Office of Student Activities

Student Organization Handbook and Policies

Policies Regarding Alcohol

The University supports and endorses student organizations' philanthropic and fundraising activities where alcohol is not present in any form. This includes, but is not limited to, sponsorship, endorsement, and donations.

Under the provisions of the University Alcohol Policy, no Western Illinois University student or student organization will be permitted to schedule or sponsor a conference, convention, educational, cultural, or political activity where alcoholic beverages are served. The university will not authorize the use of student funds for such events.

Please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual for the complete alcohol policy.

Banner Display Policy- Union Concourse

All scheduling of banners in the Union Concourse shall be coordinated by Scheduling and Event Services on the basis of first come, first served. Banner area may be scheduled before banner approval from OSE has been granted. The request to hang a banner must first be approved by the Office of Student Engagement.

Banners must be delivered to Scheduling and Event Services before 12:00 p.m. on the scheduled date, but no more than 3 business days prior to the scheduled date.

If an event/program date is displayed on the banner, the Union Operations staff will remove the banner once that date has passed. All other banners will be removed on the final schedule day by 12 noon. Only banners marked "save" will be kept in Scheduling and Event Services until 4:30 p.m. on the Monday following the last scheduled date, at which time the banner will be disposed of.

Please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual for complete information on banner display.

Catering

All catered events in the University Union shall be handled by Sodexo. This is arranged through the Sodexo Catering Office. Prior approval of the Union Director must be received in order for an organization to provide its own food items or services. A substantial penalty fee will be enforced if this policy is not followed. The set-up and menu arrangements must be made at least two weeks in advance. Confirmation of the final number of people attending a food service event must be given 48 hours in advance. Please note that any organization with an unpaid invoice at the end of the semester will be denied University Union services, and registration with the University and OSE may be suspended until these charges are paid.

Chalk Writing Policy

Writing with chalk to advertise events of campus-wide interest is permitted under the following conditions:

  • Chalking is limited to registered student organizations and University divisions, departments, and offices that are conducting University business. The only exception to this policy is the advertising of events (generally charitable in nature) that are sponsored by not-for-profit organizations or agencies within the community of Macomb.
  • Campaigning or personal dialogs/opinions are not permitted.
  • Promotions of alcohol events including "all U" parties are not permitted.
  • Profanity, obscenity, and the promotion of illegal acts are not permitted.
  • The sponsor of an event, date, time, and location of the event must be included in all chalking.
  • Each organization/office is responsible for removing the chalk as soon as possible after the event takes place (if weather does not remove the chalk) as a courtesy to other groups.
  • Specific areas are designated as no chalking areas. These include:
    • Walls
    • Trash Cans
    • Buildings
    • Steps
    • Bricks
    • All other vertical surfaces not listed
    • Under overhangs at building entrances or within 50 feet of any entrance to the building
  • Groups will be charged for clean up if chalking occurs in prohibited areas, advertises something other than a campus-wide event, or is not removed within a reasonable time frame after the event occurs.

Violations of this policy may subject the person or organization to disciplinary charges and judicial process review under the Code of Student Conduct.

Constitution Guidelines

It is the responsibility of the RSO to maintain a constitution (typed and dated). A copy of the RSO's most recent constitution must be submitted each year.

A sample constitution and by-laws are available in this manual to provide an example of the format, but it can be adapted toward the specifics of your organization.

The following articles must appear in each RSO's Constitution with this exact language:

Membership Statement:
  • Members and officers must be enrolled students at Western Illinois University.
  • Non-students may act as associate members, but may not vote or hold office.
Statement of Non-discrimination
  • This organization shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. This policy will include, but not be limited to, recruiting, membership, organization activities, or opportunities to hold office." (As exempted by Federal law, Social Greek organizations may omit "gender")
Not-for-Profit Statement
  • This is a not-for-profit organization.
Statement of Non-hazing
  • This organization will not conspire to engage in hazing, or commit any act that causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to any fellow student or person attending the institution.
Statement of Compliance with Campus Regulations
  • This organization shall comply with all University and campus policies and regulations and local, state, and federal laws.
  • A sample constitution is available in the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual on page 20.

