Guidance for Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Organizations play an important and integral role in maintaining a safe and vibrant campus. As a result of The University of Scranton’s response to coronavirus, student organization activities and events must be modified to ensure the safety of our students and community members. As your organization prepares events and activities for the coming fall, this website will serve as a comprehensive resource for event planning and 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 Safe Together web page. 

Listed below are resources and information for you to consider and account for as you plan for the Fall 2020 semester. 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 while still observing the COVID-19 event planning requirements.  For assistance planning your program or meeting, please email patricia.cummings@scranton.edu 

RoyalSync

RoyalSync offers a variety of features to help your organization operate online. Clubs and organizations are encouraged to enhance their RoyalSync portal so that it can provide and online venue for students seeking ways to engage on campus

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Virtual Meetings

Student organizations are encouraged to conduct meetings and events virtually as a first option whenever possible.  All faculty, staff, and students with an @scranton.edu email address have access to a Zoom license.

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Events

Currently, student organizations are encouraged to host meetings and events virtually. As we continue to move through the semester, we will investigate if in person events will be a possibility. Information on the ability to host in person events will be communicated through email.

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On-Campus Marketing
Student clubs and organizations may continue to market their events via:

  • Campus Posters
  • Social Media
  • Alumni iTower in the DeNaples Center

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Student Government Funding

The funding structure for Student Government recognized clubs and organizations has been modified for the 2020-2021 academic year. Clubs and organizations can click the link below to learn about how to find their allocations and how to request to spend funding.

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Service Requirements and Dues

The community service requirement for Student Government clubs and organizations will be suspended for the Fall 2020 semester and revisited in Spring 2021. Clubs and organizations are encouraged to pause Fall 2020 dues collections whenever possible.

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Club and Organization Travel

Due to limitations placed on domestic and local travel, student clubs and organizations will not be permitted to sponsor travel off-campus until further notice. Clubs and organizations who typically travel as part of their activities may explore virtual alternatives (e.g. virtual conferences, etc.) in the meantime. All questions regarding club-sponsored travel can be directed to Patricia Cummings.

Table Sits & White Board Use

The Center for Student Engagement is hard at work identifying ways to safely host table sits for clubs and organizations. Information regarding table sits will be communicated via email to all student officers and on this page once finalized. White board use will be suspended for the Fall 2020 semester. We will assess the feasibility of these for the Spring 2021 semester at a later date.

Questions?

We are here to help! All questions regarding clubs and organizations can be directed to Patricia Cummings at patricia.cummings@scranton.edu.