STARS Program

Program Overview

The Student Training and Rewards System (STARS) is a voluntary program designed to motivate Temple University student organization leaders, through incentivized challenges and programs. Completion of the challenges and programs does not assess the quality of an organization, but does provide the opportunity to gain tools for organizational success. Rewards for participation in the STARS initiative include development of leadership skills, additional promotion by Student Activities, and perks or discounts for Student Activities' events.

STARS Learning Outcomes

  • help your student organization achieve its goals;
  • ensure that you are aware of important University policies, procedures, and resources;
  • promote responsibility, respect, and positive experiences through student organizations.
  • create learning opportunities outside the classroom;
  • encourage collaboration between student organizations and other Temple University offices and departments;
  • grant access to programs and services that will support organizations; and
  • train student leaders in techniques to help student organizations run more effectively and successfully.

Organizations and leaders will benefit as a result of active participation in the STARS initiative.   Student leaders will develop leadership knowledge and skills while student organizations will receive added rewards for dedication to the program. This includes additional recognition and promotion by Student Activities, the opportunity to collaborate with other Temple University offices and departments, and perks or discounts for Student Activities’ events.  

STARS Competancies

  • Self Authorship

  • Organizational health

  • Communication

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Community Engagement

  • Management Skills

STARS 2022 - 2023 Challenge Requirements:

  • For 1 STAR Credit, Organizations must:
    • Complete Re-Registration
    • Attend Student Organization Basics
  • For 2 STAR Credit, Organizations must:
    • Complete 1 STAR requirements
    • Submit mid-year officer reflections
    • Submit event process outline and event reflection plan
    • Attend 2 workshops from any of the following (different officers should attend each and through stars Organizations should not repeat department programs for credit)
      • IDEAL
      • Wellness Resource Center
      • Student Activities
      • Career Center
      • Office of Sustainability
      • Social Service Annex
  • For 3 STAR Credit, Organizations must:
    • Complete 1 and 2 STAR requirements
    • Submit a board transition plan and timeline 
    • Attend an additional 2 workshops  from any of the following (should be different workshops than were attended for 1 star credit:
      • IDEAL
      • Wellness Resource Center
      • Student Activities
      • Career Center
      • Office of Sustainability
      • Social Service Annex
    • Attend Finance workshop and build an organization finance summary
  • For 4 STAR Credit, Organizations must:
    • 1, 2 & 3 STAR requirements 
    • Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis and meeting 
    • Submit organization portfolio with financial summary, end-of-year officer reflections, constitution, inclusion statement, events and programs list and summary, board transition plan and timeline 


  • STARS Credit will be tracked in Canvas. To request access to the canvas page, please complete this form.


Everything you need to know to participate in STARS is now provided here on our website. Please use the menu at the top right of this page to learn about Participation, Challenges & Rewards, Maintenance, and Audits. 

Documents for Download

The following documents will support your progress through the STARS program. 

Documents for Download



Student Organization Basics Presentation: Student Center Operations: Reservations and Building Policies


Keys to Success

Keys to Success

The most important aspects of STARS involve the development and fine-tuning of leadership skills, collaboration among student organizations, and active communication with the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations. Below are tips for successfully participating in STARS:

  • Communicate! 
  • Participate!
  • Collaborate!
  • Demonstrate!
  • Distribute the work!