Contributions to Organizations/Promotional Items/Prizes/Awards/Raffles

Contributions to organizations

Fundraising groups, professional organizations, local service clubs, etc. is prohibited from University funds except under the following circumstances:

Non-cash:
  • The contribution is in the form of a plaque, trophy, sweatshirt, etc., and is inscribed with the name/initials of Western Illinois University. (Gift certificates are not allowed.)
  • The contribution has a unit value less than or equal to $75 and is approved by the fiscal agent, or the contribution has a unit value over $75 but less than or equal to $150 and is pre-approved by the University President or respective vice president.
  • Non-cash contributions greater than $150 are prohibited from University funds.
Cash:
  • The contribution is in accordance with the purpose of the account and is paid from award and grant (9000) funds.
  • The contribution is pre-approved by the University President or the respective vice president.
Promotional Items

Promotional items are items used to promote Western Illinois University, a retail operation, or an event and are given away free of charge to prospective consumers.

  • Tangible items (e.g., cups, pencils, pens, sweatshirts, etc.): The purchase of tangible promotional items from University funds with retail unit values of less than or equal to $100 is permissible with the approval of the University President or the respective vice president. The purchase of tangible promotional items with unit values greater than $100 is prohibited using university funds
  • Services (e.g., tickets, season passes, etc.): The promotion of an activity by giving away services is permissible from University funds with fiscal agent approval if the service has a retail value of less than or equal to $100. Services with a retail value greater than $100 require the approval of the University President or the respective vice president.
Prizes/Awards

The purchase of prizes/awards is permissible from non-appropriated funds when the prize/award is given as the result of a contest or a random drawing for which chances do not have to be purchased. Purchases with a retail unit value of less than or equal to $100 require fiscal agent approval. Prizes/awards with retail unit values of greater than or equal to $100 but less than or equal to $300 must have the pre-approval of the University President or respective vice president. The purchase of prizes/awards with retail unit values greater than $300 is prohibited from University funds.

Raffles

This is an abbreviated overview of the Raffle Policy. Please consult the University Policy Manual (wiu.edu/policies) for the entire policy prior to sponsoring a raffle. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to the Vice President for Administrative Services (VPAS) at (309) 298-1800.

  • Regardless of the amount of the raffle prize (cash or non-cash), the organization conducting the raffle should notify the Office of the VPAS of the intent to hold a raffle. This office can be reached by phone at (309) 298-1800 or in Sherman Hall 200.
  • Notice should be given to the Office of the VPAS 30 days prior to the date of the raffle drawing.
  • The VPAS will issue a raffle registration form for completion.
  • Upon receiving the completed form, the VPAS will ensure proper vice presidential or presidential approval based on the anticipated value of the raffle prize.
  • If applicable, the VPAS will also distribute the appropriate IRS forms to the contact of the sponsoring organization.
  • Include the following statement in all marketing or promotional material regarding the raffle: "Winners will be responsible for all taxes associated with prizes."
  • At the time of the raffle drawing, before the winner receives his or her cash or non-cash prize, the sponsoring organization must ensure the following:
  • The winner has provided his or her name, address, and social security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). If the winner refuses to provide this information, an attempt should be made to collect this information by sending the winner a copy of Form W-9, "Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification."
  • The winner has completed the appropriate state and federal tax forms as described in the full policy.
  • Once identifying information and forms are collected, they should be sent to the VPAS in Sherman Hall 200.
  • If applicable, the proper amount is with-held or collected from the winner prior to giving the prize.

Driving and Travel

Western Illinois University's registered student organizations are allowed access to University vehicles for organization-sponsored trips. Only employees of WIU are allowed to drive University vehicles. Graduate or undergraduate students not employed by WIU cannot drive University-owned vehicles. Undergraduate students may only drive University vehicles if they are employed and paid to drive by the University. In addition, if they will be driving outside of a 30-mile radius of Macomb, the organization will need to attain the appropriate VP's approval in writing, which should be forwarded to Transportation Services before the trip will be approved.

The student organization must develop a "travel summary" where they will specify the details of the travel they wish to pursue. Items included in the travel summary include but are not limited to; the purpose of the travel, the itinerary, lodging, transportation, and contact information, and a list of all the participants. The Office of Student Engagement reserves the right to ask for additional information to supplement the travel summary.

