Involvement in campus organizations is an important part of the university's total
education program. These groups offer social and service opportunities for their members, the university, and the community at large. Membership can broaden acquaintances, develop leadership ability, build decision-making and problem-solving skills, and complement classroom instruction.
Located in Davies Center 220, the Student Organizations and Leadership Center is home to the more than 250 student organizations at UW-Eau Claire. It is also home to the Student Senate, the primary vehicle for involvement of students in university governance.
The Student Organizations and Leadership Center provides workspace, organization mailboxes, lockers, meeting rooms, computer access and staff support. A workshop located within the complex provides a workspace for creative projects. Supplies available for organization use include banner paper, construction paper, paints, markers, sidewalk chalk, crayons and stencils. Student organizations are welcome to use these materials at any time for organization purposes.
The Handbook for Student Organizations helps new student organizations get started, and helps established organizations run more effectively. A companion resource is Complex Thoughts, a set of online publications created to help student organizations and advisors develop new skills and build on their existing skills.
The Blugold Organizations Bash presented each semester helps students find the campus organizations that will give them the best opportunities for friendship, involvement, leadership and job-related experience.