The most active and successful chapters are those in which all members participate. Although all chapters are unique, the following categories illustrate the types of offices and/or committees that many chapters have found useful. Which officer positions below would you be best suited to fulfill?
Primary Officers (required for your chapter)
- Be a role model.
- Lead membership by defining and pursuing the goals and objectives of the chapter.
- Delegate responsibilities to other officers and members so that all members are involved in committees and/or activities.
- Find out what resources are available locally and Society-wide.
- Keep a list of objectives with dates and deadlines.
- Establish regular meeting times for the entire chapter, and officers and advisors.
- Plan fund-raising functions.
- Serve as program chair for the chapter by introducing speakers at local events and ensuring that all local events are properly publicized.
- Support chairs of chapter committees as needed.
- Assist the secretary in preparing a brief report of chapter activities to send to the Central Office each year.
- Take and record the minutes of each meeting.
- Keep a list of all committees of the chapter.
- Maintain all records of the chapter.
- Compile a list of email addresses of all chapter members.
- Notify all members and advisors of the place and time of meetings, elections, inductions, and other chapter activities.
- Verify information concerning Psi Chi funds, deposits, and accounts.
- Establish a working budget with your chapter.
- Pay all bills promptly.
- Report to the chapter on a regular basis, including an end-of-the-year report.
Additional Officers and Committees
- Organize membership drives.
- Make promotional materials available across campus.
- Offer to help new members complete online registration if needed.
- Responsible for regularly releasing local publication(s).
- Promote member accomplishments and upcoming events.
- Organize the nomination and election of chapter officers, preferably allowing ample time for the new officers to work with incumbent officers and become familiar with their duties of office.
- Inform members of Society elections, and help them become familiar with the candidates.
- Encourage inclusivity of all types of people in your chapter and community.
- SHARE Psi Chi’s Diversity Resources and activities to be used in meetings, classrooms, and events.
- EDUCATE members about opportunities for diversity-related financial assistance and multicultural research.
- Serve as liaison between Psi Chi and other campus organizations.
- Promote interaction and cosponsorship with other campus organizations.
- Maintain a chapter website.
- Share chapter information and announcements.
AMBASSADOR/SOCIAL MEDIA VOICE
- Promote awareness of Psi Chi to the chapter and the campus community at large.
- Publicize all Psi Chi events, programs, and activities.
- Assist the advisor with planning at least one induction ceremony per year to remain an active chapter.
This category often is broken into the following types of programs and activities:
- Speakers/Symposia/Colloquia/Workshops/Field Trips
- Service Projects/Philanthropies/Tutoring/Advising
- Social events
- Serve as liaison with chapter and area alumni.
- Establish and maintain a mailing list of chapter alumni.
- Incorporate alumni into current chapter programs as speakers, workshop leaders, etc.
- See that photographs are taken at Psi Chi events.
- Promote awareness of anniversaries, past events, and successes.
- Ensure that the chapter's historical records are properly preserved.