Leadership Opportunities

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There are many ways to get involved as a leader at Black Hawk College. Finding the right opportunity for you can sometimes be a challenge. These resources are intended to help you explore the many different leadership opportunities available to you as a BHC student.

Student Leadership Council
The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is the officially recognized student governance body for Black Hawk College. It is composed of 14 senators, including executive officers, and the opportunity for any Black Hawk College student to be a part of one or more of the three standing committees: Activities, Volunteerism, and Governing, as well as other committees, such as the Inter-Club Council Committee. Senators are appointed by the outgoing Senate once a year through an application and interview process.

Campus Clubs/Organizations
The campus clubs/organizations search can help you find the organization on campus that is perfect for you. You can search by the name of the organization you are looking for or by keywords. If you don’t find it, the Clubs/Organizations page can show you how to create it!

Student Ambassador Program
This selective, volunteer program is an opportunity for you to build your leadership skills, strengthen your résumé and have a wonderful time meeting new students and representing Black Hawk College. Student Ambassadors serve as campus tour guides, orientation leaders and representatives of Black Hawk College to the community.

Read more about the Student Ambassador Program »
 Students are invited to apply based either on nominations by staff or faculty, or by meeting the eligibility requirements (2.5 GPA and completion of 12 college-level credits).

Student Ambassadors will engage prospective/new students in many activities including (but not limited to):
• Campus Tours – Student Ambassadors will lead weekly tours for prospective and new students.
• New Student Advising Sessions – Student Ambassadors will attend group advising sessions to answer questions and help new students register for classes.
• Welcome Week Orientation Sessions – Student Ambassadors will help facilitate group orientation sessions for new students at the beginning of each semester.
• 1st week Greeters – Student Ambassadors will help new BHC students find their classes.
• On-Campus Recruitment Events – Student Ambassadors will help with recruitment events like Discovery Day, Open House, and high school visits.
• Off-Campus Recruitment Events – Student Ambassadors will be a BHC student representative and the “face” of BHC at high school visits and other recruitment events.
• Phone Calls- Student Ambassadors will make phone calls to new and prospective students to answer questions, invite students to events, and make appropriate referrals to Student Services staff.

We are looking for students that have the qualities that will make a successful Student Ambassador.
Are you…?

• Open, friendly and approachable?
• Interested in meeting new people?
• Enthusiastic?
• An effective communicator?
• Reliable?
• Interested in developing leadership skills?
• Willing to share your positive experiences from Black Hawk College?

Your commitment:
We are looking for a commitment of 40 volunteer hours each semester of the 2014-2015 academic year (may include hours during summer 2014). This commitment includes monthly group meetings (with food supplied). While this is a volunteer opportunity, there will also be a chance to earn points toward special rewards. There will be training involved, but the dates and times are yet to be determined.

Interested in participating? Next steps:

Questions?
Tiffany Hamilton
Phone: 309-796-5467
E-mail: hamiltont@bhc.edu

Gabriella Hurtado
Phone: 309-796-5341
Email: ghurtado@bhc.edu

Student Trustee
Illinois Community College District 525 is one of 39 community college districts governed by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) under the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The ICCB was created by the General Assembly under the provisions of the Illinois Public Junior College Act of 1965. Its primary responsibilities are to coordinate the educational programs offered through the community college system, to allocate state funding for capital expansion, and to act on curriculum changes proposed by individual community colleges.

BHC is directly governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected from within the district for six-year terms. A student representative, elected annually by the student body, is a non-voting member of the Board. The officers of the Board are chairman, vice chairman and secretary, all of whom are elected by their peers for a one-year term.
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