The 2013-2014 Student Organizations Handbook (.pdf) is a resource for all organizations to use regarding issues pertaining to the University. Below is the table of contents for the online version of the student handbook.
At Point Park University, students will find the ingredients that help make their college years some of the most memorable of their lives. The years spent here are much more than the work that goes into getting a degree. It’s the passionate, artistic environment — from faculty who encourage individualism to the abundance of stimulating classes and extracurricular activities. It’s the close friendships students develop and keep long after graduation. It’s the dynamic and diverse urban environment that surrounds the campus and offers endless opportunities. It’s having all the right ingredients to provide students with the unforgettable memories of what it took to get there. And one of the most important ingredients provided to students seeking success is student organizations.
In due course, we hope that this manual will complement the development of your student organization by providing the stepping stones for success.
Questions, Concerns, Advice?
If you think of anything that may need to be included within this student organization manual or if you have any questions regarding polices or procedures, please contact the Office of Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership at 412-392-4735, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional questions at 412-392-3851, or on the 7th floor of the Student Center.
Mission of the Office of Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership
The mission of the Office of Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership is to foster community and school spirit by giving students an opportunity to get involved, give back, and learn through social, cultural, educational and civic programming.
HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS
Establishing Student Organizations
About Student Organizations
Student Organization Categories
University Sponsored Student Media
Establishing a New Student Organization
Recognition of Student Organizations
Student Organization Tier System
Student Organization Standards
How to Create a Constitution
What is a Constitution? What Are Bylaws?
What is the Framework for a Constitution?
How Do I Use the Sample Constitution?
Yearly Student Organization Registration
Some Specifics to Consider
Student Organization Officers
Liability and Risk Management
Transition of Student Officers
Student Organization Advisors
Building a Working Relationship (Advisor and Student)
Making it Work
Student Leader Training
Running an Effective Organization
Outstanding Student Awards
Student Leadership Awards
Policies And Procedures
Use of University Facilities
Diversity in Planning
Reservation Quick Guide
Internal Food Requests
Tie Dye Events
Audio Visual Support
Internal Technical Support
External Technical Support
Outside Guest Policy/Public Events
Use of University Name
Flyer Approval and General Guidelines
What A Budget Can Do
Some Questions to Ask when Beginning a Budget
Preparing A Budget
Managing A Budget
Sources of Funding
Student Organization Accounts
University Budget Account Number
Purchasing and Payment
Purchases Over $1,000 from a Single Vendor
Proof of Purchase
University Credit Card Purchases
Other Purchase and Payment Options
Student Code of Conduct
Student Event Check-In
Print Shop Requests