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

 

New Student Organization Orientation
Wednesday, January 22 @ 5 pm; WPU 837
Tuesday, January 28 @ 3 pm; WPU 837
Monday, February 3 @ 6 pm; WPU 540
Friday, February 7 @ 2 pm; WPU 837
Tuesday, February 11 @ 3 pm; WPU 837


Spring 2020 Hours

*Please note a change in the P-card hours for Spring 2020

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


FEBRUARY STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE MONTH IS…Unmuted!

Congratulations to our February Student Organization of the Month—Unmuted!  A relatively new organization, Unmuted works to provide students with opportunities to discuss current events and share information about resources available to sexual assault survivors.  The organization seeks to create awareness about sexual assault prevalence in relation intersectionality, and the resources offered to those in need.  In particular, Unmuted has built an extensive network of collaborations with groups including Planned Parenthood, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, FORGE, Asian Student Alliance, and South Asian Student Association.  Each semester this group holds an event called Survivor Stories, where survivors of assault/abuse share their personal stories in a closed space.  Unmuted looks forward to partnering with more student organizations in the future—and we look forward to all the great things to come from these collaborations.

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

APPLY TO BE THE MARCH 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 Wednesday, February 26 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.