Student Leadership and Activities FAQs
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 students involved in campus activities perform better academically than students who are not. Other benefits include being better connected with friends and peers, and experiencing more satisfaction with their social life, living environment, academic major, contact with faculty, and college overall.
In addition, involved students have an opportunity to not only make lifelong friends, but also learn new skills, such as leadership, communication, time management, and conflict resolution.
At the start of the fall semester, The Office of Student Leadership and Activities hosts an Activities Fair. This event is typically held the first Thursday of the fall semester on Curran Field. At the Activities Fair, student clubs and organizations share information about their group and how you can get involved!
If you missed the Activities Fair, don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways to get involved. Check out the flyers and plasma screens around campus to learn about 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 The Campion Student Center and meet with any of the staff. They will give your information to the club or organization president, and a student leader will then contact you regarding their next program or event.
Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@sju_sla)! We post a variety of events happening on campus each week!
For first-year students, Fraternity and Sorority Life hosts recruitment early in the spring semester. Upperclassmen can join the Greek Community either in the fall (if Fall recruitment is offered) or in the spring.
To join students must have a 2.7 GPA, 12 credits, and spent at least one semester on a college campus.
For more information, please check out the Greek Life website!
For many campus events, students can purchase tickets at sjutickets.com.
In addition, tickets can also be purchased in person at The Campion Information Desk, located on the 2nd floor of Campion.
The Campion Information Desk is open at the following days and times:
- Monday - Thursday (9:30 am - 7:30 pm)
- Friday (9:30 am to 5:00 pm)
Students can purchase discount tickets at the Campion Information Desk, located on the 2nd floor of The Campion Student Center.
The Campion Information Desk is open the following days and times:
- Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
- Friday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Student Organization and Clubs
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.
Depending on the needs and programming of you organization, student clubs may need a faculty or staff 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.
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 both within and outside of 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 changes over to the new officers after submitting the Officer Registration Form.
Current Club or Organization
Each year the Student Budget Allocation Committee (SBAC) coordinates the Student Organization Budget Process. All recognized student clubs have the ability apply for an annual budget for the next school year. Typically this process begins in February and lasts 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. SBAC disburses these funds 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 12pm each MONDAY. 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 must have prior approval from their specific Assistant Director before requesting funds.
Likewise, Inclusion & Diversity organizations funding requests must be approved by the Director of Inclusion & Diversity before the request can be approved.
Students must first pay for all approved expenses, and The Office of Student Leadership & Activities will then reimburse them out of the student club budget. Please make sure you receive approval for all expenses prior to making any purchases. The Office of Student Leadership and Activities will not reimburse purchases made without approval.
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. The expenses will then be deducted directly from your budget.
Each year there is a training for SBAC updates. Please consider asking your club or organization president about those trainings if it pertains to your office.
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, along with 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 The Office of Student Leadership and Activities. Your funds should be available for pick up within a week.
The Office of Student Leadership & Activities has a list of vendors and speakers. See a staff member on the 3rd Floor of Campion to receive a copy of that list.
Student groups wanting to order pizza (and have funds allocated in their SBAC budgets) must make orders through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities if they wish to have payment deducted directly from their group budget. All orders must be placed by 4:00pm 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 the delivery receipt and left in the "Leave Request for Funds here" tray on the wall near the Reimbursement Station.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The large open area on Campion's 3rd floor, which students can use for informal gatherings, does not require a reservation.
To reserve a space in The Campion Student Center or The Perch, use the Request a Room portal in The Nest. Students must submit a request for a room reservation at least 72 hours in advance of the event or meeting.
To reserve tables in the vending area for fundraisers & sign-ups, please fill out this form.
After receiving approval for an event, you are free to publicize on campus. The Office of Student Leadership and Activities must approve all flyers, handouts, table tents or posters prior to posting. Please bring the original to Student Leadership office on the 3rd Floor of Campion, and we will approve it for you. After receiving approval for your flyer, you can then make copies.
For more information on where to post flyers and posters, please refer to the University Posting Policy.
Copies made for student clubs and organizations are free on the 3rd Floor of Campion! Please remember to make sure your flyer or handout receives approval before making copies.
Visit the Graphics Room for all your creative needs!