Challenges + Rewards

1 STAR

Challenges

Annual Re-registration: Complete our Annual Student Organization Re-registration process during the month of May each year, providing Student Activities with the most current details and executive board contact information about your student org. 

Student Org Basics: Assign one officer to attend the mandatory Student Org Basics every September.

In Student Org Basics, officers will learn:

  • How to use Owl Connect for organization management
  • How to participate in our STARS program 
  • Policies and procedures for Student Activities and our campus partners. 
  • How to reserve space through Student Center Operations. 
  • How to request and use TSG Allocations. 
  • Best practices for financial management.

*It is the responsibility of the officer who attends Student Org Basics to update the rest of their e-board on all policies and procedure. Hold each other accountable.

Statement of Inclusion: Student organizations are communities where diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of the values and culture of the program. Bringing together varied life experiences and perspectives adds significant value to your community and reinforces the concept of inclusivity. Work with your organization members to craft a statement that speaks to what this value looks like for your organization spefically. Access a helpful guide to crafting your organization's Inclusion Statement here. Connect with the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations for additional support in highlighting your organization's mission and values through this statement. 

Rewards

 

2 STAR

Challenges

Complete all 1 STAR Challenges
 
Competency Workshops: Organization officers should share the responsibility of attending 3 STARS workshops on behalf of their student organization, one for each of the following Competencies: Self-Authorship, Organizational Health, and Communication. Below are the intended learning outcomes for these three competencies: 
 
  • Self-Authorship: Students' personal traits, values, leadership, perspectives, and lived experiences will be focused on to further develop a greater sense of self, purpose, understanding, and effectiveness.
  • Organizational Health: Students will develop knowledge, skills, and understanding to set and achieve goals, have organisational accountability, and effectively work together in a variety of roles and responsibilities.
  • Communication: Students will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding to think critically, see and highlight multiple perspectives, listen and collaborate with others, problem solving, and articulate their own thoughts.
 
Tip: Use Owl Connect's Events calendar to identify eligible workshops by searching for the competency in the Categories dropdown. Select the session that will be most beneficial to your organization using the descriptions. 
 
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. 
 
Plan a Program: Plan at least one program or event and use something you learned from a Competency Workshop to help in the planning or execution of the program. The program or event should be advertised the event on the Owl Connect Event Calendar. An 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, Night Owl Events, a large-scale fundraiser, etc. 
 

Rewards

3 STAR

Challenges

Complete all 1 STAR and 2 STAR Challenges

Competency Workshops: Organization officers should share the responsibility of attending 3 STARS workshops on behalf of their student organization, one for each of the following Competencies: Diversity & Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Management Skills. Below are the intended learning outcomes for these three competencies: 
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Students will be challenged to understand a global, local, and social society and experience the many traditions, cultures, identities, and approaches that leadership embraces.
  • Community Engagement: Students will learn the importance of being an active, engaged member of their communities and embrace their social responsibility.
  • Management Skills: Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and understanding of a variety of management skills to effectively contribute to their organizations.
Tip: Use Owl Connect's Events calendar to identify eligible workshops by searching for the competency in the Categories dropdown. Select the session that will be most beneficial to your organization using the descriptions. 

Collaboration: Plan at least one collaborative program or event and use something you learned from a Competency Workshop to help in the planning or execution of the program.Organizations can collaborate with other student organizations, campus departments, community partners, and universities. Responsibilities should be evenly shared.

Tip: This event must be different from the one used to complete the 2 STAR Event challenge. 

 

Rewards

 

4 STAR

Challenges 

Evaluating Your Org’s Success: Send at least one officer to participate in a hands-on meeting evaluating your organization’s goals and achievements. Through participation in a SWOT analysis during this program, your organization will be able to identify its strengths (S) and weaknesses (W), as well as its opportunities (O) and threats (T). This requirement can be completed at any point of the year, meaning it is not necessary to complete all 1-3 STAR requirements before attending the program.

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.

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