Trustees are expected to play a crucial role in the life of their class. Trustees focus on bringing together the graduating class and creating a lasting and permanent affection for the University and the Alumni Association. More specifically, Class Trustees assist in planning activities for the class, including: social events and reunions, graduation activities, career and alumni relations events. Trustees are also responsible for selecting a Valediction speaker, maintaining class communications, and executing a class giving program. Trustees work with the President and Vice President of the class, as well as advisors from the Alumni Association and the Office of the Dean of Students.
Trustees will be selected based on their ability to represent and network with the Class of 2021. Diversity within the Trustee body will be a priority. Previous leadership positions are not as important as the ability and willingness to communicate with different and varied groups of classmates. We will seek to have a diverse representation based on: undergraduate school, academic programs, gender, ethnicity/culture, and different social communities. In effect, Trustees will be expected to actively represent such groups by relaying relevant information to them, encouraging them to participate in fourth-year events, and generally working to involve their individual communities in the greater community of the Class of 2021.
In order to serve as a Class of 2021 Trustee, students must fulfill specific requirements:
- Applicants must be preparing to graduate from any of the undergraduate schools in the academic year 2020–2021.
- Every Trustee commits to serve for six years: 2020–2021, and the 5 years following graduation.
- Trustees are required to attend general body meetings held every 2 weeks (dates TBD) while they are students, in addition to committee meetings which may occur on a weekly basis.
- Trustees are expected to attend and support all Trustee-related activities, regardless of the sponsoring committee. It is important to realize that the meetings are not the only time commitments of Trustees. The majority of the work is done outside of formal meetings in the planning and implementation of events.
- All Trustees are also required to solicit donations for the class giving campaign.
- Trustees will be required to work 2020 Graduation Weekend, May 15–17. If you are abroad or will have already started an internship or summer program, you will be excused from helping with Graduation Weekend.
- Finally, in addition to the primary responsibilities outlined above, those selected must also serve on one of the committees below. (Note: Committees may be altered by the Officers as they see fit to meet the needs of the Class.)
- Careers and Alumni Relations: Responsible for planning the professional activities for the class, including publicizing career services for students and planning events to ease members’ transitions into the career/post-graduate environment.
- Class Giving: Responsible for organizing a marketing strategy to motivate a record number of people to participate in the Class Giving Program. Publicize and cultivate support for the Giving Program throughout the Class, and organize events to increase participation.
- Entertainment: Responsible for planning and organizing numerous and diverse activities to entertain and foster unity among members of the Class of 2021.
- Big Events: Responsible for planning large-scale social events designed to foster class identity and fun for the Class of 2021.
- Graduation: Plan and organize the valediction ceremonies and related events. Select the Valediction Speaker. Work with University administration to ensure the Class of 2021 has an adequate voice in graduation concerns.
- Outreach: Responsible for planning events that reach smaller niches of the class, be that through co-sponsoring an event with CIOs or devising creative event ideas.
- Wellness: Responsible for planning programs and events that promote health and well-being.
- Submit your application online by noon on Wednesday, March 4th. (The application will become available at the bottom of this page on February 4th).
- Applications will be read by the newly elected officers during Spring Break.
- Applicants will be contacted by email during the week of March 15th regarding their application status.
- Selected applicants will be interviewed before a final list of Third Year Council members is announced.
Important Dates to Mark if Selected:
- Trustees’ First Meeting: TBD (will be between March 29th–April 2nd, in the evening)
- Class Council & Trustees Workshop: Sunday, April 5th, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
- Trustees’ Final Meeting: Sunday, April 26th, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
- Graduation Weekend 2020 (all Trustees are required to attend): May 15–17
(Applications open on February 4th)