Officer Expectations

  1. Communication and Attendance: All officers must make it a priority to attend all Officer Meetings, as well as Senior Class Events. Absences should only occur due to very serious situations (i.e. illness or death in family) and, whenever possible, Class Officers should be notified before the absence occurs. Maximum excused absences for President and Vice-President is 2; Maximum excused absences for other officers is 3.
  2. Duties: All officers need to fulfill the expectations of their role as listed in the "Officer Job Description" to avoid the need to resign their position. All officers will collaborate on all events.
  3. Academics: Officers must effectively balance academics and officer duties. It is strongly suggested that officers have no quarter with overload course units during the Senior Year. This is especially important Spring quarter.
  4. Participation: Officers are not limited to their individual officer duties, but are expected to participate in all of the Officer Meetings and Senior Class Events. This participation includes sharing ideas, setting-up for events, volunteering to work at events, taking care of supplies for events, networking, etc. The Class Officers are representatives of the Senior Class and must, therefore, be actively involved in every aspect of the class.

Consequences of Noncompliance

  1. When expectations are broken, whether it be failure in communication or failure to accomplish duties, an Officer Council Meeting shall be called to address the situation and determine a course of action.
  2. If an officer is unable to fulfill his/her required duties, the Officer Council Meeting must decide the following:
    1. if the officer shall maintain his/her position and have the remaining officers assist with his/her duties
    2. if the officer shall resign and the remaining officers assume his/her duties
    3. if the officer shall resign and a new officer be elected
    1. If a new officer is needed, that person shall be elected at the next meeting of the Senior Class or at an additional meeting called-for by the remaining officers. If a class meeting cannot convene, the resigned officer position shall remain unfilled.

Officer Job Descriptions

  • Chair senior officers' meetings and organize schedules for all officers and sponsors to find appropriate times for meetings with officers and sponsors.
  • Work with the Vice-President to reserve a location for any officer or senior class meetings.
  • Figurehead appearance at official university events, ex officio member of alumni board.
  • Arrange for senior officers' presentation at assemblies.
  • Assist the Religious Vice President in coordinating the Consecration Program on Friday night of Graduation weekend and the Senior Class Chapel.
  • Give a short speech during Commencement program on Sunday of graduation weekend; speech will include announcement of class gift.
  • Maintain regular contact with officers on status of projects; intervene as necessary.
  • Serve as a member of Student Leadership Council; required to attend all non-conflicting S.L.C. meetings as mandated by the Office of Student Involvement.
  • Keep class sponsors informed of activities, results of meetings (if sponsor is absent).
  • Attend Commencement Committee meetings.
  • Assist Treasurer and Vice President on Fundraising for class gift. This includes mailings to class members, families, faculty, area business, etc.
  • Assist Class Historian/PR with creation and maintenance of Senior Class email, website, or other class social media networking pages.
  • Assist Graduate Student Representative in coordinating the Sabbath School program of graduation weekend.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events.
  • Stand-in for President when absent, including appearances at various university events.
  • Serve as a liaison between other officers and the President. Check-in weekly with other officers and their assignments, and report the statues of such work to the President.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Historian/PR and the University Yearbook Staff.
  • Work with the President to reserve a location for Officers meetings.
  • Work with Treasurer and President on class gift. This includes mailings to the class members, families, faculty, and area business; work with campus architect for class gift ideas.
  • Work with Treasurer on class apparel, if desired by class.
  • Assist Religious Vice President with planning and executing Senior Chapel in June.
  • Assist Religious Vice President with planning Consecration program.
  • Assist Graduate Student Representative in coordinating the Sabbath School program of graduation weekend.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events.
  • Take notes; keep record of officers' meetings.
  • Email minutes of meetings to officers, sponsors, and/or post minutes on class website.
  • Call and/or email meeting reminders to officers and sponsors.
  • Assist all officers with any mailings, correspondence.
  • Put notices in Eagle's Cry (or other outlets) for seniors desiring minutes to contact secretary (or visit the class website).
  • Assist PR officer with promotions, flyers.
  • Take notes at Assemblies and create minutes; create/print handouts for assemblies.
  • Create PowerPoints for Senior Class Assemblies and events, if needed.
  • Make updates to the Class Constitution and By-Laws after the change received majority vote from Senior Class Officers, approval of the Senior Class Sponsors and Alumni Director, and majority approval at a class assembly.
  • Create and manage Drop box for officers' documents, programs, etc.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events
  • Investigate options with Vice President for class gift.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities, such as Festival of Nations booth, etc.
  • Work with President on fundraising letters to key groups (parents, class members, faculty, etc.)
  • Work with Vice President on class apparel, if desired by class.
  • Work with Social Vice President and Religious Vice President on Funds necessary for Senior class activities and events.
  • Maintain/monitor the class account at university accounting office.
  • Regularly report class finances at officers' meetings.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events.
  • Coordinate on spiritual activity per quarter (such as faculty home vespers, beach vespers, feed homeless). Plan dates early in school year (November); work with PR to advertise, and OSI.
  • Get activity pet ions signed, turned-in to OSI at least two weeks prior to event.
  • Coordinate Senior Chapel during Spring Quarter, in conjunction with Campus Ministries.
  • Plan the Consecration program with the assistance of the President and Vice President.
  • Get events on school calendars and published in the Criterion, website, Eagle Cry, Facebook, Orgsync, etc.
  • Assist Graduate Student Representative in coordinating the Sabbath School program of graduation weekend.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events.
  • Coordinate at least one social activity per quarter (such as faculty home party, pancake breakfast, Festival of Nations, class banquet). Coordinate event with Treasure. May coordinate events with Religious Vice President.
  • Get activity petitions signed, turned-in to OSI at least two weeks prior to event.
  • Work in conjunction with the Class HIstorian/PR regarding advertisements for class activities and events.
  • Get events on school calendars published in the Criterion, website, Eagle Cry, Facebook, Orgsync, etc.
  • Assist other officers with their social events.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events.
  • Work with student newspaper for coverage of senior class officer election, events, and features.
  • Create and manage Facebook group for class. Group Name: "La Sierra University Class of 2015"
  • Work with Vice President as a liaison to the University Yearbook Staff.
  • Photograph all senior activities and other school events for Facebook group, end-of-year show, and/or alumni files. If unable to attend activities, find another photographer to cover event.
  • Create, post flyers for official senior events. Flyers must be approved by OSI via Eagle Communication Orgsync.
  • Prepare senior emails (suppress recipient list!); send messages as needed. (LaSierraSeniors@lasierra.edu).
  • Work with webmaster to update/create senior website, as well as update and maintain Orgsync, Facebook, and other social media used by the Senior Class.
  • Assist GSR to inform Graduate students about events.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events.
  • Contact/Liaison for the CJ campus.
  • Assist President in coordinating class Assemblies.
  • Serve as Sergeant-at-Arms for Officer Meetings and Senior Class Assemblies.
  • Organize meetings with seniors on the CJ campuses; give reports/updates from officer meetings and class meetings (with CJ Sponsor's help).
  • Coordinate one class social event, such as the Food Truck Festival.
  • Assist the class Senator in designing and ordering the sashes at the end of Winter quarter.
  • Assist Religious VP with CJ students' involvement during graduation weekend.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events.

