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President

Presidents are the driving force of student organizations that organize and coordinate organization activities and take necessary measures to ensure smooth transitions for new organization leaders. Presidents work closely with campus advisors and members to plan activities, publicize events, and promote the mission and purpose of the student organization.

Potential Responsibilities

  • Supervising/overseeing the organization
  • Scheduling and running organization meetings
  • Obtaining appropriate facilities for activities
  • Attending organization events
  • Coordinating recruitment and training efforts
  • Completing all required forms to maintain registered status with the university
  • Remaining fair and impartial during decision making processes
  • Coordinating elections
  • Voting in cases where there is a tie
  • Maintaining contact with organization advisor, alumni, affiliated department, and/or national organization

Attributes of a Good President

  • Leader: Competent and comfortable as the person in charge of the organization. Attends meetings and organization activities. Provides encouragement and praise to members. Willing to consider new ideas and approaches although s/he may not totally agree with them.
  • Effective Communicator: Comprehends and conducts timely and professional communication with all faculty/staff and interested students.
  • Aware: Understands the regular operations needed to maintain a well-run organization. Knows what is happening with the organization at all times, such as problems, dates of function, etc.
  • Dedicated: Willing to assist the organization when necessary. Enjoys being associated with the organization and is very involved.
  • Educated: Familiar with the rules, policies, and regulations of the university, as well as bylaws of the organization.
  • Respected: Earned respect through being trustworthy, honest, and demonstrating a genuine interest in the welfare of the organization. Makes good decisions.
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