Article 2: Duties of Officers

Section 1: General Expectations of All Officers

  • a. All Student Council officers are expected to uphold the duties of their office with the utmost integrity, provide ethical leadership, and demonstrate respect for all student needs.
  • b. Officers are expected to:
    • i. Hold themselves to the expectation and standards as outlined in the Student Handbook and commit to holding their peers accountable to these standards.
    • ii. Take initiative and seek out opportunities to enhance the student experience.
    • iii. Set aside personal opinions and biases to advocate for the needs of the student body.
    • iv. Maintain communication with appropriate campus entities and engage in meaningful partnerships.

Section 2: President

It shall be the duty of the President to:

  • a. Preside over all meetings of Student Council
  • b. Enforce the practices and procedures outlined in the Student Council bylaws.
  • c. Foster an atmosphere within Student Council where all interests of the student body are being heard.
  • d. Shall oversee the work of the standing and ad hoc committees while not serving on any committee in an official capacity.
  • e. Act as a liaison between the students and the President and Vice President for Student Affairs for the College.
  • f. Cast tie-breaking vote.
  • e. Other duties as assigned by the Student Council advisor.

Section 3: Vice President for Academic Affairs

It shall be the duty of the Vice President for Academic Affairs to:

  • a. Fulfill the duties of the President in their absence.
  • b. Serve as the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.
  • c. Be available to serve on the Student Conduct Review Board for any observations needed .
  • d. Serve as a liaison between the Division of Academic Affairs and the student body.
  • e. Meet regularly with the Dean of Academic Advising, Provost (or designee).
  • f. Other duties as assigned by the Student Council President and/or advisor.

Section 4: Vice President for Student Life

It shall be the duty of the Vice President for Student Life to:

  • a. Serve as the Chair of the Student Life Committee.
  • b. Be available to serve on the Student Conduct Review Board for any observations needed.
  • c. Facilitate campus-wide student government officer elections.
  • d. Promote success for students outside of academics, and identify opportunities to enrich the quality of life on campus.
  • e. Meet regularly with the Dean of Students, Staff member of Student Engagement (or designee)
  • f. Other duties as assigned by the Student Council President and/or advisor.

Section 5: Vice President for Business and Finance

It shall be the duty of the Vice President for Business and Finance to:

  • a. Serve as the chair of the Business and Finance Committee.
  • b. Regularly monitor the business and financial matters of the Student Council, affiliated committees, and registered student organizations.
  • c. Be available to serve on the Student Conduct Review Board for any observations needed.
  • d. Meet regularly with the Vice President for Finance, Staff member of Student Engagement (or designee)
  • e. Other duties as assigned by the Student Council President and/or advisor.

Section 6: Class Presidents

It shall be the duty of class presidents to:

Responsible for oversight of respective class committee
Represent the interests of respective class committee in Student Council and to other constituents across campus
Maintain accurate records of class committee meetings
Facilitate a membership selection process for committee members as outlined in each committee’s individual procedures.
Other duties as assigned by the Student Council President and/or advisor.

Section 7: Director of Operations

It shall be the duty of the Director of Operations to:

  • a. Act as a liaison between the student body and the Student Council by coordinating public relations efforts and maintaining general communication.
  • b. Maintain accurate minutes at all meetings of the full Council and Executive Committee
  • c. Distribute meeting agendas and minutes and other communications of the full Council
  • d. Maintain communication with standing, class, and ad hoc committees
  • e. Act as the Parliamentarian of the meeting in coordination with the President
  • f. Maintain records of attendance for each meeting.
  • g. Have a thorough knowledge of and lead a regular review of Student Council bylaws.
  • h. Other duties as assigned by the Student Council President and/or advisor.

Section 8: Standing Committee Chairpersons

It shall be the duty of the standing committee chairpersons to:

  • a. The standing committees of Student Council shall be Academic Affairs, Buildings and Grounds, Budget and Finance, Campus Safety, Diversity and Social Justice, Housing and Dining, and Student Life.
  • b. Responsible for oversight of respective standing committee.
  • c. Represent the interests of respective committee in Student Council and to other constituents across campus
  • d. Maintain accurate records of committee meetings
  • e. Maintain the authority to create committee structure and appoint members at their discretion as outlined in their committee’s procedures.
  • f. Other duties as assigned by the Student Council President and/or advisor.

Section 9: Special Interest Representatives

It is recommended that the special interest representatives:

  • a. Represent their special interest populations
  • b. Recommended to attend regularly as their needs pertaining their interest groups arise
  • c. Do not vote on Student Council, but hold a voice pertaining to their interest groups
  • d. These positions shall be selected internally by their own organizations pre-existing processes
  • e. Responsibilities and expectations will be set by the groups which they represent
    • i. Greek life
    • ii. Social Board
    • iii. Student-athletes
    • iv. Green Initiatives