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HAPP COM elections


HAPP Election Information.  Elections are run every spring between April 15th and 30th.
You can nominate yourself, a friend, a stranger, etc. etc. as long as they are a HAPP major. Once nominated, information will be sent to the nominee about the next step.
Rules for running for HAPP COM board:
1. Must have two semesters or more left as an undergrad at UMBC (1 year commitment).
2. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
3. Must be a HAPP major.
4. Must be willing to speak publicly at a HAPP COM meeting.
5. Preferred member of HAPP COM, but not required.
6. Can choose to campaign or not.
7. Can be a new HAPP student.
8. Can nominate self.
9. Nominations are unlimited.
 If you are nominated, we will reach out to you personally.
For those who are interested, see description of the positions.

  1. President

    1. Plan meeting agendas (in advance)

    2. Run meetings (usually weekly)

    3. Delegate tasks to board members

    4. Get input from board members as well as HAPPCOM members

    5. Communicate with adviser, guest speakers, partnering orgs, etc.

    6. Make sure all campus/SGA org rules and guidelines are followed

    7. Schedule events

      1. Reserve room/space as needed

  2. Vice President

    1. Assist president with responsibilities listed above

    2. Fill in for president at meetings/events if president cannot attend

    3. Delegate tasks and/pr partner with board members to accomplish various projects

    4. Communicate with President, board members, HAPPCOM members, etc.

  3. Secretary

    1. Take meeting minutes

    2. Send out minutes in weekly email as well as posting them in the myUMBC group

    3. Various email communication as needed

  4. Treasurer

    1. Take care of any financial matters

      1. Attend SGA Treasurer training (1-2 hours in beginning of Fall semester)

      2. Getting funding through SGA using Request for Expenditure of SGA Funds (RESGAF) form

      3. Attend SGA Finance board hearing as needed to get funding

    2. Come up with fundraising ideas/strategies

  5. Public Relations

    1. Take care of any advertising/spreading information between the organization and the UMBC community/public (PR is like the face of HAPPCOM- keep a positive and connected image to the community)

      1. Flyers

      2. Email communication as needed to guest speakers, etc.

      3. myUMBC group

      4. Facebook group

***Positions are not limited to the responsibilities listed above. All board members assist with various tasks as needed, like tasks that may not necessarily fit into their description. Giving input is one of the most important tasks for all board members to take part in. HAPPCOM cannot run without successful communication!