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 steps of Club ReFuel below.
Before a recognized student group can access their available funding or purchase a Zoom Pro account, FOUR executive board members of the group must meet with their adviser, complete the Student Organization Knowledge Assessment (SOKA) and attend an Enough is Enough and Mental Health Student Leader training session. The same four leaders must complete these steps of Club ReFuel. The president of each organization must also attend an Anti-Racism workshop.
Executive board members are defined as*:
- Vice President
*or the equivalent of these roles
Questions about Club ReFuel? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and Anti-Racism workshop so they can answer any questions you may have.
Not sure who your adviser is? Find your adviser!
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 Create a Community of Care."
Enough is Enough, mandated by the New York state law, provides student leaders with relevant information and resources associated with domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
While in leadership positions, students may have the opportunity to support members who are in distress or experiencing stalking. During the session, student leaders will learn about the nuances of stalking and how it intersects with intimate partner violence and sexual assault, as well as how the trauma of stalking may present in different individuals. Student leaders will also learn strategies for connecting members who may be experiencing distress or stalking to appropriate resources and identify strategies for taking care of themselves through this process.
Please click on the session below to register:
- Thursday, January 21, 8:00am-9:45am EST
- Saturday, January 23, 8:00am-9:45am EST
- Saturday, January 23, noon-1:45 EST
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.
This session is ONLY required for the president (or equivalent role) of each student group. This workshop explores racial oppression and its systemic maintenance and asks student leaders to consider strategies and frameworks for shifting from a “not-racist” mode to an “anti-racist” one. The sessions will be offered at the following times:
- Wednesday, February 3, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
- Friday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
We understand that racism implicates and impacts each of us differently depending on our identities and experiences. If you are worried that the training described above will not be a healthy space for you, please reach out to email@example.com to discuss alternative ways to complete the requirement.
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 virtual programs 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
Governing Board Policies
Student Group Adjudication
Please be aware of our student group adjudication process as you plan and coordinate events.
Student Travel Policies
Columbia-Supported domestic and international travel is currently suspended. No Columbia activities may take place that require 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
- Email, Mailing Lists & Websites
- Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
- External Catering
- Facilities for Special Events
- Food Policies
- Film Screening Policy
- Gender-Based Misconduct
- Hazing Policies
- Protection of Minors
- Printing Promotional Materials & Use of Copyright Material
- Screening Movies or Television Shows
- University Essential Policies