Student Organizations Academy

Saturday, September 9 from 9am-3:45pm (Lipinsky Auditorium)
Each organization is required to send 2 leaders and their advisor.
Registration is now available.

Through a comprehensive one-stop shop concept, Student Organizations Academy will provide an interactive opportunity for student organizations to start the year off on the right foot. It will replace the current mandatory welcome back training and the five required development workshops. The event will feature all required trainings, lunch, breakout sessions, personalized coaching, and keynote speakers.

Tentative Schedule
8:00 - 9:00 AM: Check-In & Consultations (Lipinsky Lobby)
9:00 - 10:30 AM: Welcome & Keynote Speaker: Tony D'Angelo (Lipinsky Auditorium)
10:35 - 11:20 AM:  Breakout Session #1 (Karpen Hall)
10:35AM - 12:05PM: Advisor Workshop: Dr. Danielle DeSawal (Lipsinky Auditorium)
11:25AM - 12:10PM: Breakout Session #2 (Karpen Hall)
12:15 - 1:15 PM: Lunch (Lipinsky Lobby)
1:20 - 2:05 PM: Campus Security Authority & Title IX Training, Annual Requirements Update (Lipinsky Auditorium)
2:10 - 2:55 PM: Breakout Session #3 (Karpen Hall)
3:00 - 3:45 PM: Breakout Session #4 (Karpen Hall)
3:45 - 4:45PM: Consultations (Laurel Forum)

Featured Guests

Why Most Student Orgs Don't Work (& What To Do About It)™

Tony DeAngelo, Founder & Producer of Collegiate Empowerment

Saturday, September 9 at 9:00AM (Lipinsky Auditorium)

Most student organizations don't work because THEY AREN'T DESIGNED TO WORK. Between the over-extension of student leader involvement, 20% of members doing 80% of the work, and with the lack of clarity in vision and values, it's no wonder students and their advisors are frustrated year after year that their clubs and organizations aren't operating at their full potential!

The reality is that most student organizations have a distinct disadvantage when it comes to providing leadership development for their members and changing the landscape of the campus: they are run by students-in-training. Then pile on the fact that for most student orgs, inconsistent leadership transition causes them to start over year after year.

After 18 years of studying thousands of student organizations across the country and interviewing the professionals who advise them, we have discovered specific characteristics and flaws of these organizations. This seminar introduces students and advisors to the reasons behind these problems and sheds light on solutions that get to the source, not the symptoms.


Advisor Workshop

Dr. Danielle DeSawal, Clinical Associate Professor for Higher Education & Student Affairs, Indiana University School of Education

Saturday, September 9 at 10:35AM (Lipinsky Auditorium)

Danielle M. DeSawal serves as Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Program at Indiana University.

This is Dr. DeSawal’s 12th year on the faculty where she is responsible for the program administration of the master’s program and teaching graduate level courses including Introduction to Student Affairs, College and University Administration, Student Development, Administrative Practices, and Advising Student Organizations.

Previously Dr. DeSawal has served as research assistant on a national grant related to Latino/a college student experiences. She also has worked for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) as the educational program coordinator and was responsible for the implementation of professional development seminars and institutes.

She holds a B.S. from Colorado State University, a M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.