Student Involvement & Leadership Programs


The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs offers outside the classroom involvement, an essential complement to the student’s academics. Our program/services are non-academic and are provided directly to the student.

The goal of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs is to promote involvement, interpersonal and leadership development, service learning, and civic responsibility by providing educational/developmental programs and activities to the students, therefore enhancing outside the classroom learning. Leadership and personal growth opportunities are offered through involvement in Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and more.

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Covid-19 Policies & Updates:

NMSU is committed to the safety and well-being of our students. As concerns for COVID-19 grow, we want our community to be aware of the University’s actions and statements.
For updates to NMSU facilities hours and programming due to COVID-19, please click the link:

http://nmsu.edu/coronavirus/ 

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Student Organization Activities & Campus Events

If any student organization or department has questions about events they want to host, or are considering ideas for events but aren’t sure if they will be approved or how to approach them, PLEASE email us at silp@nmsu.edu.  We are committed to helping groups find ways to successfully do as much as possible, and would love to be a resource for you and your organization to determine the best way to move forward with your ideas within the parameters of the COVID policies.

UPDATED: August 19, 2021

In accordance with the latest announcement from the state of New Mexico, all limitations on gathering capacities have been lifted. Therefore there is no limit to group size indoor or outdoor, other than the 100% capacity limit of the location.

 

  • For indoor events at NMSU, masks are required to be worn by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, at all times (regardless of social distancing).

 

  • For outdoor events, masks are expected to be worn by individuals who have not been vaccinated, and it’s encouraged that you create signage at your event setting that expectation. 
    • “You, as individuals or supervisors, are within your rights to ask about someone’s vaccination status, but they are under no obligation to answer you. You are also within your rights to ask anyone who says they aren’t vaccinated or who declines to answer to follow protocols by wearing a mask and maintaining social distance.” – NMSU Now, June 10, 2021
  • Food is allowed at events, and we encourage you to take these guidelines into account as you decide what to offer:
    • Where possible, pre-packaged grab and go items and single-serve meals are best practice.
    • Buffet style food allowed, but for self-serve settings, please meet the following guidelines:
      • Require mask, properly worn while getting food. Masks are not required outdoors at this time, but please ensure social distancing while in line.
      • Social distance in line getting food.
      • Handwashing or sanitizer stations, before and after use of self-serve station.
      • If using as server (preferred), the server serving will be gloved and masked.
      • If not using server, provide barrier (if possible) and provide deli/wax paper, gloves, serving utensils for each diner (if possible).
      • Do not reuse or allow diners to share items (e.g., paper menus) that are difficult to clean, sanitize, or disinfect. If shared objects (e.g., utensils, tongs) are used, replace at an increased frequency (e.g., every 15 minutes, between cohorts). Ensure shared objects are easy to clean.
    • Plan to provide disposable, single-use items such as cups, plates, cutlery, and napkins to participants so they aren't reusing or sharing their items.
  • There are free NM Safe Certified Training Programs for Recreational Facilities, Entertainment Venues, Golf Courses, Retail, Restaurants, Office and Call Centers, GYMs. For more information about those who have been certified or how to get certified do to https://nmsafecertified.org/​​​​​​​


 

Events, Activities, & Meetings

Based on CDC College and University and ACHA guidance, convening in groups carries an increased risk of viral transmission. This information, combined with the limited number of large spaces that allow for indoor physical distancing, indicate that holding meetings, events, and activities virtually using online collaboration tools (e.g., Zoom, MS Teams, Google Hangouts) is still the safest option for our campus community. All students have free access to Zoom, a collaborative meeting tool supported by NMSU ICT, and the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs will continue to provide information and resources related to online engagement.

In-person events hosted by student organizations are permitted.
For the health and safety of the NMSU community, the following guidelines have been put in place for student organization sponsored events until further notice. 

Any student organization event, regardless of location, must meet all these directives to be fully aligned with NMSU’s policies and expectations.

Rule Enforcement & Accountability

Maintaining a healthy campus environment is the responsibility of all members of the university community. In addition to individual responsibility, members of the community should foster accountability in the people around them and should address instances of non-compliance directly, if they are comfortable and it is safe to do so. Student Organizations should also adhere to all policies and responsibilites as a recognized student organization at the university. NMSU Organization Rights and Responsibilities can be found here. 

Each in-person event must have at least one designated event host who represents the organization and is responsible for ensuring all guidelines are followed. If an attendee refuses to follow established guidance, they should be asked to leave and may be reported for non-compliance.

Alleged violations of NMSU rules or policies by a student or student organization should be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students, dos@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1722.

Potential consequences for failure to abide by these policies may include, but are not limited to warnings, loss of privileges, revocation of university recognition and frozen financial accounts