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2019 – 2020 New Student Organization Registration Schedule

5/1/19 – New Student Organization Registration Application Opens
*Tier 2 and Tier 3 have been merged into a combined tier called Tier 2
Mid-July (July 18) – ALL Online Trainings and Quizzes Opened on Blackboard (Registered Presidents and Treasurers will be notified)

Every week, a batch of RSO Officer Names are sent to the 25Live Office as they Complete the Online Trainings. It can take 2-3 weeks from 100% completion to activate your account. An email will be sent by the 25Live Office.

The earlier you successfully complete the training modules and quizzes, the sooner you will have access to those resources.

ONLINE TRAININGS & QUIZZES

Fiscal Online Training & Quiz (Blackboard):

  • President and Treasurer MUST take both Fiscal Training and Quiz in order to access the SFB Funds for their Org.
    • If one of the Officers do not complete the 25Live trainings or quiz, SFB applications will not be accepted from this RSO.

25 Live Online Training & Quiz (Blackboard):

  • President and Treasurer MUST take the 25Live Online Training and Quiz to access 25Live for their Org.

If other RSO members would like to review the training modules, they can be found here:

**These links do NOT give access. Access is only given to President and Treasurer upon completion of Trainings in Blackboard.

Post-Registration RSO Officer Switches

  • Fiscal: The Organization keeps the same amount of SFB availability from their Academic Year Registration.
    • New President and/or Treasurer MUST complete training and 100% in Quiz in order to fill out an application for their RSO.
  • 25 Live: Student President and/or Treasurer MUST complete training and 100% in Quiz to have access to 25Live.

Last Updated 8/1/19

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Organizations at George Mason University!

Login with your Patriot Pass and Net ID at getconnected.gmu.edu/organizations to search for available organizations and contact information!

If you have any questions, email rso@gmu.edu!

Students enjoy Bienvenida Latina opening for the Hispanic Heritage Month Annual Kick-Off Party. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Organization Events

Head over to getconnected.gmu.edu/events for a larger calendar!

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Organizational Opportunities

Welcome2Mason 2019 (welcome.gmu.edu)
August 25th through September 21st, 2019
Organizations are invited to be a part of Welcome2Mason 2019!! Organizations can be involved in the following ways:

GetConnected Fair 2019 Information (a part of Welcome2Mason- welcome.gmu.edu)
September 4th, 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm (Raindate, September 11th) – Sub1 and Finley Quads
GetConnected Fair is the largest involvement fair on the Fairfax campus that includes registered student organizations, campus partners, and a variety of on-campus departments! This provides the opportunity for your organization to engage with incoming and returning students. Registration is now available and all RSOs can register today!

9/11 Day of Service (a part of Welcome2Mason- welcome.gmu.edu)
Monday September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th – various locations
Organizations are invited to be apart of the academic year’s first service opportunity!! There are a variety of ways to be involved whether attending the Evening of Reflection (JC Bistro 5:00pm 9/10), coordinating and submitting a service project for Tuesday, September 11th, serving as a project lead, or getting your organization to participate in a project . Being a part the 9/11 Day of Service will give your organization an opportunity to be together and reflect during the first service opportunity of the year! For more information visit the website: https://911day.gmu.edu/
For questions: email welcome@gmu.edu

Fall Premiere: YardFest 2018
TBD – SUB I Quad
The Office of Admissions has invited over 3000 prospective students to a George Mason admission’s open house event! Your registered student organization will have the chance to interact with these guest through an outdoor tabling event on the SUB I Quad. Email questions to Event Coordinator in the Office of Admissions, Michael Latimer (mlatime2@gmu.edu)

RSO Winter Fair 2019
Early Spring Semester – Dewberry Hall
The RSO Winter Fair allows registered student organizations to engage with the George Mason community through an indoor tabling event. This is the best chance to impress the new incoming and transfer students as they embark on their journey at our university! More information regarding this event coming soon.

iWeek 2020 (iweek.gmu.edu)
Friday, March 27th through Sunday, April 5th
Organizations are invited to be a part of iWeek 2019!! Organizations can be involved in the following ways:

  • Organizations can request a space that has been previously booked iWeek committee to contribute to the International Week calendar: https://iweek.gmu.edu/culture-nights/.
  • Organizations can participate in the annual dance competition on Thursday, April 11th, 2019! Any and all size teams are welcome! https://iweek.gmu.edu/dance-competition/
  • Carry a flag in the annual parade: https://iweek.gmu.edu/opening/

