Fall 2021 Guidance for Student Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations play an important and integral role in maintaining a safe and vibrant campus. As The University of Scranton continues to navigate and respond to ongoing pandemic, student organization activities and events must be planned and implemented to prioritize the safety of our students and community members. As your organization prepares events and activities for the Fall 2021 semester, this website will serve as a resource for event planning and club/organization operations. Please keep in mind that all university announcements and up to date information regarding COVID-19 can be found at the University's Royals Back Together web page.
Listed below are resources and information for you to consider and account for as you plan for the Fall 2021 semester. As the Royals Back Together plan allows us to begin transitioning back to pre-pandemic procedures and policies for a variety of activities (planning meetings and events, University travel, etc.), the information provided below is meant to serve as guidance and a resource to help students and student organizations engage, build community, and cultivate a sense of belonging for the University of Scranton campus.
Planning Club/Organization Events
Student clubs and organizations are permitted to resume planning and hosting events for the campus community in-person or virtually, in accordance with the Royals Back Together plan. All requests for club/organization events should be submitted four (4) weeks in advance.
Student clubs and organizations may submit requests to spend funding available through a Student Government allocation or through the organizations club account. All requests must be approved by Student Government and/or the Center for Student Engagement.
Club and Organization Travel
Student clubs and organizations may be eligible to resume sponsoring travel off-campus in Fall 2021. The Center for Student Engagement will approve any and all travel (excluding club sports). All travel requests must be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.
Table sits and white board use will resume in the Fall 2021 semester. Student clubs and organizations may continue to market their events via campus posters, social media, ROYALSYNC events, and the Alumni iTower in the DeNaples Center.
Tracking Meeting/Event Attendees
Student clubs and organizations are highly encourage to track their organization meeting and event attendance through ROYALSYNC. Tracking attendance can help you keep track of and communicate with your organization membership.
Special Event Procedures
If a student club/organization wishes to invite a speaker to an event or meeting, screen a movie on campus, or plan an event where alcohol is served, the organization must follow specific planning guidelines to secure approval from the Center for Student Engagement.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a variety of questions that come up every year from student clubs and organizations. We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help provide quick answers to students. All additional questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.