In order for a student organization to travel, they must meet the following requirements:

  • The travel must be approved in advance by the Office of Student Engagement
  • The organization must submit a travel summary at thirty (30) days in advance of the proposed travel date
  • The travel must be approved, with a signature, of the appropriate college administrator when applicable
  • All students must complete a Voluntary Assumption of Risk and Release, Waiver of Liability agreement, and an Emergency Contact and Medical Information form. These forms should be turned into the Office of Student Engagement as least fifteen (15) days before the scheduled travel date
  • Unless otherwise approved, all student travel will be chaperone by a faculty or staff member

Any travel that is done without explicit approval from the Office of Student Engagement and other corresponding offices is a violation of the Student Travel Policy and will result in disciplinary action.

Please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual for complete information on the travel policy.

Finals Exams and Scheduled Activities

University - and/or student-sponsored activities shall not be scheduled during the final examination period or one calendar day prior to the final examination week. Included are all cultural, athletic, and extracurricular activities. Appeals for exceptions to and interpretations of this policy shall be made to the Council on Admission, Graduation and Academic Standards (CAGAS) -- if there are unusual circumstances surrounding a given event. In no case may such an event be scheduled during a time when a primary participant in an event is scheduled for an examination.

Hazing, Non-Discrimination, and Anti-Harassment

Hazing

Hazing of any type whether committed or arranged by individual students or members of recognized student organizations is an unacceptable practice at Western Illinois University. Activities prohibited under this Policy shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following: extended deprivation of sleep or rest; forced consumption of food, liquor, beverage or drugs; beatings; brandings; tests of endurance; or submission of members or prospective members to potentially hazardous or dangerous circumstances.

It shall not be an acceptable defense to a charge of hazing to claim that the participants took part voluntarily, that they voluntarily assumed the risks or hardship of the activity, or that no injury in fact was suffered.

Nondiscrimination Policy

No organization at Western Illinois University shall discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. This policy will include, but is not limited to, recruiting, membership, organizational activities, or opportunities to hold office.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Western Illinois University strives to provide an educational and working environment that is free from harassment for faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to providing an environment that values diversity and emphasizes the dignity and worth of every individual, an environment in which every individual is treated with respect. Harassment in any form is contrary to these goals and fundamentally at odds with the core values of Western Illinois University. Harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Incidents of harassment will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including separation or dismissal from the University. Any action taken as a result of a violation of this policy will be in accordance with the relevant collective bargaining agreements or University policies.

Information Table Reservations- Union Concourse

To reserve the use of a table in the Union Concourse submit the event through PurplePost. These tables are scheduled on a first come-first served basis. The tables are set up along the wall between the Union Computer Lab and the Bookstore. There are a total of seven tables that can be set up, and the Union will determine the placement of these tables. Sponsors shall be at the table at all times. If the table is not staffed, it will be removed for the day. A $10 per table per day charge will be assessed to organizations soliciting donations of any kind.

Please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual for complete information on reserving a table in the Union.

Information Table Reservations- Residence Halls

University Housing & Dining Services allows Western Illinois University registered/recognized student organizations and University agencies to request a table in the dining centers for the purpose of presenting information to students. All requests are subject to approval by UHDS and scheduled on a "first come, first serve" basis. The requestor will receive an email with the status of the request within three business days of submitting the request form on PurplePost. Standard set-up includes one table and two chairs.

Please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual for complete information on reserving a table in the Residence Halls.

Liabilities and Agreements

Indemnity Agreement

Every permittee under this article shall execute and file with the University an indemnity agreement in a form acceptable to the University. The indemnity agreement shall provide that the permittee agrees to indemnify and hold the University, and all of the University's officials, officers, agents, and employees, harmless from any liability whatsoever from any and all claims, demands, actions, or causes of action for personal injury, including death or property damage arising from or in any way connected to the assembly or special event, excepting any claims arising solely from the negligent acts of the University or its officials, agents, and employees.

Public Notice Required

Permittee may also be required to specifically inform adjacent property users who might be inconvenienced during the event.

Sanitation and Clean Up

A permit may be issued only after adequate waste disposal facilities have been identified and obtained by permittee. Permittee will clean the right-of-way of rubbish and debris, returning it to its pre-event condition, within two hours of the conclusion of the event. If the permittee fails to clean up such refuse, such clean-up shall be arranged by the University and the costs charged to the permittee.

