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REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Not seeing a group that interests you? You're invited to start an RSO! For more information, please contact the ASWSUS Director of Outreach and Graduate Affairs at spok.aswsu.out@wsu.edu.

Associated Medical Group

To support medical students as they pursue the different opportunities within the medical profession. Provide information about different professional opportunities within medicine and healthcare. To promote the profession of medicine to other health care disciplines and work toward interdisciplinary efforts among health care providers.

Chair:  Heidi Shovell  hshovell@u.washington.edu

Advisor:  Ken Roberts  kenroberts@wsu.edu

Association of Healthcare Students

Mission Statement: To promote professional development among healthcare students through academic excellence and community outreach

President:  Craig Cartsens  craig.carstens@email.wsu.edu

Advisor:  Adrianne Lara  adrianne.lara@wsu.edu

Diversity Club

To bring to our campus a greater awareness for international issues and increase intercultural competency in the student body in hopes that our students will be equipped to enter the workforce as advocates for change.

President:  Chris Messinger  c.messinger@email.wsu.edu

Advisor:  Megan Jarrad  mjarrad@wsu.edu

Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity was founded in May 1879 in New England. The Beta Pi chapter at Washington State University was founded in April 1916. Originally, there were eight pharmacy students, four medical students and one faculty advisor. Currently, only pharmacy students and pre-pharmacy students are eligible for membership.

The WSU Beta Pi chapter has two elected officer seats in our province. Kappa Psi is involved in the community and members perform community service activities. Some of these activities include helping to organize Health and Wellness Week at WSU, holding food drives, making hygiene kits, participating in walks/runs, and being actively involved with Adopt-A-Highway by maintaining a stretch of highway.

Kappa Psi is a co-ed fraternity and members are also involved with social activities. The chapter coordinates movie nights, bowling, laser tag, ski trips, hockey games, and an annual College of Pharmacy Halloween Party. Members promote social activities to meet new members and create lasting bonds with classmates and other pharmacy school Kappa Psi members.

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Club (NEP Club)

To be the student organization resource for nutrition and exercise information, while raising public awareness of preventable health problems, and encouraging positive lifestyle modifications by providing practical information and activities - all for the students, faculty, and surrounding community.

President:  Becki Curfman  beckic17@wsu.edu

Advisor:  Susan Kynast-Gales  kynasts@wsu.edu

Phi Lambda Sigma, Gamma Upsilon

Phi Lambda Sigma is a national Pharmacy leadership society that focuses on promoting and developing leaders within, and outside, the profession of Pharmacy. The Washington State University chapter, Gamma Upsilon, provides opportunities for pharmacy students, as well as other WSU student, to enhance their leadership qualities.

President:  Leigh Castillo  leigh.castillo@email.wsu.edu

Advisor:  John White  whitej@wsu.edu

Professional Pharmacy Student Organization (PPSO)

The purpose of the Professional Pharmacy Student Organization (PPSO) is to aid the student in understanding the clinical, legislative, community and state aspects of Pharmacy. We do this by engaging in conversation and networking with those already in the Pharmacy profession. Whether it is at national conventions, or by professionals coming to speak at WSU, PPSO is committed to bringing an understanding and developing the future leaders of Pharmacy.

President:  Albert Cifelli  avcifelli@wsu.edu

Advisor:  Mark Garrison  garrisonm@wsu.edu

Rho Chi Society: Epsilon Chapter

Rho Chi Society is the Academic Honor Society in pharmacy. Our purpose is to advance practice and pharmaceutical sciences through the encouragement and recognition of sound scholarship. Rho Chi Society is dedicated to the promotion of scholarship and to the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences on a national level.

President:  Kurt Bowen  kurt_bowen@wsu.edu

Advisor:  Linda Garrelts Maclean  lmaclean@wsu.edu

Riverpoint Interprofessional Education & Research Student Group (RIPER)

The purpose of the Riverpoint Interprofessional Education and Research (RIPER) student group is to enhance the Riverpoint educational experience by providing a communication network and activities through which all disciplines on campus can participate in interprofessional relationships.

Student Leader:  Robert Bryan  robert.bryan@email.wsu.edu

Advisor:  Barb Richardson  barichardson@wsu.edu

Simulation Club

The objectives of Sim Club shall be the following:

  1. Prepare healthcare professionals for realistic situations and environments, and
  2. Create interactions and facilitate communication between different medical disciplines, and
  3. Assist with any research opportunities concerning simulationsSimulation Club is a group who is focused on preparing healthcare professionals for realistic situations and environments, creating interactions and facilitates communication between different medical disciplines, and assisting with any research opportunities concerning simulations.


President: 
Pavel Nesenchuk  pavel.nesenchuk100@email.wsu.edu

Advisor:  Kevin Stevens  kvstevens@wsu.edu

Soccer on Campus

Soccer on Campus is a group of individuals who all share the common interest of playing soccer. This club is to open up opportunities outside of the classroom for students to get to know other WSU Spokane students and unite the campus in a healthy way.

