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Student Org Essentials Recordings and Resources

2020-2021 Recordings and Resources:

Strengthen your organization and leadership by engaging in a series of conversations around key topics that are relevant to student organization member development, operations, and community building.

Each Student Org Essentials session is recorded and posted below, along with resources that are referenced in the session.

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Fall 2020 Series:

August 24 - Operating a Student Org During COVID-19

The Student Org Team talks through current campus policies and suggestions for managing the changing landscape of operating a student organization during COVID-19.

NOTE: Current campus policies may differ from the policies relevant to the date this session was recorded. Please reference the resources below for the updated information.

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September 14 - Social Media for Social Change

Connor Jones, Coordinator for Buck-I-SERV Alternative Breaks Program in Student Activities, engages the student org community in a reflective conversation about the role and power of social media in creating social good.

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Summer 2020 Series:

May 14 - From Surviving to Thriving: Ensuring Your Sustainability and Success in Uncertain Times

Jen Pelletier, Associate Director of Student Life Student Activities, joins the student org community for a motivating conversation about navigating uncertainty as a student org leader in a virtual environment.

May 28 – What is Socially Distant Service?

Alyssa Johnson, Coordinator of Service and Outreach for Student Life Student Activities, joins the student org community for a conversation about contributing to community service while maintaining proper health guidelines as well as opportunities to support community partners and efforts from a distance.

June 11 – It’s Time to Up Your Org’s Social Media Game

Skylar Fought, Digital Communications Coordinator for the Office of Student Life, joins the student org community to talk about the approaches and tips to using social media on behalf of a student organization.

June 25  - The OUABasics of Programming

Krystal Vielman-Diaz and Dustin Beech, Coordinators for the Ohio Union Activities Board, join the student org community for an informative overview of effective program planning, including some virtual considerations.

July 9 - You’re On Mute: How to Make Your Digital Meetings Fun and Meaningful

Anna Wagner, Senior Coordinator for Leadership Development for Student Life Student Activites, joins the student org community for an important and conversation about facilitating online space in a way that is engaging. 

July 23 - Come Closer! But Not That Close: Recruitment in a Digital World

Kate Butler, Associate Director of Student Life Sorority and Fraternity Life, joins the student org community for a conversation about the foundations of recruitment viewed through a virtual lens.