The mission of the Student Organization Complex is to enhance the contributions of organizations by providing space for many different groups to work, mingle and collaborate.
Registered Student Organizations are able to apply for space in the SOC each spring as tenants frequently change toward the end of the academic year. Organizations that currently hold office and cubicle space in the SOC must meet a required minimum percentage of “space checks” where one of the desk attendants within the Office of Registered Organizations sweeps the complex several times throughout the day, recording which organizations are present and using their space during the hours of operation. Organizations that do not use their space for the minimum requirements may receive a probationary status and possibly face eviction from the SOC. In that event, their space is then made available for applicants to interview to use the space.
Space checks will be conducted Monday through Thursday, 9am-9pm and Friday, 9am- 6pm from September to March. Space checks will not occur during academic breaks.
The Illini Union Board is responsible for allocating space in the SOC. Because the number of offices is limited, stated guidelines will allow space to be given to those organizations that most need the space.
If your organization is interested in applying for a space, or has questions regarding the space allocation process, please contact the Illini Union Board Office.