The Federation of Eller Student Organizations (FESO) was created in the Spring of 2003 and is designed to be a member organization dedicated to the support of Eller College undergraduate students in their pursuit of co-curricular knowledge, skills, leadership and community activities.
Student organizations are eligible to join FESO if they are recognized by the ASUA and have a significant proportion of their mission dedicated to furthering the interest of students studying business. Specifically, 80% of the organization's members must be business or pre-business majors or minors.
Benefits of FESO
Student organizations that join FESO will benefit from the following:
- Administrative support and guidance
- Assistance with room scheduling
- Marketing services — Eller College listserv announcements, meeting announcements, bulletin boards, digital signage and involvement fairs
- Resource and equipment rental assistance for events, fundraisers and recruiting
- Rental of storage space and a mail collection
Student organizations may apply for FESO status with the above eligibility through the following process.
Proof of Concept
With the large influx of student clubs and organizations already involved with the Eller College, we want to
ensure that new clubs being established under FESO are different than the already existing clubs, have
enough student interest, and a solidified plan for execution. Below are the important materials needed and
requirements for new clubs:
1. ASUA Recognition
2. Cover Letter
Students trying to create a new club will need to submit a 1-page cover letter identifying the benefits
of their club to students, differentiation from other existing FESO organizations, the business purpose
of the club, and reason for wanting to be FESO recognized.
How are we quantifying:
The decision on whether to accept new organizations based on whether they are different enough from already existing ones and have met the requirements that quantify them as true Eller organization with a business purpose will be decided by a majority vote from the following voting committee:
- FESO Student Coordinator
- Leadership and Engagement Coordinator
- Manager of Events, Leadership, and Marketing
- Associate Dean of Undergraduate
- Reps from potentially related
If the voting committee accepts the new club in the Federation of Eller Student
Organizations, the founders will need to provide documentation needed for recognition-
3. Membership Requirements
Every successful club must have enough students who are interested and an executive board. New
clubs will need to indicate:
- At least 10 people interested in joining the club (80% must be Pre-business or Eller Students)
- 3 people willing to serve on executive board (President, Treasurer, 1 other position)
- No more 30% of your charter members can be graduating Seniors
4. Club Constitution
- This constitution must follow the ASUA guidelines outlined on their club recognition website AND add a segment about the FESO responsibilities of the club.
- Each club is required to have a faculty advisor, to be FESO recognized this person must be Eller Faculty or Staff. If you already have a non-Eller advisor, we ask that you find a faculty member in the college to support your club as well.
6. Semester Plan
- We want to understand your plan for the long term of your club. As part of the recognition process we are requiring a semester calendar that outlines the type of meetings, activities, and other important club dates that will take place this semester. This should also serve as a way for us to tell interested students what to expect! New clubs will be on a probationary period for 2 semesters after they are recognized, this will require you to abide by the following attendance policy, maintain excellent communication with FESO, and stay on good terms with the UA, ASUA, and Eller.
7. Required Attendance
- FESO holds several meetings throughout the year for all club members. Your club must send club representatives for the following events, which will be required for all new clubs:
- Send at least 1 representative to:
- Executive Board Training
- Presidents’ Dinner with Deans
- Executive Board Mixer
- Presidents’ Brunch
- Spring Follow-Up Meeting
- All Monthly Forums
- Reverse Career Fair (Showcase & Expo)
- Eller Make a Difference Day
- Fall & Spring Club Fairs
- Any other large FESO events taking place that year*
Email full proposal to FESO Student Coordinator, Dillon Alexander, at email@example.com.
Student organizations that join FESO will be responsible for the following:
- Maintain yearly recognition with ASUA.
- Submit all fully completed forms/renewal requests at the end of each each Fall/Spring: FESO Application, and a current constitution must be on file.
- Maintain current organization and member information; updated information must be regularly reported to the FESO Student Coordinator.
- Pay all dues for the following academic year. Late fees apply for all dues submitted after this date.
- Club presidents and one additional e-board member must attend scheduled FESO events.
- Officers in FESO organizations must maintain good academic standing within the Eller College and the University of Arizona (including but not limited to grade point average, academic integrity, code of conduct, etc.).
- All FESO members understand that they represent the positive image of the Eller College and The University of Arizona at all times. Illegal behavior including member hazing could result in a code of conduct case and/or revocation of FESO membership.
- Club information, Standards of Excellence and other reporting requirements must be submitted by the applicable deadlines each semester. Reporting will be used for the selection of the Outstanding Student Organizations of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the Night with the Stars Awards Banquet in May.
FESO Membership Cycle
The FESO membership cycle is one full academic year beginning in summer and continuing through the fall and spring semesters.
- Fall Club Fair
- President's Dinner with the Dean
- FESO E-Board Mixer
- Eller Make A Difference Day
- FESO Forums & Training
- Spring Club Fair
- Presidents' Brunch
- Eller Literacy Volunteer Days
- FESO Forums & Training
- FESO Clubs are encouraged to source private and corporate sponsorships. However, if sponsorship amounts approach $1,000 from an individual donor we ask that clubs notify Eller Undergraduate Programs as our Employer Relations team can work with the donor to build their contribution portfolio. This will not reduce the amount of support that the club will receive.
Student organizations that join FESO will be responsible for paying $125 in dues for each full academic year. Membership dues are waived for the first full academic year/semester for new organizations.
FESO dues are collected in May and will provide the organization with formal recognition as an Eller student organization and all the benefits
A $25 late fee will be added to the regular $125 FESO dues if they are submitted after the deadline.
Dues go toward the following items to support student leadership activities:
- Use of equipment, technology and supplies
- Club Banners and marketing support/materials
- Formal recognition as an Eller student organization
- FESO Events
Acceptable Forms of Payment
Payment of your FESO dues may be made by check or money order. Cash cannot be accepted.
Checks or money orders should be made out to The University of Arizona.
On behalf of the Eller College of Management, Eller Undergraduate Programs, and the Federation of Eller Student Organizations….
Congratulations to FESO 2017-2018 Club Award Winners!
Outstanding FESO Club – Sports Marketing Association
Best Small Club – Commercial Real Estate Club
Best Large Club – Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
Other Awards and Recognitions
Best Philanthropy – Delta Sigma Pi
Best Eller Event – AdTEAM, Adobe Training
FESO Mentorship Award – Eller Leadership Board
FESO Start Up Award- Sexual Orientation and Identity Club
Return on Investment Award – Investments Club
Marketing/PR Award – Eller Hispanic Honorary
Collaboration Award – Alpha Kappa Psi
FESO ROI Award- Investments Club
Outstanding Club President- Ian Barton- Sports Marketing Association
Outstanding Club Advisor- Veronica Atondo
Best New Program- Eller Hispanic Honorary and Eller African American Honorary, "LEAD Program"
Thank you all for your hard work this year, giving back to the Eller College, and enhancing the Eller Experience for every single one of your members.
For additional information, please contact Veronica Atondo, Leadership & Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the FESO Student Coordinator, Dillon Alexander, at email@example.com.