Advising a Group

Student Unions & Activities provides advising services for all registered student groups. Advising is available in the areas of:

  • Student group registration process
  • Student group and/or University processes and procedures
  • Event Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Sales and/or fundraising policies
  • SUA Grant applications
  • Student Services Fees requests
  • Insurance needs and risk management protocol
  • Tax information for student groups
  • Outdoor Space

We do our best to be available to answer walk-in questions. Schedule an appointment with an advisor to ensure an advisor is available. We encorage you to contact us at least one business day in advance of your ideal appointment time. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please contact Student Activities at sao@umn.edu or (612) 626-6919. Appointments can be scheduled on regular business days, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. The Student Activities Office is located on the first floor of Coffman Union, Room 126.

Student Group Communications

The Student Activities Office communicates regularly with student groups through an email newsletter called the Student Group Newsletter and direct messages. Our communications are automatically sent to all groups' officers, primary contacts and advisors as reflected on the groups' GopherLink profile.

If you would like to receive the Student Group Newsletter, please complete this form.

Meet Our Staff

Stephanie Broom

Student Activities Advisor - Program Board

math0227@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Retail

Erik Dussault

Associate Director, Student Unions & Activities

dussault@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Student Activities Operations

Daniel Garrison

Student Life Advisor - Multicultural Student Engagement

garr0235@umn.edu

Devin Graf

Program Advisor - Program Board

grafx122@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Social Events
  • Student Group Initiatives

Patrick Haught

Student Activities Advisor - Student Group Services

phaught@umn.edu

Focus:

  • SUA Grants Program
  • Student Group Finances

Sierra Judy

Student Engagement Coordinator

judyx017@umn.edu

Focus:

  • GopherLink

Ashley Kaser

Student Activities Advisor - Program Board

kaser007@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Music

Syressa Lewis

Program Director - Student Group Services

lewis676@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Student Group Policy Violation/Conduct Process

Anise Mazone

Director - Multicultural Student Engagement

amm@umn.edu

Adam Pallas

Student Activities Advisor - Student Group Services

palla045@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Student Group Registration
  • Student Group Elections
  • President's Student Leadership and Service Awards

Marisol Rosado-Carrisalez

Student Activities Advisor - Student Group Services

mrosado@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Student Group Communications
  • Student Group Leadership and Trainings

Tricia Schweitzer

Program Director - Arts and Archives

schwe030@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Building Art, Archives
  • Art Galleries

Sean Smallwood

Student Government Advisor

ssmallwo@umn.edu

Marissa Suiter

Program Director of Events & Activities

msuiter@umn.edu

Focus:

Sylvia Vue

Senior Student Life Advisor - Multicultural Student Engagement

sylvue@umn.edu

Tim Zhang

Student Activities Advisor - Program Board

timzhang@umn.edu

Focus:

  • Social Events
  • Films