On behalf of the Matador Involvement Center (MIC), I would like to welcome you to the 2015-2016 academic year at CSUN!
The staff of the MIC has been working throughout the summer to bring you an Annual Recognition Conference that both meets your needs as a student leader and equips you with the information that will allow you to reach your goals. As in the past, this conference is designed for you, as a student leader, to identify and develop the skills necessary to serve your club or organization and its members.
Attendance at the conference is required each academic year. The conference will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Plaza del Sol, USU.
Annual Recognition Conference Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
|9:30-10:20 a.m.||Check-In and Continental Breakfast||Plaza Del Sol, USU|
|10:20-10:30 a.m.||Welcome||NRC Complex, USU|
|10:30-11:00 a.m.||Special Presentation||NRC Complex, USU|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Keynote Speaker||NRC Complex, USU|
|11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Networking Lunch||OST Lawn (North of the USU)|
|12:30-1:30 p.m.||Educational Session A||Various Rooms, USU|
|1:40-2:40 p.m.||Educational Session B||Various Rooms, USU|
|2:50-3:50 p.m.||Educational Session C||Various Rooms, USU|
|3:50-4:10 p.m.||Check Out||MIC - Clubs and Organizations Suite, USU|
Planning your attendance at this year's conference
Attending the Annual Recognition Conference is meant to be informative, useful and fun. In order to have the process run expediently, we have implemented the following mandates.
- In order to be granted University Recognition for the 2015-2016 academic year, at least one officer must attend the entire conference.
- Each club and organization is limited to two free registrations. We strongly encourage one or both of the representatives to be the president and/or treasurer.
- We invite you to have two representatives attend in order for your organization to take full advantage of the conference and the various sessions. Please email Augie Garibay if you would like to register more than two members of your club or organization.
- Students cannot represent more than one club or organization.
- There is a check out process. In order to receive credit for attendance, you must have at least one officer from your club or organization stay for the entire conference and submit the Check-Out Card.
Welcome to the Clubs and Organizations Annual Recognition Conference pages of the Matador Involvement Center website! This page is designed for those of you who have never attended the Annual Recognition Conference and would like to know more about it.
The Annual Recognition Conference is a mandatory annual event for all University Recognized and Associated Students chartered clubs and organizations at California State University, Northridge. Although it is open to general members of the clubs and organizations, at least one officer from each recognized club or organization must attend the entire conference (we strongly encourage sending the president and/or treasurer). Attendance of the entire program registers new clubs and organizations and re-registers established clubs and organizations for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Tips for First-Timers
Keep an Open Mind
No two conferences are the same. While you may hear from others what the previous years' programs consisted of, you will be pleasantly surprised to find how it has evolved over the years. This year's conference will highlight some new and exciting workshops and presentations!
Send Two Officers
As you read above, “at least one officer from each recognized club or organization must attend the entire conference.” We recommend you bring along two officers from your organization. You will be able to explore your workshop options together and come together following the conference to share notes. The conference is free and includes lunch for two representatives from each organization. We are anticipating attendance to reach capacity. Therefore, groups interested in sending additional members should contact Augie Garibay prior to registration of any additional members or officers.
What do you do first?
Register for the conference. The earlier, the better! The only way to register is online via a link that will be sent directly to each officer of a student club or organization. Call the Matador Involvement Center if you are having trouble with the registration form. You can also register on the day of the conference, but you will miss out on critical information sent to those who register in advance.
The MIC website and conference pages will lead you to the information you need. If you need more help, e-mail Augie Garibay or call (818) 677-5111 for more information.
Components of the Conference
Student leaders who have registered for the conference will receive a confirmation with additional details regarding the program. Your registration includes all the events throughout the day, including a continental breakfast, Welcome Remarks, presentations, lunch, workshops and a vendor fair. Seating space is limited at popular workshops, so you are advised to be seated promptly at the sessions of your choice.
Immediately following the Welcome Remarks, a staff member from the MIC will explain the University Recognition process and important updates that impact all student clubs and organizations.
Hour-long presentations developed from feedback collected from past and present student leaders. These workshops are designed to actively engage participants in subjects pertinent to your role as a student leader.
Lunch and the Vendor Fair
In addition to a healthy meal, we have coordinated a group of local vendors to meet and greet with you on the OST Lawn (North of the USU). These exhibitors will provide information beneficial to your student clubs and organizations.
What if our club or organization doesn't attend?
Student clubs and organizations that fail to attend the mandatory Annual Recognition Conference will lose all privileges associated with being a University Recognized and Associated Students chartered club or organization. Loss of privileges includes the following.
- Inability to use CSUN name
- Inability to post flyers on campus
- Loss of mailbox privileges
- Inability to hold meetings on campus under the "no-charge" courtesy extended to University Recognized or A.S. chartered groups
- Inability to request A.S. funding for your club or organization
- Loss campus group email account and web page connection