Campus Programming Board Committee Members
The eleven commtitees of the Campus Programming Board will each be led by a committee chair who oversees the events planned and executed by that committee. Each committee will be made up of anywhere from 8 to 20 members, depending on the committe. Information about each committee can be found here.
Committee Member FAQ
What traits are you looking for in committee members?
Committee members should be hard working, creative and organized. They should also be ready to follow and take direction well. Committee members will also have to be good at listening to their committee chairs, while offering creative feedback and ideas. Committee members will also be responsible for talking to their friends and peers on campus to find out what MC students want to see in Board events.
What does the role of Committee member look like?
You will have the opportunity to assist the Committee Chair in coming up with the programming each semester that is specific to your committee. For year-long committees (Commuter, Cross-Cultural, Music & Arts, Pop-Up Events and Special Events), you will be a part of 2 to 4 events each semester. The committee chair will hold committee meetings, and they may also ask you to assist with event budgets, shopping for supplies for the event(s) and more.
The Marketing & Promotions Committee Chair will be in charge of managing the overall promotions and marketing for the Board, including graphics, posters, social media and other creative forms of advertising and promotion. The Marketing & Promotions Committee will also work on "virtual programming initiatives" such as giveaways, sports brackets, contests, etc. Therefore, committee members may work on graphics, social media posting, designing posters and creating other ways to advertise electronically and on campus.
Semester long/event specific committees (Family Weekend, Homecoming, Lighting of the Quad, Student Productions and Spring Fever Week will meet as needed, especially when it's the event is coming up.
What is the time commitment for committee members?
For Family Weekend, Homecoming and Lighting of the Quad, your time commitment will only be during the fall semester. The time commitment for these committees will also be specific to those events and the planning that takes place for them.
For the Spring Fever Week Committee, applications will be taken for Spring Fever Week committee chairs and members during the fall semester for the upcoming spring.
For the Student Productions Committee, the time commitment will be based off of rehearsals and productions for Follies in the fall and Swerve in the spring semester.
For all other committees (Commuter, Cross-Cultural, Markting & Promotions, Music & Arts, Pop-Up Events and Special Events) you can serve on a semester-by-semester basis. This gives you the oppurtunity to be involved during one semester, then take a semester off, and even apply again for another semester. Or if you really enjoy serving on one of these committees, you can stay on for as long as you'd like. Most of these committees will plan 2 to 4 events each seemster, with the Marketing & Promotions Committee creating virtual programming initiatives and promoting all of the work of the Campus Programming Board.
Are Committee members paid?
No. The committee member role is a leadership position in which you'll be able to gain valuable experience in being on a team, planning and contributing to events and leave a lasting impact on MC's campus.
Dance Marathon Committee
This year, the MC Dance Marathon will be planned by a committee under the Campus Programming Board led by the chairs of the Dance Marthathon Committee, Carly Fisher and Camryn Johnson. The MC Dance Marathon benefits Children's Hospital of Mississippi right down the road in Jackson.
The Dance Marathon Committee will work together to plan MC's annual Dance Marathon, including exeuction of the event, as well as fundraising efforts. In the fall of 2019, the MC Dance Marathon raised over $70,000! The committee will partner with the students involved in the Freshman Leadership Initiative Program as they fundraise and build awareness about Dance Marathon.
This committee is a great way to not only get involved on campus, but also have a lasting impact! If you want to get involved, fill out the application below by Friday, November 13th at 4:30 pm.