Karla Bruntzel, PhD, ATC, LAT Missouri Valley College ATEP Director Chair, College and University Athletic Training Student Committee A student society or student organization is an organization, operated by students at a college or university, whose membership normally consists only of students. Student societies often aim to facilitate a particular activity or promote a belief system. An organization run by students for students. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_organizatio ns Being involved in student organizations provides an opportunity to become connected with the campus community, provide leadership opportunities and peer interaction outside of the classroom. The purpose of student organizations at is to provide opportunities for the enhancement of academic, cultural, social and recreational aspects of student life through participation in group programs and activities. Help each other Help the campus Help the community In your small groups, come up with ideas as to how your student organization can help students, campus, or the community. Trash and park clean-ups Mentoring Community blood drive Outreach program Study groups Providing AT services for club sports AT camp for HS students Banquet Participating in intramurals First responders Educating the public Adopt-a-highway Relay for a cure Special Olympics Attend student government meetings Toy drives Campus beautification Attend conferences and conventions Resume building Sport-game night Game clean-up Student/Alumni BBQ Research Volunteer at nursing homes Angel tree Health promotion Networking Get everyone to “buy in” to the purpose, goals and objectives Determine your organization’s purpose Mission Statement Constitution and By-Laws Membership selection and criteria Leadership Determine your short-term and long-term goals Develop a plan to meet these goals How should a budget be developed? 1. Do lots of fundraising and then decide? 2. Set a budget and then do fundraising? 3. Budget? What budget? Steps in developing a budget. Decide what you want to do with your money Should benefit the entire membership, not just a few i.e., attend conferences, pay for guest speakers, make a donation to a charitable cause, or even have a party. Make your payment to the NATA foundation (every program is encouraged to donate at least $250 annually) Let everyone decide what they want to do, this should NOT be an executive or even faculty decision Set goals Determine how much money is needed to meet goals Develop REALISTIC ideas for fundraising projects Get your members involved with fundraising If everyone is on board with the goals, they are more likely to “buy-in” and participate in fundraising Go into your small groups and come up with ideas to share with the larger audience. What do you do? Does it work? Other good ideas that have not been tried? Dunk tank 50-50 raffle T-shirt sales Car wash Massage day(s) Shared profit with restaurants Farm work Pretzel sales Sell food to drunk college students after hours Bowl-a-thon Kiss a pig Bracelet sales Discount card sales Spaghetti dinner Sell drinks at graduation Bake sale Silent auction Swear jar Casual Friday donations Ice cream and float sales (hot days) Hot chocolate sales (cold days) How do you get EVERYONE to participate or to do their share? Once again, in your groups, come up with some suggestions or ideas Assign point system with consequences Don’t allow travel to conventions and conferences No “Olympics” participation Considered a “nonmember” of ATSO Don’t get the clothing and stuff purchased by the group Don’t allow any benefits Award prizes for participation Pizza party for participation Opportunities are available to get involved at the state, district, and national levels. Find a committee and volunteer. Change happens—be a part of that change. Get involved. Your enthusiasm will get others involved. Leave a legacy. Thank you for listening.