How do I get involved?
Student Activities hosts Welcome Week early at the beginning of the fall semester where students have the opportunites to visit with honor societies and student organizations. These clubs will have available information about their group and how you might be able to get involved.
If you missed Welcome Week, 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 organizations. 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 in the Student Union 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?
The most simple way throughout college website is to use the dates popup list and select Student Activities and Events. This gives the user the ability to filter the results. The Student Activities and Events page also lists the dates for upcoming events. Dates can also be found on UACCM app available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.
Where is the Office of Student Activities?
The Office of Student Activities is located in the Student Union.
Who do I contact to get basic information about activities on campus?
First, check the UACCM calendar or the Student Activities and Events 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 Coordinator of Student Activities, Student Government Association or call 501-354-7573.
How do I get involved in planning student activities?
The UACCM Student Leadership Council (SLC) plans and coordinates all student activities. Students may contact the Coordinator of Student Activities who is a sponsor for SLC.
What activities are offered in Student Union?
Student Union is the primary hub for almost all student activities at UACCM. Here you can challenge your friends to a game of ping pong or pool. You can relax in front of the T.V. or use the Student Union's free wi-fi. Want to play volleyball, basketball, or Frisbee Golf? The Student Union is where you can check out the equipment to play sports and games around campus! Whether you want some exciting fun and competition or simply have a place to unwind between classes, the Student Union is the place to be.
Is there a Fitness Center on campus?
The Fitness Center is located Room 106 in the Kirk Building. 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 Student Union for a quick game between or after classes.
What is a Registered student organization?
Registered 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 the Student Organizations web page to view all of the registered 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, and the organization's website (if applicable). Students should feel free to contact the organization if they wish to join or to ask any questions that they might have.
How do I start a student organization?
Visit the Office of Student Activities in the Student Union to obtain a "New RSO" forms and talk briefly with the Coordinator of Student Activities 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.
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 Coordinator 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. Schedule a meeting with Coordinator of Student Activities to seek approval.
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 in the Student Union 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 Academics.
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 (website 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 Coordinator 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.
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 Coordinator of Student Activities. All fundraising activities by Registered Student Organizations must be registered with and approved by the Coordinator of Student Activities at least one week prior to the event. This approval process must take place before fundraising efforts begin.
How do I get a web page for my organization?
All registered 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 the Student Union. 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.