Acronyms & Definitions
- RC = Resource Center
- RSO = Registered Student Organization
- SAO = Student Activities Office
- SORC = Student Organization Resource Center
- SORC = Resource Center = RC. The terms are used interchangeably.
Student orgs register through the Student Activities Office – not the Resource Center. A student org is considered REGISTERED when they successfully complete the registration process, are approved by SAO, and the RSO appears in the current RSO Directory.
For more information about registering a group, please contact SAO at 206-543-2380, via email, or in person at HUB 232.
We welcome all UW students in the Resource Center. However, the equipment and items in the RC are intended to be used by student organizations and their members.
UW Seattle students may utilize the services of the Commuter & Transfer Commons which mirror some of the services offered through the Resource Center and provide other unique services as well.
RSO Officers: Any of the 5 RSO Officers may retrieve or reset their org’s Print Code with any SORC staff member. Students will be asked to provide their Husky Card for this process. The RSO’s officers are listed in the RSO Directory.
RSO Members: Please check with the officers of your RSO.
Yes, with limits. RSOs may use the SORC refrigerator to store food on a space available basis and only on the day of the event. Long-term fridge storage is not allowed. All food is cleared out of the fridge on a daily basis.
Sure. Students are responsible for cleaning up any messes and disposing of food from the SORC meeting rooms. Trash and Compost bins are located in the Resource Center and the HUB for this purpose.
Yes. Students may use the microwave for personal food items. Again, we ask that students clean up after themselves and deal with any messes in the microwave or kitchen area resulting from microwave use.
NO. The SORC Kitchenette is NOT an approved kitchen to prepare food on a large scale. RSOs are encouraged to contact Environmental Health & Safety for information on Food Service Criteria.
Students will be asked to show their Husky Card for verification purposes or to leave their Husky Card when checking out an item or resource. For this reason, it is imperative that students bring their Husky Card to the Resource Center. RC staff may accept an alternate photo ID such as a driver’s license in lieu of a Husky Card. Other members of an RSO may provide their Husky Card when checking out equipment.
Yes. Students may provide their own balloons but points per balloon and daily limits still apply.
No. The HUB has experienced several incidents of helium balloons triggering the fire alarm since it opened in 2012. The HUB may consider banning helium balloons in the future. Until then, we ask all students who use the helium tank in the Resource Center to use an abundance of caution while transporting balloons inside the HUB. Helium balloons must be held no higher than head/eye level while inside the HUB.
No. The SORC no longer has a fax machine. However, the HUB Info Desk (Main Desk on the first floor) provides fax services for a small fee.
NO. DO NOT USE THE SORC COPIERS TO PHOTOCOPY U.S. MONEY OR STAMPS. Please refer to Title 18, section 474 of the United States Code for additional information. Although there are certain exceptions to the federal law, the Resource Center has prohibited the use of the copiers for this purpose.
No. The only exception may be when an RSO has a confirmed HUB Games party reservation. In this case, HUB Games will need to verify with SORC that the RSO has permission to have karaoke in their venue. The RSO is responsible for transporting and returning Karaoke system. Damages will be the responsibility of the RSO. This exception is at the discretion of the SORC Manager.
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