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SOAR

Student Organization Advising & Resources at UC Santa Cruz

  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources

How to register

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Written by SOAR on September 22, 2014

SOMeCA is home base for campus wide student organizations and student-initiated programs.


If you are part of a continuing organization: Welcome back! We look forward to working with you again. Please review the annual registration process below.


If you are interested in starting a new organization: Welcome! We invite you to visit our Peer Adviors for an intake meeting and begin the registration process. Peer Advisors will be available Monday-Friday from 1pm-4pm starting Sept. 29.  Please reference the registration guidelines below to begin becoming familiar with the registration process.

 


Please review the Pathway guidelines as the type of organization and events you would like to have this year will determine your registration Path, as well as the registration requirements.

Please be aware that if you are registering a Greek Letter Organization (GLO), you will have additional requirements.

You may Register as:

Path 1 is for smaller Student Organizations that primarily organize small meetings and small events.

Path 2 is for mid-size Student Organizaions that will have more complex mid-scale events or a major event.

Path 3 is for Student Organizations that have experience and capcity to produce several mid-scale and major scale events.

 

Please review the Registration checklist to make sure you understand the Registration requirements. To complete the registration process for your organization for 2014-2015, your organization must:

1. Complete an “Application to Register” form: A minimum of 4 currently registered students need to read and sign the form, agreeing to serve as Authorized Representatives of the organization. The form will be avialable from the SOAR office on Sept. 22. Turn the completed form in to the SOAR office once you have completed Steps 1-3. (No scanned or FAXed copies please. Ink sigantures only)

2. Take the online orientation: All signers need to watch the Online Orientation videos and receive a 100% on the quiz. Click Here to view the Orientation Videos.

3. Complete or review your Constitution: If you are a continuing organization, you may choose to review your constitution on file at SOAR. If you are a new organization, a Constitution is required to register. You can reference how to create a Constitution (Instruction here) or use our helpful fill-in-the-blanks option (Found here).

 

Once your return the Registration form to SOAR and the SOAR Office has verified that your organization has met these requirements, your organization has completed basic registraiton. You may now begin scheduling meetings with your advisor and coordinating your organization's programming.

 

If you are a Path 2 or Path 3 Organization, you have some additional resources and requirements:

4. RSVP for Leadership Traings: Path 2 and Path 3 Organizations are required to attend the SOMeCA Leadership Trainings. In order to remian in good standing with your registration, you must RSVP for these trainings by Oct. 24. Please review the training dates and RSVP here.

Note: if you are an Authorized Representative and have already completed these trainings last year, you will not be required to attend again. Please contact SOAR to verify that you have completed the training.

5. Complete an Advisor Agreement: Please schedule a 1 hour meeting with your advisor and all of your Authorized Representatives through the SOAR office or by messaging your advisor directly. In order to remain in good standing with your registration, you must schedule this meeting by Oct. 24.

 

If you are a Path 3 Organization, you have some additional resources and requirements:

 

6. Financial Trainings: The financial Authorized Represetnative will be required to attend the financial training as this leader will manage and review the organization's transactions and finances. Pleasve review the training dates and RSVP here.

 

If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to visit us. We are located on the 2ndfloor of the Student Union and we are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm and by appointment. You can also call the office at 831-459-2934 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We look forward to seeing you.

 

Student Union Building, Second Floor
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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9:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: (831) 459-2934
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