The following are additional resources whose services can benefit RSOs:
The Counseling Center offers a wide variety of services, including assessment, consultation, crisis intervention, and brief individual and group counseling/psychotherapy sessions. Additionally, Counseling Center staff members can offer specific workshops and presentations for student organizations, on such topics as: Assertiveness, Anxiety and Depression, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Relationships, How to Improve Your Mood, Communication Skills, and Diversity and Inclusiveness.
Integrity and Ethical Development
The Office of Integrity and Ethical Development (IED) offers several presentations that can be catered to fit the organization’s needs. Workshop topics include Group Conflict Management, Mediation, Team building, Communication, Excellence in Decision Making, Assertiveness, and Conducting Effective Meetings. One-on-one coaching is also available to aid officers in becoming more effective leaders of their organizations.
Housing and Residence Life
With permission, RSOs may be allowed to post flyers or have them placed in mailboxes in the residential areas. In addition, contact Housing and Residence Life with regards to presenting or co-programming events and reserving space in the various community centers.
LEAD Scholars Program
The LEAD Scholars Program can promote events through an online newsletter that is sent to hundreds of first and second-year students. LEAD Scholars are required to attend several events each semester and could receive credit for attending an RSO’s event. To submit a request for submission to the newsletter, send a short blurb to Germayne.Graham@ucf.edu.
The LINK First-Year Experience program can promote events to first-year students. To qualify, events must be open to all UCF students and specifically meet a first-year student transitional need (i.e., social, recreational, academic, wellness, or life-planning skills). Events should be submitted with all relevant information to email@example.com for approval. If approved, the event will be advertised on the LINK website and first-year students will obtain LINK Loot points by attending. Publicity for approved events should include the LINK Logo and LINK Loot point amount.
Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC)
The Outdoor Adventure program of the Recreation and Wellness Center facilitates team building and feedback on group functioning via the Challenge Course, UCF’s ropes course. The Course has high and low elements, and is free for RSOs to use. Group reservations are found onnline and MUST be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the desired use date. Reservation forms and additional information (including hours of operation and policies) are available on the Outdoor Adventures website.
Intramural Sports through the RWC are a great way to build teamwork and camaraderie and to promote the organization. There are a variety of sports and competition levels in which groups can participate.
Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)
SARC provides many services for individual students as well as groups, including small group tutoring sessions in a variety of subject areas and the Academic Success Workshop Series. The Academic Success Workshop Series topics benefit officers and members alike, with presentations on time management, organizational skills, stress management, goal setting, and motivation. For additional information and to request a workshop, visit the SARC website.
Student Leadership Development
Student Leadership Development provides students with various opportunities to learn more about themselves, develop new leadership skills, and become student leaders through programs and events, including Campuswide Leadership Workshops, Leadership Retreats, and Leadership Conferences.
Additionally, the Student Leadership Development Office facilitates:
- Lead Out Loud, an experiental program that focuses on the leadership development of multicultural Students. This program promises to enhance leadership skills, strengthen life skills, and encourage positional leadership.
- Inspire Women’s Leadership Program, which provides leadership enhancement and empowerment opportunities for UCF female students. Through networking, mentoring, personal development, and experiential training, UCF participants will be prepared to hold various leadership positions on campus and in the work arena.