Student Involvement

Student Organization's Officer's Responsibility

Use the following guidelines to assist your organization in establishing officer responsibilities:

President

  • Supervises and oversees the work of the other officers, ensuring that they function together as an effective team
  • Provides the overall vision and sense of direction for the organization
  • Spokesperson/representative/external liaison for the organization
  • Schedules and runs officer and organization meetings
  • Serves as a role model for other officers and members

Vice President

  • Supervises and oversees chairpersons and the committees
  • Selects committee chairs, delegates appropriate responsibilities to committee chairs, and keeps up-to-date on work of committees with committee chairs
  • Chairs occasional special committees/task forces/projects
  • Substitutes during absence of president
  • Serves as a role model for other officers and members

Secretary

  • Records and distributes all pertinent information to members, including meeting minutes, upcoming events and opportunities
  • Handles all organization correspondence
  • Keeps accurate membership lists with names, addresses and phone numbers (including summer addresses)
  • Maintains thorough organization files and records
  • Serves as a role model for other officers and members

Treasurer

  • Establishes and oversees annual budget for organization
  • Reports regularly to the organization on the financial situation
  • Manages day-to-day financial transactions, records and pays bills/reimbursements, deposits/withdraws funds, records accrued interest
  • Serves as a role model for other officers and members

Committee Chairs

  • Manages committees with appropriate direction and delegation
  • Reports to vice president and organization meetings
  • Chairs specific responsibilities and goals
  • Serves as a role model for other officers and members

More information on the use of Committees

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