Student Organization FAQs
Welcome to the Student Involvement FAQ Page!
Looking for an answer to a question we don’t have posted? Feel free to send our Front Desk an email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Front Desk in Union 355 to get an answer your question.
Q: How do I find a student organization to join?
A: A great place to start is Panther Presence. Click on the “Organizations” tab, a list of all organizations UWM has to offer will appear. You can then filter them by category such as: honor society, fraternity/sorority, social action, etc., to find the organization best fit for you. If you have something specific in mind you can also search by keyword.
At the beginning of every semester there are also Involvement Fairs!
Q: Where can I go if I have a question about my student organization?
A: A great places to start is to explore the Student Involvement website. We do our best to make sure that everything you need is available to you online. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, stop by the Student Involvement office on the third floor of the Union (Union 355) and our staff will point you in the right direction! If it’s outside of office hours, the Student Organization Manual is a great place to look as well.
Q: Why start an organization?
A: Not only is starting an organization a great addition to your resume, but it is also a great way to start building your network and to get involved on campus. Being involved in an organization provides you with an opportunity to build lifelong friendships, leadership skills, and to gain the experiences you want to get out of your time at college. Starting a student organization is an awesome way to connect with others that have the same values and interests that you also have. Starting a student organization is also an excellent way to connect with other that have the same values and interests. While UWM currently has nearly 300 registered student organizations, there is always room for new ideas and new organizations!
Q: Does Student Involvement contain anything besides Student Organizations?
A: You bet we do! Student Involvement is the broad term for the many things our office does. Besides working with student organizations, Student Involvement also facilitates leadership programs, sociocultural programs, traditions (such as Fall Welcome, PantherFest, and Geek Week), as well as arts and cinema programming. Our main goal is to connect students to experiences that help them build a sense of community on campus!