SORC

WELCOME TO THE STUDENT ORGANIZATION RESOURCE CENTER (SORC)

Student organizations play a major role in our active and vibrant campus community. Our Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is here to ensure that our 600+ student organizations have the support they need to operate at the highest level.

2019-2020 Student Organization Handbook

The Handbook serves as a one-stop resource for policies/guidelines/procedures for registered student organizations. Please be patient with us while we update the rest of the website for consistence with the Handbook. The Handbook information is the most current information for student organization. All officers are expected to know and follow the guidelines in this handbook.

To access the Handbook, click on the following hyperlink: Student Organization Handbook

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Upcoming Important Dates

December 1: Re-registration for groups with Fall elections opens.


Fall 2019 Hours

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30am-7pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm
P-card Hours: Monday + Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am, 2pm-6pm, Tuesday, Thursday + Friday 9:30am-11:30am, 2pm-4pm


NOVEMBER STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE MONTH IS…Design Hub!

Congratulations to our November Student Organization of the Month—Design Hub!  This organization works to provide students of any major with the support, resources, and mentorship necessary to engage in projects that serve to solve real-world problems in the healthcare industry and Pittsburgh community.  Currently, one of the organization’s student-led design teams is working with a UPMC neurosurgeon to develop new endoscopic camera technology that will identify anatomical orientation to improve the confidence of surgeons and decrease the duration of surgery.  Design Hub also offers workshops every semester to prepare their members for challenges they might face as part of a design team or industry.  Just recently, they hosted their first Design-a-Thon, a half-day event consisting of a series of interactive workshops followed by a rapid design competition.  This event was designed to engage students of all majors in a low-stress introduction to the engineering design process.  We look forward to all the great ideas and solutions to come from this organization!

Want to learn more about Design Hub?  Be on the look-out on the digital signs, listen to WPTS-FM or visit their Engage page.

APPLY TO BE THE JANUARY STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE MONTH!

Each month we will recognize an organization for their accomplishments, achievements, and/or programming initiatives based on nominations submitted to our Selection Committee.  To nominate a student organization, please fill out the nomination form.  Groups that applied previously and were not selected are encouraged to resubmit!  The deadline to submit a nomination for January is Friday, December 20 at noon.

The Student Organization of the Month will receive the following:

  • Award Certificate
  • Exposure on WPTS Radio media platforms
  • Exposure on Student Affairs digital signs
  • $500 marketing grant to be used to promote the organization*
  • $500 grant to be used towards student organization operations and/or programming*

*Grants must be used within six months of receipt.