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Office of Student Engagement (OSE) September Updates

September 19, 2022

COVID Specific Updates, General Fall Quarter Updates.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) August Updates

August 26, 2022

COVID Specific Updates, General Fall Quarter Updates.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) March Updates

MARCH 29, 2022

COVID Specific Updates, General Spring Quarter Updates.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) February Updates

FEBRUARY 15, 2022

Gatherings Guidance for Non-Stanford Affiliates, Travel for Winter Quarter (In-State) and Spring Quarter (Domestic), Elections: Updating CardinalEngage.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) January Updates

JANUARY 21, 2022

OSE Office Hours, Core 10 Policies, New Assistant Director: LaSabra Williams.

Welcome LaSabra! Assistant Director of Student Engagement

DECEMBER 06, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that LaSabra Williams (she/her) has joined the Office of Student Engagement as Assistant Director.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) November Updates

NOVEMBER 08, 2021

Core 10 Policies, Elections: Winter Quarter Recommendation, Annual Event Planning for Winter Quarter.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) October Updates

OCTOBER 22, 2021

Travel, Event Registration, ASSU ePay & Dues.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) October Updates

OCTOBER 5, 2021

October updates: Event Registration, Travel, COVID Policy Updates.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) September Updates


September updates: CardinalEngage Re-Registration, The Student Engagement Fair, Student-led Gatherings, Travel.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) July Updates

JULY 21, 2021

July updates: TSF Partnership Program, The Student Engagement Fair, Travel Restrictions and Process.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) June Updates

JUNE 24, 2021

June updates: The Student Activities Fair, Summer Gatherings Guidance, Annual Registration & Dormant Status, Student Organization Management Modules.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) May Updates

MAY 28, 2021

May updates: OSE Kudoboard to acknowledge and celebrate peers, advisors, staff, or faculty that have helped shape your student engagement experience this year and CardinalEngage: Leadership Transition.

Student Organization Gatherings: Yellow Tier

MAY 18, 2021

Santa Clara County is moving to the yellow “minimal” tier effective Wednesday, May 19. The Office of Student Engagement will then permit student organizations to host on-campus outdoor gatherings following the principles, policies and guidelines described in the letter.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) April Updates

APRIL 30, 2021

April updates: Student Organization Implementation Teams, CardinalEngage Rollout and Gatherings.

Office of Student Engagement (OSE) February Updates

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

February updates: Gatherings, Guidelines for those on an LOA Regarding Elections and Voting and Guidance for Virtual Events and Admitted Students.

Response to VSO Working Group Report

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.


Classification of Student Organizations
Finances & Funding for Student Organizations

Welcome Back - Winter Quarter Updates

JANUARY 13, 2021

Winter quarter updates: Student Engagement Forum, Winter Student Activities and Resource Fair, Campus Groups Update, Policies Feedback and Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

OSE Sr. Director End of Autumn Quarter Updates and Looking Ahead

DECEMBER 9, 2020

End of autumn quarter updates: Campus Groups selected to replace CardinalSync, Our Continued Commitment to Racial Justice, Planning for Winter Quarter 2021, and Reflecting on Autumn Quarter 2020.

OSE Updates Week 3

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

As we head into the third week, we will continue to send this communication to share accomplishments, highlight program planning guidelines and seek your input. Learn about: Activities Fair engagement, Virtual Programming Accessibility, Online Security, The Stanford Fund, and Youth Program Planning.

Student Engagement Important Updates: Getting Ready for the Start of Autumn Quarter

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

As we begin a new academic year, we wanted to provide you updates from the Office of Student Engagement: New Assistant Director for VSOs, Virtual Event Registration System, ResEd First Year Mentor Program, Leadership Rosters, and Policy Updates.

OSE Autumn Quarter Planning Updates

AUGUST 28, 2020

OSE Autumn Quarter Planning Updates: Flex Term for FOs, Student Organization Leader Autumn Planning Forums, Virtual Student Activities Fair, Policy Updates, and More.

Office of Student Engagement Important Updates

AUGUST 7, 2020

As we continue preparing for Autumn Quarter, we wanted to give you updates on a number of topics: Financial Planning, Virtual Resources, Activities Fair, Numbers for Membership of a Student Organization, New Org Summer Review, Frosh and New Transfer Student Engagement, CardinalSync Interim and Future Plan.

Letter from OSE's Sr. Director regarding Student Org Planning for Autumn 2020

JULY 20, 2020

Snehal Naik, OSE's new Sr. Director, shares updates on the Office of Student Engagement, student organizations and Autumn planning.

Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement

JUNE 5, 2020

OSE is committed  to fighting racial injustices, specifically White supremacy and structural racism, continuing our own education and supporting all of our students in their own education and learning.

COVID-19 Update

MARCH 16, 2020

As of Monday, March 16, OSE professional staff will be working remotely and our office space is closed based on University guidance. We are still a resource for you and available to connect virtually. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any inquiries. Please email or or reach out to a staff member.

FSL Staff Contact Info

VSO Staff Contact Info

More on University COVID-19 Updates.