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Get involved on campus!

SOOIE can guide you on which organization matches your interests and needs.  We will talk with you about your interests and your major and give suggestions of organizations to contact.  Below you will find the RSO interest form where you can list your interests to better assist the Involvement committee when they meet with you for your appointment.  You can also email SOOIE's Director of Involvement, Katie Strickland, at sooieinv@uark.edu for more information. RSO Interest Form on HogSync available now!

About SOOIE

Student Organization Outreach and Involvement Experience (SOOIE) is an organization that helps students get involved by matching their passions and interests to Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s) on campus.

Outreach:

SOOIE members go out to different RSO's to work with them to help them be more successful.   This could involve facilitating team builders, consulting with the RSO, or leading a workshop or retreat.  For instance, if an RSO is having trouble with recruiting new members, SOOIE members would be able to work with the RSO to develop a plan for them.

Involvement:

With a university as large as the University of Arkansas, new students may feel lost when they arrive.  SOOIE members will help any new and/or un-involved students find an RSO that meets their interests.  SOOIE will host an involvement table on a regular basis, and students can sign up for one-on-one appointments with SOOIE members to find an RSO.

SOOIE is also responsible for the Leadership Development Luncheons, SOOIE Skill Shops, Involvement Fairs, Of the Month Awards, End of the Year Student Involvement Awards Banquet, and much more!

  

Your 2019-2020 SOOIE Executive Board 

 

 

 

 

Brooke Forth

President

sooie@uark.edu

Anna Cook

Vice President of Internal Affairs

sooievp@uark.edu

Michael Tranum

Vice President of Finance

sooietrs@uark.edu

 

Amanda Funderburg

Director of Administration

sooieadm@uark.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Strickland

Director of Involvement

sooieinv@uark.edu

Morgan McBurney

Director of Leadership

sooieodp@uark.edu

Claire Ahrens

Director of RSO Outreach

sooierso@uark.edu

Danielle Darvin

Director of Marketing

sooiepr@uark.edu

 

Primary Advisor Amber Widdowson awiddow@uark.edu
Secondary Advisor  Ali Bontrager abontrag@uark.edu

 

SOOIE of the Month Award applications on HogSync

One of SOOIE's primary goals is to help RSO's THRIVE and reach their maximum potential. With the Of the Month Awards, SOOIE is providing your RSO with an opportunity to be recognized across campus! Each month, SOOIE selects "Of the Month" award recipients in three categories:

Monthly awardees are automatically qualified as finalists for the 2020 End of the Year Student Involvement Awards Banquet.

Please contact SOOIE's Director of Internal Affairs, Anna Cook at sooievp@uark.edu for more information.  

Leadership Development Luncheons

The Leadership Development Luncheons focus on student leadership development for RSO officers and campus student leaders. SOOIE hosts these lunches that occur once a month and cover a variety of topics related to leadership. 

 

2019-2020 Leadership Development Luncheons:

TBD

For more information,  please contact SOOIE's Director of Organizational Leadership at sooieodp@uark.edu. For questions or for accommodations due to disability, please contact SOOIE President, Brooke Forth, at sooie@uark.edu or call 479-575-5255.

  

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