Liaisons are CSI staff members assigned to assist student organizations with the creation, execution, and implementation of their student organization. CSI determines the liaison you work with based upon your self-classified category during the annual agreement process. Unsure of your category? Review your organization’s BuffConnect profile and scroll down to ‘category.’

What can a liaison help me with?

Liaisons are also responsible for signing off on all funding requests for student organizations. It is the responsibility of the student organization to meet with a CSI liaison prior to registering as a new organization, submitting any funding requests or planning any major on-campus event or off-campus travel. Liaisons are also here to help with

  • Leadership development
  • Navigating and understanding campus policies
  • Referral to campus departments
  • Recruitment and membership retention
  • Organization marketing
  • Organization development such as bylaw creation and running effective meetings
  • Internal conflict and membership concerns

When are they available to meet?

It is encouraged that RSOs make appointments to meet with their assigned liaison in order to ensure you receive the best possible advising and support. However, during Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., a liaison is available for drop-in appointments to answer basic questions.