Annual Events Sponsored by the Department of Student Life
Welcome Week offers a variety of events throughout the first week of classes in the fall semester. Students, faculty, staff, are invited to join in the celebration of the new school year. Student organizations are invited to participate in some way, by possibly hosting or cohosting an event.
Student Organization Fair
Held early in each semester, this event provides an opportunity to recruit new members and market the organization. Student organization officers are asked to sign up in advance with the Department of Student Life. Organizations are encouraged to set up and staff a table displaying flyers and literature to describe the organization, its purpose, its past accomplishments and future plans, and its membership requirements.
ROAR Leadership Conference
Held each year, the ROAR Leadership Conference offers a unique opportunity to build individual and team leadership skills, as well as the opportunity to build networks with student leaders from colleges and universities from throughout the state of Texas. The conference offers a keynote speaker and interest sessions scheduled throughout the day. We highly encourage all student organization to attend this conference.
Student Organization and Leadership Banquet
The annual awards banquet is held in late in the spring semester and recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions of student organizations and student leaders. Interest groups become chartered student organizations and the incoming Student Government Association Executive Officers are also installed at the banquet. Invitations are emailed to organization presidents, advisors and Student Government Association Executive Officers. Criteria for the awards are available from the Department of Student Life.
Mandatory Student Organization Training
In order to be considered a recognized student organization in good standing (good standing allows organizations to hold meetings/events, reserve rooms, request SGA funds, and have access to a bulletin board), the President or designated officer must complete a Mandatory Student Organization Training. Officers elected at the end of the spring semester must attend the training offered in the fall. Any new officers that fill a vacant position during the fall semester must attend the first training provided at the beginning of the spring semester.