Student Life

Student Leadership & Activities

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve a room?

No reservations are necessary for the large open area on Campion's 3rd floor which students can use for informal gatherings.

To reserve any of the spaces below, please email  The appropriate staff member will be in touch with you.  If you are part of a Greek Organization, please fill out the Greek Request for Campus Space.

Space Options

The Perch- soft seating. This can be changed. Room has stage and technology. Soda bar can be used for $25.
Sun Room 1- Tables/Chairs for approximately 40. No technology.
Sun Room 2- Tables/Chairs for approximatley 40. Technology included.
North Lounge- set up as requested, or last set up of the day. Technology included.
President's Lounge- set up as requested, or last set up of the day. Technology included.
Forum Theater- stadium seating for 125. Technology included.
Doyle Banquet Hall North- Lecture seating for 200. Technology included. This can be changed occasionally by request.
Doyle Banquet Hall South- Round Tables/Chairs for 120 in tables of 10. Technology included. This can be changed occasionally by request.
Teletorium- Permanent tables/Chairs for 225. Technology included.
Campion Conference Room- Tables/Chairs for 20. Technology included.
Cardinal Foley Center- Lecture for 150. Additional soft seating. Technology included.

To reserve a classroom, call the Registrar's Office at 610.660.1016

To reserve the Multipurpose Room or Hagan Arena call Aleen Bobal at 610.660.1722

Why should I get involved?

  • The typical college student spends 48 hours a week in class and studying, leaving 120 hours a week for sleeping, eating and being involved on campus and in the community.  Studies show that if a student is involved in campus activities,he/she performs better scholastically than students who are not involved; are better connected with friends and peers; and are more likely to be satisfied with their social life, living environment, academic major, contact with faculty and college overall.* Additionally, involved students have an opportunity to make lifelong friends and learn new skills, such as leadership, communication, time management, conflict resolution and many others. 

How do I get involved?

  • At the beginning of every year there is an Activities Fair.  Typically held the first Thursday of the fall semester outside the Campion Student Center, student clubs and organizations are available with information about their group and how you might be able to get involved. 
  • If you missed the Activities Fair, don’t worry there are still plenty of ways to get involved.  Check out the flyers all over campus on meeting times and locations for student clubs. Most meetings are open to the entire campus and new members are always coming to groups meetings.
  • If you can’t find flyers for the student group you are interested in, stop by the Office of Student Leadership & Activities on the Third Floor of Campion and meet with any of the staff. They will get your information to the club or organization president, and a student leader will then contact you regarding their next program or event.

When can I get involved in Greek Life?

  • For first year students, Greek Life hosts recruitment early in the spring semester.  Uperclassmen can join the Greek Community either in the fall (if Fall recruitment is offered) or in the spring.
  • Each Greek organization does have a GPA requirement, and SJU has a minimum requirement of 2.5 to join.
  • For more information, check out the Greek Life website.
  • How do I start a new club or organization?
  • Starting a club or organization at Saint Joseph's University starts with one simple step. Make an appointment with the Director of Student Leadership & Activities who will walk you through the steps of club recognition.  The turn around time once all paperwork is submitted is typically two to three weeks.

How do I find an advisor?

  • All student clubs and organizations must have a faculty, staff of alumni advisor.  This advisor assists in guiding the student group throughout their years at Saint Joseph's.  You should try to find someone who has interest or expertise in the mission of your organization.  If you can not think of someone who might serve as an advisor to your group, schedule a meeting with a staff member of Student Leadership & Activities to assist you in finding an advisor.

Where can I find applications for clubs or programs?

How do I get a web page for my organization?

  • Click Here
  • All student organization webpages will be audited by the Director of Student Leadership & Activities twice an academic year.

How can I publicize a program or event on campus?

  • Once an event is approved, you are free to publicize on campus.  All flyers, handouts, table tents or posters must be approved by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities prior to posting.  Please bring the original to Student Leadership office on the 3rd Floor of Campion, and we can approve it for you, then you can make copies. For more information on where you can post flyers and posters, please refer to the University Posting Policy.

How can I make copies?

  • Copies are free on the 3rd Floor of Campion! If you are making a large quantity, please ask a staff member to assist you.

How do I reserve a table in the vending area of the Campion Student Center for a fundraiser or for program sign-ups?

  • To reserve tables in the vending area for fundraisers & sign-ups call Student Leadership & Activities at 610.660.1072

How do I post something on The Nest?

  • On The Nest homepage, on the lefthand side, it says "Post a Campus Announcement".  Follow those steps, and it will be reviewed within 24 hours. References to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, nudity and any other topic deemed inappropriate are not permitted.  Announcements which conflict with University contractual obligations may not be posted.  

