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Mandatory Organizations Meetings

Mandatory Organizations Meetings (or MOMs) are held in the beginning of each fall semester, and required for every temporary or chartered organization, as well as campus ministry groups and fraternity and sorority chapters. The MOM fulfills state-mandated risk management training requirements and provides important information about student organization opportunities, policies, and guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are the Mandatory Organizations Meetings?

Friday, August 24, Noon, HTSC Theater


Wednesday, August 29, 5pm, HTSC Theater


Wednesday, September 5, 6pm, HTSC Theater


Tuesday, September 11, 8am, HTSC Forum


Friday, September 14, 1pm, HTSC Theater


HTSC = Hughes-Trigg Student Center

The following organization types must attend a specialty MOM. Please check with the following offices to confirm the date of the MOM meeting your group must attend:
  • Sports Clubs (Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports / Bonnie Hainline)

How long will the meeting last?

Meetings are approximately 45 minutes long. Don't be late! Latecomers will not be granted entry. Attendance will be taken at the end of the meeting.

What do I need to bring?

Bring your Connect.SMU event pass on your phone or your SMU ID to check in.

What is the purpose of the MOM?

The MOM fulfills the risk management training mandated by Texas state law, and covers important SMU policies, procedures, and information.

Who should attend the MOM?

At least four officers (preferably including your president) and one advisor from every campus organization must attend the MOM. All organization advisors must attend a MOM in 2018.

What organizations need to attend the MOM?

  • All temporary and chartered organizations
  • Campus ministry organizations
  • Fraternity and sorority chapters

I am an officer for more than one organization. Will my attendance count for both?

Yes! We encourage this.

My organization has less than four members. What should we do?

Your advisor should confirm membership of three or fewer students by sending an email to involvement@smu.edu. This only applies to fraternities, sororities, and campus ministries – NOT chartered organizations!

What happens if my organization does not comply?

  • Funds will be frozen with the Comptroller’s Office
  • Your organization will be removed from Connect.SMU.edu
  • All services through HTSC will suspended
  • Requests for any Student Involvement services will not be granted (Outdoor Events, copies, etc.)
  • Requests for inclusion in the Friday Update will not be granted
  • Distributing fliers to residence halls through RLSH will not be allowed
  • May not have a space on the Boulevard for Game Days
  • Your organization will automatically undergo Charter Review!

Any further questions about the MOM? Contact involvement@smu.edu.