Support and Services from Student Life
This section discusses a variety of services and resources provided by Student Life that are invaluable to the efficiency and success of UHV student organizations. Various members of Student Life staff provide services and resources to student organizations. However, assisting and advising student organizations are the primary responsibilities of the Director of Student Life. Please be sure to consult with this individual for advice and support. Also, we encourage you to offer ideas and suggestions about other desired services and resources to help you and your organization succeed.
Student Life serves as the liaison between student organizations and university administration, providing access to information from the administration and opportunities for students to provide information and input to the administration.
Consulting, Support, and Assistance
Student Life staff also offers several consulting and support services which can simplify the operational procedures of running a successful organization, including training and a variety of developmental opportunities. The staff serves as consultants to organizations needing special assistance in developing the organization or planning a major event. Contact the Director of Student Life for more details on leadership, recruiting, fundraising, effective planning, dispute resolution, or other special needs.
Assistance in Planning and Running a Successful Organization
Student Life staff can help organizations plan and implement successful events, as well as help identify problems and suggest solutions. Our experienced professional staff can also assist organizations in planning for successful transitions when experiencing leadership changes.
Assistance in Recruiting
New students attending Jaguar Journey Welcome Weekend at the beginning of every year are encouraged to join student organization portals, they are interested in, on JagSync. They are also encouraged to attend the Student Organization Fair offered within the first few weeks of school.
Student organizations have the opportunity to email events they may be having to STUORGS-L Listserv.
Student Life and the Marketing and Communications Department must approve any flyers/posters and banners for display in designated areas on campus. A limited number of flyers and posters may be posted. For more information on publicity, please see tab 10 of the Student Organization Handbook.
Every recognized student organization is issued a mailbox, located in the Den in University Commons, Suite 2201. Organization officers are asked to check their mailboxes frequently. Organizations are encouraged to communicate with one another, invite other organization members to events, etc. through these mailboxes.
The organization is expected to use the university as its mailing address:
<Name of Organization>
3007 N. Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901
The Den is located in the Center for Student Involvement in University Commons, Suite 2201. The Den is a community space available for all student organizations and is designed to support their organization's development. Items available in The Den include four university computers with access to a printer, student organization lockers which can be checked out through Student Life, and access to our Craft Closet. Craft Closet materials (markers, posters, glitter, stencils, etc.) can be used for marketing/advertising of student organizations, including the creation of posters, flyers, and banners. Student organizations must follow the guidelines for this shared space, which can be found in The Den. Any organization found not adhering to these policies will lose privileges associated with The Den.