2020 Convention Membership Opportunities News

Leadership Opportunities

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Sigma Tau Delta’s Student Leaders, new Board Members, and Alumni Representative are chosen at the international convention. These positions provide excellent opportunities to network, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about how Sigma Tau Delta functions at the regional and Society levels. The deadline to apply for all positions is March 2, 2020, and you must attend the 2020 Convention in order to be a candidate.

The following Student Leadership positions are open:

Student Advisor

The two Student Advisors (SA) are full voting members of the Board of Directors, attend fall and spring Board meetings (and the convention), and work closely with all the Student Representatives and Regents. Truly committed, organized, creative, and dependable members are invited to apply for one of the two SA positions. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment to serve and must be student members of active chapters for their full 2020-2022 term. The SA candidate is interviewed at the convention and the position is appointed by the Board of Directors.

Student Representative and Associate Student Representative

Students may apply for either or both Student Representative and Associate Student Representative positions. There is one SR and one ASR for each of the Society’s six Regions. Student Representative applicants must be Sigma Tau Delta members at a school with an active chapter and must plan on attending a school with an active chapter within their region, through the end of their elected one-year term, 2020-2021. Elections for these positions will be held at the Convention Regional Caucuses on Friday, March 27, 2020 after the Business meeting.

The following board positions, open to Chapter Advisors, are available:

Regent: Southwestern, High Plains, Far Western

Regents serve a four-year term and may be re-elected to a second four-year term. There is one Regent for each of the Society’s six Regions. Position duties include promoting the development and activities of the Society within their specific regions. Regents serve on standing and ad hoc committees, act as liaisons between the chapters of their regions and the Central Office, and work with their Student Representative (SR) and Associate Student Representative (ASR) to encourage chapter development and activities. Elections for these three positions will be held at the Convention Regional Caucuses on Friday, March 27, 2020 after the Business meeting.

Secretary/Treasurer

The Secretary/Treasurer serves a four-year term and may be re-elected. This position is not subject to term limits. Position duties include primary responsibility for accurate minutes of the Board meetings and the financial policy of the Society. The election for this position will be held at the Convention Business meeting on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Vice President/President-Elect

The VP/President-Elect serves a two-year term, followed by a two-year term as President, and a subsequent two-year term as Immediate Past President. Position duties include promoting the development of the Society by attending and actively participating in Board meetings, serving on committees, presiding in the absence of the President, and assuming other duties as requested by the President. The election for this position will be held at the Convention Business meeting on Friday, March 27, 2020.

The following board affiliate position is available to Alumni members:

Alumni Representative

The Alumni Representative (AR) serves a two-year term and may be appointed to a second two-year term. Candidates must be a member of the Alumni Epsilon Chapter in order to be a candidate for this position. The AR will attend the fall and spring Board meetings (and the convention) as a board affiliate (non-voting capacity). The AR works to promote the Alumni Epsilon Chapter and represents concerns of the Alumni to the Board. The AR candidate is interviewed at the convention and the position is appointed by the Board of Directors.

View Details and Applications: 2020 Society Leadership Opportunities


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