About the Student Organization Fair

About the Student Organization Fair

The dates for the Fall 2018 Student Organization Fair are Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th from 5-8 p.m. in the Kohl Center. The Student Organization Fair is an opportunity for your group to promote and publicize your organization to UW-Madison students and to meet other student organizations who you may work with throughout the year.

(Org Fair Map and Directory will be posted once update)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the fair’s rules and guidelines?

Fall 2018 Student Organization Fair Guidelines

How do I know who the Primary Contact is for my organization?

Search for your organization in the RSO Directory in WIN and the Primary Contact will be listed under the organization’s name on the organization’s home WIN page.

How do I change my Primary Contact for my organization?

Anyone with access rights to your organization’s roster in WIN may change it to a new person. Those with full access include all four required contacts and anyone who has been assigned a position with roster access by those contacts.

  1. Go to win.wisc.edu and log in (use your UW Net ID and password)
  2. Select the menu button in the upper right (nine boxes) and then select “Manage”
  3. Organizations you are a member of should appear in the My Memberships section, select the appropriate organization
  4. Once on the organization Action Center page (https://win.wisc.edu/actioncenter/organization/*org url*), choose the left hand menu (three lines) and then the “Roster” option
  5. If you have access to make changes to the Roster, you will see a small edit button (blue pencil) next to the Primary Contact’s name
  6. Click on “Edit” button and a new window will appear of all of the organization members in the Roster. Select the person you wish to be the primary contact.

Make sure the person in the Primary Contact position is a UW-Madison student enrolled at least half time (6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduate students).

How do I know if my organization has registered for the fair?

If you are the Primary Contact:

  1. Go to win.wisc.edu and log in (use your UW Net ID and password)
  2. Click on your profile picture or initial in the upper right hand corner and select “Submissions” from the pop out menu
  3. Make sure the “Forms” tab is selected
  4. Look in the Status column to see if your form “Spring 2018 Registered Student Organization Fair Sign-Up”  was approved

If you are not the Primary Contact:

* Only the Primary Contact of your organization may fill out the form to sign-up for the fair. Please ask that person if they have completed the registration.

Organization Open Tables List Sign-up (first day of the fair ONLY)

  1. The Open Tables List is for new organizations, organizations who did not receive a table after waiting on the Wait List, and organizations who did not have an opportunity to register for the fair.
  2. The line starts at the Open Tables List table inside Gate B of the Kohl Center at 3:30 p.m. on the first day of the fair, September 12th. This is a first come, first serve opportunity.
  3. Student Organizations are expected to attend the entire Fair (5-8 p.m.).  Failing to do so is a violation of the signup agreement and the organization will be impacted for future fairs.

My organization can no longer attend the fair. What should we do?

Email involvement@studentlife.wisc.edu by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 and inform us that you no longer want your table for the fair. Any organization that does not cancel by this deadline or does not have their table set-up by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the org fair WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the following year’s fairs (Spring 2019 and Fall 2019).

How do I ask for a special request?

  1. First read the Fall 2018 Student Organization Fair Guidelines
  2. If your special request is outside of those guidelines, your request cannot be granted.
  3. If you are requesting special accommodations, a chair, or anything else within the guidelines, you can request that while filling out the Student Organization Fair Sign-up form or Waiting List Sign-up form, whichever is applicable.
  4. Remember, you must be the Primary Contact and be logged into WIN to access these forms.
  5. Your request will be reviewed and approved or denied through your WIN submissions.
  6. If you have already signed up for the Student Organization Fair, please email involvement@studentlife.wisc.edu with any special requests.


Student Organization Fair

Students attend the org fair to learn about ways to get involved and form their own unique Wisconsin Experience.

For more information about the Student Organization Fair, please check out the Fall 2018 Student Organization Fair Guidelines.

 Additional questions?

Please contact the Center for Leadership and Involvement’s Involvement Intern at involvement@studentlife.wisc.edu.

Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient

Past Women's Leadership Award Recipients

Spring 2016

Name: Alexandria Pham
Hometown: Kenosha, WI
Graduated in May 2016
Major: Management and Human Resources

The leadership accomplishment that Alex most values is her time as President of University Wellness Foundation, where she had the opportunity to be a facilitator of a young women’s empowerment group at James C. Wright Middle School. Alex led an 8-week program speaking to issues of racial and gender diversity, self-esteem, body-image, and bullying. This experience led Alex to pursue a career in Learning and Development. She has accepted a position at Kohl’s as a Talent Development Designer in Human Resources, where she will develop training materials and courses that will empower employees to fulfill their personal and career aspirations.

