Student Organization Summit

PowerPoint Slides from the Day

See below for links to Penn+Box Files with the PowerPoint Slides from each of the session

Session Information

Click each of the Session titles below to learn more information about topics to be covered and intended audineces.

This session is designed for the leaders of undergraduate student groups with SAC funding.

Congratulations, you are SAC recognized and funded! Now what? The SAC Financial Training session was created to provide all the necessary information groups need to be good stewards of their budget. From our mandatory processes to best practices and ethics, we’ll cover all the financial fundamentals needed for successful programming, avoiding debt and de-recognition, and group sustainability.

This session is designed for the leaders of undergraduate student groups without SAC funding.

Funding and financial processes might seem complicated, especially when your group doesn’t have the resources and infrastructure of SAC support, but our goal is to break it down and answer your questions. In this session we’ll cover the timeline and process of getting funding from the funding boards as well as Penn’s financial policies that will inform how you spend that funding. You’ll come away from this session empowered to plan your student group’s activities with confidence.

This session will examine some of the common challenges that arise among student groups and their members – including supporting members struggling with mental health and responding to accusations of sexual violence. In this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to explore case scenarios of common issues, problem-solve with their peers, and connect with campus offices who can support student groups and their leaders. After participating in this program, students can expect to walk away with specific strategies and resources to help navigate challenges and support their groups. The session is a collaboration between Student Intervention Services, Penn Violence Prevention, Special Services in the Division of Public Safety and Wellness at Penn.

Community development and engagement is a common goal across student groups at Penn. When done well, we maximize access and the inclusion of perspectives and wisdom that help advance organizational goals. This session will give student leaders frames through which to consider the barriers, gates, and points of entry that they can reshape to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusivity of their organizations.

Do you know how to take your event idea from concept to reality? Whether you’re planning a social event, a speaker series, or an outdoor grab-n-go, the process likely has more steps than you think! This team of presenters will provide students with the information they need to plan memorable events with consideration for realistic timelines, reserving space, securing funding, and managing risk. Any student leaders interested in building community through events is encouraged to join this session and learn the steps to success.

Making the “right” decision and making the popular choice are sometimes at odds.  This session will help students consider how to center the values of their groups and the well-being of their members when faced with decisions that may not have easy answers.  Seasoned and emerging leaders all have a place in this conversation.  

Thank You for Attending This Years Summit!