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Organization and Event Planning Handbook

The Cornell University Organization and Event Planning Handbook is maintained by the Student Activities Office. For information about the handbook, contact the Student Activities Office at (607) 255-4169, or email activities@cornell.edu.

Table of Contents

 1.  About the Student Activities Office (SAO)

  • SAO Organizations
  • Student Leadership Institute at Cornell
  • Student Organizations Awards & Recognition
  • National Affiliations

 3.  Registration of Organizations

  • Independent Organizations 
  • University Organizations
  • Priveleges of Organizations 
  • Responsibilities of Organizations 
  • Advisors

 4.  General Policies for All Organizations

  • Statement on Hazing
  • Membership 
  • Constitution and Bylaws 
  • Violation of Policies and Disciplinary Action 
  • Not-for-Profit Status 
  • Organization Development 
  • Willard Straight Hall -- The University Union

 5.  Program Planning 

  • Assembly Finance Commissions 
  • Events Management Planning Team (EMPT) 
  • Reserving Space 
  • Performer Contracts 
  • Promotion

 6.  Registration of Events 

  • Alcohol at Events 
  • Film and Video Use 
  • Use of University Property Form (UUP) 
  • Food Service and Catering 
  • Fund-Raising and Sales Activities 
  • Events and Risk 
  • Club Insurance 
  • Noise Ordinance 
  • Open Fires 
  • Rallies 
  • Use of the Cornell Name, Logo, and Artwork 
  • Fraternities and Sororities

 7.  Help with Planning Events 

  • Community Relations 
  • Cornell Police 
  • Environmental Health and Safety 
  • Grounds Department 
  • Dining and Retail Services 
  • Information and Referral Center (IRC) 
  • Underground Utility Hazard 
  • Risk Management and Insurance 
  • Transportation Services 
  • ADA Facilities Coordinator