Student Body Vice President for Student Organizations (SBVPO)
Welcome to the homepage of Carnegie Mellon's Student Body Vice President for Organizations (SBVPO). The SBVPO is part of the Student Government Executive Branch and their primary role is to advocate and support student organizations. The SBVPO is responsibile for facilitating the new recognition process for student organizations seeking Student Government Recognition and the annual re-recognition process for 280+ recognized student organizations. In addition, the SBVPO partners with the Office of Student Activities in supporting student organization space and facilitating the bi-annual space allocation process.
Committee on Student Organizations (CoSO)
CoSO was established by Student Senate and the Graduate Student Assembly to oversee the recognition of student groups on the Pittsburgh campus. The committee is chaired by the Student Body Vice President for Organizations, and is made up of up to fifteen graduate and undergraduate students.
CoSO helps to support student organizations by:
- Making decisions on granting student government recognition to new student groups on campus
- Re-recognizing existing student organizations once every academic year
- Supporting and advocating for the needs of student organizations to student government, the Office of Student Activities, and the broader University administration
University Center Allocations Board (UCAB)
The University Center Allocation Board (UCAB) is charged by Student Government to develop a formal selection process, review applications for recognized student organization space in the Jared L. Cohon University Center and East Campus Garage, and make recommendations to the Jared L. Cohon University Center and Student Affairs staff regarding the assignment of student organization offices/spaces.
In addition, UCAB will advocate and troubleshoot recognized student organizations space concerns and needs throughout the academic year. The Student Body Vice President for Organizations chairs UCAB with the advising support from Student Activities and the Director of the Jared L. Cohon University Center The type of spaces allocated by UCAB includes the following: office space and storage space (space in filing cabinets, storage cabinets, or cages in the garage).
For more information on the UCAB timeline, application process, and decisions, please visit UCAB.