To see Alexandria’s video submission, click here.

Spring 2015

Name: Kayla Sippl
Hometown: Seymour, WI
Year/Major: Graduated in May 2015 with a degree in Biology

During Kayla’s time here at UW-Madison she was involved in many diverse activities.  To name a few, she joined the CALS Honors in Science Research Program, Global Health Certificate, and African Students Certificate communities. Additionally, she was involved in groups such as Partners in Health Engage, AΣD Pre-Medical Honor Society, and served as the Vice President of Badgers Empowering Women.  Kayla volunteered for the UW-Children’s Hospital, Expand Your Horizons Conference, Girl Neighborhood Group, and worked as a line therapist for Integrated Development Services.  Her sophomore year, she studied abroad in Kenya and upon returning, earned the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship with Social Entrepreneurship distinction for her idea, “The Soap Project.”  Kayla represented UW-Madison at the Clinton Global Initiative University and will present the project at the Global Health and Undergraduate Research Symposiums.  She became the leader of an after-school science club at the Salvation Army, helped pilot the new leadership certificate program, and attended the AHANA Conference entitled, “Developing Today’s Leadership for Tomorrow’ Issues.”

To see Kayla’s video submission, click here.

Spring 2014

Name: Maimoua Xiong
Hometown: Madison, WI
Year/Major: Graduated May 2014 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies

Maimoua is the eldest of five siblings and the first in her family to go to college. She created her own scholarship award to help students from low-income, first generation, and historically underrepresented backgrounds to fund their study abroad program.

To see Maimoua’s video submission, click here.

Name: Caitlin DeVos
Hometown: Plymouth, MN
Year/Major: Graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Communication & Non-Profit Leadership, and Sociology

After losing her mom to colon cancer in November 2010, Caitlin dedicated her time to the American Cancer Society to serve as a volunteer for Colleges Against Cancer of UW-Madison. Because of her commitment to this cause she serves as one of eight members on the National Collegiate Advisory Team which provides support to volunteers nationwide.

To see Caitlin’s video submission, click here.

Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) Student Coordinator

Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) Student Coordinator

Compensation: $12.00

Hours per week: 7-10 (academic year), Summer hours may be available

Number of positions: 1

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

Anticipated Start Date: May 2018; Mandatory Orientation on August 24, 2018

Position Description/Application Process: Committee on Student Organizations (CSO) Student Coordinator Position Description & Application

Examples of Positive Change Initiatives

Examples of Positive Change Initiatives

  • I noticed that only people in similar friend groups are being elected to leadership positions in my student organization. I would like to amend the application and election procedures to ensure a more equitable and inclusive outcome.
    • Change Initiative: To ensure a more equitable and inclusive election process (Value)
    • Context: Student Organization
  • I often witness poor sportsmanship by spectators during my little brother’s basketball games at the local YMCA. This negative behavior is embarrassing and detracts from the game and I would like to propose strategies that promote a more respectful and affirming atmosphere
    • Change Initiative: Promote a respectful and affirming atmosphere (Behavior)
    • Context: The local YMCA
  • One of my family members is suffering from depression. Speaking about and seeking treatment for mental illness is a taboo topic in our house. I notice this is further isolating my family member and I would like to make strides toward breaking down barriers to be able to talk about mental illness.
    • Change Initiative: Change the stigma of mental illness (Belief)
    • Context: My Family
  • A nonprofit organization I volunteer for is under sourced and struggling to keep up with everything needed to fulfill its mission. I feel that the volunteers are underutilized and propose a different volunteer allocation strategy to increase efficiency and retention.
    • Change Initiative: Increase staff engagement (Behavior)
    • Context: Non-profit Workplace
  • As a member of the men’s soccer team at Central University, I was hazed during my freshman year. Having experienced it first hand, I would like to change these initiation practices to help insure a more positive experience for new members.
    • Change Initiative: Improve the experience for new members (Behavior)
    • Context: CU men’s soccer team