Student Organizations

The Office of Student Engagement oversees UNK's 150+ recognized student organizations (RSOs) and clubs. Utilize this website to access the following resources and links for your student organization's use. For questions please contact Laura Matthies at matthiesla@unk.edu.

UNK has recently transitioned from OrgSync to Engage!  This system will be used to manage student organizations, plan events, track involvement and connect students to meaningful and guided opportunities! Click on the tabs listed below to view training videos and support articles that can be used to learn how to conveniently navigate Engage.

Visit engage.unk.edu for a list of UNK Student Organizations!  Current UNK Students – use your campus credentials to log in!


Engage in What Matters

2018 Spring Student Organization Fair

Join us for the 2018 Spring Student Organization Fair taking place on January 24 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm!

This year we will have a different location: "Main Street" of the Health and Sports Center! 

Tables are available at a first come - first serve basis. Register for a table here!

Facility Reservations for Student Organizations

Event, meeting and tabling requests for student organizations and groups at UNK will now be completed utilizing Engage.  The Office of Student Engagement has partnered with multiple other areas on campus to streamline this process to produce coordinated, safe and fun events on campus!  Visit engage.unk.edu and use your campus credentials to log in.  View the video tutorial at www.unk.edu/orgs to view the process!

*If you cannot access your Engage account or your organization’s page, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 865-8523 or email Laura Matthies at matthiesla@unk.edu *

Engage Training Videos

Engage Overview/Profile Edits

Engage Action Center/Organizational Management/Rosters

Submitting & Approving Service Hours

Event Request/Space Reservation Process

Event Attendance Tracking/Card Scan

Engage Support

Recognized Student Organization Training Seminar

The Office of Student Engagement hosts multiple "Recognized Student Organization Training & Briefing Seminars" throughout the academic year. During the aforesaid forums, staff/faculty advisors and student leaders learn important information (e.g. tax filing, student travel policies, and use of Engage) that affects their particular student organization.

Funding Opportunities

SET Funding

A portion of the Student Event Ticket (SET) fee is devoted to "developing and show casing conspicuous student talent." The financial support enables UNK to explore additional opportunities in programs that develop student leadership skills or that provide venues for students to display intellectual talent and other exceptional accomplishment.

Students are encouraged to apply for these funds. Support for faculty or staff cannot be provided with these funds. Highly meritorious proposals directly impacting student talent development will be approved each year. The Chancellor of the university has final approval authority for use of the funds.


Pepsi Funding

Under the terms of our agreement with Pepsi Cola Corporation, a limited amount of beverage products and logo items are provided to the campus. Review of applications for these items will be done monthly. Students are encouraged to apply for these funds. Since the resources are limited, preference will be given to requests that are central to the mission and vision of the University of Nebraska at Kearney as well as in keeping with the good reputation and image of Pepsi. Approval criteria will include:

  • Events that benefit students and the recruitment of students.
  • Requests that further the vision of the institution as a premier residential university for undergraduate education.
  • Only organizations and groups directly associated with the University of Nebraska at Kearney are eligible.

RSO Catering Funding

Under the terms of UNK's exclusive agreement with Chartwells, an annual $25,000 Student Catering Fund has been established to support the catering needs of registered student organizations. Students are encouraged to apply for these funds. Access the Registered Student Organization (RSO) Catering Fund application by clicking on the link above.


UPFF Funding

Official registered student organizations may apply for University Programming Facility Fee funding. In order to petition for UPFF funding, an organization must have a current, approved constitution on file with UNK Student Government. Use the form below to submit a budget request to Student Government.

UPFF Form

UPFF Guidelines

Procedures for Travel Involving Students

The University of Nebraska at Kearney seeks to promote safe student travel to events and activities. The Procedures for Travel Involving Students are limited to students who are:

  • Employees of the University.

  • Members of the Board of Regents.

  • Members of an official University committee approved by the Chancellor’s Office traveling on University business.

  • Students on field trips conducted as part of an approved instructional program.

  • Students who travel as representatives of the University, such as members of performing groups or teams.

  • Students who have obtained proper insurance coverage.

Please fill out the form below and submit to the Office of Risk Management, located in Founder Hall Room 2113C if traveling for your organization:

Student Travel Form

Recognized Student Organization Information

Student Organization Requirements

Tax Identification Information

Copyright Infringement

Student Organization Advisors

Student Organization Constitution Template

Student Organization Finances

Student Organization Posting & Advertising

Student Organization Handbook