Student Steering Committee

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The Student Steering Committee is a select group of student leaders who are responsible for the planning, execution and promotion of all student-focused Homecoming events. This group is chosen through a rigorous application process each spring with an emphasis on academic achievement, on and off-campus involvement and commitment to the spirit and traditions of the institution. The committee is advised by the Assistant Director for Student Engagement and the Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement in the Office of the Dean of Students.

The application for the 2018 Committee is now open! See the information below to learn how you can join!


Join the 2018 Student Steering Committee! 

Position Overview

Additional positions or events may be added at any time.

  • Full-time, undergraduate student (12 credit hours enrolled); seniors are not eligible to apply unless planning to be on campus through the Fall 2018 semester

  • GPA: 2.50 (Chairs), 2.75 (Directors) – cumulative; must maintain for entire term

  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution; must maintain for entire term

  • Candidates should have a commitment to servant leadership, an understanding of the level of visibility and responsibility associated with being a student leader and an appreciation for inclusion

  • Candidates should understand the need for confidentiality in some areas of the Homecoming planning and execution process

  • Term: March 1, 2018 – November (if Homecoming is held in November, positions end in December)

  • Must attend all committee and sub-committee meetings - class schedules should be arranged around meetings

  • Chairs
    • Subcommittee Meetings with AD:  Time TBD (biweekly)
    • Full Student Steering Committee Meetings:  Time TBD (biweekly)
  • Assistant Directors

    • Subcommittee Meetings with Chairs:  Time TBD (biweekly)
    • AD/Student Director/Advisors Meeting:  Time TBD (biweekly)
    • Full Student Steering Committee Meetings:  Time TBD (biweekly)
  • Student Director
    • AD/Student Director/Advisors Meeting:  Time TBD (biweekly)
    • Student Director/Advisors Meeting:  Time TBD (biweekly)
    • Full Student Steering Committee Meetings:  Time TBD (biweekly)
  • Must attend committee’s summer leadership retreat in March 23-25, 2018 (housing, meals and transportation provided)

  • Must attend all events run by the Student Steering Committee, including events on game day (class counts as an excused absence)

  • Must attend designated shifts at outreach events (ex. Welcome Week, tabling, student organization meetings, etc.)

  • Some event planning will happen over the summer, so summer communication and some work is expected

  • All positions are subject to other duties as assigned

Stipends run March, April, August, September, October, November (if Homecoming is in November)

  • Student Director - $150 stipend/paid monthly

  • Assistant Directors - $100 stipend/paid monthly

  • Chairs - $50 stipend/paid monthly

  • Committee Apparel – polo shirt, t-shirt, name tag

  • Meals – all retreat meals, meals at some Homecoming events

  • Housing – retreat only

Event planning, student organization management, leadership development, time management, conflict management, marketing skills, and risk management.

 

Position Descriptions

Committee Structure - PDF Download

Responsible for the overall management of the student steering committee, including but not limited to meeting planning & facilitation, expectation setting and accountability, oversight of individual assistant directors/chairs; serve as the official student spokesperson for Homecoming at UTC including by not limited to serving on the University-Wide Homecoming Committee, press appearances, attending various meetings and events outside of the committee; responsible for assisting advisory team with all planning and logistics of the summer leadership retreat; develop a post Homecoming assessment with the advisory team, to gain student feedback, assess goal achievement, including creating a summary to provide to the next committee; assist with the recruitment and selection of the next year’s committee

Responsible for overseeing the Outreach sub-committee; responsible for developing an overall marketing and awareness strategy for Homecoming; responsible for facilitating the selection of the theme and working with the Office of Communications and Marketing to interpret and implement the theme through graphic design; responsible for selecting and ordering giveaways (t-shirt, promotional items); assist each chair with creating a timeline and plan for their position; work with the Promotions Chair to develop all outreach strategies (tabling, attend student organization meetings, Welcome Week collaborations, etc.), including handling all space reservations, facilities/vendor/security needs, etc.

