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MUSC SGA Officer Position Descriptions

Responsibilities & Rewards

Thanks for considering holding an office on the 2013-14 MUSC Student Government Association. You are encouraged to contact the officer(s) holding the position(s) you are interested in to learn from their experience about the time commitment, responsibilities and the positives/challenges of each position.

President

Danny Vo

vodda@musc.edu

Academic VP

James Atkison

atkison@musc.edu

Program VP

Stephen Thompson

thompssb@musc.edu

Communications VP

Kayla Hill

hillkr@musc.edu

Service VP

Holly Berry

berryhs@musc.edu

  • SGA officers, who compose the MUSC SGA’s Executive Committee, meet every other Monday night beginning at 5:00pm from mid-August through April.  The full SGA meets on the Wednesday of that same week beginning at 5:30pm.  Additionally, there is an important planning meeting in May and another meeting before fall classes begin.  The meeting and event calendar is set at the May planning meeting for the upcoming academic year.
     
  • The responsibility, expected productivity and time commitment of each officer is recognized by the payment of stipends at the end of both fall and spring semesters.  The President receives $3,000./semester and the other officers each receive $1,500./semester.  Bonuses of half these amounts can be awarded at the end of officers’ terms.
     
  • In addition to the financial reward, holding a MUSC SGA office offers the intrinsic rewards of  serving your fellow students and enhancing the campus environment.  Officers have the opportunity to interact and socialize with key MUSC administrators while gaining significant management/leadership experience to use throughout their careers.

Position Descriptions per the MUSC SGA’s constitution:

President:

  • Shall be the chief executive officer of the SGA
  • Shall chair the Executive Committee and preside over biweekly meetings of the SGA.
  • Shall be the official representative of MUSC's student body. This includes taking part in orientation ceremonies, events, and attending meetings of the Board of Trustees and faculty/administration.
  • Shall chair the Student Welfare Committee.
  • Shall plan and conduct SGA elections as chairman of the Executive Committee, unless running for reelection.
  • Shall keep in close contact with Student Programs staff to ensure proper organization of all procedures and activities.
  • Shall be responsible for the operation, programs, services, finances and continuity of the MUSC SGA.
  • Shall work with Parking Management on arrangements for Returning Student Parking Registration.
  • Shall organize one meeting per semester of all MUSC student organization presidents.
  • Shall work and attend ALHAMBRA.
  • Shall be in Charleston for the majority of the summer to make plans for the upcoming year.

Academic Vice President:

  • Shall assist the President with management of the SGA organization.
  • Shall attend the Executive Committee and biweekly meetings of the SGA.
  • Shall serve as Parliamentarian.
  • Shall chair the Academic Affairs Committee.
  • Shall chair the University Honor Council and manage the University Honor Code.
  • Shall plan and conduct a constitutional review at least every two years.
  • Shall be the official representative of MUSC's student body on committees related to MUSC's educational mission.
  • Shall attend meetings and maintain contact with the administration of the Office of Enrollment Services, the Library, Student Financial Services, and give input to/report any changes in policy to the SGA.
  • Shall work and attend ALHAMBRA.
  • Shall serve in lieu of the President if the President is unable to perform the duties of this office.

Program Vice President:

  • Shall chair the Program Committee.
  • Shall attend the Executive Committee and biweekly meetings of the SGA.
  • Shall work closely with the Student Programs staff to assure that all programs are well organized and managed.
  • Attendance at all Events is required.
  • Shall communicate with college and student organization leaders to assure effective calendar planning and serve the interests of a diverse student body.
  • Shall be the official representative of the student body on the Cultural Projects Council.
  • Shall make arrangements for the annual MUSC SGA Fall Retreat.
  • Shall be in Charleston for the majority of the summer to make plans for the upcoming year.

Communications VP:

  • Shall maintain all official records of the SGA on the SGA’s computer, including membership, rosters, agendas, and minutes.
  • Shall notify SGA representatives of scheduled meetings.
  • Shall take roll and manage the attendance policy.
  • Shall handle all SGA correspondence and the posting of minutes.
  • Shall maintain close contact with the Student Programs Staff to assure proper organization of all procedures and activities.
  • Shall be responsible for the accuracy and effectiveness of SGA’s organizational web page.
  • Shall collaborate with the Phi Lambda Sigma organization to help plan and execute the Clarion competition.

Service VP:

  • Shall manage all fiscal affairs of the SGA including establishing an annual budget, maintaining financial records, and depositing and expending University funds.
  • Shall attend the Executive Committee and biweekly meetings of the SGA.
  • Shall make financial reports at SGA meetings.
  • Shall work and attend ALHAMBRA.
  • Shall chair the Service Committee, coordinate group service projects, and maintain service hour records.
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