Master Calendar

Web Services oversees the University Master Calendar. Events planned, financed, publicized by, or otherwise identified with Western Illinois University may be entered on the University Master Calendar, which is available on Western's home web page by clicking on "View All Events" and then "Submit a Public Event." Campus departments, employees, and organizations can use the electronic submission form at the URL above to add on-campus sponsored events to the calendar. This calendar increases awareness of what is occurring on campus and helps avoid scheduling conflicts. It is important that organizations submit all event details to Web Services as soon as possible to be included on the Master Calendar.

Poster Distribution

The University will not approve any information that is deemed to be racist, sexist, indecent, scandalous, illegal, inciting, or in any way oppressive in nature.

Any group or organization wishing to post information in more than one residence hall must have the material approved and distributed by UHDS. In order to ensure timely and relevant information, materials must be delivered to Seal Hall 142 at least five (5) business days prior to the desired date of posting and will only be posted for a maximum of seven (7) days. A limited amount of posting space is designated in each residence hall for outside entities (14 locations; public areas only). The sponsoring organization is responsible for making copies of their materials. Postings must be smaller than 11x17 in size and must not contain any adhesive material. Outside organizations/entities may not post on residential floors. Complex Directors approve information in the halls as it relates to residence hall staff programs and hall government.

Printed materials to be posted on the University Union bulletin boards must be approved in the Office of Student Engagement and adhere to the following specifications: Printed materials can only be posted on designated bulletin boards in the Union; Printed materials CANNOT be posted on any walls, windows, doors, sidewalks, etc., or on any other University equipment; All printed materials must identify the issuing person(s) or organization(s); Any printed materials posted without the Office of Student Engagement approval stamp or on any prohibited surface will be removed and destroyed immediately.

For other buildings, take posters to the main office of each for approval. Specific expectations may differ from building to building. Once approved, the posters may be placed on unrestricted or general use bulletin boards only. Posters should not be displayed on walls or windows.

Please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual for a complete list of where posters should be approved for various points on campus.

Re-Registering Existing Organizations

An organization must complete the re-registration form on PurplePost by going to www.wiu.edu/purplepost. Organizations that fail to register by the deadline will lose Student Organization rights and will need to contact the OSE to seek permission to register. Only the president should be completing the registration.

In the registration form, you will need the following items in order to complete it:

  • President's & Treasurer's Name, WIU ID, WIU email, and phone number
  • WIU Faculty/Staff Advisor's name and WIU email
  • Electronic copy of group's constitution (updated within 2 years)
  • List of at least 5 members' names, WIU email addresses, and position in the organization (if applicable)
  • Optional items that can be included on registration form: External website address and URLs for social media accounts.

The faculty/staff advisor will then be sent an advisor agreement. Re-registration will not be approved until the advisor agreement is completed.

Registrations will either be approved or denied. If the registration is denied, then the organization will be sent back changes to be made.

Registering New Organizations

An organization must complete the new organization registration form on PurplePost by going to www.wiu.edu/purplepost. Organizations that fail to register by the deadline will lose Student Organization rights and will need to contact the OSE to seek permission to register.

Click on the "Organizations" tab on the Western Illinois University community home page. Click the green "Register New Organization" at the top of the page and complete the steps outlined in the registration form. Only the President of the organization should be completing registration.

In the registration form, you will need the following items in order to complete it:

  • President's & Treasurer's Name, WIU ID, WIU email, and phone number
  • WIU Faculty/Staff Advisor's name and WIU email
  • Electronic copy of group's constitution (updated within 2 years)
  • List of at least 5 members' names, WIU email addresses, and position in the organization (if applicable)
  • Optional items that can be included on registration form: External website address and URLs for social media accounts.

The faculty/staff advisor will then be sent an advisor agreement. Re-registration will not be approved until the advisor agreement is completed.

Registrations will either be approved or denied. If the registration is denied, then the organization will be sent back changes to be made.

