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Student Social Media Consultants

Student Social Media Consultants (SSMC) Constitution 


Student Social Media Consultants (SSMC)


The purpose of SSMC is to enhance the social media efforts of NIU by building the awareness to on and off campus students, faculty/staff, and alumni.


Membership in SSMC shall be open to all members of the University student body following completion and submission of a membership application. SSMC Executive Officers and Faculty Advisors will review applications and invite members. Members must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The organization will consist of 10 student members, including Executive Officers.

Executive Board

The Exec board will consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and two Faculty/Staff Advisors.


  • Designated to facilitate meetings and build meeting agendas, coordinates with faculty advisor.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to entire organization and oversee all organizational operations
  • Runs all executive board and  SSMC meetings
  • Prepares meeting agendas
  • Serves as co-contact person for all correspondences

Vice President

  • Serves as President’s assistant in providing guidance and overseeing organization operations
  • Runs meeting when President is unavailable
  • Responsible for updating members in SSMC
  • In the event that one of the other Executive Board officers is unable to fulfill their duties the Vice President is responsible for that office until the vacancy is filled
  • Responsible for attending Student Association meetings

Secretary / Treasurer

  • Records notes and distributes meeting minutes in timely fashion
  • Responsible for updating email and contacts for SSMC Records
  • Serves as liaison for exec board and non-exec board members
  • Maintain an active members list and alum list
  • Responsible for keeping track of funding
  • Creates and provides monthly balances of the chapter budget
  • Aids in helping brainstorm for fundraising activities

Faculty/Staff Advisors

  • Help guide and direct SSMC
  • Provide feedback and ideas
  • Oversee decision making process


There will be a nominations time for all individuals that meet the requirements


All individuals interested in nominations must be an active member in SSMC.  If an individual wants to be elected he/she must maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. or better on a 4.0 scale, have a written speech, and be knowledgeable about the position desired.


Voting will take place once per semester. Only active members may vote. Elections will be held privately for SSMC members only. The general voting process will consist of each position called one at a time and individuals will be given the opportunity to perform speeches and persuade members to vote. After which SSMC members will cast a vote on a ballot and placed in a box. Each position can only be voted for one time.


SSMC will meet every Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in Swen Parson room B12 (The Department of Communications and Marketing office). The President will preside over each meeting and will send an agenda to each member via email 1 week prior to the meeting.