The Leading Edge.

Student Organization News: July, 2010


CSI Summer Office Hours

The Center for Student Involvement will remain open normal business hours through most of the summer. Please be aware of scheduled state holidays and furlough days. As always, if you wish to meet with a specific staff member, we welcome appointments. You can access information and forms 24 hours a day via the CSI website at
Monday 8-5
Tuesday 8-6
Wednesday 8-5
Thursday 8-5
Friday 8-4

NOTE: Student Activities will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday.

Online Registration, No Registration Forms

Training and assistance in completing the student organization registration renewal process online will be available from the Center for Student Involvement beginning Monday, August 2, 2010. More details on training requirements will be announced in July and August.

Each year, ALL registered student organization must renew their registration with the Center for Student Involvement. The renewal forms are being replaced with online forms for fall 2010. The electronic renewal forms will be due to the Center for Student Involvement, Union 363, Friday, September 24, 2010 by Noon. Groups failing to submit their electronic renewal forms will become inactive and lose all university privileges, such as: segregated fee funding, room reservations, office space, etc. Change of officer forms cannot be used in lieu of the renewal form. We encourage student officers to complete the online forms as early as possible so that new students can be given more accurate information about clubs and groups on campus. Please check with all your officers to make sure someone completes the electronic forms and the required training elements by the posted deadline.


Campus Kick-Off 2010: Campus Expo (Student Organization Fair)
September 8, 2010, 10am-2pm, Spaights Plaza

The Campus Expo: Jobs, Organization & Service Fair is an informational fair where over 70 organizations and 30 campus department representatives provide students with information on campus jobs, services, mentors, and student organizations. This is a great way to promote your organization and get more members. Organizations may sign up for a booth space by sending an email to (Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis). Open tables at 10:00 am on that day will be given to organizations on the waiting list. NOTE: Campus departments will register with the Career Development Center and they should be contacting departments later in the summer.


Fall Semester SAC Grant Information

Those student organizations who received SAC grants for fall semester had the grants posted in their budgets. The budgets were emailed out to officers of the student organizations noting that funding is effective July 1, 2010. It is important that an officer from your organization meet with an advisor in the Center for Student Involvement prior to any expenditures take place. If your organization did not receive a notification, please contact the Center for Student Involvement (


Vehicle Rentals

Vehicle rental contracts have changed. Student organizations will be paying for the rental vehicle on their own and seeking reimbursement after the trip has taken place. In order to receive reimbursement, student organizations will have needed to have approved driver authorizations forms on file with the Center for Student Involvement prior to the trip and follow the proper contacting procedures. If your student organization plans on renting a vehicle fall semester, please set up an appointment with the Center for Student Involvement ( to discuss your options.



The Center for Student Involvement has negotiated some changes with the purchase of airfare for student organization trips. If your organization is planning on flying to your destination for a particular conference or tournament, please set up an appointment with the Center for Student Involvement ( to discuss how to purchase airfare for your student organization trips.


Driver Authorizations

Risk Management will be purging the driver authorization form database during the summer break. Student organizations will need to submit new driver authorization forms if driving on student organization business for the fall/spring semesters.

You can get forms from CSI in Union 363 or go the the forms section of this site.


Transition to New Leaders/Officers

Training for new organization leaders/officers is available from the Center for Student Involvement, or 229-5780. All student organizations must complete a Change of Officer Form (PDF) when the leaders/officers of the organization change.

New leaders are reminded that all student organizations will need to renew their registration with the University early in the fall semester. For more information on student organization policies, procedures and resources visit the Center for Student Involvement website or visit the office in Union 363.


