The Resource Center provides a variety of equipment, supplies, and space for use by student organizations that are currently registered through the Student Activities Office (SAO) and are in good standing. Students who are not a member of an RSO or whose group is not registered through SAO are encouraged to visit the Commuter & Transfer Commons in HUB 141.

Computer Lab

The SORC hosts a small network of computers.

  • Computers: 13 iMacs
  • Software: Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat)

Craft Supplies & Other Equipment

Several of these items are reservable online.

SORC Reservations

  • Balloons – limits apply
  • Butcher Paper for banners – limits apply
  • Button makers (1-inch and 2.25-inch) – limits apply
  • Chalk (water-soluble)
  • Coffee carafe
  • “Cricut” 12-inch die cutting (letter and shape) machine
  • Cutting boards (both heavy and light duty)
  • Cardstock
  • Color Paper (variety of colors)
  • Desks and work areas
  • Envelopes (standard and manilla), address labels
  • Hole Punches (both heavy and light duty)
  • Outdoor banner materials (vinyl)
  • Paints & brushes, marking pens
  • Paint-Drying Station – painted banners can be hung to dry
  • Paper-Cutting Station – small- & large-scale paper cutters
  • Paper Shredder
  • Poster paper (variety of colors)
  • Scanner (flatbed Epson)
  • Staplers (manual and electric), tape, glue
  • Storage Cubbies
  • Telephones (4 phone lines)

Printers and Copiers

The SORC has three (3) printers/copiers and one (1) plotter printer. Print codes are assigned to RSOs and are required for any print job.

  • Large format 24-inch wide color plotter printer
  • Black & white laser printer
  • Black & white digital copier
  • Black/white & color printer + copier
  • 24-inch laminator

SORC Meeting Rooms

The SORC has two (2) small meeting rooms available to RSOs which may be reserved online.

SORC Reservations

InfoAmenitiesReserve
Name: HUB 111A & 111C
Type Small Meeting Room
Square Footage: ~112
Max Capacity: 10
Location: Resource Center, HUB 111
Suited for: Small meetings – RSOs only
Limitations: Availability: During SORC operations hours

Built-In

  • 1 table
  • 6 chairs
  • Power outlets
  • 111A only: Dry Erase Board
  • 111C only: Karaoke Machine

The SORC Meeting Rooms may be reserved by RSOs via the online reservation system. An RSONetID (RSO email address) and valid RC Print Code are required in order to access the reservation system.

More information about accessing the online reservation system is available here.

Cleanliness: Students are expected to clean up after themselves when using the SORC Meeting Rooms. All food and materials must be removed and disposed of using the trash, recycling, or compost bins available in the Resource Center or HUB.

Promotional & Advertising Resources at SORC

The Resource Center provides several types of materials and resources to assist student organizations with advertising and promoting their events and activities. With close to 800 RSOs on the UW campus, the Resource Center must apply annual limits to the resources offered to RSOs. Each student organization is given a points allowance that can be used throughout the academic year for printing/copying and supply use.

Resources

Balloons

11″ Balloons: The SORC carries balloons in a variety of colors. Hand air-pumps are available on-site to fill balloons. Limit: 1-15 balloons per day, per group
Cost: $0.08/balloon.

Bulletin Boards

The following locations provide bulletin boards that may be used by student organizations to advertise student organization events and activities.

  • Resource Center: Hundreds of students come to SORC every week. How better to get the word out!
  • The HUB: There are 11 bulletin boards located throughout the HUB. All bulletin board postings must be approved and stamped by a HUB staffer at the HUB Main Desk before being posted. More details…
  • Residence Halls: The main desk at the following residence halls accept posters/flyers to be posted at their location.
    Alder/Cedar/Elm/Poplar/Lander/Mercer Halls & Stevens Court – 206-543-0235 – Limit of 14 flyers
    Haggett Hall – 206-543-7164 – Limit of 2 flyers
    Hansee & McCarty Hall – 206-543-5527 – Limit of 5 flyers (drop off at McCarty)
    McMahon Hall – 206-543-7107 – Limit of 2 flyers
  • Odegaard: The staff at the first floor circulation desk accept and post flyers/posters.
  • Other Campus Locations: Student organizations are encouraged to contact the administrative offices or building management of any given campus building and abide by all posting guidelines or policies.