Requirements to Maintain Student Organization Registration

  • The organization president and advisor agree to accept full responsibility for the group's adherence to its Constitution and By-Laws; University policies and directives by authorized University officials; the Western Illinois University Student Handbook; the Western Illinois University Student Organization Registration & Policy Manual; the Western Illinois University Code of Student Conduct; and local, state, and federal laws. Accordingly, the president and advisor must be familiar with such policies, laws, regulations, directives, and procedures and must educate the membership.
  • Each RSO must complete the registration process on PurplePost by the annual Spring deadline.
  • RSOs shall abide by the following Western Illinois University nondiscrimination policy, except as exempted under federal or other legislative protections
  • Active membership in RSOs is limited to students currently enrolled at Western Illinois University. Other persons may be admitted to associate membership in an RSO if its constitution and by-laws so provide. The following functions and activities must be reserved for active members:
    • Holding office in the organization (Associate members may not hold office.)
    • Presiding, officiating, voting, making or seconding motions at any meeting of the organization, or acting as a spokesperson (Associate members may attend and, as members of the audience, speak in meetings.)
    • Working at tables and distributing materials on campus on behalf of the organization (Associate members may assist active members in working at tables provided that an active member is present at all times and responsible for the table and/or the distribution.)
    • Soliciting funds on behalf of the organization (Associate members may not solicit funds.)
    • Sections ii through iv are not intended as a comprehensive definition of active membership (Other functions or acts may also indicate that a person is participating as an active member of an organization.)
  • Each RSO must have a WIU Faculty/Staff Advisor which is defined as being a full-time faculty member, administrator, or staff member at Western Illinois University. Contact the OSE for more information regarding the role of the advisor.
  • RSOs must maintain an active membership of five or more members. If this is going to be an issue for your organization, contact the OSE.
  • All RSOs are expected to follow University rules and regulations governing the use of funds.
  • Organizations may not attempt to assume functions of established student or faculty government.
  • Activities or organizations may not substantially interfere with the normal operations of the University.
  • RSOs, in the conduct of their activity, cannot represent the institution without expressed prior written University consent, including, but not limited to, promotional items, t-shirts, or images on which the University name is present.
  • RSOs cannot host events at which alcohol is present unless approved to do so by the Director of Student Activities (or designee) and, if approved, must follow proper risk management policies.

Sorority/Fraternity Organization Registration

Registration is reviewed annually by the Office of Student Engagement (OSE). All existing RSOs will will need to follow the same re-registration timeline as outlined in this document.

The OSE reserves the right to withhold registration of any organization. Some semesters might include a quick officer update.

Process for Registration of Existing Organization:
  • Follow registration guidelines for student organizations
Process for Registration of New Organizations:
  • A fraternity or sorority desiring establishment as a registered Social Greek Letter Organization must follow the Western Illinois University Expansion and Colonization Procedures available from the Assistant Director for Greek Life Programs.
  • Then the registration guidelines for student organizations outlined on pages 4-9 must be followed.

Requirements to Maintain Sorority/Fraternity Registration

Failure to comply as an individual or an organization with the following requirements, a violation of law, Western Illinois University policy, Code of Student Conduct, or Greek Life policy by the organization or its members or representatives may constitute grounds for review or withdrawal of organization registration by the University.

  • Follow maintaining guidelines for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
  • Social Greek Letter Organizations are required to be members (or colonies) in good standing of the most appropriate governing council among Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, or United Greek Council.
  • Fraternal organizations that have lost University, national, or local organization recognition may not engage in any University event or activity. This includes, but is not limited to, use of the University name, funds, or resources; use of the organization's symbols, name, nickname, ritual, mascot, or organization letters; or recruitment activities. Registered campus organizations are not permitted to cohost or cosponsor any type of event with an unrecognized organization.
  • The organization president agrees to accept full responsibility for the chapter and its members' adherence to the Constitution, By-Laws, rules, and judicial procedures of the respective governing associations (Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, or United Greek Council) and those of their national/international affiliates; University policies and directives by authorized University officials; Greek Life policies; the Western Illinois University Student Handbook; the Western Illinois University Student Organization Registration & Policy Manual; the Western Illinois University Code of Student Conduct; and local, state, and federal laws. Accordingly, the organization president must be familiar with such policies, laws, regulations, directives, and procedures and must educate his or her membership. In addition, failure to comply with such by organization members, organization leaders, or the organization itself may result in withdrawal of the organization's registration.
  • Each organization must file a current certificate of insurance providing, at minimum, $1 million of general liability coverage. The following statement is required to be on the certificate, "Western Illinois University and its Board of Trustees are Additional Insured with respect to liability arising out of the use of premises leased to or used by the Insured."
  • Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council chapters must maintain an active membership of ten or more members. United Greek Council chapters must maintain an active membership of four or more members. If fewer in number, the organization must receive OSE approval.
  • Social Greek Letter Organizations must keep a copy of their current national/international constitution, by-laws, or equivalent governing documents on file on PurplePost.
  • Social Greek Letter Organizations shall comply with Western Illinois University's nondiscrimination policy, except as exempted under federal or other legislative protections. "This organization shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. This policy will include, but is not limited to, recruiting, membership, organization activities, or opportunities to hold office." Each organization must provide written documentation of such exemption.
  • All organizations are expected to cooperate with the University, the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and the United Greek Council in building and maintaining positive relationships with the citizens of Macomb.
  • All elected or appointed officers of the organization must maintain good academic standing as defined in the Western Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Each RSO must have a Western Illinois University faculty/staff advisor. The University faculty/staff advisor is defined as being a full-time faculty member, administrator, or staff member. The WIU advisor must be familiar with the University, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, or United Greek Council rules, regulations, and policies governing Social Greek Letter Organizations, and ensure the chapter complies with such policies. Contact the OSE for more information regarding the role of the WIU faculty/staff advisor.
  • Maintain an atmosphere conducive to serious academic endeavor and integrity.
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with all applicable University, local, and state fire, health, zoning, and safety codes on chapter grounds and facilities, if applicable.
  • Each chapter must remain in good standing with its national/international fraternity or sorority.
  • The University will recognize only one official chapter facility at one location.

