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Response to VSO Working Group Report: a Memorandum from Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost of Student Affairs

Read the memorandum  |  January 21, 2021


In response to the findings of the Working Group on Voluntary Student Organizations, and the ongoing challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, our team is working in partnership with the ASSU and other stakeholders to review the OSE classification of student organizations, as well as their finances.

The driving force behind this effort is a desire to design policies and practices to better serve student organizations and their leaders. We will focus on co-curricular learning, community building, and moving towards equity in our policies and practices.

If you would like to learn more about the two implementation teams working on this review, you can read their charges and see their membership below.

We are eager to involve students in the design of our new policies and processes. We will provide on-going updates, however if you would like to be more involved please fill out this form.

Student Organization Implementation Teams: Classification & Funding




Grounded in our commitment to the values of belonging, equity & access, integrity, learning, and well-being, we engage and support our students as they build a community within their student organizations and develop as leaders.


Belonging: "We foster experiences, relationships and environments to ensure that every student feels a firm and abiding sense of belonging and contributes to the good of our community," in alignment with Our Most Important Work in Student Affairs.

Equity & Access: We advocate to reduce systemic barriers and create equitable access to opportunities for all students. We strive to create pathways to student engagement that are intentional and empowering.

Integrity: We aim to embody our values in manners that are consistent and reliable.

Learning: We cultivate a culture of curiosity and critical thinking.

Well-Being: We approach each student interaction holistically with a focus on relationships, self-care and care for others.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 and Event-Related Updates

Please check the Cardinal Recovery website for information about the current phased restart of activities on campus and Health Alerts website for the latest COVID-19 information.

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