About Us

The Organization Resource Group (ORG) is the central campus resource for student organizations. From starting a new group to managing a well established one, we’re here to help students who want to get involved!

Mission Statement

The Organization Resource Group (ORG) is a viewpoint-neutral group of students dedicated to ushering student organizations through the recognition process, educating student leaders about University policies and resources, consulting with organizations on how to meet their goals, and providing financial assistance though the Student Activity Fee for student organizations.

If you would like to make an appointment with any of our staff members, please contact us! We are more than happy to explain policies, processes or field general questions in a one-on-one setting.

ORG Staff

Chair

Phyleia Battle

The ORG Chair is responsible for creating the Student Activity Fee budget designated for student organizations. She serves by training organization officers, representing the interests of student organizations to University administrators, and managing the travel and general expense budget processes.

Vice Chair of Finance

Cameron Elbert

The Vice Chair of Finance is the primary point of contact between ORG and SOAC. He also manages the honorarium budget process for student organizations.

Vice Chair of Administration

Ethan May

The Vice Chair of Administration meets with students who are interested in starting new organizations, and assists in the recognition process. He is the primary point of contact between ORG and SOGA.

Communications Coordinator

Mackenzie Thomas

The Communications Coordinator oversees emails and office communications, publish OrgSync updates, and manage ORG’s website and Twitter.

Office Manager

Nicole Rivera

The Office Manager controls all ORG office and storage spaces, as well as organization mailboxes.

Graduate Assistant

Ryan Rhodes

The ORG graduate assistant helps in many different activities, however their primary focus is assisting groups with fundraising and group events.

Coordinator of Student Organizations

Kenna Cornelius

Support Staff

Kristina Shultz & Michael Pavich

Committees

SOAC

While ORG accepts and processes budget requests from student organizations, our staff does not make the funding decisions. Funds for student organizations are distributed by the Student Organization Allocation Committee (SOAC).  SOAC is a group of student volunteers who meet several times each year to review and evaluate submitted budgets.  ORG acts as a liaison between SOAC and student groups.

SOGA

Students who want to start a new organization submit an application to ORG, but recognition decisions are made by the Committee on Student Organizations, Governments and Activities (SOGA). They recommend approval or denial of University recognition for all prospective student organizations.  All final decisions are made by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Getting Involved with ORG

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