Student leaders are responsible for the planning and execution of leadership and service activities. They are to be voted in by the Club or Organization members or appointed by an Advisor and must abide by the policies, regulations and other guidelines set forth by Lone Star College-Kingwood and the Lone Star College System. They must be current students at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Other members must be either current students or Alumni.
Student leaders should inform Advisors about activities, meeting times, agendas, and they should provide the Advisor with meeting minutes. They should also meet with Advisors regularly to discuss plans and problems.
Below is a list of common officer positions (also known as Executive Committee, Leadership Team, Board). The best officer teams identify each officer's strengths and delegate responsibilities to those whose strengths will compliment the task.
Every Registered Student Organization (RSO) is required to submit a Constitution to the Office of Student Life shortly after they apply for their initial registration. The purpose of having a constitution is to (1) ensure a smooth transition for new officers, (2) provide club leaders and the Office of Student Life a reference source for policies and procedures, (3) assist the club in maintaining a sense of order.
All students involved with a Registered Student Organization must abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Additional policies relevant to student organizations are listed below.
(located in ADM, CLA, CLB, LIB, HSB, FTC & PAC)
|Ads & Notices
Please date your posting. It may remain posted for 30 days.
|Organizations & Sports|
Must be approved through the Office of Student Activities
|Exclusively for student postings seeking to buy/sell/trade an item or commodity||Exclusively for Official LSC System announcements||Exclusively for postings related to Student Life events, Student Clubs & Organizations, or Sports Clubs & Intramurals|
|*Postings must be approved by the Office of Student Life (SCC 240)||*Postings must be approved by the Office of Student Life (SCC 240)||*Postings must be approved by the Office of Student Life (SCC 240)|
(located across from daycare center to the left of the general board)
In accordance with the Penal Code of the State of Texas, no person affiliated with a Lone Star College-Kingwood Student Activities Club or Organization may participate in hazing practices. This includes but is not limited to:
(Taken from The University of Tampa Student Organization & Advisor Handbook 2009-2010).
Athough student leaders have freedom of choice in the selection of members, they may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, or ethnicity.
Students have described an Advisor as someone who... "Inspires and empowers students to fulfill their role, to mentor, to coach and to motivate"
An Advisor's primary role is to guide officers and members through the appropriate execution of club-related procedures and activities (e.g., meetings, events). They should be able to answer general questions regarding the method in which the club is run. They are responsible for getting expenses and travel approved by the Office of Student Life before they are needed. They work with officers to ensure that the planning and execution of leadership and service activities is smooth.
A good Advisor helps student leaders to consider issues that related to ideas being approached by the organization. If students' ideas are inappropriate or violate some policy or procedure, the Advisor should challenge the students to consider alternatives. Officers should be encouraged by their Advisor to take chances delegating authority to less proven members. The Advisor should also evaluate student leaders periodically.
The Advisor should be the most valuable resource for students when they are attempting to improve the way meetings are run, formulate goals and solutions, evaluate projects or events. Advisors should also advocate for the Club or Organization during Faculty/Staff Meetings.
The Advisor handbook is a quick reference tool. Use it find forms, contacts, and procedures for carrying out your responsibilities.
Visit Dave Kelly's Resourses to learn more about Professional Speaker, Dave Kelley.
Students and Advisors: Please e-mail Tracie.Ring@lonestar.edu if you are interested in learning more about Dave Kelly's student leadership resources listed above.