Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get involved?
At the beginning of every year there is a Student Activities Fair. Typically held the early in the fall semester inside the Union Station Student Center, student clubs and organizations are available with information about their group and how you might be able to get involved.
If you missed the Student Activities Fair, don’t worry there are still plenty of ways to get involved. Check out the flyers all over campus on meeting times and locations for student clubs. Most meetings are open to the entire campus and new members are always coming to groups meetings.
If you can’t find flyers for the student group you are interested in, stop by the Office of Student Activities (KB 105-Union Station) and meet with any of the staff. They will get your information to the club or organization president, and the presidents will then contact you regarding their next program or event.
Why should I get involved?
The typical college student spends 48 hours a week in class and studying, leaving 120 hours a week for sleeping, eating and being involved on campus and in the community. Studies show that if a student is involved in campus activities, he/she performs better scholastically than students who are not involved; are better connected with friends and peers; and are more likely to be satisfied with their social life, living environment, academic major, contact with faculty and college overall.* Additionally, involved students have an opportunity to make lifelong friends and learn new skills, such as leadership, communication, time management, conflict resolution and many others.
How do I find out what's taking place on campus?
Several UACCM webpages contain calendars outlining events taking place on campus. In your browser, go to current student to view the campus current calendar.
Where is the Office of Student Activities?
The Office of Student Activities is located in the Kirk Building, room 105 inside Union Station.
Who do I contact to get basic information about activities on campus?
First, check the UACCM calendar or the Student Activities page. If you do not know the specific person or group running an event, the best way to start any search for information about an activity is to contact the Director of Student Activities, Student Government Association or call 501-354-7573.
How do I get involved in planning student activities?
The UACCM Student Government Association plans and coordinates all student activities. Please contact the SGA office located in KB 105 inside Union Station.
What activities are offered in Union Station?
Union station is the primary hub for almost all student activities at UACCM. Here you can challenge your friends to a game of ping pong, foosball, or pool. You can relax in front of the T.V. or use the Union Stations free wi-fi . Want to play volleyball, basketball, or Frisbee Golf? The Union Station is where you can check out the equipment to play sports and games around campus! Union Station frequently holds movie events and concerts that are free to all students! Whether you want some exciting fun and competition or simply have a place to unwind between classes, Union Station is the place to be.
How do I get involved in Intramural Sports?
Intramurals are non-varsity sports open to all current students, faculty, and staff. Participation in activities such as intramurals can make college life more satisfying for both traditional and non-traditional aged students, and intramural sports allows students to build leadership skills and gain a sense of belonging. Studies show that increased social interaction with peers, faculty, and staff make students more likely to complete their degrees, as well as feel more positive about their college-going experience, so stop by Union Station to sign up today.
Forms are available on the Student activities webpage.
What is Union Square?
Tired of sitting down inside a classroom all day? Come outside and enjoy our new Union Square. It has a full sized basketball court, the option to put up a volleyball net, and plenty of park benches to sit and enjoy the weather while eating your lunch. Union Square also has an outdoor stage for free concerts and performances. Every year, hundreds of UACCM can be found at Union Square during our Fall Festival and Spring Fling.
Is there a Fitness Center on campus?
The Fitness Center is located Room 106 in the Kirk Building in Union Station. Hours of operation are 8:00 am until 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday, unless otherwise posted. The Fitness Center is provided for use to the students and employees of UACCM and features 12 MedX plate-loaded machine, 2 cable machines, 1 Paramount treadmill and 2 ellipticals. Users are asked to sign in each time. Children are not permitted in the Fitness Center.
I like to walk for exercise, is there someplace safe on campus?
Located on the Westside of campus, near Poor Farm Road, UACCM has a quarter-mile lighted walking trail on the west end of campus that features several exercise stations. Individuals may use the walking trail 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Why are there baskets in the middle of campus?
Located in the center of campus, between the Business Technology Center and the Tech II Building, is the Timberwolf Disc Golf Course. The course features nine challenging holes which cover an expanse of grass, trees, and water. You can bring your own equipment or check it out at Union Station in the Kirk Building for a quick game between or after classes.
What is a recognized student organization?
Recognized student organizations are those organizations that have gone through the process to obtain University recognition through the Office of Student Activities.
They are granted certain rights, such as the use of UACCM in their names, the ability to utilize College facilities, and others outlined in RSO Handbook.
