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Office of Leadership and Student Involvement

Resources for Organizations

(Updated 11-11-20) As state Executive Orders have again changed, student organizations are still permitted to request meeting and tabling space in the Union Complex as well as the potential to host outdoor events. The newest order sets a limit of 10 attendees at any indoor gathering and 50 at outdoor gatherings until 12.11.20.  Click here to read the Activity Parameters that are updated to include this change. The majority of student organization activities should still be held virtually. As the situation changes, we will update organizations as soon as possible.

*The deadline to request space for fall activities has passed. Check back in December for the form to request space for spring 2021 pending current state guidelines and executive orders. 

The SOO deadline for Student Organizations has passed. 

If you have any questions, please email us at lsi@usm.edu. Thank you. SMTTT! 

Back in March, we created a Virtual Student Organization Management Guide to assist groups through the transition as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning. We have now updated that guide for the fall semester. It is available by clicking here. This is a tool groups should get familiar with as they plan for the upcoming year.

If you are looking for virtual activities you can do online by yourself or with your organizations, click here for a wealth of options!

Use this tip sheet for hosting successful online events and this sheet for hosting successful online meetings.

Click here for best practices in engaging followers on social media.

Any available forms for registering for virtual workshops, involvement fairs or other events this semester will be posted on the Forms & Policies page. You can also find Officer Transition Resources by clicking here.

The University, Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement are committed to ensuring campus is a safe and inclusive space for all. LSI is working on creating opportunities for student organizations this year to expand their education and advocacy around anti-racism. Click here for a practical guide to consider for use within your student organizations. Click here for more education and resources provided by the Division of Student Affairs. LSI staff are available to meet with any organizations about anti-racism resources and education. Email us at LSIFREEMississippi to set that up.

LSI is pleased to offer student organization leaders and advisors dedicated time each week for you to join Virtual Office Hours to connect with staff on any questions you have pertaining to organization management, making events virtual, etc. These should be scheduled in advance by clicking here. Once you request a meeting, LSI will follow up with the meeting log in information. 

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