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Student Organization Resources

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Tools and Resources are available to support student organization success. From how to plan an event to the annual registration process, here you will learn how to keep your student organization thriving.

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Event Planning

There are steps to creating a successful event. The OSE has put together this section to provide help in planning an event/gathering on-campus. Access important resources like the planning calendar, CardinalEngage, and more. Remember that all events need to be registered in CardinalEngage. 

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CardinalEngage is Stanford's platform for student organizations and campus engagement. Here you can learn more about student groups as well as access a calendar of upcoming events occurring within the neighborhoods and beyond. Note: Requires Stanford credentials to access. 

Guiding Principles & Best Practices for Advisors

These resources, policies and expectations are for faculty, staff and others who advise or coach student organizations.

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Here you can find information about the various workshops the Office of Student Engagement supports. 

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Stanford Student Organization Travel

Student groups traveling on behalf of Stanford must follow all university policies. Here's where you can connect with current public health guidelines and general travel policies. 

VSO Leaders

OSE is here to help you be an effective student organization leader. You will find this site useful for you and your other student organization leaders. Join us in our work of supporting: inclusivity, equity, collaboration, respect, and balance.

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