The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC, pronounced like “source“) is a resource center provided by University Life at Mason Square.
This center is available for registered student organizations, formal working groups, and other campus student leaders to use for activities and services required for the successful operation of their organization.
Access to the SORC
The SORC is available for use between the hours of 11am and 6pm, Monday through Thursday. Groups requesting access to the SORC outside of regular office hours must obtain special permission from a University Life at Mason Square staff member and must ensure that a staff member will be present during the time of use. To reserve the SORC for approved student leadership purposes, visit the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) Room Reservation Form.
The SORC is a community workplace; therefore, personal items should not be kept in the space. Student leaders wishing to store items in the SORC must request permission from a University Life at Mason Square staff member. Requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Use of the SORC
The equipment, furniture, and materials provided in the SORC are intended for use by all Mason Square campus student leaders. Please use care while using the equipment and furniture. The SORC contains the following furniture and equipment:
- Conference table
- Chairs (8)
- Lounge chairs (2)
- Bookshelves (2)
- Computers (2)
- Poster Machine
- Color Printer
- Black/White Printer
- Helium Tank
- Poster Paper
- Foam Boards
- Spray Adhesive
- Push Pins
- Butcher Block Paper
- Paper (White & Colored)
- Construction Paper
Student organizations may use University Life computers/printer/paper to print up to 10 color copies or 20 black and white copies for each event. If a student organization wishes to use the computer/printer/paper for any reason other than advertisement for an event, the organization must first get approval from University Life staff.
Poster Printing Policy
Student organizations can make up to 3 large posters to be displayed on easels for each event. Student organizations may borrow foam boards from University Life for backing of posters, but they must be returned the next day following the event. Student organizations are responsible for removing posters from foam boards before they are returned. Note that the poster printer only prints in one color of your choice for each poster. Typical color options include: black, red, green, blue, purple.
University Life easels are only permitted in the following areas:
- Van Metre Hall: First floor entrances (front or rear)
- Vernon Smith Hall: Fifth floor lobby
- Hazel Hall: In hallway outside bookstore
Easels may be used to promote events up to 5 business days in advance. It is the responsibility of the student organization/working group to gather all signs, easels and posters when event is over. Easels must be returned by the next business day following the event. Failure to do so may result in a loss of future borrowing privileges.