Recognition status does not imply University support, agreement, or approval; it is an acknowledgement of the rights of the group to exist at the University.
How do I join a student organization?
Visit the Office of Student Activities to find a list of RSO’s or student Activities web page to view all of the recognized student organizations at UACCM.
You can browse all of the organizations listed on the site or search by specific organization or area of interest. The site includes a brief description of every organization, a contact person's e-mail address, and the organization's web site (if applicable). Students should feel free to contact the organization if they wish to join or to ask any questions that they might have.
Students are also welcome to visit our office, Kirk 105 inside Union Station, and speak with Director of Student Activities about how to join a student organization.
How do I start a student organization?
Visit the Office of Student Activities (KB 105-Union Station) to obtain an "NEW RSO" forms and talk briefly with DSA who will walk you through the steps of club recognition. The turnaround time once all paperwork is submitted is typically two weeks.
You will receive an Information Packet that outlines all of the steps necessary to become a recognized student organization. The Information Packet is also available as a PDF on the Student Activities website.
How do I find an advisor?
All student clubs and organizations must have a faculty or staff advisor. This advisor assists in guiding the student group throughout their years at UACCM. You should try to find someone who has interest or expertise in the mission of your organization. If you cannot think of someone who might serve as an advisor to your group, schedule a meeting with Director of Student Activities to assist you in finding an advisor.
My organization wants to plan a program on campus. What do I need to do?
The Office of Student Activities approves student organizations interested in planning events on campus. Information about necessary forms can be found on the Student Activities website.
How can I publicize a program or event on campus?
Once an event is approved, you are free to publicize on campus. All flyers, handouts, table tents or posters must be approved by the Office of Student Activities prior to posting. Please bring the original to Office of Student Activities KB 105-Union Station, and we can approve it for you, then you can make copies. For more information on where you can post flyers and posters, please refer to the College Posting Policy.
Can I use sidewalk chalk to promote an event?
Chalk can be used on any asphalt or concrete walkway (NOT bricks) that are exposed to the elements (ie. they will be washed clean by rain). Do not use chalk on buildings or any other surface that would require an effort to remove.
How do I reserve a meeting room for my student organization?
Reserving space on the UACCM campus is for approved RSO’s only. Reservations may be made through the Office of Academic Services.
How can my club bring an event to campus?
Once your club has researched all the information about the event you want to bring onto campus, pick a day you would like to have your event, book a room to host the event and fill out the Student Organization Activities Approval Form. Please attach information regarding the program (web-site information, program brochure, etc). Once completed, submit that form and the information to the Office of Student Activities. It will then be reviewed and approved. You will receive an e-mail notice if your program is approved or not approved.
If you are planning on bringing a speaker to campus, please attach a speaker biography to the speaker form.
If the program you are planning has a contract that needs to be completed, please bring the contract to the Director of Student Activities for review. No student is permitted to sign a contract for UACCM. Typical turnaround time for contracts is at least two weeks,
For more information about programming, please see the Student Organization Handbook.
How can I get funding for a program that my student organization wants to do?
At this time funding is not available.
How do I host an RSO fundraiser?
A fundraiser is an event or campaign whose primary purpose is to raise money for a cause or a particular activity. All such events will have a particular start and end date.
All Registered Student Organization fundraising efforts must be approved by the Director of Student Activites. All fundraising activities by Registered Student Organizations must be registered with and approved by the Director of Student Activities at least one (1) week prior to the event. This approval process must take place before fundraising efforts begin. RSO’s will find the fundraising approval form on the Student Activites web page.
How do I get a web page for my organization?
All recognized student organizations are allowed to have an external RSO site. Please contact the Office of Student Activities to learn more.
Where do I receive mail for my RSO?
Each student group has a mail tray in KB 105-Union Station. On Campus important information, flyers, and announcements are placed in group mail trays. Please make sure to check your mailbox at least once a week.
Off-campus mail will be delivered to your RSO advisor.
Does my RSO have an e-mail alias?
Each group and organization has an e-mail alias assigned to them. This list of aliases is used for communication within and outside of, UACCM. To maintain student privacy and limit the amount of SPAM a student group receives, no student names or e-mails will be given out to organizations outside of the College. The only e-mail that will be available is the group alias. Please see your RSO advisor for login and password.