The Social Orientation Staff (SOS) is a Residence committee that encourages interaction through leadership with residence programming.
SOS members provide feedback on the monthly events calendar and what they would like to see happen for Residence events. SOS works with the Residence Life Team in programming, planning, coordinating events and overseeing the Residence Life Social Fund.
The leaders meet once every two weeks and take part in teambuilding activities hosted by the SOS President (normally an upper-year resident). The leaders also take time out to help the Resident Advisors with organizing residence programs, and take part in “Poster Making Nights” to make advertising for events.
SOS is always recruiting new members. Students are encouraged to check the bulletin boards in Residence for more details on the next meeting and students are encouraged to go to the meetings to begin taking part!
There's something for everyone on S.O.S.! Are you a journalism student? You could gain some great experience on S.O.S. by helping write the regular newsletter. Are you a Rec & Leisure student? Gain some experience with programming and event planning. Are you an advertising student? Use your skills by helping us make awesome event promotions and use them in your portfolio. Are you in Business Admin? You could help us with some paperwork and finances. There's a role for everyone from every program on S.O.S.!
Some of the many benefits active S.O.S. members are granted include:
Have an S.O.S. related question? Ask an executive council member… To find out who is on the SOS committee just ask any of the Resident Advisors or the Residence Life Coordinator.