Student Organization Leadership Experience
To S.O.L.E. & Beyond
S.O.L.E. (Student Organization Leadership Experience) is going to be a 2-day event, with the Welcome Dinner taking place on Friday, August 25, 2023 and the Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
Aspiring Leaders Track:
New Students and Current Students who would like to be involved
Target Audience: Beginning Freshmen, Transfer Students, Graduate Students. Students who have an interest in being involved at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Intermediate Leaders Track:
Current Student Leaders who have less than 2 years of campus organizational involvement
Target Audience: Student Leaders in a Registered Student Organization (RSO), Departmental Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Upperclassmen/Transfers/Commuters/Graduate students, Entry level leadership positions, Involved at SLU/ or another institution for at least 1 year.
Advanced Leaders Track:
Current Student Leaders who 2 years or more of campus organizational involvement
Target Audience: Student Leaders in a Recognized Student Organization, Departmental Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Upperclassman/Transfers/Commuters/Graduate students, Upper level leadership positions, Involved at SLU/ or another institution for more than 2 years.
Current or Aspiring Faculty Advisors
Target Audience: Current Faculty Advisors of a Recognized Student Organization, Departmental Organization, or Fraternity and Sorority Life Organization. Faculty or Staff who may be interested in serving as a faculty advisor to a Recognized Student Organization or Fraternity and Sorority Life Organization. Faculty or Staff of Interest Groups.
The PURPOSE of this conference is:
- Enhance Communication Skills: Improve public speaking, articulation, and active listening through workshops and presentations.
- Develop Teamwork and Collaboration: Foster effective teamwork, conflict resolution, and diverse team collaboration.
- Build Leadership Competencies: Equip students with leadership principles, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Cultivate Goal Setting and Planning Skills: Develop S.M.A.R.T. goal setting, action planning, and time management abilities.
- Promote Ethical and Responsible Leadership: Instill ethical decision-making frameworks, social responsibility, and ethical dilemma resolution.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is S.O.L.E. still a requirement for RSOs and Fraternity and Sorority Life Organizations?
While this leadership conference is no longer required, it remains a valuable part of the leadership experience as a student leader. The event provides opportunities for acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for their future success.
What is the registration cost?
This event is free to all enrolled Southeastern Students.
How many representatives of my organization need to be present?
S.O.L.E. is no longer a requirement for your organization to be recognized. This is an opportunity for you and your organization to grow and gain skills to be successful throughout your leadership journey. We encourage you to have at least one representative from your organization.
Can multiple members attend for my organization?
Yes, you can have multiple members attend on the behalf of your organization. The organization with the most members in attendance will have the opportunity to win $1,000 from Aramark to use on any meetings, programs, events, etc.
I am an officer for more than one RSO at Southeastern. Can I attend on behalf of all organizations?
Although S.O.L.E. is not a requirement, for tracking purposes you can only represent one organization during the S.O.L.E.
I can not stay the entire day. Can someone replace me during sessions I ca not attend?
To get the full experience of the S.O.L.E. we encourage you to stay the full day. You can invite other members that can stay the entire day to be able to share the valuable information with you and your organization.
I am a student leader and I would like to present at S.O.L.E., can I?
Yes, if you have knowledge in a topic you would love to share with your peers we invite you to apply to be presenter at this year's S.O.L.E.
You can apply to be present here!
I am an interest group and not fully established yet, do I need to attend S.O.L.E.?
I am not currently in an organization but I would like to be a part of something in the future, can I attend S.O.L.E.?
I am an incoming Freshman, can I attend S.O.L.E.?
Yes, S.O.L.E. is opened to all enrolled Southeastern Students. We encourage students
who want to become engaged to attend so you can network with organizations, gain leadership
skills, and soft skills prior to getting involved.
Getting involved during your Freshman year in college can set your path for success here at Southeastern!
If I do not have anyone to attend on behalf of my organization, will this not be recognized?
For RSOs and Fraternity and Sorority Life who meet the attendance requirement of S.O.L.E. will be able to receive the following:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office for Student Engagement at (985) 549-2120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.