Pursue Your Passions
Student organizations are a vital part of our campus community. By getting involved in a student organization, you'll have the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, explore your passions, develop leadership skills, gain experience in your academic areas of interest, connect with faculty and staff, and make a positive impact to our local and global communities through service.
There are more than 100 student organizations on campus and you can choose the level of commitment and area of interest in which you are involved.
View the university's Student Organizations Manual for additional information on organization policies.
Find an Organization
Student Involvement Coordinators help students connect with St. Edward's University student organizations, departments, and programs. Student Involvement Coordinators can either connect you with current student groups that match your interests or can help you start a new student organization. Complete the Involvement Inventory, and the Involvement Coordinator will get back to you within a few days with a personalized report of suggestions.
Contact Student Involvement Coordinators:
Visit the Student Involvement Office in Ragsdale 304 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Organization Funds
While supported by Student Involvement, the success of student organizations depends primarily on the student leaders and members of each organization. Student organizations have the unique challenge of funding most of their activities through membership dues, fundraisers, and generous donations from outside supporters.
Average costs associated with student organizations include resources for hosting significant campus events, member development, travel costs for out-of-town conferences, and official organization t-shirts. Organizations engage in fundraising activities throughout the year to offset the increasing costs associated with being active and successful on campus.
Apply for Student Organization Funding
The Student Organization Funding provides limited funding for student organizations. This funding should directly support an organization's purpose or mission.
Note: This must be filled out at least two weeks (14 days) before the event or program.
Student Government Senate will vote on your organization's funding at the weekly Senate meetings. Then the Office of Student Involvement will give final approval of all funding. You will then receive communication from the Student Government Chief Financial Officer outlining the steps to secure your reimbursement and to use funds received.
If you have questions, contact Student Government at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate to a Student Organization
You may contribute to a student organization through Give Campus. To donate to a specific organization, click "other" and fill in the organization's name in the space provided.
If you would like to solicit donations from businesses, you must provide a list of those businesses to Student Involvement. The list will be submitted to University Advancement for approval, and you will be notified of their decision. Our university fundraising efforts must be coordinated to ensure we do not overburden a single person or entity.
Student Organization Events and Travel
If your student organization is planning an event or travel, the information below will help navigate you through the process.
Student Organization Event or Program
To ensure the event or program gets approved, follow these steps:
All student organization events are to be approved by the Office of Student Involvement.
All events, programs, and organization meetings must be put into CollegiateLink before they will be approved.
- Log in to CollegiateLink with your SEU username and password and submit your event. You will also be able to reserve a location on campus without going through the 25live software. You must complete the entire form so Student Involvement can contact you if necessary.
- Download the Student Organizations Manual to learn more.
- Questions: Visit or email Student Involvement Ragsdale Center 304.
Student Organization Travel
If your student organization plans on traveling, ensure that you have completed the following requirements, so your trip goes smoothly: Travel is currently limited to 20-mile radius.
- Submit the event and provide details of the travel request. Student Involvement will request additional information if necessary and either approve or deny the event.
- You will also submit the Travel Documentation Submission form found in Collegiate Link under Campus Links.
Resources for Student Organizations
Student Organizations can find all forms, files, and information on Collegiate Link under Campus Links to support their organization's operation. Sign up for the weekly newsletter, where we send updates on policies and answers to frequently asked questions.
Student Organization Mandatory Training is held each semester for registering organizations. Student Leaders will be allowed to register for the training. You will also submit a Post-Assessment after attending.
Student Organization Registration is January 3-February 4 for the Spring registration; if you do not submit registration by this date, you will be unable to register until next academic year. To complete registration, student organizations will need to do the following by the registration end date.
- Register the Organization in Collegiate Link
- Have 2 Executive Board Members attend the Student Organization Mandatory Training Webinar on January 28th
- Have the 2 Executive Board Members that attended the training complete the Post-Assessment and Agreement Form
Managing Collegiate Link
Managing the Collegiate Link Account for your organization can be done by the primary contact or executive board members with specific permissions. Those individuals must be on the organization's roster to access such privileges. Please use the links provided to assist you.
- Manage Organization Tool
- Updating Organization Information
- Creating an Event
- Video Embedding
- Creating a Form
- Roster Management
- Student Leader Resource Guide
Leaders Engaging in Actions for Development (LEAD): A leadership series for student organization leaders with monthly sessions on topics to support their success. LEAD provides education for student organization leaders to effectively manage and lead their organizations.
All sessions will be in the Suite 304 lounge in Ragsdale Center. We also offer one-on-one consultations with our Leadership Coordinator to help student organization leadership members attain a thriving organization.
Office of Student Involvement