Purdue University Purdue Memorial Union Purdue Student Union Board

Membership

It's easy to get involved with PSUB, simply come to our callout, stop by the office, email or call us and we will set up a time to let you know more about PSUB. There are four levels of involvement in PSUB, each depending on your time commitment and what you are able to devote to the organization. The committee areas each have Directors, as well as several Project Leaders, and General Members who coordinate various events. The Executives oversee the administrative, financial, marketing, policy, and personnel duties of PSUB.

Forms

We have many of our important forms available online under Resources including our membership application.

Membership Levels

General Members

Responsible for:

  • Assisting director and project leaders with committee event planning, publicizing and implementation.
  • This includes, but not limited to crescent signs, display cases, sign stands, press releases, posters, and posting fliers.
  • Contributing to the development of a comprehensive marketing, advertising, public relations, and promotion strategy for programs.
  • Assisting Project Leaders and Directors with upcoming events in their committee area.
  • Assisting with program ushering.
  • Communicating and coordinate with Project Leaders, Committee Directors, Executives Officers, and/or Advisors.
  • Attending weekly committee meetings
  • (Optional) Attending monthly full board meetings
  • Attending all committee events

Time Commitment:

Approximately 1–5 hours per week

More detailed descriptions can be found in our bylaws.

Project Leader

Depending on which type of project leader, this position is responsible for coordinating different individual programs (there can be co-project leaders) in conjunction with the Directors or for the business aspects of the organization in conjunction with the Vice Presidents. Project Leaders are responsible for holding office hours during the planning, implementation, and evaluation of their program or project, as well as attending pre-assigned mandatory events. The application process for these positions usually takes place at the beginning of each academic year and necessary experience within PSUB varies depending on the position desired.

Responsible for:

  • Attending weekly committee meetings
  • Attending monthly full board meetings
  • Attending office hours during planning of the event
  • Attending meetings with Committee Directors, Executive Officers, General Members, or Advisors when deemed necessary
  • Planning, organizing, marketing and implementing one or more committee events
  • Delegating responsibilities to general members
  • Completing an event report with director
  • Attending all committee events

Time Commitment:

Approximately 5–8 hours per week during planning time for specific event.

More detailed descriptions can be found in our bylaws.

Director

Responsible for:

  • Overseeing the planning, organizing, marketing and implementation of their committee's events.
  • Supervising and delegating to Project Leaders and General Members
  • Facilitating weekly committee meetings
  • Being a link between the Board of Directors, Advisors and committee members
  • Maintaining the sharing of PSUB information through a provided PSUB email account
  • Relaying information from Board of Directors meetings to committee members
  • Assisting Project Leaders with Event Reports
  • Maintaining event planning records for future use
  • Participating in cooperative management with Purdue Memorial Union staff.
  • Adhering to the approved budget for any program.
  • Adopting and enforcing policies, procedures, rules and regulations for programs.
  • Supporting fellow directors and committees
  • Attending weekly Board of Director Meetings
  • Attending all committee events
  • Attending all board required events
  • Attending eight office hours per week

Time Commitment:

Approximately 10–15 hours per week.

More detailed descriptions can be found in our bylaws.

Executive Officer

Responsible for:

  • Budgeting and approving major expenditures for all programs and services.
  • Formulating, adopting and enforcing policies, procedures, rules and regulations for programs, services and administrative areas.
  • Developing and supporting policies and procedures relating to internal operations of the Board.
  • Fulfilling the cooperative management role with the staff of the Purdue Memorial Union.
  • Directing, motivating, rewarding and counseling Directors in the fulfillment of their responsibilities and personal development.
  • Directing and participating in the recruitment and training of new members.
  • Presenting and interpreting the role, philosophy and policies of the Purdue Student Union Board and Purdue Memorial Union to students, faculty, staff, alumni and others as needed.
  • Promoting and attending programs.
  • Attending weekly Board of Directors meetings.
  • Attending weekly executive officer meetings.
  • Attending 10 office hours per week.

Time Commitment:

Approximately 12–15 hours per week.

More detailed descriptions can be found in our bylaws.

Petitioning Requirements

Candidate for an Executive Officer must:

  1. Have served a full term as an active member of the Purdue Student Union Board of Directors, and must repetition each year to be eligible for continued membership

  2. Have an official University classification of no less than 3 at the time of selections and should have at least two full consecutive semesters remaining prior to graduation.

  3. Achieve no less than a 2.00 grade index the previous semester and carry no less than a 2.00 graduation index.

  4. Not currently be carrying a University disciplinary penalty of "Disciplinary Probation."

  5. Comply with the University's eligibility requirements for campus activities.

  6. Complete all petitioning requirements deemed necessary by the Selection Committee.

Candidate for a Director Position must:

  1. Have an official University semester classification of at least 2 at the time of selections and should have at least two full consecutive semesters remaining prior to graduation.

  2. Achieve no less than a 2.00 grade index the previous semester and carry no less than a 2.00 graduation index.

  3. Not currently be carrying a University disciplinary penalty of "Disciplinary Probation."

  4. Comply with the University's eligibility requirements for campus activities.

  5. Complete all petitioning requirements deemed necessary by the Selection Committee.

Exceptions to Petitioning Requirements:

  1. Requests for exceptions to petitioning requirements for the Purdue Student Union Board of Directors shall be submitted in writing to the Selection Committee at the time of application.

  2. The Selection Committee shall review the request and render a decision. The review may include a personal appearance by the candidate.

  3. Decisions to grant exceptions to the petitioning requirements must be approved by a simple majority vote of the Selection Committee.

REQUIREMENTS TO RETAIN MEMBERSHIP ON THE PURDUE STUDENT UNION BOARD

Member of the Purdue Student Union Board must:

  1. Achieve no less than a 2.00 grade index the previous semester and carry no less than a 2.00 graduation index.

  2. Not currently be carrying a University disciplinary penalty of "Disciplinary Probation."

  3. Comply with the University's eligibility requirements for campus activities.

  4. Fulfill the responsibilities as a member of the Purdue Student Union Board.

If the provisions stated above are not met, the individual may be released from membership. The individual shall be advised of deliberations concerning possible removal from membership and granted an opportunity for a hearing with the Executive Officers.

  1. A member released for not maintaining 2.00 grade indices or for being on Disciplinary Probation shall have the option to appeal to the Executive Officers for reinstatement.

  2. The Executive Officers shall review concerns about members not performing position responsibilities. The individual shall be advised of deliberations concerning possible removal from members and granted an opportunity for a hearing with the Executive Officers.

    1. A three-fourths vote by the Review Board, to be named by the Executive Officers, shall be required to remove an individual from membership.

  3. The Executive Officers may reassign the responsibilities of any vacant Board of Directors position to the appropriate members of the Purdue Student Union Board or may initiate a mid-year petitioning process to fill vacant positions.