Pursue Your Passions
Student organizations are a vital part of our campus community. By getting involved in a student organization, you'll have the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, explore your passions, develop leadership skills, gain experience in your academic areas of interest, connect with faculty and staff, and make a positive impact to our local and global communities through service.
There are more than 100 student organizations on campus and you can choose the level of commitment and area of interest in which you are involved.
View the university's Student Organizations Manual for additional information on organization policies.
Find an Organization
Student Involvement Coordinators help students connect with St. Edward's University student organizations, departments, and programs. Student Involvement Coordinators can either connect you with current student groups that match your interests or can help you start a new student organization. Complete the Involvement Inventory, and the Involvement Coordinator will get back to you within a few days with a personalized report of suggestions.
Contact Student Involvement Coordinators:
seuorgs [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Need%20Help%20Finding%20a%20Student%20Organization) (Email)
Contact the Student Involvement Office Monday-Friday at 9 am-5 pm by email, phone, or dropping by Ragsdale 304. If you prefer a virtual meeting, email us, and you will be added to a chat room.
Student Organization Funds
While supported by Student Involvement, the success of student organizations depends primarily on the student leaders and members of each organization. Student organizations have the unique challenge of funding the majority of their activities through membership dues, fundraisers, and generous donations from outside supporters.
Average costs associated with student organizations include resources for hosting significant campus events, member development, travel costs for out-of-town conferences, and official organization t-shirts. Organizations engage in fundraising activities throughout the year to offset the increasing costs associated with being active and successful on campus.
Apply for Student Government Association Funding
The Student Government Association (SGA) provides limited funding for student organizations. This funding should directly support an organization's purpose or mission. The application is currently closed.
Note: This must be filled out at least two weeks (14 days) before the event or program.
Student Government Senate will vote to grant your organization funding at the weekly Senate meetings. You will then receive communication from the Student Government Chief Financial Officer outlining the steps to secure your reimbursement.
If you have questions, contact Student Government at sga [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Student%20Government%20Funding) .
Donate to a Student Organization
You may contribute to a student organization. To donate to a specific organization, click "Student Organization Designations" on the second page, or fill in the organization's name in the space provided.
If you would like to solicit donations from businesses, you must provide a list of those businesses to Student Involvement. The list will be submitted to University Advancement for approval, and you will be notified of their decision. Our university fundraising efforts must be coordinated to ensure we do not overburden a single person or entity.
Student Organization Events and Travel
If your student organization is planning an event or travel, the information below will help navigate you through the process.
Student Organization Event or Program
To ensure the event or program gets approved, follow these steps:
All events are to happen either in person with a 10 person or less capacity or virtually, and please use the Student Organization Manual for guidance.
- To reserve a space on campus, log in to 25Live with your SEU username and password. If your event is off-campus, disregard this step. Note: Submit your event at least 14 days in advance, or it will not be approved.
- Log in to CollegiateLink with your SEU username and password and submit your event. You must complete the entire form so Student Involvement can contact you if necessary.
- Download the Student Organizations Manual to learn more.
- Questions: Visit or seuorgs [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Question%20re%3A%20Student%20Organization%20Event%20or%20Program) (email) Student Involvement Ragsdale Center 304.
Student Organization Travel
If your student organization is planning on traveling, ensure that you have completed the following requirements, so your trip goes smoothly: All University travel is currently suspended.
- Submit the event and provide details of the travel request. Student Involvement will request additional information if necessary and either approve or deny the event.
- If you are traveling more than 25 miles from the University or internationally, you must complete additional steps. Contact Student Involvement, and they will walk you through the process.
Resources for Student Organizations
Student Organizations can find all forms, files, and information on Collegiate Link under Campus Links to support the operation of their organization. Sign up for the weekly newsletter where we send updates on policies and answers to frequently asked questions.
Student Organization Mandatory Training is September 18th and September 25th, 3:00–4:30 p.m. A recorded session will be made available after September 18th session found in our Student Organization Virtual Support Folder.
Student Organization Registration is September 1st-September 30th for the Fall Semester. Spring registration opens the first week in January and closes the third Friday in January for any groups that were not able to register in the Fall. To complete registration, student organizations will need to do the following by the registration end date.
- Register the Organization in Collegiate Link
- Have 2 Executive Board Members attend the Student Organization Mandatory Training Webinar
- Have the 2 Executive Board Members that participated in the training complete the Post-Assessment and Agreement Form
Managing Collegiate Link
Managing the Collegiate Link Account for your organization can be done by the primary contact or executive board members with specific permissions. Those individuals must be on the organization roster to access such privileges. Please use the links provided to assist you.
- Manage Organization Tool
- Editing Event Submission
- Updating Organization Information
- Creating an Event
- Video Embedding
- Creating a Form
- Roster Management
LEAD Series is Leaders Engaging in Actions for Development for our Student Organization Leaders.
- 9/30: Running meetings, engaging members, and programming
- 10/7: Fundraising, dues, team building for members
- 10/28: Next Level Leadership (Virtual Only)
- 11/11: Recruitment, social media, and event promotion
All from 3:00–4:00 p.m. in Moody 202 except virtual session. Sessions are limited to the first nine students. We encourage you to attend our in-person session for dialogue with other leaders about topics. Sessions are recorded and placed in our Student Organization Virtual Support Folder.
Office of Student Involvement
seuorgs [at] stedwards.edu