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.

NEW 2020-2021 Student Organization Handbook

The Handbook serves as a one-stop resource for policies/guidelines/procedures for registered student organizations.  Please note, any updates that will be made to the Handbook due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be released as separate Addendums to this document. All officers are expected to know and follow the guidelines in this handbook.

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

COVID-19 ADDENDUMS TO HANDBOOK

The following addendums have been made to the Handbook to reflect current procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ADDENDUM 1:  SORC OPERATIONS
ADDENDUM 2:  STUDENT ORGANIZATION P&T CARD USE
ADDENDUM 3:  STUDENT ORGANIZATION DEPOSITS
ADDENDUM 4:  STUDENT ORGANIZATION IN-PERSON EVENTS
ADDENDUM 5:  STUDENT ORGANIZATION TRAVEL

UPDATE:  STUDENT ORGANIZATION USE OF UNIVERSITY LOGO GUIDELINES

In collaboration with Student Government Board, University Marketing & Communications, and  University Counsel, the SORC is releasing logo guidelines for all registered student organizations at  Pitt.  You can find them by clicking here.

Please remember that you should always use a licensed vendor when purchasing items that include any trademarks of the University.  Licensed vendors work closely with University Licensing to make  sure that everything they produce is in compliance with our policies.  Student organizations will  have until September 30, 2021 to come into compliance with the student organization  logo guidelines.


NEW NAMING GUIDELINES

The Independent Student Organization Naming Guidelines were updated in February 2020.  The   updated Guidelines will appear in the 2020-21 Handbook.

Spring 2021 Upcoming Important Dates

April 1st – Re-registration opens for ALL student organizations*
May 17th — All check requests (disbursements) must be submitted to the SORC**
June 4th – All other financial requests for payments must be submitted to the SORC**
June 28th (tentative)  – Information sent out to undergraduate student organizations regarding plan for Fall Student Activities Fair
August 16th (tentative) – Required Trainings available to all Presidents & Business Managers.
September 10th – Re-registration for ALL student organizations ends
October 1stLast day to complete Required Trainings

*New student organizations who registered during February 2021 do not need to re-register at this time.
**More information will be sent to Business Managers regarding this deadline.
***ALL student organizations Presidents and Business Managers must complete these trainings.  More information forthcoming.

 


SORC Office Hours

The SORC WPU Office space will be available on TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FOR DEPOSITS ONLY by appointment only. (March 30 & 31, April 6 & 7, April 13 & 14, and April 20 &21)  (If you need to have a conversation with a staff member, please email sorc@pitt.edu to set up a Zoom meeting/phone call with a staff member.)

MONDAYS, FRIDAYS:  SORC Staff working remotely
OFFICE HOURS:  9 am—5 pm
CALL US:  9 am-5 pm

TUESDAYS:  SORC Office DEPOSIT ONLY appointment
OFFICE HOURS:  9 am – 5 pm
CALL US:  10 am – 7 pm

WEDNESDAYS:  SORC Office DEPOSIT ONLY appointment
OFFICE HOURS:  9 am – 5 pm
CALL US:  9 am – 5 pm

THURSDAYS:  SORC Staff working remotely
OFFICE HOURS:  9 am – 5 pm
CALL US:  10 am – 7 pm