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Fin Points

Fin Points were created in order to to promote collaboration, communication, and a campus community. Fin Points are allocated only towards events or activities that promote student organization growth, creating name recognition on campus, and giving back to the community. Points are not awarded for individual participation or attending in events or activities. Fin Points allocations are given from August to May.

FIN Points Submission must be done within 72 hours of the FIN Point activity on SharkHub. 

Blue Fin Organizations (30 - 59 points)

  • For budget requests, IOC will take into account your current point level

Silver Fin Organizations (60 - 119 points)

  • All of the benefits of Blue Fin Status

  • For budget requests, IOC will take into account your current point level

  • IOC considers requests for T-shirts and promotional items

Gold Fin Organizations (120+ points)

  • All of the benefits of Blue and Silver Fin Status

  • For budget requests, IOC will take into account your current point level

  • IOC considers requests for high dollar and traditional events

Please Note: All budget requests are subject to IOC approval, and this does not guarantee funding

Organizations may only receive points for one activity at a time, groups may not claim points for more than activity at a time following per event, activity, program, or workshop. Students who belong to more than one organization may only count points towards one organization.

Ways to get more points:

Activity Points Max Points
IOC meeting 3 per meeting No Max
Table at Sharkapalooza 10 10
General Meetings 5 per meeting 1 per month
Host or Co-Host an Event 5 per event No Max 
Engagement Events (Attending another CLUB'S event) 2 No Max
NSU's Got Talent participation 5 5
Summer Organizational fairs 2 per fair 10
SEA Thursday Tabling 5 per tabling No Max
RSO Workshops 1 No Max
Table at CommunityFest 10 10
Raft Race 10 10
2 or more members attending sports game 2 No Max
Going to IOC Office hours 2 No Max
Recruitment tabling or event 2 No Max
Convocation 5 5

Other points may be given by Campus Life and Student Engagement

Fin Point Proposals are welcomed, and may be emailed to ioc@nova.edu

  • Silver Fin Organizations will start with 15 points in August.

  • Gold Fin Organizations will start with 30 points in August if they have a total of 120 points

Fin Points are to be submitted by completing the form found on SharkHub. The form is labeled as “Fin Point Form 2019-2020” and can be found through selecting the “Forms” tab on your SharkHub page. 

The following are considered automatic and the form on SharkHub does not have to be completed in order to receive these point

  • Convocation
  • Sharkapalooza
  • IOC Meetings
  • SEA Thursday
  • First 15 organizations to sign up for Block Painting
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