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Join the Program Board

There are currently three ways to get involved with the Program Board.


Volunteers will help in every stage of the event planning process—from brainstorming event ideas to implementing them. No event planning experience necessary. Perks include food, meet & greets with nationally recognized names, insider information and more!

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Become an Event Planner

Get paid each semester to plan and implement events on campus. You will coordinate event logistics, reserve venues, negotiate with agents, create budgets and carry out events… all with the support of advisers and a team of volunteers.

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Event Planners are paid a semester stipend in working with a volunteer committee and advisor to choose events to plan and implement. They also negotiate with agents, reserve venues, coordinate event logistics, create budgets, and carry out events.

Event Planner Position Timeline

Early Spring
Chair recruitment begins

Mid Spring
Chair offers made Chairs shadow, attend trainings and events

Plan fall events

Plan spring events Recruit and maintain volunteer committee

Execute spring events Mentor in-coming Chairs

Positions are paid a semester stipend of $750.00 during Fall, Spring and Summer for a time commitment of approximately 10 hours a week. Chairs are expected to attend trainings and events, in addition to planning events over the summer.

Become a Program Board Coordinator

Applications for Program Board Coordinators are now open! Apply by Nov. 18 at

Program Board Coordinators are responsible for initiating, developing, and implementing a diverse event schedule, including annual events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam™.

Coordinators' responsibilities include:

  • Able to work 15-20 hours/week during academic year, up to 30 hours/week (during business hours) over the summer
  • Attend Coordinator Retreat; plan and attend Program Board All-Committee Retreats
  • Assist in planning, implementation, and execution of all Welcome Week, Homecoming, and Spring JamTM components, as assigned. 
  • Research ongoing events happening on campus, in local communities, and college trends to help inform programming decisions
  • Able to separate affiliation from any student organization, Greek Chapter, or Residence Hall to promote inclusive programming at events.

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