About the Student Organizations Committee

SOC is a branch of SGA that funds and recognizes clubs, making them official student organizations at St. Olaf. Student organizations can request funding for their events, speakers, equipment, etc–basically if they want to do something as a group, SOC can try and help. We help to put the resources of the college behind the student organizations so they can go out and do what they love to do. You can direct any questions to Jessica Hollister (hollis2@stolaf.edu).

So you would like to start an organization?


  1. Get a group of people together, and start having meetings–in your dorm room, over dinner, or anywhere you can find. You’ll need a group of interested and passionate people to have a successful organization.

  2. Make sure you have SEVEN members. You’ll need a minimum of seven to be approved by SOC.

  3. Find a faculty/staff advisor. This person can be anyone who shares your passion or interest in your organization.

  4. Fill out the appropriate recognition form below. If your organization is something that will stick around for years, fill out the “Organization Recognition Petition.” If you only plan to do a temporary project, fill out the “Temporary Project Recognition.” Part of the “Organization Recognition Petition” is creating a detailed constitution. Please read the instructions for your constitution included in the form. Your constitution MUST have a very clear non-discrimination clause.

  5. Click here to fill out the Organization Recognition Petition.

  6. Click here to fill out the Temporary Project Recognition Petition.

  7. Wait for an email from SOC. We will review new student organizations on a rolling basis during the remote learning period.

  8. Get a response from SOC! We will take a few days to review your application as a committee. If recognized, Jessica will send you an email with more details about being an organization on campus.

Resources

Have questions about how to get something done? Interested in learning more about the many resources available to student organizations? Then you are in the right spot!

Committee

Claire Shaw
Claire Shaw

Coordinator

she/her/hers

    Jessica Hollister
    Jessica Hollister

    Coordinator Elect

    she/her/hers

      Natalie Flint
      Natalie Flint

      Executive Assistant

      she/her/hers

        Doğukan Günaydın
        Doğukan Günaydın

        CFO/Data Records Manager

        he/him/his

          Mara Tostengard
          Mara Tostengard

          Events Chair

          she/her/hers

            Maggie Bahnson
            Maggie Bahnson

            MCO/Web Content Manager (Fall)

            she/her/hers

              Hannah Liu
              Hannah Liu

              MCO/Web Content Manager (Spring)

              she/her/hers

                Kamaya Hart
                Kamaya Hart

                Org Outreach Officer

                she/her/hers

                  Justin Elue
                  Justin Elue

                  Org Outreach Officer

                  he/him/his

                    Mike Guzman
                    Mike Guzman

                    Org Outreach Officer

                    he/him/his

                      Ruby Skrien
                      Ruby Skrien

                      Org Outreach Officer

                      she/her/hers

                        Jossy Avila
                        Jossy Avila

                        Org Outreach Officer

                        she/her/hers

                          Anna Tostengard
                          Anna Tostengard

                          First-Year Representative

                          she/her/hers

                            Andy Nelson
                            Andy Nelson

                            First-Year Representative

                            he/him/his

                              Contact Us

                              Jessica Hollister
                              hollis2@stolaf.edu