Student Organizations Space Assignment
Subject to yearly review, office space in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) has been assigned for usage to student organizations. Upon review of the submissions, the SILC Director will present an assignment plan to the Organization Space Committee for approval. The information on the application form will be used for evaluating requests and assigning space in a manner consistent with the goals of the University of Kansas.
Student groups that apply for office/cubicle space in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center suite.
Historically, priority is given to renewal applicants that have met the following criteria during the most recent contract term. The following criteria will be used by the committee in determining space assignments:
- Is the student organization registered with the Student Involvement and Leadership Center? Student organizations seeking office space must be registered prior to signing a space lease.
- If a current tenant, have the terms and conditions for space assignment been met?
- How long has the organization been on campus?
- How long has the organization had an office/space in the Union?
- How many KU students are served?
- Does the group have the ability and willingness to open and staff the area at least 10 hours per week for a workstation and 15 hours a week for an office?
- Has the need for an office/workstation been justified?
- What is the intended use of the space?
- Are the activities of the organization seasonal or year round?
- What programs does your group have planned for the school year?
Space available in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center–Kansas Union:
- Workstation/Cubicle: 24 assigned spaces and 8 unassigned/shared spaces
- Storage Bins: 34 storage lockers for banners, boxed items, etc.
- Office: 9 assigned spaces
Space Assignment Application Forms are available in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center Office, 400 Kansas Union. Forms must be returned to the Student Involvement and Leadership Center front desk by the published deadline for consideration.
The Committee will be meeting in April to review the applications and determine if and what groups need to be interviewed for more information. If necessary the group representative will be asked to interview the following week. Upon final review, all organizations can expect a written and/or electronic response to their applications during the first week of May.
Assigned tenants will be required to attend an information meeting and sign a space agreement contract with the Student Involvement and Leadership Center. Leases run from May Stop Day to May Stop Day, or from the date the group is assigned a space until the following May Stop Day.
Contact Aaron Quisenberry, Student Involvement and Leadership Center, 785-864-4861, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization Space Committee
- Chair, Director, Student Involvement and Leadership Center (non-voting)
- Student Body Vice-President
- Student member appointed by Student Body President
- Director, Student Union Programs
- Representative/Designee of the Vice-Provost for Student Success
- President of SUA
If a student organization wishes to appeal the Committee’s decision regarding assignments, it will need to submit a request in writing to the Chair of the Committee within ten days of the assignment notification. Any appeals to the decisions of the Organization Space Committee will be heard by: President of the Memorial Corporation Board (or designee), Director of the Memorial Unions and the Student Body President (or designee).
The University is committed to providing equal opportunities to all students, and prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, color, disability, national origin, ancestry and sexual orientation. In specific instances, discrimination based on age, veteran, marital and parental status is prohibited. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination specifically prohibited by policy.
Human Resources provides informational programs regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and implements the grievance procedures for prohibited discrimination. The Department of Human Resources, 101 Carruth-O’Leary Hall, 864-3686, email@example.com.
Student Involvement & Leadership Center
1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 400 Kansas Union
Lawrence, KS 66045
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