FAQs - National Board

What is the National Board?
The National Board is the governing body of the Sorority. The elected members of the Board are the National President and eight Vice Presidents: Vice President of Standards; Vice President of Communications; Vice President of Finance; Vice President of Collegiate Affairs; Vice President of Alumnae Engagement; Vice President of Expansion; Vice President of Programming; and Vice President of Membership. The current board can be found at https://www.phisigmarho.org/leadership.​

 

What are the duties of the National Board?
The National Board members are volunteers who provide the direction and strategies for our Sorority to pursue its vision and mission. As the governing body of the Sorority, the National Board represents and acts for the Sorority in all matters in the interim between National Convention meetings. The National President also serves as a Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Director.

Who is eligible to serve on the National Board?

Any Phi Rho active (dues paying) alumna is eligible to serve on National Board. Candidates are prepared for Board service through Phi Rho volunteer positions and other leadership/professional experiences, all of which are considered by the Nominating Committee in crafting the slate.

How do I nominate myself or a fellow sister?

If you are interested in being a candidate or nominating another sister as a candidate, please fill out the Nominations Form. Nominations are due February 21, 2021.

How do Board elections work?

By April 1, the Nominating Committee will send all Convention delegates a copy of the National Board slate. A final ballot will be sent out by April 15 with any candidates running against the slate. There will be no nominations from the floor. If there are any open positions after elections are held, those positions shall be filled by appointment by National Board after the election.

All voting shall be by secret ballot at the 2021 National Convention. The ballot distribution and counting is overseen by the Sargeant-of-Arms. The candidate who receives a majority of the votes of National Convention for a position will be elected to that position.  If there are multiple candidates for a position and no one candidate receives a majority of the votes, then a run-off between the two candidates receiving the most votes will occur.

Do National Board members get paid?

National Board members are volunteers and do not collect a salary. However, reasonable travel and associated expenses with attendance at National Board meetings and business are covered. Please see Policy 5.01-3 of the Phi Sigma Rho Constitution, Bylaws & Policies for the full reimbursement details.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment for Board positions averages 5-10 hours a week. Board members are also expected to attend a monthly conference call, two Board only face to face meetings per year, and the National Leadership Conference/National Convention. The dates and times of the conference call and face to face meetings are determined by the Board; the National Leadership Conference/National Convention is the third weekend in July.

What qualities and abilities are important for Board members?

You should be able to answer “YES” to these questions about each person you recommend:

  • Is she aware of the need for good stewardship of our Sorority’s vision, mission, programs, and funds?

  • Does she have leadership skills, such as the abilities to motivate others, follow through on projects, communicate effectively, generate enthusiasm, shows initiative and is a proactive self-starter?

  • Does she understand the campus environments in which Greek groups exist?

  • Does she have some business experience?

  • Has she had any experience serving on a volunteer or business decision-making committee?

  • Is she results oriented and have visionary leadership?

What are the expectations for Board members?

Please see the Phi Sigma Rho National Board Expectations Document for full details.

What if I do not know if I am or the sister I nominate is an active alumna?

Please nominate yourself or a fellow sister anyway! The Nominating Committee will check every nominated candidate’s alumnae dues status with the Sorority’s staff. All nominated sisters will be given the opportunity to pay their dues before submitting their platform.

What if I have more questions?

Email Nominating Committee Chair Allison Lenhoff (NBAdvisor@phisigmarho.org) for answers to any other questions.

FAQs - Foundation Board of Directors

What is the Foundation Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Foundation. Four Directors will be elected by the current Board to serve a 4-year term. All Directors of the Foundation are also officers. A Director’s corresponding 2-year officer role will be determined by Board vote after election of the new Directors. The officer roles are: President; Vice President of Strategy; Vice President of Programming; Vice President of Publicity; Vice President of Donor Relations; Secretary; and Treasurer. The current Board can be found at https://www.phisigmarhofoundation.org/volunteers.

 

 

 

 

Who is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors?

Any Phi Rho active (dues paying) alumna is eligible to serve on the Foundation Board of Directors. Candidates are prepared for board service through Phi Rho volunteer positions and other leadership/professional experiences, all of which are considered by the Nominating Committee in crafting the slate.

How do I nominate myself or a fellow sister?

If you are interested in being a candidate or nominating another sister as a candidate, please fill out the Nominations Form. Nominations are due February 21, 2021.

How do Board of Director elections work?

By April 1, the Nominating Committee will send the current Foundation Board of Directors the slate of candidates for approval. The board will vote to elect the open Director positions. These newly elected Directors and the returning Directors will then vote on officer positions.

Do Directors get paid?

Members of the Board of Directors are volunteers and do not collect a salary. However, reasonable travel and associated expenses with attendance at board meetings and business are covered. Please see the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Travel Policy for the full reimbursement details.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment averages 5-10 hours a week. Board members are also expected to attend a monthly conference call, one Board of Directors only face to face meeting per year and the National Leadership Conference/National Convention. The dates and times of the conference call and face to face meetings are determined by the board; the National Leadership Conference/National Convention is the third weekend in July.

What qualities and abilities are important for Directors?

You should be able to answer “YES” to these questions about each person you recommend:

  • Is she aware of the need for good stewardship of our Foundation’s vision, mission, programs, and funds?

  • Does she have leadership skills, such as the abilities to motivate others, follow through on projects, communicate effectively, generate enthusiasm, and being strong at relationship building?

  • Does she have some business experience?

  • Has she had any experience serving on a volunteer or business decision-making committee?

  • Does she have a passion and skills related to fundraising?

  • Is she results oriented?

What are the expectations for Directors?

Please see the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Board of Directors Expectations Document for full details.

What if I do not know if I am or the sister I nominate is an active alumna?

Please nominate yourself or a fellow sister anyway! The Nominating Committee will check every nominated candidate’s alumnae dues status with the Sorority’s staff. All nominated sisters will be given the opportunity to pay their dues before submitting their platform.

What if I have more questions?

Email Nominating Committee Chair Allison Lenhoff (NBAdvisor@phisigmarho.org) for answers to any other questions.

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