Review, Suspension, or Revocation of Registration

If the University alleges that the organization, its officers, or its individual members have failed to comply with the obligations set forth under "Requirements for Maintaining Registration," the University may follow established University Code of Student Conduct policies and procedures to conduct an investigation and render sanctions or such other disciplinary policies and procedures as established through the University with respect to student organizations. The University may also conduct an administrative review and take summary action as it deems appropriate under the circumstances, with written appeals of each action to be reviewed by the Associate Vice President for Student Services.

The University may elect, in lieu of terminating registration, to impose educational and punitive measures against the organization and/or its officers.

An organization whose registration is suspended loses the opportunity to use the name of the University, to use University facilities, to schedule events and/or activities on campus, and any other privileges as established by the University. A suspended organization must continue to comply with those requirements stipulated under "Requirements for Maintaining Registration." Failure to comply with these requirements will prevent the suspended organization from having registration reinstated. If an organization's registration is revoked, the organization will cease to be recognized by the University.

For more information, please reference the Registered Student Organization Policy Manual

Scheduling Campus Events

NOTE: Please visit COVID-19 Guidance: Event/Meeting Scheduling and Guidelines to view scheduling changes due to COVID-19.

Requests for the temporary use of space for meetings, conferences, etc., should be directed to the appropriate office having scheduling responsibility. Information about security, setup, and equipment can also be obtained at these locations. All events and activities on the Western Illinois University campus, sponsored by University and/or University-affiliated groups or off-campus groups, are to be scheduled with the following offices:

Hanson Field/ Western Hall (non-athletic events)
Scheduling & Event Services: (309) 298-2421
Brophy Hall/Brophy Hall Tennis Courts
Kinesiology: (309) 298-1981
Classroom Buildings
Office of the Registrar: (309) 298-3115
Conferences and Camps
Conference Coordinator, UHDS: (309) 298-2413
East Intramural Fields, Student Recreation Center/Swimming Pools
Campus Recreation: (309) 298-1228
Multicultural Center
Casa Latina: (309) 298-3379
GBCC: (309) 298-2220
Women's Center: (309) 298-2242
Horn Field Campus Lodge, Cabins, Ropes Course, & More
Horn Field Campus: wiu.edu/HFC, HF-Campus@wiu.edu, or (309) 833-5798
Kibbe Life Science Station
(309) 298-1546
Residence Hall Meeting Space
University Housing and Dining Services: (309) 298-3328
University Libraries
(309) 298-2762
University Union
Scheduling & Event Services: (309) 298-2421
University Union Hotel Rooms (for retreats, meetings, or speakers/performers)
Union Service Center: (309) 298-1941

Scheduling Procedures for The Union

NOTE: Please visit COVID-19 Guidance: Event/Meeting Scheduling and Guidelines to view scheduling changes due to COVID-19.

Located on the first floor of the University Union, Scheduling and Event Services can assist organization members or advisors with the following: reserving rooms and audiovisual equipment for organizational meetings in the University Union; events and special events; reserving space and tables in the concourse; scheduling food service on campus and in the Union, outdoor events, and non-athletic events in Western Hall and on Hanson Field.

For most of these services, a member of the organization must fill out an event request form on PurplePost. Special events are to be registered in Scheduling and Event Services.

