

    What should a student organization do if they want to hold a fundraiser and/or sell merchandise on campus?

    First, only recognized student organizations are allowed to fundraise. Once a student organization receives University recognition, they are able to conduct a wide range of fundraisers. Once you decide on an activity, please contact the OSA to ensure you are in line with University policies, especially if you plan on selling food on-campus, holding a raffle or other types of gambling, or soliciting money from area businesses. If you have any other questions, stop by.

    Do student organizations have mailboxes on campus?

    Yes! All student organizations have a mailbox folder located in the Office of Student Activities. It is the responsibility of the organization officers to check the organization's mailbox on a regular basis. 

    Where can student organizations make banners?

    Student organizations can use the banner making supplies located in the Activities Resource Center, CMU 125. To hang posters and banners in the CMU, they must be approved at the CMU Administration Office.