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Student Organization Conference


Attend the Bi-Annual Student Organization Conference

The Student Organization Conference, organized by SCLD is a new and mandatory component if you are looking to create and ratify a student organization. You will find sessions focused on supporting your organization such as connecting with important campus partners, resources and services, training and development and networking opportunities. Ensure you and your executives register for the Conference Welcome and the concurrent sessions on Sept 21, 2022.

On this page you will find the details of the conference in addition to information about the changes in SCLD's Club Registration process

Changes to the SCLD Club Registration Process

To be recognized by York University as an official Student Organization and have access to resources like booking space, tabling, funding, mentorship and support, all student organizations, including clubs (both with and without student levies) and student governments, must complete all registration steps.  Registration consists of 3 steps:

Successfully Submit an Application

  • Successfully submit a Student Organization Application. 
  • Access the Application, on YU Connect to renew an organization or start a new club
  • For support or questions about registration process email

Complete Clubs 101 on eClass

  • Clubs 101 is now asynchronous on eClass
  • Provides basic information to successfully run your organization
  • Ability to log back in and refer to information
  • Do not need to wait until your Club Application is approved.

Attend The Student Organization Conference

  • Sessions to connect with campus partners, learn about resources and services, training and development, networking
  • Signing officers, executives and members can register
  • Do not need to wait for your club application to be approved to attend the conference

September 21, 2022 Student Organization Conference Sessions

9:30-9:50am EST

Join us at 9am for the Conference Welcome - ensure to register here and register for other sessions below. It is encouraged that multiple members of your team register for different sessions.

9:55-10:55am EST

Freedom of Expression WorkshopBy the end of this workshop, participants will...

1. Be able to identify a definition of Freedom of Expression
2. Gain an understanding of what governs freedom of expression in Canada and at York University
3. Gain greater understanding of the key principles of freedom of expression at York University
Register Here
Regulation Regarding Student OrganizationsThe Regulation Regarding Student Organizations will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. By the end of this session, participants will have a deeper understanding of the process, principles, and requirements under the Regulation.Register Here
Event Planning with SCLD, TUUS, RISK, and Security ServicesEvents are an integral part of any student organization and they can sometimes be difficult to plan and execute. This session will introduce you to key campus partners who can support your Student Organization in the event planning process. You will also be provided with some resources developed by SCLD that will aid you in the successful planning of your upcoming events. If you have an idea for an event and you have questions about how to get it approved then this session is for you!

Take a peek at our Event Resource website (below) and bring any questions you have to the session!
Event Resource Website:
Register Here
Navigating Glendon for ClubsClub activities at Glendon are under the authority of the Office of Student Affairs and the Glendon College Student Union. This quick session will give you all the details you need to host an event at Glendon. You will learn about Glendon, why it could be a good option for your club events, and more importantly the procedures you need to be aware of. This session will be led by Yerro Gassama, the Student Life Coordinator at Glendon.  Register Here

10:55-11:00am EST

Stretch your legs and/or grab a snack and be ready for the next session at 11:00 AM.

11:00-12:00pm EST

Dialogue Across DifferenceThrough a series of engaging activities and reflection exercises participants who take part in this workshop will be able to:

1. Identify personal limitations to engagement in dialogue across differences.
2. Identify what they need to engage in meaningful conversation though respectful dialogue without the intention of persuasion.
3. Develop personal strategies to manage emotions in order to look past individual differences and hear the humanity of someone’s lived experiences.
Register Here
Constitution Writing WorkshopApply what you have learned through the Regulation for Student Organizations session with this workshop. Hosted by the Student Engagement Club and Organization Ambassadors, this session will focus on writing constitutions and will help those organizations who are just starting a new club, updating their constitution or struggling to get their application approved. Register Here
The Centre & OSCR Community Support and Services OverviewThis session will provide an overview of the Community Support & Services Department and the role of the Office of Student Community relations (OSCR) and The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education. Participants will learn about the holistic approach taken by the two offices and the ways in which they support students, staff and faculty. This will allow participants to be able to make referrals based on their knowledge of the supports offered by OSCR and the Centre. At the end of the session, participants will be able to engage and ask questions in regards to specific scenario’s they may encounter and work through them with the session leads.Register Here
Navigating Mental Health Resources - Clubs and Student Orgs EditionUniversity life is challenging enough. The quality of your health and well-being impacts everything from managing your stress, make time for your loved ones, and still work towards your academic success. Join the Peer Health Educator Team to learn how to support yourself and your members to...

1. De-stigmatize mental health and why that is important for you as a student
2. Learn about what mental health services and well-being supports are available both on and off-campus.
3. Learn wellness strategies that explore the interconnections to all forms of health. Learn to optimize your time and energy management.

Register Here
Finance for Levy GroupsThis session is specifically designed for Levy Organizations*

During this session participants will:
- Learn more about the timelines and processes to ensure a successful financial year
- A deepened understanding of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial requirements
- Generate ideas to ensure your organization is open, transparent, and financially responsible.
Register Here

2:00-3:00pm EST

Meet The Presenters (In Person)
After an exciting morning of receiving information, you probably have many unanswered questions. Meet the presenters from the concurrent sessions in Vari Hall from 2:00pm-3:00pm for answers to your questions, refreshments, and the opportunity to network with executives from other student organizations! RSVP HERE