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SOAR Workshops

Student Organization Achievement and Resources (SOAR)

To efficiently prepare student organizations for success, Student Leadership and Engagement will offer all student organizations the opportunity to participate in SOAR. SOAR consists of workshops spread throughout the academic calendar, along with a mandatory information meeting at the beginning of the Fall semester and an open forum to wrap up the Spring semester. Workshops will focus on the training and development of student organization leaders. Although not required, organizations that attend all workshops will be entered into a raffle to receive an end-of-year pizza party. Organizations must send at least one member from their organization to every workshop to receive credit.


PATHS and Tracking Progress

Organizations’ progress will be tracked on Bengal Connect through the SOAR Path. Student leaders from each organization will be able to track their organization’s progress through Paths over the course of each semester. Students will be able to contact Student Leadership and Engagement staff for any assistance using Paths. 



For Student Organizations to earn credit for SOAR workshops, at least one member from each organization must be in attendance and actively participate in the following workshops:

Fall Semester
Workshop Date Time Location
Mandatory Student Organization Meeting 8/29 6:00pm - 9:00pm Bulger 215
Bengal Connect 101 9/9 3:00pm - 4:00pm Campbell Student Union 419
Planning a Campus Event 9/16 3:00pm - 4:00pm Campbell Student Union 419
Discover your DISC Profile 11/11 3:00pm - 4:00pm Campbell Student Union 419
Spring Semester
Workshop Date Time Location
Bengal Connect 101 2/10 3:00pm - 4:00pm Campbell Student Union 419
Planning a Campus Event 2/17 3:00pm - 4:00pm Campbell Student Union 419
Transitioning Executive Boards 4/28 3:00pm - 4:00pm Campbell Student Union 419
Re-Registration for 23-24 5/5 3:00pm - 4:00pm Campbell Student Union 419
Student Organization Open Forum TBA TBA TBA


Overview of Workshops

Bengal Connect 101

Bengal Connect provides students the opportunity to connect with clubs and organizations, learn about campus programs and events taking place on campus, and how to get involved when attending Buffalo State! This workshop will teach students how to create an event, track attendance, and utilize multiple recruitment tools for your organization. Additional information will cover both the check-in and CORQ app.

Planning A Campus Event

Campus events and programs are a great way to promote and share your organization with the campus community. . This workshop will learn how to use Mazevo software to reserve spaces in the Campbell Student Union, reserve through events management, and the importance of planning.

Discover your DiSC Style 

DiSC assessments are used in thousands of organizations around the world, from sprawling government agencies and Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and small businesses. The reason is simple: DiSC profiles help build stronger, more effective working relationships. DiSC will teach participants how to raise self-awareness, improve teamwork, and make conflict more productive. Participants will be able to take the DiSC inventory and receive their own unique self-assessment report.

Transitioning Executive Boards

Transitioning officers is one of the most crucial elements for a student organization. Learn about the necessary steps and resources to ensure your new executive board is prepared to take the reins and continue the momentum for the year ahead.

Re-registration Process

Student organizations already recognized at Buffalo State must apply for re-registration on an annual basis. It is the responsibility of the student organization to complete this process. Failure to do so with the re-registration process may result in a revocation of your student organization’s registration status. This workshop will walk you through the re-registration process to ensure your organization is ready for a new semester.


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Student Leadership and Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 400 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4631 •  Fax: (716) 878-5600