Below is a list of frequently asked questions we get. Still have other questions? Check the "Our Office" link above and get in contact with our staff. We'd be glad to help answer any questions you have!
Where is the Department of Student
Activities/Leadership Development located?
is located on the second floor of the student center, room 201. Stop
by or call 860-832-1990.
How do I start a new club on campus?
unable to find a current club with a focus on your interest,
attend a monthly information meeting, held the first Friday of each
month at 2:00pm in the 1849 Room.
If I start a new club, how do I get
a budget for the club?
club budgeting is handled through the Student Government Association
(SGA) and the Finance Committee of the SGA. Please contact the SGA
Treasurer, whose information can be found on the SGA website.
How do I find out who my SA/LD advisor
out the SA/LD website (ccsu.edu/sald),
stop into the office, or contact
the SA/LD secretary at 832-1990.
Why do I have an SA/LD advisor and
a faculty advisor?
SA/LD program advisor has a unique knowledge of event planning,
policy, and budgeting, and is a valuable resource when planning events.
Since being involved on campus is a co-curricular experience, the
advisor can help your club get the full experience of programming and
provide extra support.
How do I get mail sent to my club?
Are there mailboxes available for club use?
club has its own mailbox located on the first floor of the student
with the other student mailboxes. To find out more information about
how to gain use of your club mailbox, or how to
get a club mailbox, contact the department secretary at 832-1990.
What do I do if I’m having a problem
with my club’s budget?
contact your SA/LD advisor to discuss your situation.
You may also want to consult with your Senate Liaison.
If you are in a situation where you need to apply to have more money
in your budget, contact the Student Government Association at 832-3740
or visit their office on the second floor of the Student Center.
How do I reserve space for an event?
must be part of a registered club or organization on campus to reserve
space. Contact your SA/LD program advisor who will facilitate a
about the event and the filling out of the Event Registration Form.
After meeting with your SA/LD advisor, you will contact and work with
the Central Reservations Office, located on the first floor of the
Center, reached at 832-1964.
What can I find in the SA/LD Club and
Come to Manual Training and know that your Club and Organization Manual
is a valuable resource. It includes information about policies and
of the SA/LD office, including how to register for space and sponsor
an event, how to plan a trip, the services offered to clubs on campus,
and much more!
HowTo Define Leadership
- Leadership = Conviction
- From Deeper Learning
in Leadership: Helping College Students Find the Potential Within,
Dennis C. Roberts
- “Leadership is a relational
process of people working together to accomplish change or make a
that will benefit the common good.” – Exploring Leadership
- What is your definition?
Spend some time thinking about what it means to you to be a
HowTo Run an Efficient Meeting
HowTo Promote Your Club or Club Events
- Posters in the student center
- Collaborate with other organizations
- Sponsor a Devil’s Den
- Take advantage of services
provided by Graphic Designers: http://stdctr.ccsu.edu/design/
HowTo Market at CCSU
- Be prepared- Have details
- Use your resources
- Target your audience
- Shameless Plugging!
Get Creative! What
is going to grab peoples’ attention?
- Clever Names for Events
- Campus TV and Radio
- Mini-Events leading to large
- Street Team
- Table tents, Sidewalk Chalk
- Any food or candy with advertisement
stickered on the back, Coffee Cup sleeves with advertisement on them.
- Advertising in bathroom
stalls (Tinkle Times, Toilet Times, etc) or showers
- In person advertisement
(for example- A Street Team, or if you are having a ghost hunter have
someone put a sheet on and advertise the event!)
HowTo Increase Club Membership
- Posters and Tabling in the
- Advertise meetings/events
on Today@CCSU (the campus event calendar – Check it out!)
- Register for the club fair
- Communicate with WFCS about
- Collaborate with other clubs!
HowTo Foster a Welcoming Team
for all Members
- Ice breakers and teambuilding
activities can create a fantastic team and working environment. Spend
a meeting doing these activities, getting to know each other. Continue
through the semester.
- Plan a retreat where you
can do more in depth ice breakers and team building activities.
- If you need help thinking
of ice breakers, stop into SALD! We can help!
- Check out these websites!
HowTo Hold Elections under Abnormal
- Normally, follow constitution
- If you need to, be creative
- Survey Monkey
- Wait for next meeting with
- Always allow candidates
to write a blurb and express their interest in the open position
- Make sure club membership
is content with this irregular election process
- Have president and other
board member count votes to be fair
HowTo Transition between Old and New
- Officers can make binders
to be passed on to new leadership
- New officers can shadow
old officers before their term begins
- Hold meetings with new and
old leadership to discuss
- Current year’s goals
- Progress in achieving goals
- Future goals
- General planning for the
- Major events
- Successes? Failures? What
can we do better?
HowTo Learn More about You
HowTo Learn More about Student
- The Student Leadership
Challenge, Kouzes & Posner
- Model the Way
- Inspire a Shared Vision
- Challenge the Process
- Encourage the Heart
- Enable Others to Act
- Check out the Fish! Philisophy
- Be There
- Make Their Day
- Choose Your Attitude
- Deeper Learning in Leadership:
Helping College Students Find the Potential Within, Dennis C.
- Inspiration for Student
Leaders: Encouragement, Humor and Motivation FOR Student Leaders BY
- Exploring Leadership:
For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Susan R.
Nance Lucas, and Timothy R. McMahon
- Association of College
Unions International: acui.org
- National Association
for Campus Activities: naca.org