Student Leadership Council
Student Leadership Council Charter
The First Bank Corp. Scholars of Distinction Student Leadership Council serves as a liaison between the students, the administration, and the faculty of the College of Business (COB) by coordinating student activities and demonstrating student leadership within the COB. It is the voice of the student body and has the responsibility of creating and implementing programs of value to all business students.
The objectives of the First Bank Corp. Scholars of Distinction Student Leadership Council are twofold:
1. To serve in an advisory capacity as student representatives to the Dean and faculty of the College of Business
2. To take a leadership role in activities that recognize business student achievement and promotes the College of Business
The Student Leadership Council will:
- Represent the interests of the COB student body to faculty and administration
- Develop student activities to benefit the entire COB community
- Promote COB pride and participation in student activities
- Serve as student representatives to outside organizations
- Attend, support, and assist with all student-related COB functions and activities
- Attend faculty meetings and/or other committee meetings as needed
- Serve as a sounding board for the Dean, assist in presenting ideas and suggestions, and aid in developing curricular and policy change
- Help to evaluate the need and productivity of student activities
- Work closely with the COB Student Services Coordinator
Terms of Membership: Organizations must be comprised of active members who are students. A student is defined as someone who is currently-enrolled at UAFS with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and who is in good standing in terms of behavior and conduct that represents the organization and University well. Students must also be enrolled in three credit hours. Membership commitment begins the first day of the fall semester and ends the last day of May of that same academic year. Some summer participation may be required.
Qualification for Membership: All recipients of First Bank Corp. scholarships will serve on the council and provide student leadership. The Student Leadership Council will determine additional membership. All members must be in “good academic standing” as defined by UAFS, enrolled in at least nine credit hours per semester, and be a declared business major for at least one complete semester. All members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of each semester.
Membership Tenure: Membership is valid as long as a student meets the qualifications for membership and wishes to remain on the Council. First Bank Corporation Scholarship members are required to serve on the Council for the duration of their scholarship.
Membership status: Members will be eligible for the Council as long as they remain in “good academic standing” as defined by UAFS until they graduate or leave the College of Business. Members lacking in performance may be removed by a vote of the Council Officers. Members who have three or more unexcused absences as determined by the Leadership Coordinator to Council functions in an academic year will be dismissed from the Council.
Selection Process: All classifications of students within the College of Business are eligible for membership to the Council. The Council will strive to achieve representation of all departments and organizations within the College of Business, as well as with transfer students. The Council will vote on membership applications by a majority vote. Selected applicants will then interview with the faculty advisor, Council President and either the Vice President or Recruitment Chair for the final decision.
Meeting Times: Meetings are held bi-weekly as determined by the council. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.
The officers of the First Bank Corp. Student Leadership Council must meet the following requirements:
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 both before taking office and during the officer’s tenure.
- Be in good standing with the University.
- Be currently enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours at UA Fort Smith.
If the officer does not uphold the aforementioned requirements, the student will no longer be able to serve as an officer of this organization.
President: The President shall set the agenda and preside over meetings. The President is responsible for calling additional meetings as necessary. The President is responsible for collaborating with the faculty advisor to coordinate and plan productive and efficient meetings. He is responsible for delegating duties to other members. Time commitment is expected to be heavy.
*Requirements- Must maintain membership for one full academic year before eligible for presidency.
Vice President: The Vice President shall assist the President in his or her duties. The Vice President assumes the responsibilities of the President temporarily if the President is unavailable and shall succeed the President if the President is unable to fulfill the President’s duties. He or she is also responsible for directing and maintaining membership in the Student Leadership Council. The Vice President shall plan and oversee the application and interview process. He/she must also be knowledgeable about COB recruiting to involve the SLC when possible including but not limited to: High School Fairs, Preview Days, and yield events. Time commitment is expected to be heavy.
*Requirements- Must maintain membership for one full academic year before eligible for vice presidency.
Treasurer: The Treasurer is responsible for the finances of the council including: Budgeting, obtaining RSO funds, fundraising events (if needed), purchasing, and reimbursements. The Treasurer will assistant the Communications Director when he/she cannot perform his/her duties or when otherwise deemed necessary. Time commitment is expected to be moderate.
Communications Director: The Communications Director is responsible for communicating with all College of Business student organizations and clubs. He/she is also responsible for communicating with alumni, faculty, and staff; and attending faculty meetings. The Communications Director must maintain the good standing of the Council with the campus including attending RSO update meetings. He/she must be knowledgeable about the SLC Community page on blackboard and maintain all relevant information there and must record meeting minutes and update members who have missed a meeting. Time commitment is expected to be light.
Marketing Chairperson: The Marketing Chairperson is responsible for creating posters and flyers for events. The Marketing Chairperson is also responsible for updating bulletin boards, web page, and other communication media. All official marketing statements shall be created by the Marketing Chairperson. Photography for events and official pictures will be the responsibility of the Marketing Chairperson either directly or through a third party chosen by the Chair. Time commitment is expected to be light.
Fundraising Chairperson: The CLE Chairperson shall be responsible for the Student Leadership Council’s part in planning the annual Continuing Legal Education event. He/she shall coordinate with the student organizations of the COB and the students of the SLC to ensure a successful event. Time commitment is expected to be light.
Grievance Process: A concern with any member should first be taken to the Council President. If no solution can be established, the concern is referred to the Council. The next step is the Leadership Coordinator, and the final step is the Dean of the College of Business. Decisions made by the College of Business Dean are final.