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Student Organization Support Workshops

Student Organization Support (SOS) Workshops are a great way to learn new tips and tricks for enhancing your student organization.


Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

All SOS Workshops are held in Hodges Library Room 252 at 4:00 PM


Motivating Your Membership

January 17, 2018

Have you ever had a difficult time motivating and including all of your organization members?  If you answered no, this might be the workshop for you!  Learn strategies for how you can motivate your organization membership more effectively.  By utilizing the Motivating the Middle strategy, you can transform the way you lead your organization. 

Stronger Together: How to Work with your Advisor

January 24, 2018

If used effectively, Advisors can play an important role in your organization.  By attending this workshop, you will learn best practices for effectively utilizing your Advisor in your organization.  

Event Planning 101

February 7, 2018

Does your organization plan events?  Is your organization interested in planning events?  This workshop will teach participants skills to planning great events, how to get funding for events, reserve space, and more! 

First Amendment Essentials for Organization Leaders

February 14, 2018

Do you wonder how the First Amendment works on our campus?  This workshop will teach participants the essentials of the First Amendment on Campus and how it applies to Student Organizations.

Student Organization Experience Beyond College

March 21, 2018

Throughout college, organization leaders get a variety of experiences.  Do you ever wonder how you can talk to employers and professional schools about leadership experiences?  By attending this workshop, participants will be able to learn how to place involvement experience on a resume and talk about leadership experiences in a job or professional school interview.

Effective Student Organization Officer Transition

April 4, 2018

As the end of the academic year approaches many organizations will begin to transition leadership of student organizations.  By attending this workshop, participants will be shown various strategies to effectively transition the leadership of their organization.

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Additional Student Organization Resources

A variety of offices and departments at the University of Tennessee provide resources for student organizations, check out additional ways to gain skills for your student organization:

Volunteers Speak Up!

Commit to be an active bystander and get trained to recognize potentially harmful situations and Speak UP! Request a Volunteers Speak Up program for your Student Organization.

We also offer Healthy Relationship and Sexual Health Programs with are provided by our Peer Health Educators “VOLS 2 VOLS.” Programs are hosted at the Center for Health Education and Wellness in the Student Health Building.

Visit the Center for Health Education & Wellness website to learn more or request programs.

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development hosts workshops throughout the academic year to help students pursue their career goals. These workshops can provide education to your organization’s members on interviewing skills, and resources for finding and applying for careers and internships. Furthermore, they provide relevant and useful education to your student organization to supplement any professional development that your student organization facilitates. Attend a workshop or request a specific presentation for your organization or student group. For a calendar of workshops see Upcoming Events.

To request a workshop, complete the Program Request Form or contact our office at 974-5435.

MSL Diversity Educators

Multicultural Student Life (MSL) Diversity Educators are volunteers who are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. This group will function as a proactive educational advocacy group that promotes diversity and acceptance at The University of Tennessee. MSL Diversity Educators will help develop and present educational workshops to promote the awareness, acceptance and necessity for diversity to fellow students.

MSL Diversity Educators will facilitate educational programs on diversity, multiculturalism, and other special topics for interested organizations, offices, and academic classes. The primary goal is to increase awareness of diversity related issues while creating a dialogue that explores the campus definition and perception of diversity.

We commit to help our students to gain insights, value diversity, and take actions by:

  • Creating a cultural surrounding where diversity is a driving force.
  • Increasing appreciation of differences.
  • Limiting the influence of stereotypes.
  • Transforming knowledge into acceptance and empathy.
  • Understanding the impact of their behaviors on others.

Request a Diversity Educator to provide a program for your Student Organization.


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