Karla Bruntzel, PhD, ATC, LAT
Missouri Valley College ATEP Director
Chair, College and University Athletic
Training Student Committee
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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.
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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
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Determine your organization’s purpose
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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
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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.
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Change happens—be a part of that change.
Get involved.
Your enthusiasm will get others involved.
Leave a legacy.
Thank you for listening.
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Athletic Training Student Organizations and Student Engagement