  • Attend ALL scheduled SALSU Senate meetings as senior class representative.
  • Attend senior officers meetings to report pertinent Senate information and guidelines.
  • Work with Treasurer on class gift to get SALSU matching funds.
  • Assist Historian/PR with informing the seniors on class gift.
  • Assist President in coordinating class Assemblies.
  • Order officer sashes at the end of Winter Quarter.
  • Assist CJ officer in coordinating events.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed; attend all events
  • Create "Senior Class of 2015" on OrgSync.
  • OrgSync Duties & Responsibilities: 2014-2015 School Year

    • Manage People groups
      • Admin
      • Members
      • Alumni

        • Manage membership
        • Upload all officer titles | Example: President 2014-2015
        • Edit Welcome message
        • Renew registration for organization
        • Add and edit Events
        • Facilitate two "Get Connected" activities each quarter
        • Attend S.O.L.T., Fall Quarter
        • Attend six workshops: 2-Fall, 2-Winter, and 2-Spring
        • Meet with O.S.I.'s Student Organization Manager once a quarter
        • Meet with Director once a year
        • Create | Manage Orgnaization's OrgSync webpage

  • Represent the Graduate student population.
  • Contact/liaison for the Graduate students.
  • Use the Graduate Student email list (lasierragraduatestudents@lasierra.edu) and work with Historian/PR to inform Graduate students about events
  • Plan one class event.
  • Coordinate the Sabbath School program of graduation weekend.
  • Assist officers with activities as needed.
  • Attend Officers meetings; offer advice/counsel as needed.
  • Attend all class Assemblies.
  • Attend all class activities.
  • Guide officers in contacting various departments on campus (i.e. physical plant to discuss possible gift ideas, etc.).
  • Assist with planning class Assemblies.
  • Assist Treasurer with class gift.
  • Assist RVP with coordinating Consecration.
  • Assist SVP with Social events during the school year.
  • Assist CJ Representative with Social Event.
  • CJ Sponsor: Assist CJ Representative to arrange meetings and disseminate information to seniors on the CJ Corona and Ontario campuses.