Club Leadership Basics
YDS Student Orgs run on the passion and dedication of our students. Each year, 30-40 students take on leadership roles in our student orgs, helping to cultivate the experiences for their peers (and each other!)
Your work as student org leaders feeds into the rich tapestry of the student experience - and OSA is here to help you navigate all of that!
Number of Club Leaders
Each student org should aim to have 2, no more than 4, elected "main" officers, who are returning students; including a president/chair and a budget officer/treasurer, who will be listed in the student org directory. These officers serve as the main contact points for the student org, and share overall responsibility for club management, including finances.
Student Org Elections
All elected leaders must commit to leading the student org in the next academic year, and must be a full-time enrolled student.
Student orgs decide the following year's leadership in early-to-mid Spring. The election process starts in January and ends late-March. You will then report the names of the new leaders to OSA. These deadlines will be communicated to current student org leaders by the OSA team via email and meetings.
When conducting your elections, think about ways in which to eliminate voting bias, and also the best way to ensure broad representation on your leadership team; both in terms of diversity AND professional (i.e. does it really help to have all of your leaders come from the same background?)