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How to Plan an Event

Prior to finalizing an event, an organization needs to determine if it is a function other students may be interested in. Do not assume because you and your organization are excited about a program that everyone else will be. A quick survey could be obtained by asking a cross section of people whether they would attend or think other students would attend. The trick is to get a true cross-section and not just from members of your group or your friends, but also acquaintances in classes, faculty, staff, and the Northern Kentucky community. Check with others who plan events on a more frequent basis and solicit their opinions. The Student Life Office staff, Activities Programming Board and various other University Departments all plan events on a frequent basis and have developed some expertise.

To help student organizations plan events, Student Life has developed a generic timeline, useful for most student organization events. Keep in mind that this timeline is meant to be as broad in its use as possible; therefore some of the items included may not apply to your organizations event.

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