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Student Organization Resources

There are so many ways to get involved at Saint Louis University. SLU offers an abundance of groups to cater to a wide variety of interests. Take some time and look through the list of organizations on SLU Groups. If you cannot find a group that meets your needs, the Student Involvement Center staff, located in Busch Student Center, Room 319, will be happy to assist you in the process of starting your own student organization at Saint Louis University.

SLU Activities Fair

Held during the first week of classes each semester, SLU Fair showcases nearly all of the active clubs and organizations on campus.

SLU Groups

Log into SLU Groups, the online portal to all of SLU’s clubs and student organizations. If you will be using the portal as part of your duties to a club or organization, make sure you’ve reviewed the SLU Groups users guide.

Spring 2022 Event Guidelines

Following Saint Louis University's successful spring and fall semesters of 2021, guidance for student activities, meetings and events during the COVID-19 pandemic has been recently updated by a working group composed of students, faculty and staff. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Student Organizations

If you have additional clarifying questions regarding this semester’s guidance, and they aren’t addressed below, please email the SIC at involvement@slu.edu

What is the difference between a “meeting” and “event”? 

In essence, the biggest difference is that a meeting includes a specific list of invited attendees and “business” is the focus of the gathering. In comparison, an event may have an open invitation for attendance, and business or operations are likely NOT the focus of the gathering.

Is there a maximum gathering capacity in effect for Spring 2022? 

No, the University has not quantified the size of gatherings permitted this semester. However, please be mindful of the size of space in which you are gathering, and the possible comfort level of your attendees. It is possible that some who wish to join you in person may be in isolation/quarantine, or might not be comfortable indoors with a volume of people. We ask you to use discretion and good judgment when determining how to safely gather in person.

Are club sports/teams permitted to practice in person?

Club sports practices are not considered “events.” In addition, Simon Recreation Center is open for student use, which includes sports activities. Thus, as long as club sports/teams abide by the policies set forth by the University and the staff of Simon Rec, they are permitted to practice. 
*Club sports/teams include dance competition organizations.

Are club sports/teams permitted to host competitions on campus?

Until the University resumes in-person events, and permits external events, club sports/teams should not host competitions. As these competitions likely involve inviting individuals from outside the SLU community to campus, they would be classified as external events and would need to follow our spring guidance accordingly.
*Club sports/teams include dance competition organizations.

Are club sports/teams permitted to travel for competition? 

Per the University’s Interim Travel Policy, students can submit a travel request (via SLU Groups) to receive approval to travel. This request will be submitted to the Vice President for Student Development, Dr. Sarah Cunningham. Pending her approval, travel is permitted this semester.
*Club sports/teams include dance competition organizations.

If a student organization wants to host an event for fellow students/faculty/staff, but they wish to invite a guest/performer/speaker from outside the SLU community, is this considered an internal or external event? 

The event definitions distinguish between events which have more than or less than 10% of attendees from the campus community. An internal event has less than 10% of attendees from outside the campus community, while an external event has more than 10% of it’s attendees from beyond campus. In this example, an event attended by only members of the campus community but features an outside guest would still be an internal event.

If outside guests/performers/speakers are permitted to appear at internal events (once in-person events resume), what, if any, additional guidelines should they follow?

In compliance with the University’s message on December 9, 2021 external guests, even if they are appearing or being featured at an internal event, must either show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their visit to campus. In this case they may use either a rapid or PCR test.

What are the mask requirements and expectations for guests/performers/speakers who are featured at an in-person event? 

Guests are expected to comply with the University’s current mask policy, which requires indoor masking for all persons on campus. However, if masking significantly prohibits the guest/performer/speaker from fulfilling their contracted duty, they may perform unmasked on campus. For example, a comedian or slam poet may be unmasked because their facial expressions are part of their contracted performance. However, speakers/lecturers can still address their audience with appropriate mask coverage. If you have questions about an upcoming guest/performer/speaker coming to campus, and whether they may perform unmasked, please contact the SIC at involvement@slu.edu.

SLU Fair

Stop by the SLU Fair, held each semester, for a chance to visit with different student organizations and learn about involvement opportunities throughout campus.

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board serves as a major programming organization on campus. Click here to find information about upcoming events and ways to get involved with SAB.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association serves as the student governing assembly for the Saint Louis University student community. Click here to learn more about SGA.

Great Issues Committee

The Great Issues Committee strives to stimulate insightful, provocative debate on current issues that will inform and educate the SLU community.

Student Organization Resources 

The Involvement Center has developed multiple resources and materials that can help student organizations — and their advisers — succeed on campus. We want to help you and your organization plan well-built events that enrich the campus and the community.

Forms and Resources for Student Organizations