GOLD Cabinet

GOLD Cabinet is responsible for the design, coordination, and execution of On Track. In addition to browsing events and organizations on theLink, students will engage in working towards a goal to achieve a certain connection or involvement on campus. GOLD Cabinet also recognizes student leadership through the GOLD Leader of the Month program and issues funding to eligible Registered Student Organizations for organizational operations, programming, and other qualifying expenses.

What can GOLD Cabinet offer you or your RSO?

  • Organizational Aid

    Organizational Aid is a program established by the Arkansas Tech GOLD Cabinet.  The funding is designed to assist Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at Arkansas Tech.  The goal of this program is to foster diversity and support students in their efforts to enhance their organizations, their members, the student body, or Arkansas Tech.  

    To apply, please complete the application under Forms on GOLD Cabinet's page on theLink.  

    Upon receipt of the completed form, the RSO contact person listed will be required to interview with GOLD Cabinet.  



    • Applying organization must be a Registered Student Organization with the Department of Campus Life by October 1, 2015.  
    • Applying RSOs must send at least one (1) representative to a minimum of two (2) GOLD Cabinet open meetings.  If an RSO has attended two (2) open meetings in the fall semester, they only need to attend one (1) open meeting in the spring to apply for aid.  Open Meetings time and location for the fall 2015 semester will be announced in August.  
    • Requests for Organizational Aid must be made thirty (30) days in advance of event.  
    • The last day to apply for funding for this academic year is April 8, 2016. 
    • Requests must demonstrate how awarding of funding will enhance their organization, their members, the student body, or Arkansas Tech.  
    • Funding is on a first-come, first-served basis until Organizational Aid funds are depleted.  
    • If applying for Organizational Aid funding for an event, the event for which funds are being requested must be registered on theLink.  



    • RSOs may not request more than $500 per academic semester.  
    • Funds may not be spent on alcohol, tobacco, gambling, firearms, or any other illegal activity.
    • Registered Club Sports are not eligible for Organizational Aid.  For funding opportunities, please contact the Office of Campus Recreation at 479.968.0276 or  
    • Organizational Aid is not a scholarship fund.  This program is intended to enrich the extra-curricular and co-curricular life of the University.  Funds may not be used to financially support a student in receiving class credit.  For example, if a class trip required a student to attend in order to receive credit for that particular course, the student cannot utilize Organizational Aid to attend the class trip.  In this example, the student could investigate options through the Student Development Fund.  


  • GOLD Leader of the Month

    Has someone within your organization gone above and beyond?  Is there someone who deserves recognition for their efforts?  Nominate that person for GOLD Leader of the Month! 

    Nominate by going to Forms under GOLD Cabinet's page on theLink.

    Recipients will receive an exclusive t-shirt and $25 Wonderbucks.   

  • On Track

    On Track is an undergraduate co-curricular experience designed to enhance student development beyond the classroom setting, encourage students to network socially among peers and to include students in traditional and signature university events.

    Each semester, a map of events and activities will be available to students categorized by interests.

    Click here to learn more about On Track.  



Complete list of GOLD Cabinet's Open Meetings for the fall 2015 semester.

For fall 2015, all meetings are Thursdays at 4:30 pm in Rothwell 206.

  • September 10, 2015

    RSO 101

    A review of what being an RSO on the ATU campus looks like. How can you use Campus Life to benefit your RSO?

  • September 24, 2015

    Marketing Plan

    How can you get your RSO out there? What is a flyer route? Are you marketing your RSO and events in ways that appeal to fellow students?

  • October 8, 2015

    Membership Retention

    How to recruit, retain, and have contributing members in your organization.

  • October 22, 2015

    Essential Skills of a College Student

    What does it take to be a successful student during college? A review of some skills that may be overlooked when you get busy.

  • November 5, 2015

    Conflict Resolution

    What is conflict? How can you effectively manage conflict within your organization?

  • November 19, 2015

    Notion of Grit

    You have heard Dr. Bowen mention “grit”, but what does that mean for you and your organization?

  • December 3, 2015

    Officer Transition

    Why are officer transitions important? How can you make the transition simple.

  • *Note the last day to apply for Organizational Aid is Friday, April 8, 2016.