Responsible for overseeing the Campus Programming sub-committee; works to ensure events are open to all students and work to ensure diversity in content and options; responsible for handling all necessary space reservations, in collaboration with chairs; works with Assistant Director – Outreach to develop a marketing plan to recruit campus participation; work with each event chair to develop a plan for events

Responsible for overseeing the Campus Involvement sub-committee; coordinates and manages the registration process for all events; works with Assistant Director – Outreach to develop a marketing plan to recruit organization and faculty/staff involvement; work with each event chair to develop a plan for event logistics, event rules, point structure, supplies/facilities/security needs, risk management and event staffing needs; responsible for cross-checking all points/judges sheets, verifying rules and ensuring fairness in all events; responsible for handling all necessary space reservations, in collaboration with chairs

Responsible for working with the Office of Alumni Affairs to plan a kickoff pep rally for the campus community (in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor, Chattanooga Athletics, Spirit Groups, Marching Mocs and Chattanooga City/County officials) and a student-alumni networking event.  For each event, this person will coordinate event logistics, vendors/guest speakers/entertainment, supplies/facilities/security needs, risk management and event staffing needs; and develop a marketing plan for promotion.  

Responsible for maintaining and creating content for the official UTC Homecoming social media accounts – including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat; work with event chairs to promote events and deadlines; work with the AD for Outreach to plan all outreach strategies (tabling, attend student organization meetings, Welcome Week collaborations, etc.); responsible for developing and creating a series of videos, in collaboration with Mocs News and Office of Communications and Marketing to promote events and engage campus; maintain the official brand and theme of Homecoming, in collaboration with the Office of Communications and Marketing and Assistant Director – Outreach.

Responsible for all aspects of the 2018 Homecoming Court including but not limited to recruitment of applicants, application creation; soliciting references, management and recruitment of a selection committee, interview coordination, any and all communication related to Homecoming Court; work with the Social Media Chair to promote applications and voting; work with advisory team to create voting process via OrgSync; work to ensure court candidates attend specific Homecoming events and handle all day-of-game logistics related to the celebration of the court and crowning of the Top MOC and Homecoming Queen.

Responsible for planning an event in collaboration with Chattanooga Athletics to take place before the Homecoming Game; coordinate event logistics, vendors/catering/entertainment, supplies/facilities/security needs, risk management and event staffing needs; develop a marketing plan for promotion of the event to the community.

Responsible for planning a three-hour, late night (after 8:30pm) event open to the campus community; coordinate event logistics, vendors/ entertainment, supplies/facilities/security needs, risk management and event staffing needs; develop a marketing plan for promotion of the event to the campus community.

Responsible for planning the university’s annual LipSync competition, open to any registered student organization at UTC; coordinate event logistics, production, supplies/facilities/security needs, risk management, event staffing; oversee judges panel including recruitment, training, all communication for/with the panel, scoring rubric structure and judges introductions; attend McKenzie Arena pre-event coordination meeting; coordinate video recording and streaming of the event with Mocs News; oversee all participating organization needs including recruitment of groups to participate, creating/adjusting rules for the event, managing registrations including song lists and music access, any and all communication, day-of-show run through, wristband distribution and holding all groups accountable to the rules and expectations of the event; work with advisory team to tally scores

Responsible for planning two small events (one day & one evening) open to the campus community to provide non-organization specific social opportunities (examples: bingo, karaoke).  For each event, this person will coordinate event logistics, vendors/entertainment, supplies/facilities/security needs, risk management and event staffing needs; develop a marketing plan for promotion of the events to the campus community

Responsible for planning a community-focused full day service experience the Saturday prior to Homecoming to provide UTC students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to give back to the Chattanooga community 

  • University Day of Service Responsibilities: Oversee the management of the community volunteer sites including soliciting community organizations to participate, identify projects/tasks students can assist with, number of volunteers needed; responsible for all communication between institution and the community organizations; create an outreach and marketing plan for volunteer recruitment; develop and facilitate the online registration process for volunteers; coordinate all transportation logistics for volunteers; plan a kickoff and closing ceremony to communicate the importance of civic engagement and expectations including coordinating guest speakers, arranging catering and any supplies/facilities/security needs; create a post-event assessment for community organizations and volunteers to share thoughts on their experience and future interest, including developing a summary for the next set of co-chairs.

