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

Erik Dussault

Associate Director, Student Unions & Activities

dussault@umn.edu

Focus: Student Activities Operations

Syressa Lewis

Program Director - Student Group Services

lewis676@umn.edu

Focus: Student Group Policy Violation/Conduct Process

Marisol Rosado-Carrisalez

Student Activities Advisor - Student Group Services

mrosado@umn.edu

Focus: Student Group Communications, Student Group Leadership and Trainings

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

Anise Mazone

Director - Multicultural Student Engagement

amm@umn.edu

Marissa Suiter

Program Director - Events & Activities

msuiter@umn.edu

Focus: We Are...Minnesota Spirit Initiative

Ashley Kaser

Program Advisor - Student Events and Entertainment

kaser007@umn.edu

Focus: Music

Stephanie Broom

Program Advisor - Student Events and Entertainment

math0227@umn.edu

Focus: Retail

Jenny Keight

Program Advisor - Student Events and Entertainment

keigh004@umn.edu

Focus: Social Events, Films

Devin Graf

Program Advisor - Student Events and Entertainment

grafx122@umn.edu

Focus: Social Events, Student Group Initiatives

Tricia Schweitzer

Program Director - Arts and Archives

schwe030@umn.edu

Focus: Building Art, Archives, Art Galleries

Sierra Judy

Student Engagement Coordinator

judyx017@umn.edu

Focus: GopherLink

Sean Smallwood

Student Governance Advisor

ssmallwo@umn.edu