If you’ve recently become an officer in your organization, then you’re in the right place!
First, please update your group’s officer information in OSOPS so that we’re able to contact you with important updates and information. We also recommend setting up a meeting with members of the ODUS staff to review policies, procedures, and financial information. Email Jeanne Laymon ’11 if you would like to discuss any of these topics.
Second, read through this website! It contains essential information on how to run organizations and plan events. Below are a few helpful hints to get you started.
Helpful hints for new officers
- Student organizations are required to submit an Online Event Registration Form for every event the group holds (including those held off campus). Your registration must be approved by ODUS before funds can be committed to the event.
- There are no “startup funds” for student organizations. Funding is granted on a per-event basis and cannot be granted retroactively. Funding requests should be submitted to the USG Projects Board or other funding committees. See Funding an Event for more information.
- Students are prohibited from signing contracts on behalf of student organizations. Policy states that these contracts must be reviewed and signed by the Dean. Please give us advance notice of potential contractual obligations, as the review process can take several weeks to complete.
- The vast majority of financial transactions (such as reimbursements) are done via Concur. Paying vendors is done directly through the University financial system (Prime). If you need to pay a vendor, please stop by our office at 313 West College or contact Jeanette DeGuire.
How to set up email, ListServs, and websites
- Group Email Account
All student organizations are required to have a netID and Princeton email account. This email address will serve as the primary method of communication from ODUS and other University offices to your group. It will also be listed on the ODUS web director of student organizations. You can request a netID for your group via OSOPS.
- Lost Email Passwords
Visit this site to reset your group's email password.
Group email lists (ListServs) can be requested here. Once you have created your ListServ, you can make changes and updates using the List Owner Dashboard.
All Princeton netIDs (including student org netIDs) are given free web server space. Student organizations can also use the Princeton WordPress service.
- Web and Email Questions
If you have questions, be sure to contact the OIT HelpDesk at 609-258-HELP or helpdesk@. They are available 24/7. If you need ODUS to verify your information for OIT, please contact us at 609-258-5750.