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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 and engage in conversation with other student leaders.


Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule

Event Planning 101

September 6, 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! 

Lunch and Learn: Marketing with Intent

September 20, 2018

Do you know how to utilize all of the resources available to you on campus to market your next event? Come learn about the best practices for tabling, designing and posting flyers, and intentionally choosing your audience.

Lunch and Learn: Presidents Roundtable

October 16, 2018

Are you the President of a student organization on campus? Come together with other student leaders to talk about campus life, challenges and opportunities, and resources to help your organization to succeed.

Effective Officer Transition

November 5, 2018

As the end of the semester 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.

Utilizing the New Union

November 27, 2018

We are so excited about the new union and all of the opportunities it will provide for student organizations. Come learn about the new space, how to reserve rooms, and utilize all of the resources the Center for Student Engagement has for organizations.


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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:

The Center for Health Education & Wellness has numerous programs available for request. All programs are 50-minutes in length.

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


Volunteers Speak UP: Relationships and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP)

The Volunteers Speak UP! Programs trains students on how to be an active bystander.

VSU: RSVP includes information on consent, how to provide support to someone who has been sexually assaulted, and how to be an active bystander. The program includes a large role-play component where students discuss and act out active bystander skills.

Volunteers Speak UP: Alcohol Edition

The Volunteers Speak UP! Programs trains students on how to be an active bystander.

VSU: Alcohol Edition serves to address and reduce risks related to concerning drinking behavior, over-consumption of alcohol, and other alcohol-related injuries, deaths, or other incidents. The Alcohol Edition program includes information on how to recognize alcohol overdose, care-taking skills when someone has overdosed on alcohol, how to be an active bystander, and ways to Speak UP!

Be Well, Vols Program

Be Well, Vols explores some of the key health areas that students may find difficult to manage: cold and flu, nutrition, sexual health, sleep, and stress. Tips for improving health and wellness in these areas are provided as well as information about on-campus resources for health.

Consent Program

The Consent program explores the campus policy and definition of consent, as well as factors that impact the ability to give consent. Through interactive activities, students learn how to recognize when consent is present, when it is not, and what to do when consent may be unclear.

Healthy Relationships Program

Healthy Relationships focuses on identifying characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships; defining passive, aggressive, and assertive communication; practicing assertive communication through role play; and exploring how the information presented is relevant to the range of personal and professional relationships students experience at UT. Consent, campus, and community resources are also covered.

It’s Not Taboo (Sexual Health) Program

It’s Not Taboo provides students a fun and interactive opportunity to discuss safer sex practices in a safe, nonjudgmental manner. The topics covered in this interactive presentation are sexually transmitted infections, barrier methods, and contraceptives. It is stressed that the information provided is useful to all individuals, whether they are currently sexually active or abstinent.

Kale, Yeah! Nutrition Program

Kale, Yeah! is an interactive game that helps students identify the relationship nutrition has on general health and wellness. Participants learn the basic components of a healthy eating pattern, dietary recommendations, as well as tips specific to college students such as preparing meals on a budget, preparing meals in a residence hall, and quick snacks. The game also addresses current dieting trends.

Know the Standard Program

Know the Standard is about alcohol risk-reduction. We know that drinking is a big responsibility, and if our students are choosing to drink, they should be equipped with information to do so in a safer manner.

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.