The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) has two staff members that provide services to student organizations: an Assistant Director for Services for Registered Student Organizations, and an Activities Coordinator.
The Assistant Director leads the Registered Student Organization (RSO) Services area. This person oversees the Get Involved electronic suite of services, coordinates the annual Organization Registration process, develops workshops for RSO’s, and support s RSO advisors.
The Activities Coordinator provides support to student organizations using the University’s event registration process, organizes the State-Mandated Risk Management Education, and supports the on-going training of RSO student leaders.
The Center for Student Involvement has three main functional areas that serve students: RSO Services, Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Advising Fee-Funded Organizations such as the Student Program Board and the Homecoming Board. A description of each area is provided below.
The RSO Services area manages the annual organization registration process, RSO Risk Management Education, the event registration process, RSO mailboxes, workshops for RSO leaders and advisors, oversight for the carrels and resource room, and more.
Campus Leaders Ceremony
The Campus Leaders Ceremony, sponsored by the University of Houston Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, is the Division’s annual premier student leader, faculty/staff, and student organization recognition for scholastic and extra–curricular achievements. The Center for Student Involvement strives to recognize those individuals and groups who continue to improve the University community. Started in spring 1986, the Campus Leaders Ceremony is the premier student awards ceremony at the University of Houston. Awards are given out by the Center for Student Involvement, the Dean of Students, the Women’s and Gender Resource Center, and more. Top student leaders and student organizations are recognized in multiple categories at this awards ceremony.
Activities Funding Board (AFB)
This student-run agency of the Student Fees Advisory Committee (SFAC) annually allocates $125,000 of student services fees to “activities” funding for registered student organizations. AFB provides funding for programs on campus and attending conferences that relate to student organizations’ missions.
RSO Advisor Network
The RSO Advisor Network is dedicated to equipping RSO Advisors with the tools needed to successfully navigate the position of Advisor to a RSO. The RSO Team in the Center for Student Involvement seeks to utilize this online environment as a means of disseminating those tools to Advisors. Additionally, resources for staff who work with Student Organizations in their respective colleges and departments will be readily available. RSO Advisors are vital to a student organization's success. The value advisors add to student organizations can be immeasurable at times. Advisors provide valuable guidance, a historical perspective, and a true passion for what their student organization provides for University of Houston's Campus Life.
The New RSO Advisor Network will include:
The Center for Student Involvement is located in the Student Center North (SCN), Suite 103. The staff and graduate assistants, the Activities Funding Board, and the SGA Election Commission are housed in the Center.