President:  Tanay Surkund  tanay.surkund@email.wsu.edu

Advisor:  Saleh Elgiadi  elgiadi@wsu.edu

Student Nurse Leaders

SNL consists of an executive branch and a class branch. The executive branch includes the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, social director, and Nursing Student Times (NST) editor. The class branch includes a president, treasurer/secretary, and director at large for each class. SNL provides activities, class competitions, and giveaways for students in exchange for 24$ in dues. This fee covers a nursing student's entire two years at the school. SNL also holds several fundraisers to provide money to each classes fund for class events. SNL was formerly known as AINS, and served as student government for WSU College of Nursing when the facility was found on Fort Wright Drive. SNL is a very active organization and serves as representatives of the student body to both faculty of the school and the campus as a whole.

President:  Obert Xu  obertxu@gmail.com

Advisor:  Tina Bayne  bayne@wsu.edu

NSSLHA

President:  Belinda Crowson  bcrowson@wsu.edu

Advisor:  Amy Meredith  mereditha@wsu.edu

FUNDING REQUESTS

PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR FALL IS OCTOBER 7, 2013!!!

Welcome to the ASWSU Spokane funding request process. This information is intended to serve as a guide to help streamline the process for RSO funding requests and inform you of the rules and procedures that the senate has implemented for this coming year.

NEW THIS YEAR - Registered Student Organizations (RSO) who request less than $10,000 must do so through the ASWSUS Senate.  This is the process other campuses use and with the creation of the student senate, the Budget and Program committees will consider requests from RSO's.  Under this process, RSOs can request throughout the academic year beginning in the Fall.  If you need assistance please contact Kasey Webster, the Student Involvement Coordinator at kasey.webster@wsu.edu or 509-358-7570 for more information.

PROCESS

Funding Flow Chart (pdf) »

 For each event or line item that an RSO would like to request funding for, they must complete and submit a Funding Request form (pdf) . The Funding Request form will be submitted to the Senate for the First Reading. At the First Reading, the RSO will present a brief description of their request and allow the Senate to ask any clarifying questions they may have . There will be no vote or debate regarding requirements at this reading.

If the request is $300 or less, then the Funding Request will be submitted to the Budget subcommittee. The Budget committee will then determine if the request meets the expected requirements and subsequently vote whether or not to pass the request.

If the request is more than $300, then the request will be submitted to both the Budget and Programming committees. After each committee reviews the request, they will submit a recommendation to the Senate based on whether or not the request meets the funding requirements.

The Senate will then review the recommendations submitted by each committee at the Second Hearing. It is recommended that a representative from the requesting RSO be present to answer any additional questions that the Senate may have. There will then be a vote to determine whether or not to pass the Funding Request. If the request is passed, it will then be submitted to the ASWSUS President to sign.

REQUEST PREPARATION

Any RSO seeking funds must complete and submit the Funding Request form for each event or line item. It is recommended that a representative attend the Second Hearing of the Senate.  This will typically occur two weeks after the first reading. The representative is expected to be prepared and professional in presenting the description/details of the request and answering all questions.

REQUIREMENTS

All Funding Requests are expected to follow the S&A Fee Spending Guidelines. If you would like a copy of the S&A Fee Spending Guidelines, please see Kasey Webster in SAC 130B. Examples of items which cannot be funded:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Donations
  • Radioactive materials
  • Controlled substances


VALUES

The student senate will allocate student fee funds, and all groups requesting funds need to articulate student involvement in the organization and demonstrate student involvement in decision-making for the organization.  Funded activities and services must be open to all students. ASWSUS seeks to promote activities that support our Mission Statement:

As a part of a united WSU Spokane student community, ASWSUS commits to providing a platform for success through advocacy, opportunity, accessibility, collaboration, innovation, and purpose.

We  highly recommend you demonstrate to the Senate how your request helps promote the Mission Statement.


MEETINGS

All Senate meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Please keep in mind the only voting members are the elected Senators. The Senate will meet on the following dates from 6:30-8:00pm in SAC 501:

Fall Semester              Spring Semester
8/31/11                       1/11/12
9/14/11                       1/25/12
9/28/11                       2/8/12
10/12/11                     2/22/12
10/26/11                     3/7/12
11/9/11                       3/21/12
11/30/11                     4/4/12
4/18/12

START AN RSO

Student life at WSU Spokane is growing every day! You can help by starting a Registered Student Organization (RSO). RSOs can range from academic and civic engagement groups, to sports clubs and even religious organizations. The easiest way to get your RSO started is to go this link and begin the registration process!

orgsync.com/browse_orgs/581 »

Please be prepared with the following things: a faculty/staff member who is willing to serve as your organizations advisor, a set of bylaws and list of potential members.

 

If you have questions or need assistance with starting an RSO you can contact Kasey Webster, the Student Involvement Coordinator.

kasey.webster@wsu.edu or 1(509) 358-7570

RSO RESOURCES

If you need resources that are not available on this site, please feel free to contact us for further assistance. We will work diligently to ensure that your RSO can fufill its mission and grow at WSU Spokane. Please do not hesistate to make suggestions so we can continue to improve this portal for the benefit of all RSO members! Thanks!

