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Virtual Student Organization Center

Campus Life and Campus Ministry are teaming up to keep the SXU community connected while students are learning remotely. If we can't have you with us in the SOC, we'll bring the SOC to you!

This page will be updated frequently so be sure to check back regularly for new details and opportunities, especially as we add more virtual activities and resources!

Please view the Anti-Racism Display curated by the SXU Library.

Healing Resources

Anti-Racism Resources

The Root 

An African-American-oriented online magazine that provides an unflinching analysis of important issues in the Black community through insightful and savvy commentary from Black thought-leaders. 

BET 

The nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience 

NBCBLK 

An NBC platform highlighting "stories by, for and about the Black community" with the goal of "elevating America's conversation about Black identity, politics and culture today."

Essence 

A lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazine for African American women. 

Refinery 29 - Unbothered 

An online platform made for and by Black millennial women, celebrating the beauty, strength, and power in the Black community 

Action Resources

Black Lives Matter 

A global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. 

Color of Change 

The nation's largest online racial justice organization which seeks to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. 

Advancement Project 

A multi-racial civil rights organization which uses innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change. 

Reclaim the Block 

A coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods. 

Black Visions Collective 

A Black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the narrative to create transformative, long-term change. 

Campaign Zero 

Online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America. 

The Bail Project 

A non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system. 

Communities United Against Police Brutality 

A Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. It operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse, offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals, and engages in political action against police brutality. 

 The Truth Telling Project

Justice and Reconciliation  

Virtual SXU Resources

A word from Brian Kelly, director of the Counseling Center:

We realize the move to Remote Learning causes disruption from the rich learning and social environment cultivated through personal interaction and face-to-face instruction. We are committed to develop individual solutions, where possible, to help you complete your education this spring.

Please submit a Remote Learning Support Request to share your individual challenges. We will evaluate and provide as much support as possible to maintain productive learning experiences.

Stay Active and Connected

Virtual Resources for Registered Student Organizations (RSO)

Curated by Hana Tulemat, graduate assistant for Student Activities. Please be sure to check back often as more will be added.

Being able to connect with your organization is important, especially during a time like this. Staying connected will keep your organization active and engaged with the community you've worked so hard to build. Here are some options and resources you can use to stay connected this semester

GOOGLE SUITES

Utilizing Google Hangouts to conduct your virtual meetings is a great resource. Sign up for Google with your SXU email and then download the Google Hangouts app. You can add email addresses to start a group chat or group video conference. Note that video conferences can only have up to 10 people, but group chats can have up to 150 people.

Please read how to start a video call, if you're unfamiliar. This type of resource can be used for your board meetings, Q and A seminars for your organizations or an unscheduled meeting to stay connected with everyone.

To schedule video conferences for meetings, Google Hangouts Meet is a good resource. Google Hangouts Meet is similar to Google Hangouts, but both can be used. Explore your options and get started.

A great way to stay active visually for your RSO is to use Google Slides. Through this resource, you can make Power Points and then upload them as a PDF under Documents; this is a great way to give a presentation that you can turn into a virtual activity.

Stay organized and on time with Google Calendar. This resource is a digital calendar you can utilize to schedule meetings for your RSO and keep yourself organized.

Please don't forget to add your meetings to The Den as well!
 

the den

The Den has multiple resources for you to use to stay connected and active for your board and its members. Under Manage Organization, Menu there are the following tabs:

Under News, you can add information for all organizations and the SXU community to view, such as updates, interesting articles relating to your organization or tips and methods you think other organizations can use to stay involved and connected. You can also announce new leadership, election results for your E-Board and more. Utilizing News is a great way for you to stay active in the RSO community.

Under Elections, you can set up an entire online election process and create a ballot for your officer elections. Not only does this streamline your elections, but it creates a way for your RSO to stay on track for officer transition and setting up leadership for the next academic year. To learn more about how to set up elections on The Den, check out this article.
Under Roster, there is a section called Messaging. Here you can create a relay (mass email) to your organization, to specific members and more.

Under Documents, you can add a file to publish Minutes from your board meetings for the rest of the organization to see and read what the board talked about, planned or changed.

What are Minutes?

Minutes are a way to organize your board meetings under each member and their input. Usually, the President will take notes and then upload the Minutes to the Documents tab.

Saint Xavier Council's document tab indicates their RSO's Minutes. Please use The Saint Xavier Council's Meetings example as an outline for your own RSO Minutes and feel free to customize it the way you like.