RMC Psychology Club FAQ
Who can join the RMC Psychology Club (RMCPC)?
Anyone with any major and any GPA can join.
What are the benefits of joining RMCPC?
You will be placed on the club's email list, which ensures that you will be informed of all Psychology Club events, and informed of all meetings of the officers. You can also use the email list to communicate with other students in the club. Club members will also have the benefit of meeting other psychology majors and/or minors, hearing guest speakers in the field of psychology, having opportunities to volunteer and help the surrounding community, gain networking opportunities, and get job ideas and opportunities.
What are the rules about using the club's email list?
Members may not attempt to sell anything other than used psychology textbooks or similar materials. Other rules will evolve with time.
What kind of events does the club arrange?
The Psychology Club can sponsor any kind of event that the officers deem appropriate, within the limits imposed by the College. We plan on arranging events such as "Fall Welcome Event," "Careers in Psychology," "Graduate School Information Day," and "GRE Preparation Workshop." Field trips and parties are also fine. An informal goal of the club is to have at least one event per semester.
Who decides what events the club will sponsor?
The club officers decide. Members are invited to send ideas to the officers or to attend the officers' meetings to share their ideas (and perhaps the work).
What does each officer do?
President: Does what is necessary to maintain the organization's communication and to facilitate events. This includes arranging monthly meetings, reading and replying to emails a few times a week, and talking with friends to think of new ideas for events.
Vice President: Support the president, attend meetings, help create events, assist in the executing and delegating of all necessary tasks, and organizing events.
Secretary/Treasurer: Take notes of meetings and distribute the notes to all officers and the faculty advisor via email. Manage the club's account, organize funds, request monetary support from Associated Students of Rocky Mountain College (ASRMC), and get checks from ASRMC.
Public Relations: Oversee the creation and distribution of posters, flyers, and announcements; have bulletin boards, t-shirts, button, etc. prepared for an event; publicity of club activities; and meeting/inviting alumni.
All officers (plus members): Purchase necessary supplies, food, etc.; invite speakers and guests to events and meetings; distribute and remove posters, flyers, and announcements.
Good officers work together to help each other perform club duties. While someone must hold each official title, most work is a collaborative effort, with each person working to do what needs to be done, even if it is not part of their "job description."
How much time is spent performing club officer duties?
Club officers meet at their convenience, at least once per month. They plan on meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at noon in Losekamp Hall 30. They decide how many and what kind of events the club will sponsor, and, with help from other members, do the work necessary to make events happen.
How long is the term for club officers?
Terms are flexible. Two-semester terms can work well. However, a one-year term (three semesters) gives officers the chance to get to know their jobs and each other, as well as gain useful experience coordinating events and helping other students make the most of their time at RMC. Longer terms allow for the development of more expertise.
What do I have to do to become an officer in the club? Are there any grade requirements?
Contact Dr. Ambrin Masood or the present officers. You must be a freshman at RMC with a minimum of a 3.00 GPA.
How would it benefit me to become an RMCPC officer?
As a club officer, you get to decide how many and what kind of events the club will sponsor. The club exists for your benefit, as well as other psychology majors and non-majors, so you can choose the events that will give you what you want. As a club officer, you also get to meet new people; learn some tricks about how to make a bureaucracy work to your benefit; network with community agencies, colleges, and universities; practice communication skills (a useful tool that can later apply in any setting); have a great time; and make a difference in your college. In addition, employers and graduate schools are favorably impressed when students applying for positions have taken leadership roles in organizations.