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 340+ 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.
Student Body Vice President for Organizations
Carnegie Mellon University
UC Mailbox 25
5032 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Hours (Edited April 2016):
Appointment only, due to transition, CFC, UCAB and CoSO commitments.
Please feel free to contact the Vice President for Organizations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your SBVPO, Nina Fan, chairs the following three committees:
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.
Collaborative Funding Committee (CFC)
The collaborative funding committee (CFC) is chaired by the Student Body Vice President for Organizations (SBVPO) to assist organizations with the competition of the common funding application. Their purpose is provide organizations with one on one time to insure that their application is completed correctly and thoroughly as well as insuring that their budgeted is detailed and provides accurate information.
In addition, CFC will advise the SBVPO on collaborative event funds. Many of the current members have previously served as treasurers, JFC members, and CoSO members as well as currently serving in those roles. In addition, they have experience on various executive boards, greek life groups and advisory committees.
Members of CFC are willing to assist with the completition of the common funding application for no cost. To obtain a meeting with a member please email Trevor Hadick at SBVPO@andrew.cmu.edu with a list of your availability for the next two weeks.
For more information regarding please visit CFC.