Office of Student Activities
Student University Programmers
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Student University Programmers (SUP) office located?
The Student Programming Suite, room 117 in the Student Center serves as home for SUP. Stop by any time for information or just to say "Hi!" The door is always open.
How do I find out about SUP events?
We advertise around campus and online in a variety of ways.
- Look for flyers in your residence hall or on-campus apartment in community spaces and in academic buildings.
- Stop by the Student Center pit and check out our giant posters hanging along the interior walls.
- We have a calendar of events available online and in print at the Student Center Information Desk. (Freshman living on campus should receive a copy during move-in.)
- We also send out an email weekly via the Rowan Announcer (Rowan Daily Mail)
- Check our website's Events page, updated weekly.
- Digital Signage (TV) around campus - near the SC Info Desk, Savitz Hall, Profs Place and the Campbell Library
- Follow us on twitter @rowanosa and friend us on Facebook.
How do I get involved with SUP?
We would not be able to provide the entertainment that we do without our general membership who voluntarily serve on committees and help staff our events. To get involved you can:
- Attend a general meeting. They are on the first Monday of each month during the semester. 9 p.m. in the Student Center. Check our calendar or feel free to email us for the exact location.
- Stop by a "Take Over the Pit" event - a marketing fun fair where we hand out information, have games set up and usually give out free promo items.
- Talk to an eboard member at any one of our events that you attend
- Check out the committee meeting times on the About SUP page and just show up with a smile!
- Stop by the Student Programming Suite (SC 117) and talk with an eboard meeting.
What are the benefits of getting involved with SUP?
Here is a list of all the ways SUP can benefit YOU:
- Make lasting friendships through planning and helping with fun events and activities on campus
- Meet and work with a diverse group of your peers and nationally recognized performers
- Network with on-campus professionals
- Be a part of the decision-making team for what your Rowan friends and peers want to see in on-campus entertainment and programs. Have your voice heard!
- Extend your education outside of the classroom with life skills gained through volunteering including:
- contract negotiation
- interpersonal communication
- team management
- event management
- Build up your resume: All members can be involved in the planning process for an event including contracting and up through execution.
- Get recognized for your hardwork and dedication through our Committee Member of the month Awards and Prof Point program.
What is a Prof Point?
For every volunteer hour a general member puts in, they will be given a Prof Point. The SUP Eboard keeps track of Prof Points and general members are awarded for their time at the end of each semester at the celebratory banquet.
Why aren't all SUP events free?
SUP works within a budget allocated by the Student Government Association to plan events and activities for students. We try to recuperate some of the cost so that we can increase the number of events that we do. Our ticketed events are always kept at a low-rate for students. Comparatively, an SUP fee is a fraction of what a ticket for a similar event might cost at a public venue.
Do I need my Rowan I.D. to attend an SUP event?
This varies depending on the event. If an I.D. is required, that will be advertised. For all events where a ticket is required, an I.D. is required. However, SUP reserves the right to check Rowan Student ID at ANY event.
Where can I purchase tickets for SUP sponsored events?
All tickets for SUP events are sold at the Student Center Information Desk located on the main level (322) of the Chamberlain Student Center next to the Marketplace (the cafe). Tickets go on sale on Fridays at 2 p.m. during the free period and remain on sale during the Info Desk's Business hours until they are sold out or the day of the event.* If you plan to purchase a ticket for an event the Friday it goes on sale, get to the Student Center and in line early. Most events sell out quickly.
*If the event falls on a weekend, be sure to purchase your ticket ahead of time. The Info Desk is closed over the weekend unless there are special circumstances which will be advertised.
What are the rules for the ticket line?
- All SUP tickets go on sale on Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Student Center Information Desk.
- Your Rowan ID is required to purchase a ticket.
- To get in line, you'll need to show your Rowan I.D. to an SUP volunteer and get a placeholder card.
- You cannot hold a spot in line for someone else- once you get in line you must stay in it for the duration in order to buy your ticket.
- Once you get in line, you cannot leave the line for any reason.
- If you leave the line, you have forfeited your spot and must return your placeholder card to the SUP volunteer.
- If you have left the line and wish to get back in it, you must get a new placeholder card and go to the end of the line.
If I bought a ticket to an event, but I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?
SUP does not offer refunds for events that you are unable to attend. We do offer the option of listing your ticket in our Buy/Sell binder. It is a listing of tickets available and/or other students looking to buy tickets. SUP does not manage the Buy/Sell binder and is NOT responsible for any tickets bought or sold through it. It is a connection service. For more information about the Buy/Sell Binder, please review our policies page.
Are non Rowan students allowed to purchase tickets for an SUP event?
Our mission as an SGA sponsored organization is to put on the best quality events by Rowan students for Rowan students. For events that require tickets, only current Rowan students with valid Rowan I.D. are allowed to purchase tickets.
What time does the bus depart from Rowan and/or what time does the does depart from the destination to go back to Rowan during an off-campus trip?
The bus departure time is listed on the ticket and is also available on the Student Activities semester calendar and website. If you have any further questions about timing and off-campus trips feel free to contact the Director of Off-Campus Trips, Erin Niedzwiecki or stop by the Student Programming Suite, SC 117.