Sign-up for regular standing meetings is done beginning on April 15th of the spring semester for the following academic year. A confirmation of the meeting schedule is sent to the organizations or departments requesting meeting space via email. No outside food or drink may be brought into the Union.

A room rental fee is assessed to groups that charge admission or collect donations at the scheduled event. The organization assumes full responsibility for the conduct of any patron, guest, or visitor involved in a sponsored meeting or event. Final reservations and changes should be made 48 hours in advance. Less than 24 hours' notice of a cancellation may result in "no show" fees.

A Organizations will appoint up to four (4) Designated Schedulers and (2) Advisor Designated Schedulers, who will be the only members of their organization who can schedule rooms on behalf of that organization. Each Designated Scheduler must be approved by the organization's President and agree to the terms and conditions of reserving space in the University Union on behalf of a student organization. A single person can be a Designated Scheduler for up to three (3) organizations.

For information about scheduling the "B-Room", please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual

Sports Club Registration

The Sport Club system is designed by students to develop their leadership and organizational skills in an activity of personal interest to them. It is also the intent for participants to have fun while participating in what will hopefully become lifelong leisure activities. Campus Recreation, in turn, provides support for sport clubs with qualified administrators who assist students with facilities, financial support, and a sport club structure that is consistent from year to year.

As with all clubs, University registration is completed through OSE in addition to registering with Campus Recreation. Club members elect student officers, and the club is charged with writing and implementing a constitution and recruiting new members.

Sport Clubs follow the registration guidelines for student organizations. Campus Recreation advises and administers funds to sport clubs. It is the responsibility of each sport club to contact Campus Recreation at (309) 298-1228.

Table Tent Policy

All scheduling of table tent inserts in the University Union shall be coordinated by Scheduling and Event Services on a first come, first serve basis. A total of two table tent inserts will be allowed to be scheduled consecutively in the Food Court and Murray St. Café areas. One side of the table tent insert is limited to programming taking place in the University Union. The remaining side will be reserved for programming taking place elsewhere on the WIU campus or for registered student organization or departmental recruitment efforts. All table tent inserts must be promoting programming taking place on the WIU campus.

A "No Show Fee" of $20 will be charged to the sponsoring organization if the scheduled table tent is not submitted to Scheduling and Event Services by the end of the workday the Friday prior to the reservation. Organizations who receive two "No Show Fees" for failure to submit table tents by the specified deadline within an academic year will not be permitted to schedule any more table tents within that academic year.

Please reference the Office of Student Engagement Policy Manual for complete information on the table tent policy.

University Trademark Licensing Program

The Western Illinois University Trademark Licensing Program is administered by the Division of Advancement and Public Services. Trademark registration ensures protection of the University's integrity and identity while providing royalty income that benefits University Marketing, Athletics, and Alumni Programs. The program further promotes WIUs reputation by ensuring that products bearing the University names and/or marks are of high quality and good taste. In order for a student organization to use the registered trademarks, they must be in good standing and be officially registered with the Office of Student Engagement.

Written consent is needed from the Trademark Licensing Administrator for use of the University name and/or marks for anything other than official University business. This requirement applies to student groups and organizations who wish to use University name in affiliation with their group or activities, as well as those groups that want to use the University's identifying marks. Student organizations may receive permission to use a University name and/or mark on items produced for member use only. A club team may use the University name and/or mark as part of its uniform, provided the item is not issued or made available for sale to anyone other than team members. Student organizations and clubs are prohibited from using the University seal or logos on letterheads, business cards, or other identifying materials. Student organizations and club teams may be granted permission to sell t-shirts and other items outside of their membership. This permission is granted on a case-by-case basis. Any University-sanctioned club or organization using the University's name and/or identifying trademarks without prior permission is subject to loss of privileges (i.e. practice times, facility usage, etc.)

In addition, the Trademark Licensing Administrator must approve all artwork and designs, as well as the quality of the product, prior to its production. Products can be submitted for approval by registered campus student organizations only. Artwork submitted is approved on a case-by-case basis. Artwork must meet the following criteria: products must display clearly identifiable "licensed marks" and products must be representative of high quality and good taste, incorporating no subtle messages. All products must be produced by a licensed manufacturer. Contact the Trademark Licensing Program in the Division of Advancement and Public Services at (309) 298-1861 or visit wiu.edu/trademark.