Dear Officers…

Dear Officers,

  You ran for and now hold a position. Maybe you were appointed. Maybe you aren’t currently in a position and merely want to run for one. I am proud of you. Your advisor is proud of you and anyone you work with is proud of you. You will meet awesome people, make some great connections, and learn a ton of new stuff.

  Now for the bad news. You still have to make us proud. It doesn’t end when you get the position. Getting the position merely makes you more responsible. With that recognition you must do more. This means longer hours. This means being at everything. This means respecting everyone. This means being professional and balancing more than your own interest.

This means getting your shit together. When the organization places you in your role they do so with the belief that you have more to give, not that you will suddenly disappear. Get to know the members (all of them). Work with the community in a way that reflects well on your organization (don’t arrange events three days before they start and be timely about emails). Be prepared and understand that you might fail. It happens. What matters is what you do after you fail.

Ok, Officers…ever heard the old adage “Let’s leave things better than we found them.”

Well that is your responsibility now. Leave the organization and your role better than they were passed on to you.


About rigsurfer

A Brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Inc., Joined in Fall 2010. Completed a B.A. in English at North Carolina State University in 2013 and received a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Texas Tech University in 2015. Passionate about Leadership and Diversity as well as Ducks, Scooby Doo, and reading.
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