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

Jessica Hollister
Jessica Hollister

Coordinator

she/her/hers

    Natalie Flint
    Natalie Flint

    Executive Assistant

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      Mara Tostengard
      Mara Tostengard

      CFO

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        Maggie Bahnson
        Maggie Bahnson

        MCO/Web Content Manager

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          Hannah Liu
          Hannah Liu

          Director of Social Media

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            Kamaya Hart
            Kamaya Hart

            Events Chair

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              Ruby Skrien
              Ruby Skrien

              Events Chair

              she/her/hers

                Anna Tostengard
                Anna Tostengard

                Org Outreach Officer

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                  Ty Coutermash
                  Ty Coutermash

                  Org Outreach Officer

                    Evan Faas
                    Evan Faas

                    Org Outreach Officer

                      Kate Sebes
                      Kate Sebes

                      Org Outreach Officer

                        Chau Truong
                        Chau Truong

                        Org Outreach Officer

                          Michel Gonzalez Hernandez
                          Michel Gonzalez Hernandez

                          Org Outreach Officer

                            Colin Howard
                            Colin Howard

                            Org Outreach Officer

                              Contact Us

                              Jessica Hollister
                              hollis2@stolaf.edu