Buttons

1-inch and 2.25-inch Buttons: The SORC has two (2) button makers, circle cutters, and button parts to produce 1-inch and 2.25-inch buttons. Button parts consist of 1 button back with pin, 1 button front, and 1 plastic cover. RC staff will provide button-making training as needed.
Limit: 1-60 buttons per day, per group
Cost: $0.08/2.25-inch button
Cost: $0.06/1-inch button

Chalking

Chalk: The SORC provides water-soluble chalk for sidewalk chalking on campus. All chalking messages must identify the name of the student organization. Chalking is only allowed on asphalt walkways. Chalking is prohibited on brick walkways, stone, marble or vertical surfaces and cleaning fees may be assessed by Grounds Management for such infractions. Chalk may be reserved online.

SORC Reservations

Handbill Distribution

Printing/Copying: SORC printers and copiers may be used to produce handbills, leaflets, and fliers. In accordance with WAC 478-136-030, solicitation and distribution of handbills in the open areas of the HUB is strictly prohibited. Student organizations are permitted to distribute handbills and other materials on pedestrian walkways around campus but may not block the flow of traffic or interfere with scheduled events or activities. Printing Limits and costs apply.

Lamination

24-inch Laminator: The SORC laminator is capable of laminating small to medium signs and paper banners and other flat paper materials. Laminating materials that will be used repeatedly allows them to last longer. The SORC does not recommend laminating signs with dates or items that advertise one-time events. Laminated items are not recyclable or biodegradable. Because of the high heat generated by the laminator, RC staff will assist with lamination projects.
Limit: TBD
Cost: TBD

Outdoor Banners

Temporary Outdoor Banners: The SORC offers materials to make temporary outdoor banners. The waterproof vinyl material with side grommets is 3-feet by 12-feet. Colored duct tape is used to produce the lettering or banner design. These temporary outdoor banners may be used with the Kane Hall Banner Space that is reserved through the SAO in HUB 232. Students are responsible for returning the materials to SORC following their reservation and removing all duct tape from the banner.
Limit: Based on vinyl banner availability

Paper Banners

Butcher Paper: The SORC offers butcher paper, paints, brushes, and marking pens to produce paper banners. RC staff are responsible for measuring and cutting all butcher paper. Painted banners may be hung to dry in the Paint-Drying Corner. Butcher paper colors: black, white, purple, gold, red, yellow, orange, pink, green, Lt. blue, dark blue, Lt. green.
Limit: 50 feet per week, per group

Tabling

Tabling Outside

Tables/Chairs/Canopies: The SORC makes available tables, chairs, and canopies for outdoor tabling. Tables come in 6-foot, 4-foot, and card table sizes. Canopies are 10-feet by 10-feet. Tabling resources may be reserved up to 3 weeks in advance. Tabling is popular between the HUB and Suzzallo and at Red Square. During extreme weather conditions, RC staff will make a safety call on the usability of canopies to ensure campus and student safety.
Damage/Replacement Fee: $200

SORC Reservations

Tabling inside the HUB

The HUB allows tabling inside the HUB but only at designated HUB Information Tables.

Storage Cages

The SORC has 3 storage cages available to RSOs for short-term storage. Typically, RSOs may store items that are used for tabling in front of the HUB or at Red Square. The SORC Storage Cages are not meant for long-term storage or to secure valuable items. Students interested in storing personal items at the HUB should consider renting a HUB Locker.

  • Honor System: The storage cages are not secured – honor system rules apply
  • Shared Space: All storage cages are shared among RSOs that use them
  • Size Limits: The storage cages measure 3-feet wide x 3-feet deep x 6-feet tall. Anything larger than the dimensions of the storage cages cannot be stored in the Resource Center.
  • Usage: Storage cage use is first-come, first-served
  • Usage: Storage cage use is based on a space available basis
  • Identification: All items must be clearly labeled with an RSO Name and contact info.
  • Quarterly Clear-Out: Storage cages are cleared out at the end of each quarter or at the discretion of the RC Manager
  • Notification: RSOs will be notified and are responsible for removing all of their items
  • Unclaimed Items: Unclaimed items will be recycled, disposed of, or turned in to the HUB Lost & Found
  • Restrictions: Perishable, combustible, or illegal substances, and guns/ammunition are expressly prohibited from being stored in the SORC storage cages
  • Penalties: Abuse or misuse of the SORC storage cages may result in loss of privileges for that student or student organization
  • Liability: The Resource Center is not responsible for loss of or damage to items in the storage cages. Please DO NOT store valuable or sensitive materials in the SORC cages.