Why are there a limited number of off campus trips?
As an SGA sponsored organization, SUP is allocated a budget for the school year which is shared among all the committees to provide for various events. The Off-Campus committee plans within their means to plan the best, most interesting, worthwhile and reasonably affordable trips available for students.
If I get into trouble on an off campus trip do Rowan rules and regulations apply?
Yes, all Rowan rules and regulations apply during off campus trips. If a situation occurs during a trip, the university will be notified and normal procedure for the particular violation will be followed upon your return to campus.
Can I/my band/my friend perform at an SUP event?
We offer two events each year that showcase student talent: Battle of the Comedians and Battle of the Bands.
- Battle of the Comedians: A student-only stand-up comedy competition. In order to compete you must be a current Rowan student with valid Rowan I.D.
- Battle of the Bands: At least one member of the band must be a current Rowan student with a valid Rowan I.D. in order for the band to be elligible to compete.
If you'd like to voice your opinions and ideas on other events, we'd love to hear them!
- Stop by the Student Programming Suite, SC 117, at any time during the day.
- Share your ideas on our Facebook Rowan OSA or twitter by mentioning @rowanosa.
- Join a committee, visit our About SUP page for more info.
- Come to our general meeting on the first Monday of every Month at 9 p.m. in the Student Center - check the home page for location.
- Email email@example.com
Does SUP have any services to offer other clubs to help put on a successful event?
Of course we do, and we'd love to help! We have two options to best support your needs.
- SUP Technical Services
- SUP will provide:
- Trained technician(s)*
- Technical equipment
- SUP will provide:
There is a fee for our technical services which includes a flat rate equipment rental fee AND the cost per hour for the technician. Equipment rental and technician are a packaged deal. Our equipment is only operated by our own trained technicians.
*While our trained technicians are not professional technicians, they are professionally trained students who are more than familiar with set up and operation of our equipment.
If you are interested in working with us to provide tech for your event, please fill out a tech form available here (coming soon), and submit as soon as possible. Our event tech schedule fills quickly.
- SUP Co-sponsorship
- SUP will provide:
- funds (up to a certain amount determined by eboard)
- other resources
- SUP will provide:
Co-sponsorship with SUP is a great resource for clubs and organizations who are looking for some help with an event and additional funding.
In order to co-sponsor, a representative from the club will need set up a co-sponsorship proposal meeting with the SUP E-board to present the event idea as well as an itemized budget. The Eboard will vote on the co-sponsorship. If it passes, SUP will work together with the club or organization to put on the event.
Before requesting a co-sponsorship proposal meeting, please review our co-sponsorship policy. We would like the co-sponsored event to be a mutual cooperation between us. We see it as a great opportunity to build a bridge between our organizations.
Article 8 of the SUP By-laws, available for download on our forms page. Also, see below:
Section 1. Co-Sponsorship Policy
The Student University Programmers shall uphold a Co-Sponsorship Policy that shall be made available to all Student Government Association chartered organizations. Co- Sponsorship shall refer to any event that is conducted as a joint effort in planning and execution with another entity.
Section 2. Requirements
Organizations petitioning for a Co-Sponsorship must submit their request at least eight weeks prior to the event. A representative for the organization must present their upcoming event in order to be eligible at an Executive Session. All Co-Sponsorship requests must be submitted to the President of the Student University Programmers, who shall schedule their presentation.
Section 3. Consideration for the Office of Student Activities
An unlimited number of co-sponsored events may be executed in partnership with the Office of Student Activities. The Office of Student Activities is required only to submit a formal written request that must be approved by the Executive Board before any resources of the Student University Programmers may be made of use.
Section 4. Advertising
The Student University Programmers must be included in all forms of advertising for the co-sponsored event. All forms of advertising are subject to approval by a member of the Executive Board. All forms of advertising must be approved at least two weeks prior to the co-sponsored event.
Section 5. Limits per Organization
The Student University Programmers shall only co-sponsor one event per organization, per semester. No more than five hundred dollars ($500) per academic year per organization (including technical fees).
Section 6. Right of Refusal
The Student University Programmers reserves the right to deny Co-Sponsorship on a case-by-case basis within the Executive Session, and is especially inclined to not co- sponsor any event that conflicts with other events programmed by the organization.
How do I request tech services for an event?
Stop by the Student Programming Suite, room 117 in the Student Center, to pick up a tech request form and DCA form. The tech request form is our form serves as an agreement between us and lists all the equipment you think you'll need. The DCA is the paperwork necessary for payment. The Director of Technical Services will schedule a meeting with a representive from your organization to discuss your needs and the details of the event(number of techs, equipment needed, etc., fees).
To contact the Director of Technical Services, Joe Mohnacs*:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 856-256-4875
- Office Hours: TBA
*During summer break or winter break, the best way to reach Joe is via email.
Can I borrow just the speakers from SUP?
We do not rent out our equipment without a trained SUP technician. This includes speakers, lights, etc. We understand that you may have a professional working your event, however, our policy is that our equipment must be operated by one of our SUP trained technicians.