Event Planning


Funding Requests

Purchasing

Questions? Contact Kasey Webster, kasey.webster@wsu.edu 509.358.7570

RSO FAQ

HOW DO I START A REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION (RSO)?

To become an approved student organization, you must receive University recognition through an application process. Contact Kasey Webster, the Student Involvement Coordinator (kasey.webster@wsu.edu, or (509)358-7570) in SAC 130.

What is involved in becoming an RSO?

Clubs granted recognition must have a name, a constitution, at least three active officers, and a WSU Spokane faculty or staff member as an advisor.

Is there anything that would keep an RSO from being recognized?

Washington State University will not recognize any student organization which denies membership to any student because of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, or disability. RSOs must ensure that additional policies and procedures do not create de facto differentiation.

What about club membership?

Full membership in student organizations will be restricted to enrolled graduate and undergraduate students at WSU. Faculty and others may participate as honorary or associate members (at the option of the group) as specified in the group’s application. Only full members may be eligible to vote on matters of business or hold elected office in the organization.

What responsibilities does the RSO incur when it is recognized?

Officers of the organization are responsible for seeing that the organization abides by University rules and regulations concerning scheduling, financial projects, and other policies of the WSU Spokane campus. Second, all RSOs must have an advisor.

What are the privileges that come with RSO recognition?

RSOs have the right to sponsor on-campus activities. They may also use University facilities and services by scheduling through the Student Affairs office (rpscheduler@wsu.edu, or 358-7536) or complete the online reservation form at http://www.spokane.wsu.edu/scheduling. A student organization resource room is also available in the Academic Center for RSO use.  Additionally, RSOs are eligible to receive funding from S&A Fees through the student senate.

Are RSOs part of student government (ASWSUS)?

No. The University views RSOs as autonomous and separate from ASWSU-S.  ASWSU-S does receive funds specifically to assist RSOs plan, promote and implement campus events that are open to all students.

Do RSOs have access to any funds?

RSOs are encouraged to raise their own funds through membership dues and fundraisers. RSOs who wish to sponsor events open to the entire campus may request funding from ASWSUS using the attached Funding Request Form (pdf). Funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The request for funding needs to come in a timely manner prior to the event. Note that the ASWSUS Senate meets bi-weekly. Contact their office at spok.aswsu.vp@wsu.edu or 358-7921.

What are the responsibilities of the RSO advisor?

Advisors are members of the WSU Spokane faculty or staff whose interest in the group indicates that they would judiciously advise the organization concerning its goals, purposes, and procedures. Advisors guide the group in accordance with the purposes and ideals of the University and the organization. They do not directly control the group’s programs and activities. Responsibilities may include attending RSO’s meetings, assisting in program planning, supervising the handling of funds, approving expenditures and contracts, and assisting in arranging University facilities and equipment.

Further questions?

Contact Kasey Webster in the Student Affairs office SAC 130.
kasey.webster@wsu.edu (509) 358-7570

S&A FEES REQUESTS

The term Services & Activities Fees, or S&A Fees, is defined to mean fees, other than tuition fees, charged to all students registering at a WSU campus. S&A fees are used to fund student activities and programs, student buildings and similar uses. S&A fees are charged to all students registering at a campus or the Global Campus (formerly the Center for Distance and Professional Education).

Services and Activities Fees Committee

The Services & Activities Fees Committee shall have initial responsibility for proposing program priorities and budget levels for that portion of program budgets that are derived from S&A Fees. This committee shall also propose allocations of facilities funds.

Composition and Tenure

  • The Chancellor shall appoint the Spokane Campus S&A Fees Committee as follows:
    • Three undergraduate students with one-year terms (recommended by ASWSUS). Students shall be representative of the variety of academic programs on campus.
    • Three graduate students with one-year terms (recommended by ASWSUS).
    • Two faculty members, with two-year terms (solicited from faculty ranks).
    • Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations, or designee; and Director of Student Affairs, or designee.
  • The Chair is elected by the committee from the student members.
  • Each member shall have one vote.
  • A quorum shall consist of eight members, a majority of whom shall be students.


TIMELINE for RSO's

Monday, February 17             S&A Fee Applications available
Friday, March 14                    S&A Fee Applications due at 5:00 P.M.
April 10th                              Applicants notified of budget recommendations
 

TIMELINE For Departments 

Monday, February 17             S&A Fee Applications available
Friday, March 14                    S&A Fee Applications due at 5:00 P.M.
Week of March 24th               Presentations/Hearings
April 10th                              Applicants notified of budget recommendations

DOCUMENTS

Application Cover Page 2014 (pdf)

RSO Funding Process 2014-2015 (pdf)

SA Fee Budget Request template 2014-2015 (xls)

Contact

Kristie Brink

SAC 130

Phone: 509.358.7963

Email: kkclark@wsu.edu