The sponsoring unit assumes the primary responsibility for finding its SSO(s) space in which to work. This space varies from organization to organization. Some SSOs may require office space, production space, rehearsal space, etc. If the sponsoring unit has adequate space, it should make that space available to the SSO. If space is one benefit the SSO receives from the sponsoring unit, this should be stated in the SSO Agreement. Some of the items that should be explicitly discussed and/or outlined in the agreement are:
- Define specific space to which the student organization will have access.
- Will this space be dedicated to the SSO or will it be shared?
- What hours can the SSO access the space?
- What activity is permitted in the space?
- What restrictions are placed on use of the space?
- What policies must be complied with?
Space from Outside the Sponsoring Unit
If the sponsoring unit does not have space for the SSO, the advisor should inform the SSO about space on campus that could suit its needs. CCI has information about available space on campus.
Please note that SSOs are not eligible for office space in the Union under the Office Space Allocation Committee (OSAC) unless the sponsoring unit supplies a signed letter to OSAC stating that it tried in good faith to find space for the SSO and was unable to do so. The OSAC policy is reviewed periodically and is subject to change. SSOs should contact University Unions at (734) 936-0869 for the most current information.