YardFest Spring 2019
TBD – SUB I Quad
The Office of Admissions has invited over 3000 prospective students to George Mason’s second largest open house event! Your registered student organization will have the chance to interact with these guest through an outdoor tabling event on the SUB I Quad. Email questions to Event Coordinator in the Office of Admissions, Michael Latimer (mlatime2@gmu.edu)

Distinguished Quill Awards
April – Center for the Arts
The Distinguished Quill Awards is an opportunity for members of the Mason community to recognize our hard working student leaders, organizations, and their advisors. This award ceremony honors the nominated students and recognizes their achievements from the academic year. Awards are available to individual registered student organizations, individual student leaders, advisors, and many other categories. To learn more about the Distinguished Quill Awards, go to si.gmu.edu/distinguished-quill-awards/

Bench Painting
May 5, 2020 (Raindate, May 6th) – SUB I Quad
Bench Painting is both a tradition and a way of honoring outstanding organizations here at George Mason University. Each year, Student Involvement allocates the benches that are in the SUB I Quad to the organizations that apply for this opportunity. Applications are reviewed based on the registered student organization’s impact on the surrounding community and the timeliness of the submission. Applications will be available in late spring. To learn more about Bench Painting, go to si.gmu.edu/bench-painting/

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Reserving an on-campus space

To reserve an on-campus space, please use 25live.gmu.edu.
All spaces on campus can be reserved by your president or treasurer.

Friday night homecoming pep-rally in the Johnson Center.

Looking for all of the forms for your organization? Check out the Resources tab above!

2019-2020 Re-Registration Process Phases
Last Updated 8/1/19

Blackboard Trainings for Presidents and Treasurers opened on July 18th at 4:40pm.
A Newsletter from RSO@GMU.EDU was sent to all Presidents and Treasurers of 2019-2020 Registered RSOs.

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Phase 1: Re-registration Application
Re-Registration Tentative Timeline

3/22/19 – Re-Registration Application Opens

4/30/19 – Re-Registration Application Closes at 11:59pm (CLOSED)

Mid-July (July 18) – ALL Online Trainings and Quizzes Opened on Blackboard (Registered Presidents and Treasurers are notified)

Every week, a batch of RSO Officer Names are sent to the 25Live Office as they Complete the Online Trainings. It can take 2-3 weeks from 100% completion to activate your account. An email will be sent by the 25Live Office with your account information.

The earlier you successfully complete the training modules and quizzes, the sooner you will have access to resources..

Complete Phase 1: 
  • The incoming president will be completing the Re-registration Application   ( link: https://bit.ly/2U1SoRE  )
    • ONLY CURRENTLY REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
    • Before you begin the re-registration form, prepare the following items in collaboration with your executive board members:
    • Review the handout “2019-2020 RSO Tiered Model” and select your preferred tier (Tier 1 or Tier 2)*
      • Club Sports that fall under the Mason Recreation Department must select Tier 1**
      • Organizations that fall under Fraternity and Sorority Life must select Tier 2**
    • Draft your organization mission (max. 2-4 sentences)
    • Select your organization profile image and save it as an image (JPEG, JPG or PNG)
    • Gather the names, roles, G numbers and email addresses of your executive board members
      • Tier 1: 2 Officers
      • Tier 2: 4 Officers
    • Gather a copy of your constitution (Word doc or pdf)
    • Complete the GPA Authorization Form (link: http://si.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/GPA-Authorization-Form.pdf)
      or if easier, have each Officer log into GetConnected and confirm GPA Check Authorization: https://getconnected.gmu.edu/submitter/form/start/303198

*In case you cannot open the link to the Tier handout, please copy and paste the following URL in your browser: http://si.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019Tier-Model.pdf
**Tier 2 and Tier 3 have been merged into a combined tier called Tier 2.

