This page provides all the information you need to keep up with the benefits (and
requirements) of being part of a CBSM student organization. If you are new to your
CBSM student organization - or new to a leadership role - you will find answers to
your questions and places to look for additional information.
What does it mean to be a CBSM Student Organization?
Recognition as a College of Business and Security Management Student Organization
provides many additional benefits, both for the CBSM Student Org (CSO) as a whole,
and for individual members within the group. However, in order to be recognized as
a CBSM Student Organization, each CSO must also meet a few additional requirements.
Benefits for CBSM Student Organizations
- Marketing Outlets
- Marketing Assistance
Requirements for CBSM Student Organizations
- At least one officer must complete a CBSM Student Organization Orientation Session
in the fall semester.
- Report attendance at all organization meetings and events.
- Provide a list of organization membership, including email addresses, when requested
- Submit a CSO Report twice per semester.
- Work with CBSM for liaison assistance with UA Executives at any CSO events.
- Student organization president signs an agreement indicating the organization's understanding
of these requirements and commitment to following them.
For more details on each of these items, download the full document - What it Means to be a CBSM Student Organization.
How do I create a UAF student organization?
Any group or club can become an official UAF student organization by following the
process outlined by the Student Leadership and Involvement department, which oversees student
organizations. Once a club is established, UAF SLI outlines expectations for all student clubs, as well as a re-recognition process that must be completed each semester.
CBSM Student Organization Resources
Twice a semester your student organization is required to submit a Student Organization Report. Each report must include a summary of recent activities; photos are optional but
welcomed for the 2022-23 academic year! Completion of all reports is required in order
for the student organization to maintain their status as a CBSM Student Organization.
Photos will improve any report you submit as a CBSM student organization. To make
things more fun, check out these Photo Tips
to find new ideas for taking photos with your group.
A major benefit of being a CBSM Student Org is the opportunity to earn funds for your
organization.The CBSM Student Organization Purchasing Policy
outlines the rules for using this funding, and the process for accessing the funds
in your CBSM account. You will need to fill out a CBSM Purchase Request Form
whenever you would like to make a purchase from your CBSM account.
Many CBSM student organizations offer or coordinate opportunities for students to
travel for conferences, competitions, or other activities. Students or groups who
are planning to travel using CBSM account funds must follow the policy and procedures
outlined in these CBSM Student Travel Instructions
Everything you want to know about raising money through your student organization:
CBSM Marketing Resources
The CBSM marketing team has created a Brand Book
with guidelines for everything from colors to logos to social media content.
Weekly eNews – Wednesdays
Email content – including PDFs and/or JPGs – by Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
CBSM Event Calendar
Email information about upcoming events for inclusion on CBSM Event Calendar.
You may request to have content added to the digital screens located in Bunnell and
across content. This should be an image file (JPG or PNG), designed in 16:9 aspect
ratio (e.g. 1920x1080 pixels).
View your page on the Student Involvement page. You may send requests for any needed updates.
Flyers or other Marketing Materials
For help with design or printing, email to submit your request.
CBSM is active on Facebook and many student organizations have active pages, as well. Keep in mind that your
social media sites should be just as professional as your website. Social media is
generally more informal, but don't post anything you wouldn't want your parents (or
CBSM Dean Carlson) to read.
Some quick tips for Facebook
- Create a group if it's just for members of your student organization
- Create a page if it's for everyone
- Make sure more than one person, preferably including your faculty advisor, is an administrator
as well as Mary.
More social media resources
Websites are a great way to distribute information to current and potential members.
The standard for UAF student organizations is to create a website through Google sites using your alaska.edu account.
Websites need to be regularly updated. If your website hasn't been updated in over
a year and has spelling and punctuation errors, your student organization will not
make a good impression. CBSM reserves the right to remove links to your website from
our site if a student organization site is not being well-maintained.
Below are a few standard CBSM and UAF logos you can use in marketing materials for
your organization. Additional UAF logos are available on the UAF University Relations site. If you need alternate versions of CBSM logos, contact Mary or Andrea.
Federal law requires the following statement to appear on all UAF print, multimedia
and web publications designed for external, off-campus distribution:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against
any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.