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Training Requirements

Training for student organizations creates a common experience for all organizations and further develops individual members' capacity to connect multiple areas of the University experience. By fulfilling the student organization training requirements, members will:

  • Understand and practice efficient communication skills when reporting back to the organization membership
  • Develop strategies to recruit, retain, and continually motivate contributing members to the organization
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other student organizations, University departments, and community partners
  • Foster a campus environment in which students thrive intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically


Instructions for Completing Training

All student organizations are required to complete training by the end of the academic year. Training can be completed by executive board or general members.

Have your members join the student organization training portal to RSVP for upcoming training events or to request credit.

Training is broken up by the following categories. After attending an event, you must complete the appropriate post event form to request credit. Each category below links to the appropriate post-event form.


Mandatory Training

Mandatory Training Track

  • Describe and locate student organization resources, policies, and involvement opportunities.
  • Articulate and model the mission of Boston College and the organization when serving as a representative
  • Manage organization funding using the SOFC and SABSC processes
  • Utilize the tools and resources available for the most efficient and effective event planning
  • Identify where to receive support and additional information

*A post-event form is not necessary for Mandatory Training

Examples Include: Business Meeting, Treasurer Training, and Event Planning


Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Training

  • Make informed decisions for themselves and develop skills that enhance well-being
  • Reflect on the behaviors of their organization and individual members
  • Identify areas of health and wellness concern within an organization

Examples Include: Alcohol and Drug Education, Love your Body Week, and Bystander Intervention Education


Religious and Spirituality

Religious and Spirituality Training

  • Enrich the personal and organizational integration of faith and reason through co-curricular opportunities
  • Understand a religious or spiritual tradition more fully
  • Incorporate religious and spiritual discussions into discussions had by organization members

Examples Include: Agape Latte, Examen Reflection, and C21 Center Events


Cultural and Diversity

Cultural and Diversity Training

  • View themselves and organization members as global citizens
  • Display sensitivity and appreciation for human differences within their organization and beyond
  • Work effectively with those different from themselves
  • Be proactive in understanding other cultures and respect diversity in ideas, cultures, and people

Examples Include: Ethnic Heritage Months, Family Weekends, and Culture Shows



Leadership Training

  • Reflect an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork in their organization
  • Understand the Social Change theory of leadership and their own personal leadership style
  • Demonstrate a range of leadership skills and abilities such as effectively leading change, resolving conflict, and motivating others

Examples Include: BC Leaders for Others and Career Center Events


Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement Training

  • Articulate how their organization is affecting the community and ways to expand their impact
  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice
  • Assume a sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to public life

Examples Include: Winston Center Events, Clough Center Events, and political lectures