LOCS- Leadership for Organizations, Clubs, & Students

Leadership for Organizations, Clubs, & Students

Leadership for Organizations, Clubs & Students (LOCS) was created to provide officers and members of the over 420+ halls, clubs, and organizations on campus the tools necessary to successfully organize and run their groups. All sessions are free and open to any student. Come back frequently for an updated schedule.

Have an idea for a session? Email the Student Activities Office.


Concession Stand Management - Maximizing Your Profits


Maximizing Activities Night


SAO360 Drop-In Training


Signature Event Training


Building a Website 1 

In this first of two sessions on building a website for your group, be hands on with Dreamweaver as you are walked through the process of creating and updating your group website. Space is limited to the 25 computers available, so be early! 

Building a Website 2 

This session will focus on slightly more complex website building operations. Topics include how to add additional pages and navigation to your website. Beginner or some knowledge of building a website is suggested, or attendance at Building a Website 1. Space is limited to the 25 computers available, so be early!

Club Information Meetings 

Club Information Meetings are an opportunity for the Student Activities Office and Club Coordination Council to assist clubs in planning and marketing events, and to foster opportunities for collaboration. Meetings will last approximately 45 minutes, and will cover the following agenda items:

  • Guidelines and suggestions for planning events
  • Additional funding opportunities from SAO and the Club Coordination Council
  • Election of Club Coordination Council division representatives (Spring CIMs only)

Every club is required to send the two officers to one of the Club Information Meetings offered below. The two officers do not need to attend the same meeting. All club officers are invited to attend! Clubs not represented at one of the meetings could lose their recognition status with the University.

Club Information Meeting Schedule

For Undergraduate Clubs:
Finished for the Semester, Check back in the Fall!

For Graduate Clubs:
Finished for the Semester, Check back in the Fall!

Missed this meeting or have other questions about graduate and professional student clubs? Email SAO with questions.

Club Officer Training

Finished for the Semester, Check back in the Fall!

The Fall and Spring Club Officer Trainings are designed for the new group officer who needs more information on how to be an officer. The Fall Training will be broken up into two sessions - feel free to attend one or both! All new leaders and group members are encouraged to attend.

Concession Stand Management Training 
Click here for the full list of Trainings.

If your group plans to host a Football Concession Stand, you must also have at least one member of your group attend Concession Stand Management training. At all times at a concession stand, a Concession Stand Management Trained representive must be present. The training is intended to prepare the student who will be overseeing the administrative responsibilities for operating a concession stand. This includes, but is not limited to, submitting the SAO360 request for the stand, placing the food order from Catering, acquiring grills to be used at the stand, and submitting the Concession Stand Summary Worksheet the Wednesday after the stand takes place. 

Concession Stand - Maximizing your profits
Finished for the Semester, Check back in the Fall!

Dance Training

Finished for the Semester, Check back in the Fall!

If your group is planning a dance, this session will provide you with all the information you need to know about choosing a location, food, DJ, etc.

Food Safety Training

Food Safety Training is now online! All student groups and residence halls that plan to prepare and serve food for events and hall food service operations during the 2012-2013 academic year must have at least two people complete Food Safety Training. At all times at a concession stand or other food service event, a Food Safety Trained representative must be present. Even if you were trained in 2011-2012, you must be retrained for 2012-2013. In order to be as prepared as possible for events, groups are encouraged to have as many members of their organization trained as they wish.

To complete the process, simply click on this link to the Office of Risk Management and Safety training. Open the Food Safety Training PDF and read it thoroughly. Then click on the link to the Food Safety Training Quiz and complete it. Passing the quiz will automatically complete the process.

Fundraising Roundtable

Tuesday, February 5, 8:30 PM, LaFortune Ballroom

RSVP to Karen Kennedy mhnatusk@nd.edu

You will have the opportunity to talk with other students about their fundraising ideas and a representative from the Development office will be presenting on best fundraising practices. It will be in the LaFortune  Ballroom on Tuesday February 5 at 8:30pm. Please RSVP to mhnatusk@nd.edu if you are coming to this special training so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.

Group Travel Training

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm and Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12 pm, LaFortune Gold Room, LaFortune Student Center

Join this training session to learn how to plan an overnight or extended trip. All undergraduate clubs that wish to travel overnight or conduct regular travel (i.e. every week) must send at least one representative to either of the sessions provided. If you cannot attend these training dates, please contact the Student Activities Office to schedule a make up meeting. Advisors welcome also!

Missed training or want to review the material? Handouts are available here.

Hall Treasurer Training 

To Be Scheduled and Announced Soon

Attend this training session to learn more about hall finances!

Here is the powerpoint from the presentation in September 2010..

Maximizing Activities Night 

Finished for the Semester, Check back in the Fall!

All clubs and organizations know that Activities Night is one of the best ways to generate interest, but not everyone knows how to market their group so that those who signed up show up to the first meeting. Join us in this session as we talk about ways to catch the attention of potential members at Activities Night, how to retain your members after Activities Night, marketing efforts outside of Activities Night, and the web resources you can use to let everyone know how great your group is.

SAO360 Drop-In Training 

SAO360 has recently gotten a facelift! Want to know how to best utilize this great resource? Join us for drop in training at anytime and you will be a SAO360 pro in no time!

Drop-In Training is scheduled for Spring 2013 on Mondays: February 11, March 4, & April 18 during the hours of 3-5pm in 314 LaFortune Student Center.

Individual or group sessions are also available.

Signature Event Training 

Finished for the Semester, Check back in the Fall!

This session will focus on program planning for your hall or club's signature event. Presenters will give your group the tools necessary to plan, budget for, and advertise for your event.

Transportation Services Student Vehicle Training

Students driving University vehicles are first required to attend a safe driving class sponsored by the Transportation Services Department. Students need only attend this session once during their time at Notre Dame. Classes are held on Tuesday’s at 10:30 am and Thursday’s at 3:00pm. If you are unable to attend a class at this time, call Transportation Services to see if an alternate time can be arranged. For information about Driver Training and to request an appointment to attend a session, please call Marty Ogren at (574) 631-6467 or check their website.