Call for Student Org. Photographs

The Center for Student Involvement is requesting picture submissions from student organizations! Pictures will be used for marketing/promotional purposes and may appear on the CSI website. For appropriate photographic subject matter, please see the Student Activities website and the current photos displayed there. When submitting a photo, make sure the file has as much detail (resolution, large file size) as possible. Photos may be cropped or otherwise edited for use. Images that are used will included a caption/label noting the organization pictured and/or the event the picture was taken at, and photographer credit if provided. The names of individuals in an image will not appear with the image. A photo release signed by the organization’s primary office will be required for each submission. Photos submitted will be considered for immediate posting! Send your organization photos and/or questions to: Tom Dake, Student Activities Advisor,


2010-2011 Blood Drive Information

Interested in giving back to your community and working with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin?? My name is Melissa Schulteis and I am the Student Ambassador for BloodCenter of Wisconsin. My role is to work with UWM Campus organizations who want to sponsor and coordinate blood drives. I also work with organizations that wish to promote existing drives that are already a part of campus life or start new drives to enhance it. If you or your organization is interested in working with BloodCenter of Wisconsin to sponsor a blood drive, Please contact me.

I can be reached in the following ways: or or by phone at (414)940-0495.


Complete Campus Master Plan Report

The UWM Campus Master Plan Report has been completed and posted online.


Move In Volunteers Needed

University Housing is currently seeking volunteers to help move students into Cambridge Commons, RiverView, and Sandburg Halls. Staff, students, and members of the campus community are invited to volunteer as individuals or groups. More information is available here.


Speed Meet 2010 - UWM Networking Event!

The 2010 Speed Meet is quickly approaching, and we would like your student organization to help us make this happen! Speed Meet is an annual event at UWM which allows participants to have individual conversations with other students and quickly make connections on campus. It is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of students, and a chance to meet new first year students looking to participate on campus. Be a part of this awesome event on Thursday, September 9th at 6:30PM in the Union Concourse. All are encouraged to attend, but please send 2-3 names of participants from your organization to Lolita Wolle at We hope to see you there!


Volunteer Opportunities with CVSL


On Wednesday, July 14th from 4:30pm – 8:30pm, UWM is doing a volunteer food sort at the Hunger Task Force. We need at least 20 volunteers to help sort non-perishable food items by categories; check for expired, damaged or unlabeled food items; label, move and stack boxes; and make boxes using a tape gun. Transportation is provided and we are leaving from UWM as a group at 4:30pm. This event is open to UWM students, as well as staff and their families (children of staff who are 12 years-old and over can participate as long as their parents come too!). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Courtney at
To sign up, please send the following information:


If you are eligible for Pell Grants, or if neither of your parents have a college degree, then you could be one of 50 M3C Fellow Scholars next year through the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership. Through this program you receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps Award after you complete 260 hours of paid or unpaid community service and 3 credits of leadership development coursework. To apply, simply fill out this short application (MS Word), and drop it off at the CVSL Office, Union Room G28 by July 1st; alternatively, you can also email it to


Each week the UWM community sends volunteers to the Hope House Food Pantry to stock shelves, clean, organize, and do inventory. Transportation is provided. We leave the CVSL office at 12:00pm and arrive back on campus by 2:30pm. To sign up for as many or as few Thursdays as you would like, please provide the following information:


Our next leadership retreat is scheduled for Saturday September 18-19, 2010. At the retreat 200 students will enjoy the beautiful grounds of Camp Minikani while honing their leadership skills. Students do high and low ROPES course, play Ecotonos, do personality inventories, solve ethical dilemmas, and partake in a bonfire social. The retreat is free to students, but space is limited, so register today and mark your calendar!
To register, please send the following information:
STUDENT ORG (if applicable)


Volunteer to promote sound environmental practices at the upcoming shows at Alpine Valley and stay and watch the concert for free afterwards in the grass-seats. The dates are July 3 & 4th -- there are two shifts, one is from 3:30pm -7:30pm and the other is from 4:30pm - 8:30pm. For more information, email Effect Partners at as soon as possible with your preferred volunteer shift. Include 1-2 sentences about why you would like to volunteer and include ‘DMB East Troy’ in the subject line.