Student group leaders who receive recognition and/or have financial accounts at Columbia, as well as those student groups who wish to program on the Columbia campus, must complete the three steps of Club ReFuel below.
Before a recognized student group can access their available funding or reserve space on campus, FOUR executive board members of the group must complete the Student Organization Knowledge Assessment (SOKA), attend an Enough is Enough and Mental Health Student Leader Training session and meet with their adviser. The same four leaders must complete all three steps of Club ReFuel.
Executive board members are defined as*:
- Vice President
*or the equivalent of these roles
Questions about Club ReFuel? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Organization Knowledge Assessment
The Student Organization Knowledge Assessment (SOKA) tests your knowledge of the critical policies you will use throughout your time as a student organization leader.
Please refer to our newly created policy guide, as well as the additional resources listed below, as you prepare for and take the SOKA.
Ready to test your knowledge? Take the SOKA!
Enough is Enough and Mental Health Student Leader Training
"Empowered Leaders, Compassionate Communities: Equipping Student Leaders to Speak Up, Support, and Stand with Others in Crisis."
Enough is Enough, mandated by the New York state law, provides student leaders with relevant information and resources associated with sexual assault.
While in leadership positions, students may have the opportunity to support members who are in distress or at risk for harm in their relationships. During the session, student leaders will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of distress and unhealthy relationships, connect members who may be experiencing these issues to appropriate resources and identify strategies for taking care of their organization and themselves through this process.
All four executive board members must register individually for a time that works best for them. There are no other student leaders trainings that can count towards this requirement.
Meet with Your Adviser
Before you meet with your adviser, please complete the Student Organization Knowledge Assessment, so that your adviser may review your results during the meeting. Please also register for the Enough is Enough and Mental Health Student Leader Training so they can answer any questions about the training.
Not sure who your adviser is? Find your adviser!
As you complete Club ReFuel, please refer to the resources listed below. These resources highlight the most common needs of student groups, along with additional links to more detailed information.
Finance and Policy Guide
As you plan events for your student group, please be aware of the policies in place for financial and administrative procedures. Our newly created policy guide will assist you as you navigate student group activities.
How to Plan Events
How to Plan Events
How to Reserve Space on Campus
- University Events Managment (UEM)
Governing Board Policies
Student Group Adjudication
Please be aware of our student group adjudication process as you plan and coordinate events.
Student Travel Policies
If your student organization travels either domestically or internationally, you should consult with your adviser at the onset of your planning. There are policies and procedures in place for travel so please adhere to these guidelines as you plan your travel.
University Policies and Procedures
The Student Organization Knowledge Assessment covers just some of the policies you will need to learn and understand in your time as a student leader. Below are additional resources and policies to review. Every recognized student organization must comply with all University policies.
- Alcohol Policy and Procedures
- Campus Press Policy
- Charity Drive Requests
- Communication and Marketing
- Contracting Performers, Speakers and Other Service Providers
- CUID Special Events and Guest Lists
- Email, Mailing Lists & Websites
- Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
- External Catering
- Facilities for Special Events
- Food Policies
- Film Screening Policy
- Fronting Policy
- Gender-Based Misconduct
- Hazing Policies
- Protection of Minors
- Printing Promotional Materials & Use of Copyright Material
- Parking and Unloading on College Walk
- Permits for Events and Parades
- Screening Movies or Television Shows
- University Essential Policies