  • Complete Phase 2: RSO Lead Team Review of Application
  • Complete Phase 3: Online Trainings and Quizzes
  • Complete Phase 4: RSO Lead Team Review of Trainings and Quizzes
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Phase 2: RSO Lead Team Review of Application
  • Complete Phase 2: RSO Lead Team Review of Application (Tentatively Finished Mid-June)
    • Application Review by RSO Lead Team involves
      • Application Details
      • Constitution Review (If constitution has been changed in the last 12 months).
      • GPAs of Tier Assigned Executive Board Members
        • *Please remember that all tier assigned executive board members in the organization must have a 2.0 GPA or higher. If they do not, they will be asked to step down from their position (They must have replacement information sent to RSO Lead Team).
        • Wet signatures on the GPA Authorization Form must be complete and uploaded to Dynamic Form Re-registration application.
        • Grades cannot be checked until Spring grades are entered into the system (Early June).
    • Once the Application is approved, CONGRATULATIONS. You are an official Registered Student Organization! Email will be sent to you from forms@gmu.edu (do not reply to this email address).
      • Make decisions on whether your group will move forward to Phase 3, to complete the Online Blackboard Trainings and Quizzes to have access to Funds or space reservations
  • Complete Phase 3: Online Trainings and Quizzes
  • Complete Phase 4: RSO Lead Team Review of Quizzes
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Phase 3: Online Trainings and Quizzes
  • Complete Phase 3: Online Trainings and Quizzes
    • The online training modules and quizzes are housed on Blackboard (Active mid-July – Opened July 18th) and must be completed by the RSOs President and Treasurer for Access. An e-mail will be sent to the President and Treasurer when they have been added to the Blackboard Trainings and Quizzes.
      • RSO Need to Know (Required Online Training for RSO President and Treasurer, no quiz)
      • Fiscal Management (Funding & Spending)
        • Required for both President and Treasurer if your Organization will be seeking SFB funds
          • If one does not complete(100%) the training and/or quiz, $0 SFB will be available
        • Access to Self Generated Revenue for your organization is awarded after completion (100%)
      • 25Live(Tier 1) module and quiz
      • 25Live(Tier 2) module and quiz
      • Where is Tier 3??

Your organization is responsible for all of the information that was in the online trainings for the entire academic year. A failure to follow protocols and procedures could mean consequences for the organization and for the individual officers.

Previous Presidents and Treasurers from the 2018-2019 Academic Year will be removed from the 25Live Database on July 1, 2019. Upcoming 2019-2020 Presidents and Treasurers will then be given access as Trainings are completed (details in Phase 4).

If other RSO members would like to review the training modules, they can be found here:

**These links do NOT give access. Access is only given to President and Treasurer upon completion of Trainings in Blackboard.

Complete Phase 4: RSO Lead Team Review of Quizzes

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Phase 4: RSO Lead Team Review of Quizzes
  • Complete Phase 4: RSO Lead Team Review of Quizzes
    • 7/1/19 – Previous 2018-2019 President and Treasurer info in 25Live deleted
    • Mid-July (July 18) – ALL Online Trainings and Quizzes Opened on Blackboard (Registered Presidents and Treasurers will be notified)
      • Every week, a batch of RSO Officer Names are sent to the 25Live Office as they Complete the Online Trainings. It can take 2-3 weeks from 100% completion to activate your account. An email will be sent by the 25Live Office.
      • The earlier you successfully complete the training modules and quizzes, the sooner you will have access to those resources.

Blackboard Grades

  • You need a green check mark (100 points) for each training module
  • You need a perfect score (100%) for each quiz
  • You receive a maximum of three (3) attempts for each quiz. If you fail all 3 attempts, you will need to email Ayleen Leonhardt, Assistant Director of Student Organizations (aleonhar@gmu.edu) BEFORE the deadline.
  • You can check your grades in the section, “My Grades” (left menu)

FAQs

Q1: What happens if I fail to complete a training module or a quiz by the deadline?
If a training module or quiz is incomplete, the resources associated with those will not be available to the organization member.

Example 1:
President: Completes both Fiscal Management and 25 Live training modules and receives 100% in both quizzes.
Treasurer: Completes Fiscal Management training module and receives 100% on the quiz. Also reviews the 25 Live training module but did not receive a 100% before the deadline.
Treasurer will not be able to reserve spaces on campus.

Example 2:
Treasurer: Completes both Fiscal Management and 25 Live training modules and receives 100% on quizzes.
President: Does not find time to complete any training modules or take the quizzes.
President will not be able to reserve spaces and NO Student Funding Board funds will be assigned to the RSO. The treasurer will, however, be able to access the Self Generated Revenue funds or the organization.

Q2: I checked my grades and I got a blue circle instead of a green check mark. What should I do?

A blue circle means “in progress”. You still need to review some content. Please open the training module again and check the completion percentage in the top left corner. You need to review the unread content until the completion percentage reaches 100%. If the completion percentage is 100% and your grade still shows as “in progress”, you probably had some connection issues. If this happens, please take a screen shot showing your completion percentage of 100% (top left corner) and your name (top right corner) and submit it via the RSO Training Troubleshooting Form before Friday, February 8 (11:59 pm). A staff member will then manually adjust your grade to 100% complete.

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