This is an overview of important items advisors and RSOs need to complete, review, and establish as the new academic year begins.


  • Confirm the organization is active on Engage
  • Update Engage roster with organization’s members
  • Review and update the organization’s constitution and bylaws
  • Register for the fall Student Involvement Fair
  • Be familiar with the Good Standing Policy
  • Complete the Advisor Agreement Form on Engage
  • Register 1 member for GO! OWU on September 19
  • Mark important dates on the calendar (Student Involvement Fair, GO! OWU, BMS Training, Supplemental Funding and Spring Budget deadlines, last day for registered events)
  • Establish executive and general member meeting times
  • Review organization’s budget for the academic year
  • Prepare to discuss liability, risk management procedures, Safe Event Protocol and OWU Student Handbook
  • Review the goals, events, and plans for the organization
  • Be familiar with Student Involvement Office location and staff
  • Connect with your RSO's Leadership Fellow - more information coming soon!
  • Review the resources provided by the SIO
    • SIO website and How to at OWU Guide
    • Student Organization Success Framework
    • SIO supplies
  • Review the following procedures for student organizations
    • Purchasing (SIO Student Purchasing Coordinator appointments, contracts, check requests, reimbursements)
    • Registering events with/without alcohol
    • Travel
  • Prepare a spring budget
    • Ensure the organization treasurer attends a Budget Management System (BMS) Training
    • Review previous year’s budgets to see how much money was requested and how much was allocated
    • Assist the treasurer to submit the budget on Engage
    • Discuss any fundraising ideas to make up any gaps in funding allocation.

Department Contact Info


Student Involvement Office
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center #143
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3185

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