Responsible for planning two events – Banner Painting Competition & Faculty/Staff Office Decorating Competition - to enhance the campus environment, increase awareness and boost morale during Homecoming.  For each event, this person will coordinate event logistics, supplies/facilities/security needs, risk management and event staffing needs; oversee all participating organization and office needs including recruitment of groups and offices to participate, creating/adjusting rules for the events, managing registrations, any and all communication and holding all groups accountable to the rules and expectations of the event; oversee judges panel including recruitment, training, all communication for/with the panel, scoring rubric structure; work with advisory team to tally scores

 

Application Information

Application Opens: January 8, 2018

Application Closes: February 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

Interviews: February 7-9, 2018

Selection Notification: February 14, 2018

Committee Term Begins: March 1, 2018

Step 1: Stop by the Homecoming Table in the UC & Ask Some Questions!

While this is not required to apply, we are here to answer any questions you may have about the committee and the available positions.  We will be at a UC Lobby Table on January 25 from 11am to 2pm. 

Step 2: Submit an application through MocSync

The application can be submitted on MocSync during the timeframe listed. Applications take time, so avoid doing it at the last minute. You should plan to spend at least 15 - 20 minutes on your application. Most of the questions are short answer questions designed to allow us a chance to get to know you!  You are also required to submit one letter of recommendation from a UTC faculty or staff member.  This letter must be emailed from your reference to Hannah Turcotte at hannah-turcotte@utc.edu on official university letterhead.  This letter is due by 12:00pm on February 2, 2018.

Step 3: Interviews

Once applications close, the selection committee will review the applications submitted and select a group of applicants to participate in an individual interview. If you are selected, you will receive an email with a link to sign-up for an interview time. Interviews are 20 minutes in length. During that time, you should expect to tell us about yourself, your involvement on or off campus, desire to assist with Homecoming and share information from your application.  Note: No applicant is guaranteed an interview.

If the application is reopened, interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Step 4: Selection

After interviews are complete, the selection committee will meet to decide the best team for our next student steering committee. All applicants will be contacted once 

To apply for the 2018 Student Steering Committee, please click HERE

 


 

Previous Commmitees 

 

Student Director

Brittany Watlington

Student Director

AD Campus Involvement

Alexis Hurley

Assistant Director for Campus Involvment

AD Outreach

Jasmine Liev

Assistant Director for Outreach

AD Programming

Hailey Rapheal

Assistant Director for Programming

CE Co-Chair 1

Cidney Coppock

Community Engagement Co-Chair

CE Co-Chair 2

Caroline Waldron

Community Engagement Co-Chair

 

PTC

Sophi Falcone

Paint the Campus Blue & Gold Chair

Kickoff

Madison Frazier

Kickoff & Alumni Engagement Chair

Court

Kelli Keoho

Homecoming Court Chair

 

Social Media

Andreya Steidl

Social Media Chair

HAD

McKenna Bowery

 

Homecoming After Dark Chair
Small Events

Ricarnicea Johnson

Small Events Chair

 

Tailgate

Malik Sampson

Tailgate Chair

LipSync

Ashley McKnight

LipSync Chair 
jessica bastianelli

Jessica Bastianelli

Co-Director

wbp842@mocs.utc.edu

cody henegar

Cody Henegar

Co-Director

hzs447@mocs.utc.edu

korri bowers

Korri Bowers

Banner Painting Chairperson

wxr944@mocs.utc.edu

 

quentin payne

Quentin Payne

Kick Off Chairperson

hln323@mocs.utc.edu

kelsey guess

Kelsey Guess

Field Games Chairperson

tzs341@mocs.utc.edu

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Mikayla Long

Lip Sync Co-Chairperson

zvs467@mocs.utc.edu

 

brittany watlington

Brittany Watlington

Lip Sync Co-Chairperson

xnj136@mocs.utc.edu

austin miele

Austin Miele

Step Show Co-Chairperson

pym166@mocs.utc.edu

kacie sherrell

Kacie Sherrell

Step Show Co-Chairperson

mds136@mocs.utc.edu

 

jyeforeman

Jye Foreman

Homecoming Court & Tailgate Chairperson

ybk148@mocs.utc.edu

chelseawoodard

Chelsea Woodard

Social Media Chairperson

txl456@mocs.utc.edu

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Austin Arias

Advisor & Assistant Dean of Students

Austin-Arias@utc.edu

  

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Heather Delbridge

Graduate Advisor

Heather-Delbridge@utc.edu