Challenges + Rewards

1 STAR

Challenges

  • Annual Re-registration: Complete our Annual Student Organization Re-registration provess during the month of May each year. This process is used to ensure that Student Activities has the correct information for your organization for the following academic year.
  • Student Org Basics: Assign one officer to attend the mandatory Student Org Basics workshop and train the rest of your executive board. Submit the Signature Sheet to validate completion within two weeks of attendance at Student Org Basics. 

Rewards

 

2 STAR

Challenges

  • Complete all 1 STAR Challenges.
  • Event Planning: Plan at least one program or event per year and advertise the event on the Owl Connect Event CalendarAn event or program does not include e-board meetings, general body meetings, or bake sales. It involves a complex level of planning. Some examples are community service, guest speakers, hosting a conference, socials, Free Food and Fun Friday, a large-scale fundraiser, etc. 
  • Officer Workshops: Organization officers should share the responsibility of attending at least six STARS eligible workshops on behalf of their student organization per year. Three of the workshops must come from the "STARS- Leadership" category and three must come from the "STARS-Inclusion" category on Owl Connect's Events calendar.
    • Tip: Use the STARS Categories on Owl Connect's Events calendar to identify eligible workshops and consider which topics will be most beneficial to your organization using the descriptions. The STARS Workshop Library can also qualify to complete this challenge as STARS-Leadership. See all workshop alternatives on our website. 

    • Tip: Inclusive Leadership counts as STARS-Inclusion and Transitional Leadership counts as STARS-Leadership categories. Student Org Basics and Reflection Seminar do not count toward the six workshops.

    • Note: Students may not represent more than one organization at a workshop. They must arrive on time and stay for the whole workshop to receive STARS credit. If this is not possible, either select a different officer to attend or select a different workshop. 

Rewards

3 STAR

Challenges

  • Complete all 1 STAR and 2 STAR Challenges.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with at least one other on-campus student organization or university department to host a program. Responsibilities should be evenly shared.
    • Tip: This event must be different from the one used to complete the 2 STAR Event challenge. 
  • Inclusive Leadership: Send one officer to participate in an Inclusive Leadership workshop. Dates and times for Inclusive Leadership will be posted on the Owl Connect's Events calendar.
    • Tip: An officer's attendance at Inclusive Leadership can be "double dipped" to complete this challenge and fulfll one STARS-Inclusion Officer Workshop from the 2 STAR Challenges.
  • Statement of Inclusion: After attending the Inclusive Leadership workshop, please work with your organization members to write a Statement of Inclusion that fits your organization’s mission and values.
    • Tip: If you are in the Maintenance phase of STARS, you may choose to keep last year's Statement of Inclusion or edit it based on the discussion in the workshop, but you must submit it every year. 

Rewards

 

4 STAR

Challenges 

  • Complete all 1 STAR, 2 STAR and 3 STAR Challenges. 
  • SWOT Meeting: SWOT is a a study undertaken by an organization to identify its internal strengths (S) and weaknesses (W), as well as its external opportunities (O) and threats (T). Schedule a SWOT Meeting with the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations any time throughout the year before the STARS final deadline in April. Email areilly@temple.edu to schedule.
  • General Member Workshops: Encourage two general members to attend at least one STARS eligible workshop on behalf of their student organization during the year. 

    • Tip: Select general members who show potential as emerging leaders for your organization. This will help them get acquainted with Student Activities, STARS, and leadership development topics. Ask them to select workshops that pique their interest. 

    • Tip: Use the STARS-All category on Owl Connect's Events calendar to identify eligible workshops and consider which topics will be most beneficial to your organization using the descriptions. The STARS Workshop Library can also qualify to complete this challenge as STARS-Leadership. See all workshop alternatives on our website. 

    • Note: Students may not represent more than one organization at a workshop. They must arrive on time and stay for the whole workshop to receive STARS credit. If this is not possible, either select a different officer to attend or select a different workshop.

  • Reflection Seminar: Send at least one officer to participate in this hands-on Reflection Seminar to benchmark your organization's goals and achievements. Dates and times for the Reflection Seminar will be posted on the Owl Connect's Events calendar.

  • Transitional Leadership: Send at least one officer to participate in a Transitional Leadership workshop. Dates and times for Transitional Leadership will be posted on the Owl Connect's Events calendar.
    • Tip: An officer's attendance at Transitional Leadership can be "double dipped" to complete this challenge and fulfll one STARS-Inclusion Officer Workshop from the 2 STAR Challenges.
  • Transition Binder: Submit a Transition Binder as outlined by the Transition Binder Checklist and discussed in the Transitional Leadership workshop. You should make your Transition Binder in the format that best benefits your organization (Google Doc/Folder, Owl Box Doc/Folder, Owl Connect Document, or real binder).
    • Tip: If you are in the maintenance phase of STARS, you may use last year's Transition Binder and add this year's information to keep it updated. 

Rewards