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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Student clubs and organizations may continue to market their events via:
- Campus Posters
- Social Media
- Alumni iTower in the DeNaples Center
Student Government Funding
The funding structure for Student Government recognize clubs and organizations has been modified for the 2020-2021 academic year. This year, these clubs and organizations have been allocated a budget based on the average allocation of the past several years.
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.
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.