How does my club request funds for programming?

  • Each year the Student Budget Allocation Committee (SBAC) coordinates the Student Organization Budget Process.  All recognized student clubs can apply for an annual budget for the next school year.  Typically this process begins in February and will last until April. 
  • If your organization is not funded through the annual budget or is not funded for a particular event, you can petition the SBAC for additional supplemental funds. These funds are disbursed on a per-program basis and are available to all recognized student clubs. To apply for additional funds, please fill out the SBAC additional allocation form and submit it to the Director of Student Leadership & Activities  by 5:00 p.m. Friday. You will be notified via e-mail when you need to appear before the SBAC to petition for the funds.  If approved, funds will be made available within a week.
  • Greek Life organizations should go through the Greek Council and fill out the Greek Life Funding Request form.

My club is funded for an event…how do I get the money?

  • All approved expenses must be paid by the student first and will be reimbursed by the Office of Student Leadership & Activities out of the student club budget.  Please make sure your expenses are approved before you purchase. Purchases made without approval will not be reimbursed.
  • If you are ordering items online, you may do so from the 3rd Floor of Campion and a staff member can put the purchase on their Purchasing card so that it will be deducted directly from your budget.

How do I get reimbursed for club expenses?

  • To submit a reimbursement form to the Office of Student Leadership & Activities you must complete the form, have your advisor sign-off on the purchase and submit the form and the original receipts to the Office of Student Leadership and Activities (you may want to make a copy of the receipts for your records). NOTE: Your advisor will be asked to sign-off on your form, so please make sure you have that completed before turning in all of your paperwork to Student Leadership and Activities.  Your funds should be available for pick up within a week.

My club wants to get t-shirts or bring a speaker. Where do I find a list of resources?

  • The Student Leadership & Activities Office has a list of vendors and speakers.  See a staff member on the 3rd Floor of Campion to get a copy of that list.

Pizza Ordering Policy

  • Student groups wanting to order pizza (and have funds allocated in their SBAC budgets) are required to make orders through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities if they wish to have payment deducted directly from their group budget. All orders need to be placed by 4:00 PM daily. Order forms are available on-line by clicking here, or you can pick one up from the 3rd floor of Campion.
  • SLA has accounts with Tony Roni's and Sun Valley Pizza. Menus for these vendors are kept at the student workers desk on the 3rd floor of Campion.
  • The student leader of the group is responsible for submitting the original delivery receipt following the event along with a completed Request for Funds form signed by the group's advisor. The Request for Funds form must be stapled to the front of delivery receipt and left in the "Leave Request for Funds here" tray on the wall behind Charmaine Walker's desk.
  • If students are not funded for pizza through SBAC, they are responsible for paying for orders upon delivery. No orders are authorized to be charged to department accounts.
  • Please contact Denine Super if you have any questions or concerns.

Graphics Room

  • The graphics room is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  Helium tanks for balloon drops are located in the Graphics Room on the 3rd floor of Campion as well as in Simpson Hall, to the left of the door.  The graphics room and helium tanks will be available during the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The Simpson Hall Graphics Room is open from 7a-11p, 7 days a week.  There will be at $50 fine for lost helium tank nozzles. There is no charge for student groups to use the helium, but there will be a minimal maintenance charge for outside groups using helium. Please contact Student Leadership and Activities regarding the charge.

Group e-mail alias

  • Each group and organization has an e-mail alias assigned to them.  Two officers in each organization are designated as recipients. This list of aliases is used for communication within and outside of, the Saint Joseph's University.  To maintain student privacy and limit the amount of SPAM a student group officer receives, no student names or e-mails will be given out to organizations outside of the University. The only e-mail that will be available is the group alias. Each year, as officers transition, the alias is changed over to the new officers after the Officer Registration Form is submitted.  

The following is from the Financial Affairs website:

*Vendors performing service to the University (ie. referees, speakers, performers, honorariums, etc.) are considered independent contractors. In order for their income to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service, an address and social security number is required on the Request for Funds form.

*The University is exempt from sales tax in Pennsylvania and other states. When sales tax is charged on an invoice, please deduct it and request a Pennsylvania Exemption Certificate from the Accounts Payable Department.

*No payments will be made from a statement.

*Manual checks are for emergency use only. All manuals must receive the approval of the Controller before being issued.

*Stop payments will be placed if a check does not reach its destination. A check will not be reissued until the Office of Financial Affairs has received official notification from the bank that the check has not been cashed.

* Taken from Education and Identity by Arthur W. Chickering and Linda Reisser, 1993