Common E-Board Positions
RSOs have a right to structure their organizations to best meet their individual needs and to accomplish the organization’s mission and goals. With that being said, SAGA has put together a list of common e-board positions and job descriptions to assist organizations in determining what structure works best for their organization.
At a minimum, RSOs are required to have the following e-board positions; president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, CAN representative. Position titles with comparable responsibilities as the positions previously listed are permitted with SAGA approval. For a more detailed account of each of these positions, see E-board Position Descriptions.
RSO E-boards members are expected to fulfill their roles and expectations of their job description as determined by their organization’s constitution. E-board members act on behalf of the organization and are held responsible both individually and as an organization when acting on behalf of that organization. E-board members are expected to connect with SAGA and other campus resources when needed. E-board members are also highly encouraged to attend the various workshops and programs designed to support student leaders.
RSOs are required to have and maintain an organization constitution. An RSO’s constitution should be the guiding document for the organization. All matters related to an RSO must comply with the organization’s constitution. This includes e-board positions, elections, mission and purpose, membership policies, etc. At a minimum, an RSO’s constitution must include all of the information outlined in SAGA’s sample constitution. RSOs are required to have a current constitution (reviewed and updated within the last two academic years) in order to re-register as an official RSO. See a copy of the SAGA sample constitution.
Transitioning an organization from old leadership to new leadership is one of the biggest challenges for registered student organizations. Registered student organizations are required to transition during either the fall or spring semester during Transition’s Week. Transition’s Week is determined prior to the start of each semester by SAGA. During transitions week RSOs are required to hold their organization’s election process. Organizations are also required to provide a transition packet for the new student leaders. Transition packets should include e-board position descriptions, event evaluations, advisor evaluations, budget reports, meeting minutes, etc.
For more resources and information about RSO transitions please see the RSO Transition Guide.