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Student Government Positions

Students hoping to serve on the Student Government and those electing them should be aware of the qualifications that have proven most helpful in the workings of the Student Government Executive Council, including achieving a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

The Council meets regularly with the entire Senate and the Vice President for Student Affairs. The recommended qualifications for these positions are detailed below:

President of Student Government
Executive Vice President
Administrative Vice President/Director of Board of Controllers
Secretary
Treasurer
Chief Justice
Board of Programmers Director

Class Officers

Board of Controllers
Board of Programmers

President of Student Government
1. Willingness to see student government as a service organization, to act as a “servant leader,” and to accept requests from students, faculty and administrators
2. Ability to open lines of communication
3. Ability to “think on one’s feet”
4. Organization and administration skills
5. Ability to delegate duties
6. Ability to encourage wide participation

Executive Vice President
1. Knowledge of parliamentary procedure
2. Self-confidence as a presiding officer
3. Skill in organizing and presenting agendas and minutes
4. Ability to keep meetings moving and organized

Administrative Vice President/Director of Board of Controllers
1. Willingness to spend time on committee work
2. Ability to organize
3. Ability to define and accomplish the task at hand
4. Skill in communication and persuasion
5. Ability to serve as a liaison between clubs and Student Government

Secretary
1. Skill in note-taking and preparing minutes
2. Word processing ability
3. Skill in organization and record-keeping
4. Willingness to accept delegated assignments

Treasurer
1. Business-like in approach; exacting in financial transactions and ledger entries
2. Knowledge of preparation of budgets and financial reports; experience as a class treasurer or
business manager of a club or organization - helpful, but not necessary

Chief Justice
1. Discretion, tact, and objectivity
2. Experience as a member of the Student Conduct Board - helpful, but not necessary
3. Willingness to serve in various broader areas of Student Government
4. Serious approach to the process and goals of judicial procedures

Board of Programmers Director
1. Organization and administration abilities
2. Communication skills 
3. Previous involvement with major campus activities
4. Skilled in innovative planning and execution of program

Class Officers
The class officers share primary responsibility for the governance and well being of their class. To facilitate open and participatory representation for all students, the functions of class officers are detailed below:

Class President
1. Attend all meetings of the Student Government
2. Call and preside over all meetings of the class, using Roberts Rules of Order
3. Represent to Student Government, faculty and administration the majority opinion of the
class members.This opinion should be gained through discussion with classmates, and if
necessary, formal polling on important issues.
4. Keep classmates informed of the actions and policies of Student Government and the
administration, clarifying college regulations whenever necessary
5. Cooperate with and obtain the cooperation of all classmates in all programs and activities of
the College
6. Keep the class advisor informed of all class activities
7. Meet periodically with the Vice President for Student Affairs on class matters
8. Organize and delegate responsibilities on class projects
9. Assure class compliance with College policies and procedures, especially regarding class
activities.

Class Vice President
1. Preside at class meetings in the absence of or at the request of the class president
2. Assist the class president and fulfill all delegated responsibilities
3. Serve as a member of the Student Grievance Committee whenever a hearing involves a
member of the class
4. Assure class compliance with College policies and procedures, especially regarding class
activities

Class Secretary
1. Attend all class meetings
2. Assume the duties of secretary at all class meetings; taking minutes and publishing them as appropriate, keeping permanent records of all meetings and actions taken at meetings
3. Post the minutes of class meetings
4. Accept responsibility for all correspondence for the class
5. Assist the president and fulfill all delegated responsibilities
6. Preside at class meetings in the absence of both President and Vice President

Class Treasurer
1. Attend all class meetings
2. Create and retain all financial records of the class
3. Execute and direct all financial policies and programs for the class
4. Present financial reports to the class, to the Student Government and to the Vice President for
Student Affairs
5. Assure class compliance with College policies and procedures, especially regarding class
activities

Class Senator
1. Attend all meetings of the Student Senate
2. Attend all class meetings
3. Represent the opinion of your constituency at all relevant meetings
4. Fulfill all responsibilities as delegated by the Senate i.e., Student Government Office Hours, Senate Subcommittees, etc.
5. Assure class compliance with College policies and procedures
7. Assure class compliance with College policies and procedures, especially regarding class activities

Board of Programmers - BOP
The Board of Programmers (BOP) is chaired by the Director of BOP and its members are elected
by the student body. These students assist the Director of the BOP and the Office of Student
Activities, Leadership and Commuter Life in planning student programs and events. BOP is
advised by the Assistant Director of OSALCL.

Board of Controllers - BOC
The Board of Controllers is chaired by the Administrative Vice President of Student Government
who is elected by the students. The BOC is comprised of four to six additional students. Their
charge is to allocate the student activity fee, per semester, to student clubs and organizations
following a review of their budget proposals. BOC advises the OSALCL on all issues relating to
student clubs and organizations. BOC works in collaboration with the OSALCL to approve
changes in club and organization constitutions and in granting final recognition to new clubs and
organizations. BOC is advised by the Director of OSALCL.

The Board of Programmers, the Board of Controllers, and all student clubs and organizations are accountable to the Student Government.