What is Student Org.? The voice of social work students at ALL academic centers at the University of Southern California. Fosters communication and cooperation among students, faculty and administration on issues important to the field of social work and social work education.
Student Org. duties: Monthly meetings with Deans, administration Monthly Full board meetings Bi-weekly Student Org. Board meetings Organize events: Homecoming tailgate All school day Legislative days Social Work Month Flynn Cup
Differences between Student Organd Caucuses Student Org.: Advocates on behalf of the student body, representing its collective ideas, interests and concerns relevant to the profession and the curriculum. Caucuses: Caucuses are student organizations within the School of Social Work that promote awareness of specific constituencies and special interests, and service to the community through professional, educational, social and community events.
President Monitors the functions of the Student Org. Board and provides support as needed. Represents Student Org. to university and the School of Social Work administrators. Serve as the representative and contact person for the NASW, other universities, agencies, organizations, etc.
Vice President Monitors the progress of all standing caucuses and interest groups as the direct link between caucus and student interest group activities and Student Org. officers Recruits and coordinates student volunteer for school-wide events, i.e. Summer Welcome, Orientation Week, etc., Coordinates All School Day and Legislative info. Days.
Treasurer Supervises preparation of annual Student Org. budget. Distributes funds to School Social Work caucuses and student interest groups. Monitors the use of Student Org. funds Assists School Social Work caucuses and student interest groups in recognition process. Evaluates and approves all budgetary reports from the executive board, caucuses and student interest groups.
Secretary Manages the Student Org. website, Listserv, Facebook site, newsletter, calendar and e-mail account Compiles minutes of Executive and Full Board Meetings and Lunches with the Deans, and other meetings where minutes are requested. Assists President with reports, administrative letters, press releases, newsletters, etc.
Elections and Recruitment Chair Coordinates Full Board election during the Spring semester and orientation in the Fall Semester for the Foundation Year GSG Rep. Recruits for Student Org. positions, committees, and for student involvement.
Graduation Chair Acts as liaison between the USC School of Social Work Special Events Coordinator and Student Org. Chairs the Graduation Committee Sets deadlines for naming school’s graduation speaker, theme, student speaker, Jane Addams Faculty recipient, and reports this information to the Executive Board, Full Board and the Deans.
Community Service Chair Plans and coordinates ongoing School of Social Work community service events, in all the academic center communities,. Creates new community service opportunities utilizing the diverse expertise of the School of Social Work, in all the academic center communities. Chairs the Trojans in the Community Committee meetings. Plans with Student Org. the annual Social Work Month in March
Graduate Student GovernmentConcentration Rep. Serves as the Student Org. rep. and liaison to Graduate Student Government. Acts as a liaison between the School of Social Work Director of Professional Development and the Daily Trojan. Represents the concerns of the School of Social Work at the GSG Full Board meetings, when deemed appropriate and/or necessary Coordinates the School of Social Work annual Flynn Cup.
Skirball Academic Center Rep. Serves as the representative and liaison for the Skirball Academic Center and its caucuses, student interest groups and organizations. Distributes and disseminates all pertinent Student Org., GSG, and graduate student news/information to Skirball Academic Center students. Represents the concerns of the Skirball students to the Executive, Full Board, Deans and the Director of the Skirball Academic Center
Orange County Academic CenterRep. Responsible for serving as the representative and liaison for the OCAC and its caucuses, student interest groups and organizations. Distributes and disseminates all pertinent Student Org., GSG, and graduate student news/information to the OCAC students. Represents the concerns of the OCAC students to the Executive, Full Board, Deans and the Director of the Orange County Academic Center.
San Diego Academic Center Rep. Serves as the representative and liaison for the SDAC and its caucuses, student interest groups and organizations. Distributes and disseminates all pertinent Student Org., GSG, and graduate student news/information to SDAC students. Represents the concerns of the SDAC students to the Executive, Full Board, Deans and the Director of the SDAC.
Virtual Academic Center Rep. Serves as the representative and liaison for the VAC and its caucuses, student interest groups. Distributes and disseminates all pertinent Student Org., GSG, and graduate student news/information to VAC students. Represents the concerns of VAC students to the Executive, Full Board, Deans and the Director of the VAC.
Why be involved? You get to meet with the Deans once a month to update each other about the program Meet new people and build relationships HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! Provide direction and Leadership Receive a book stipend Gain skills in: • Project management • Budgeting/Financial management • Fundraising • Community Engagement • Advocacy/Networking
Requirements: 3.0 GPA Student Org. Term: May 2012 - May 2013 Must have completed at least one semester Attend Transitional meeting April 21, 2012
2011-2012 Student Org. Board President: Lorena Garcia Concentration Year GSG Rep. : Alana Copeland Lorena@usc.edu Copeland.email@example.com Vice President: Spencer Dunn OCAC Reps: firstname.lastname@example.org Esby Chavez Treasurer: Colin T. Meng Egarciac@usc.edu Tmeng@usc.edu Eric Perez Ericpere@usc.edu Secretary: Maddison Gan Maddisog@usc.edu Skirball Rep: Kristin Teti Teti@usc.edu Community Service Chair: SDAC Rep.: Gabriela Quirarte Eugena Truitt Quirarte@usc.edu Etruitt@usc.edu Elections and Recruitment Chair: Mako Csapo Jose Ortiz Mcsapo.email@example.com Ortizros@usc.edu VAC Reps: Graduation Chair: Raquel Zamora Caryn Lindensmith Raquella81@yahoo.com Lindensm@usc.edu Julie Row Jrow@usc.edu
Election Procedure Once candidates submit their Intent to Run form, they may begin campaigning starting March 26 - April 13, 2012 On–line voting will be conducted during April 9 - April 13, 2012 ; EVERY candidate will be individually notified by phone before the school-wide announcement.
Campaign Procedure Candidates may begin campaigning on March 26, 2012 It is recommended that students campaign on their own. Individual candidates may be supported by other individuals but not by entire student groups (i.e. student caucuses, interests groups or Student Org.) Candidates may NOT post fliers on glass or windows of any buildings. They may post only at designated areas such as bulletin boards. UPC campus: MRF, SWC,VKC For SAC, OCAC, SDAC, VAC Academic Center campaigning, candidates must contact the respective Student Org. representative for appropriate posting sites Posters and fliers found at inappropriate locations will be torn down and discarded. No TRASH talking about other candidates Be careful how you use social media Candidates may NOT campaign via the student listserve. Each individual is responsible for the clean up of fliers posted. All campaigning materials must be taken down by April 16, 2012.
Important Dates Intent to run will be emailed February 29, 2012 Intent to run will be Due: Thursday March 22, 2012 11:59 pm PST Office campaign dates: Monday March 26 - Friday April 13, 2012 Voting (Electronic Ballot): Monday April 9 - Friday April 13, 2012 11:59 pm PST
Thank You For more information contact:Jose Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org