Training Opportunities

The Student Activities Office aims to enhance the student group leader experience by providing training opportunities. Students, staff and faculty may opt into a canvas course on resources offered to student groups by emailing (opens in a new tab).

Student groups may request a general advising appointment with a Student Activities Advisor at (opens in a new tab).


The Student Activities Office has offered webinar trainings for student groups to assist with overall operations. Most webinars have been recorded and are available with closed captioning for individuals who are unable to attend approximately a week after each webinar.

Information about upcoming student group webinar opportunities will be shared with student groups as they become available.

Previous Webinars

Information Security

This training was focused on practices catered to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) who manage their own finances and store their own data. Information security is the process and methods designed and implemented to protect confidential, private and sensitive information or data from unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure, destruction, or modification.

The recording with closed captioning can be viewed at (opens in a new tab).

Hosting a Virtual Officer Retreat

This training was focused on supporting groups who would like to host a virtual officer retreat. An officer retreat is an opportunity to step away from normal meeting spaces and to review the group holistically. This training will provide recommendations on holding this retreat in an online setting.

The recording with closed captioning can be viewed at (opens in a new tab).

Tax-Exempt Status

This webinar focused on providing general information to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that is available online on the SUA website, the State of Minnesota, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Be advised that Student Activities staff are not tax advisors or experts. Specific tax questions can be addressed by a tax advisor or CPA.

The recording with closed captioning can be viewed at (opens in a new tab). The slide deck can also be viewed at (opens in a new tab). Students may view the On-Going Compliance resource mentioned in the webinar at (opens in a new tab).

Sexual Misconduct Prevention

This webinar focused on discerning healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationship related to preventing sexual misconduct. This webinar was co-hosted with The Aurora Center.

Due to the confidential nature of the workshop, no recording will be available. Students may reference the slide deck at (opens in a new tab) and for student group resources related to sexual misconduct prevention, response and restoration.

Recruitment Resources

This webinar focused on developing a recruitment plain, reviewing University pathways to recruit new members and the resources available to student groups particularly in the fall semester. Student groups may view the recording (with closed captioning available) at (opens in new tab). Students may also reference the slide deck at (opens in a new tab).

Advisor Connections Meeting

The Student Group Services Team hosted a meeting for student group advisors on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 providing updates and a chance to connect across the University. The recording with closed captioning can be viewed at (opens in a new tab).

Students may schedule a General Advising appointment at (opens in a new tab) if they have any questions or concerns about their operations.