The Gamma Beta Phi Society

Regional Senators

As our Society continues to grow, the National Executive Committee has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for student representation on the local, regional, and national level. In the summer of 2018, the National Executive Committee approved the creation of “Regions” across America (1 – 7).  These regions were created with the hopes of providing more opportunities for chapter networking, leadership development, and collaborative service learning initiatives.  In order to ensure that our regions have the highest levels of representation, the Society is pleased to announce the creation of our new Gamma Beta Phi Regional Undergraduate and Graduate Senators.  Each region will elect four (4) Senators each academic year. Senators will work with chapters within their designated regions to promote scholarship, service, and character via collaboration and philanthropic efforts.  They will work with Chapter leaders to provide innovative ways to serve their students. They will collaborate with students, alumni, and chapter advisors to ensure the continued success of chapters within their region. Lastly, they will work with National Headquarters to actively promote and implement major programming, including regional clusters and the national convention.

Specific Responsibilities:

Undergraduate Senators:

  • To act as directors of the regions they represent for activities for undergraduate student members including facilitation of communications with chapters
  • To represent the chapters in their region
  • To be spokespersons for the chapters in their region
  • To assist Headquarters in initiatives to recruit new chapters and members 
  • To assist in the retention of existing chapters and members
  • To assist in the reactivation of inactive chapters in their region
  • To cooperate with Chapter Advisors and Headquarters to maintain current rosters for chapters in their region
  • To collaborate with NEC Alumni members to strategize alumni recruitment in their region
  • To report to the National Senate on regional development and to assist them in execution of the Senate duties
  • To serve on the National Senate
  • To actively promote the National Convention to students, alumni, and chapter advisors within their designated region

Graduate Senators:

  • To act as directors of the regions they represent for activities for graduate student members including facilitation of communications with chapters
  • To represent the chapters in their regions 
  • To collaborate with stakeholders in your region to plan, coordinate, and successfully implement a “Service Cluster” (an annual fall gathering of students and advisors for philanthropic efforts)
  • To be spokespersons for the chapters in their regions
  • To serve on the National Senate
  • To actively promote the National Convention to students, alumni, and chapter advisors within their designated region

Terms:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Senators will serve one-year terms (August to May of each academic year). There are no term limits on the position; therefore, a student is allowed to serve as a Senator more than once, if he/she is re-elected. Elections will occur in February/March of each academic year. 

Travel Stipends:

  • National Headquarters will provide each region with $1,000 annually for travels related to chapter development or national duties. All travel must be approved via National Headquarters in advance, with proper documentation. 

Application Process:

  • To apply, applicants must submit the following items: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Professional Headshot, and a Letter of Recommendation from their Chapter Advisor; In addition, all applicants must complete the online application. 
  • National Headquarters is currently taking applications, with a national deadline of Wednesday, February 27th
  • Elections will take place electronically during the week of March 4th. Only Chapters that are “active” will be allowed to vote (** Please Note – The Chapter Advisor and one (1) Executive Member for a total of two (2) votes from active Chapters are eligible to vote – Refer to Article VI of the Constitution).
  • Winners will be announced in late March, with students starting their terms in August of 2019

If you have any questions or need more clarification regarding the Undergraduate or Graduate Regional Senators, please feel free to contact National Headquarters at info@gammabetaphi.org or (865) 483-6212.