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Good News!

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, April 24th at 5pm!

So, get to work on those individual and group nominations soon and get them in before the deadline, here: http://studentlife.mit.edu/sao/sla!


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Award Season! Student Leader Awards 2015 Seeking Nominations!

As the snow melts, the temperature starts to increase, and the sun shines a bit more, it definitely means it is time to celebrate the supreme achievements of student organizations and leaders in our community!

It’s time for Student Leader Awards 2015!

Yes! We are excited for SLA2015 too!

The celebration will be taking place on Friday, May 15th, 2015, from 930am-11am in La Sala de Puerto Rico on the second floor in W20!  A light breakfast and some fancy-shmancy coffee and hot chocolate will be served!

The most important part of SLA 2015 though… is YOU!

We want to recognize you, your organization, and all the great work you do throughout the year.


Rebecca Black wishes to remind you that nominating folks for awards is FUN FUN and is due FRIDAY, APRIL 17!

You can find information about individual awards here.

And you can find information about group awards here.

Nominate hard, nominate often!


This year’s celebration promises to be a really fun time, with lots of neon, some free swag, and access to some superb books on leadership!

We can’t wait to recognize all of your hard work this year, and the amazing things you have done as an organization.  Be sure to nominate soon, and nominate often!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Joel Pettigrew, joelp@mit.edu.



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Buy your tickets for the upcoming show, Illusions!

The MIT Asian Dance Team will be hosting their Fall 2013 showcase next week on both Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13!  Their showcase, titled “Illusions,” will take place in Kresge Little Theater on both days from 4-6pm.

For a description of the event, see this breakdown from the MIT Asian Dance Team Director of Publicity, Sally Lin:

This showcase features many of the traditional and hip-hop/modern dances we have been working on this semester. We will be performing spectacular Dai, Mongolian, and Han ethnic pieces, classical and contemporary dances, as well as hip-hop pieces by Vixx, Nine Muses, Evol, and Show Luo. We will also host various guest performances from groups including MIT Lion Dance, Bhangra, Syncopasian, and Ohms, as well as Boston-area performing groups such as Dance Revelasian and YMCA.

Ticket vouchers can be reserved at pre-sale prices by clicking on the image above.

Ticket vouchers can be reserved at pre-sale prices by clicking on the image above.

Tickets are $5 for MIT affiliates, and for general admission, they are $7 if bought early or $10 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased on the MIT campus at the following times:

  • Thursday, Dec. 5 & Friday, Dec. 6 – Student Center (W20)
  • Monday, Dec. 9 & Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Student Center (W20)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Lobby 10
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 & Friday, Dec. 13 – At the Door

In addition to pre-sale and at the door ticket sales, you can reserve a ticket voucher here which can be presented at the door for early, pre-sale prices.

Got any questions?  Check out the MIT Asian Dance Team website at adt.mit.edu or email the Execs at adt-exec@mit.edu.

Want to see your student organization or upcoming registered event featured on the SAO Blog?  Email Joel Pettigrew at joelp@mit.edu for more information!  Until then, keep planning awesome events!

— Joel P.

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Get your Financial Training On!

It’s that time of year again, as your student organization looks to plan epic events and engaging opportunities for the campus community.  Those events take cash money though, and in order to put on a great event, you need to know how to keep track of your budget.  

The Student Activities Office can help you with that.  It is strongly recommended that your organization’s Treasurer or another officer takes some time to attend one of our Financial Trainings this week.  They are offered Monday through Thursday this week, starting at 6pm in 4-237.


We are excited to be a partner in your plans to take on big goals and do great things.  We look forward to seeing you all this week at the Financial Trainings!

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Check out an upcoming MITOC Film Festival!

MITOC, the MIT Outing Club, is hosting a couple of film festivals this upcoming semester, as well as early next semester.  More information about these events can be found here, but the first film festival, The Banff Radical Reels Film Festival, takes place on Friday, September 20th at 7:30pm in 26-100.

MIT Students can now buy their tickets online at $5 (must show MIT student ID upon arrival), or folks can buy their tickets at the door for $10.

Got questions? Kris Brewer from MITOC has answers!  Email him at brew@mit.edu.

MITOC may be able to teach you how to do this…

… and they’ll help you avoid a rock climbing oops like this.

MITOC hopes to see you out there, and check back with them later in the semester for more info on the next group of film festivals!

–Joel P.

Want to advertise your student organizations upcoming events on the MIT Student Activities Office blog?  We can do that!  Email Joel Pettigrew at joelp@mit.edu for more information.

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Springtime = Awards Time!

As we quickly come up on the end of another academic year, it is time to take a moment and reflect on all that we have done: the programming, the work on developing our membership, and the relationships built with members of the MIT community.

The Student Activities Office and the Office of Multicultural Programs is happy to help recognize those students, staff, faculty, and organizations who have contributed to the MIT experience this year.  There are two upcoming opportunities to recognize those people you feel are deserving of campus-wide and community recognition for their hard and dedicated work.


The Office of Multicultural Programs is very excited to announce it’s Inaugural Multicultural Programs Banquet! This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the great work members of our campus community/student organizations are doing to foster a campus that celebrates and affirms individuals from all backgrounds. 

Make sure you learn more about what awards exist and then nominate someone for these awards by April 22nd at 5pm at this link!


The Student Activities Office and Division of Student Life are currently taking nominations for the Student Leader Awards!  There are awards for both individuals and groups, and you can find out more information here.  Make sure you get your nominations in for SLA by April 26th!


We look forward to seeing your nominations, and we look forward to recognizing the awesome work that MIT community members have been doing this year!

We’ll try and keep our award presenters on top of things… we promise.

–Joel P.


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Update on Cambridge Entertainment Licenses

Hello MIT Student Orgs!

We have an update from our friends over in the Campus Activities Complex (CAC)  that the City of Cambridge has upped the price of one-day Entertainment Licenses.  Instead of $40, they now cost $50.  Please bear this in mind as you budget and prepare for your events.

Why would you need an entertainment license?  Please keep these criteria in mind:

Massachusetts defines entertainment as “theatrical exhibitions, public shows, public amusements and exhibitions of every description.”  A license should be obtained if an event: “will have entertainment rather than academic learning as its main purpose” AND “will include an admission fee/mandatory donation OR the serving of alcohol.”

So, MIT student orgs, if you are having an entertainment based event, the price is now higher for a Cambridge license.  But, don’t let that deter from planning great and unique events for the MIT community.  

And remember…

Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure – 1989


–Joel P.

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