Student Involvement – Fall 2020

Cocurricular education is an integral part of the Puget Sound experience, and we expect to offer as many of our traditional student life opportunities as possible; all operating within public health guidelines.

Campus events, including national, regional and local performers, speakers and workshops will continue to be offered virtually via Facebook live or Zoom, depending on the program.

Greek Life

The Greek life experience at Puget Sound is second to none. Each chapter provides an amazing opportunity to live in a strong community and be a part of the four pillars: leadership, scholarship, service, and tradition. While our chapters will be operating remotely this year, we will maintain the community spirit that is so important to each of us.

  • All social events and formals have been suspended for the fall semester.
  • No guests will be allowed in the chapter house. This includes live-out members.
  • Fall recruitment will be conducted virtually. Large group recruitment events will not be permitted.

ASUPS, Student Organizations, and Club Sports

Involvement within the myriad programs, services, and clubs that are supported by ASUPS is an integral part of feeling connected to the Puget Sound community. Maintaining student engagement will remain a priority for the Executive team, and the Senate. A list of contact information for ASUPS and ASUPS platforms can be found at the bottom of this section.

  • Club Sports:
    • Mirroring the recent decision by the Northwest Conference Presidents’ Council on fall athletics, all club sports play has been suspended for the fall semester.
  • Club Meetings:
    • In accordance with current state, county, and university health guidelines, clubs should meet virtually.
    • Meetings can be done through a variety of platforms including Zoom, and Google Meet. Contact SaraJane Griffiths, ASUPS director of technology services at asupsdts@pugetsound.edu for more information on hosting your club meeting.
    • Should the county and university guidelines shift, new recommendations about club meetings will be provided via ASUPS communication platforms.
    • Meetings using campus spaces, must reserve the space through 25Live, regardless of the location of the space.
  • Recruitment:
    • ASUPS introduced a new student organization engagement platform, Presence, in the fall. Presence helps support recruitment, engagement, and organization management. If you are part of club leadership, ASUPS encourages you to reach out to Kari Nolasco, ASUPS vice president, at asupsvp@pugetsound.edu for more information on expanding your club’s footprint in Presence.
    • All recruitment must be done virtually this fall. This includes LogJam!, which will be done virtually through Presence and Zoom.
    • Tabling on vendors row within Wheelock Student Center will not be allowed during the fall 2020 semester.
  • Events:
    • Events sponsored by student organizations should occur virtually. For assistance with virtual events, please contact SaraJane Griffiths, ASUPS director of technology services, at asupsdts@pugetsound.edu.
    • In-person events will need approval from the ASUPS vice president and the vice president for student affairs. Any in-person events will be subject to attendance caps and adherence to university policy on physical distancing and personal protection.
    • Events using campus spaces, must reserve the space through 25Live, regardless of the location of the space.
    • Current Puget Sound students are the only attendees allowed at approved events. Outside guests will not be allowed at events. Outside speakers and presenters should be contracted to provide virtual programs.
    • No food or beverage should be served at any campus events.
    • Clubs that are affiliated with outside agencies and organizations may continue to engage with outside agencies and organizations, but that engagement will be contingent on the approval of the agency and adherence to current public health mandates.
  • Club and Event Advertising:
    • All advertising for club meetings and events should be done via Presence and other social media platforms.
  • Budgets:
    • For student organizations with ASUPS assigned budgets, Hadley McGee, the ASUPS director of business services (asupsdbs@pugetsound.edu) will be operating as planned through a variety of virtual and in-person office hours.
  • Travel:
    • Student organization domestic travel is restricted by ASUPS for the duration of the fall 2020 semester.
    • Use of ASUPS vans may be allowed but is limited to an approved number of riders based on current health guidelines.

Do not hesitate to contact the ASUPS executive team should you have any more concerns:

Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound
asups@pugetsound.edu | asups.pugetsound.edu | pugetsound.presence.io
Facebook: Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound
Instagram: asups.tacoma

ASUPS Executive Team
Office Manager: Deborah Hope
President: Nicole Cariño
Vice President: Kari Nolasco
Director of Business Services: Hadley McGee
Director of Marketing and Outreach: Aimee Roseberry
Director of Technology Services: SaraJane Griffiths