Student Organization Center and Lounge

Students writing, reading, and chatting in the SSCB Student Organizatioon Center and Lounge

The Student Organization Center and Lounge (SOCAL) is located on the second floor of the Student Services Classroom Building (SSCB Room 2.103). This facility encourages student involvement with registered student organizations (RSOs) and provides social spaces for entertainment and community building.

Student Lounge Area

Looking for a place to socialize and relax in between classes? Look no further! The front lounge area of the facility is designed for students to watch TV, engage in conversation, play board games, reserve time to play video games, and enjoy the overall space. It’s also a great spot to interact with some of our student organizations and learn more about their activities and events.

Reserve a TV for Gaming

Collaborative Spaces and Meeting Rooms

A perfect spot for impromptu team meetings, the collaboration area located in the middle of SOCAL encourages RSO officers to hold open and inviting memberships meetings, classmates to work on group projects together, or just engage in larger RSO partnerships.

For more privacy or structured meetings and presentations, there are two (2) meeting rooms available as well.

Reserve a Meeting Room

Student Organization Carrel Spaces

Toward the back of the facility are over 25 carrel spaces for registered student organization (RSO) use. RSOs can apply for a reserved carrel space in their name at the start of each registration period or when space is made available. RSOs that are assigned a space are expected to hold office hours to encourage student engagement and maintain space eligibility.

If an RSO is interested in learning more about this resource, please email

Student Organization Resource Room

The resource room located in SOCAL offers a variety of supplies and equipment for RSOs to utilize. To borrow items in the resource room or to see what is available, RSOs should coordinate with the Student Involvement Peer Advisors at the front desk of SOCAL.


All who enter the space must abide by the UHCL Code of Conduct.

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership oversees the facility. SOCAL was created to encourage social noises and music, which could carry throughout the facility from time to time. There are a variety of student study spaces throughout campus that support more quiet settings.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Involvement and Leadership at SSCB 1.204 or via email


  • Student Organization Center and Lounge

    Phone: 281-283-2410

    SSCB 2103
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 198
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Mon. - Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Fri. - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.