What CSI Can Offer Student Organizations

Student Organization Office Space

Recognized student organizations are eligible to apply for an office space in the University-Student Union.  These office spaces provide your club or student organization with an opportunity to conduct organizational business in a centrally-located area shared with other student groups.   Offices are open to currently recognized organizations on an application basis.  For more information on eligibility requirements and how your organization can apply, please contact the Center for Student Involvement staff.


Leadership Library

The Center for Student Involvement maintains a Leadership Library where information is available on retreat planning, team builders, enhancing communication skills, officer transitions, and tips for running a successful meeting.  All recognized student organization members may access the information either within the Center or at their leisure through the book/video loan programs.  The Center staff continually adds new books and DVDs to the library to address additional organization topics and interests.  For resources aimed at developing your organization please visit the Leadership Library in the Center soon!


Student Organization Development Workshops and Retreat Planning Assistance

The staff in the Center for Student Involvement will work with your organization to customize a fun and interactive workshop for the benefit of your organization members.  Workshops are also available in the evening or on the weekends for your group’s needs.


For more information on leadership strategies that will keep organization members motivated and committed to the group, come in and request a CSI staff facilitated retreat or attend any scheduled workshop offered throughout the year.  Workshop topics include:

  • Assess your student organizations’ effectiveness
  • Recruiting and retaining members
  • Team work and motivation
  • Event planning
  • Effective communication
  • How to run effective meetings
  • Fundraising tips and strategies
  • Wellness and stress management
  • Conflict Management
  • How to plan retreats
  • How to award and recognize members


These workshops will provide leaders with the tools to tackle new challenges, create successful events, and build strong relationships within the organization.  The staff of the Center is also available to assist student organizations with designing retreats for members.  If your organization is looking to orient new members, enhance recruitment efforts, develop positive group dynamics, or just plan a fun and effective retreat, stop by the Center for assistance.  The staff is available to assist to the degree that your organization desires (from suggesting activities to presenting sessions at the retreat).  Call (323) 343-5110 to set-up an appointment.


Opportunities for Collaboration

If your student organization would like to work with the Center for Student Involvement to co-sponsor one of your annual programs please stop by the Center office and ask to speak with the Director.