Student Organizations at UW-Whitewater
UW-Whitewater has approximately 200 recognized students organizations, ranging from Club Sports like rugby to cultural groups like the Black Student Union to professional groups like Kappa Delta Pi. To find out more about the organizations at UW-Whitewater, students as well as faculty and staff should visit connectUww at uww.edu/connect. A public listing of recognized organizations is available here. If you don’t see the group you were hoping to join, see the steps below for starting a new organization!
Student Organization Recognition
To become a group on campus, as well as to keep your group recognized by the University, there are annual required steps. Student Organizations can be recognized for the academic year by completing the annual recognition process in the late spring. Those that miss the spring deadlines or begin the steps for recognition in the fall can be recognized for the Spring Semester by completing the annual recognition process in late Fall Semester. In both cases, groups follow the steps outlined below.
Step One: The President or Leader of the group completes the Student Leader Certification (found at https://orgsync.com/112680/forms/198485). This online training is only open during the recognition windows in November and April. If you have any questions at any other time of the year, please contact the Student Involvement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step Two: A second, active member of the group completes the Student Leader Certification (found at https://orgsync.com/112680/forms/198485). This online training is only open during the recognition windows in November and April. If you have any questions at any other time of the year, please contact the Student Involvement Office at email@example.com.
For organizations updating their registration: An admin for the group’s connectUww site logs in to uww.edu/connect, navigates to their portal, and clicks on the “Update Now” icon in the orange box OR clicks on settings à organization settings à update profile. At this point, the profile will need to be updated as needed.
For newly forming organizations: A student leader from the group logs in to uww.edu/connect, clicks on “Organizations”, and then clicks on “Register New Organization”. At this point, the profile will need to be created under the “Career & Leadership Development” umbrella.
Step Four: The President/Leader of the Student Organization must meet with their Campus Advisor(s) to set goals for the coming timeframe and select methods of communication. They record these plans on the Advisor and Leader Contract (found at https://orgsync.com/112680/files/1005700/show), and submit this form to Career & Leadership Development, University Center room 146 by the provided deadline.
Updating an Organization's Information
For simple changes, please have a student administrator for your group update your connectUww portal. For more significant changes (name change, profile picture, change of mission), please contact the Student Involvement Office.