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SSA 2015 Annual Conference
Our 2015 Annual Conference is officially announced! The location will remain at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will be held July 10th-12th! Registration is not yet opened but you can still sign up for Leadership Travel Aid (LTA) and please sign up to be student speaker!
We will not be having an additional location for the conference this year, but we've added more LTA to help students get to Columbus to accommodate this. Be sure to ask for LTA early, the earlier you ask, the more likely it is to get funding!
Registration will open sometime in February so keep an eye out for that. Until then, visit our 2015 Annual Conference page and get engaged!
SSA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors
The Secular Student Alliance Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations for the slate of candidates to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the principal decision-making body of the Secular Student Alliance. The Board determines the mission, vision, goals, and policies of the SSA. It also directs the Executive Director, who is responsible for day-to-day operations and directs the other staff members. The Secular Student Alliance is a student focused organization and always encourages students to join our board.
Information on the nomination process, details on eligibility and what a position on the Board of Directors entails can be found on our website. If you are interested fill out a form to be considered for nomination, the form must be filled by January 30th 2015 5PM Eastern.
Code of Conduct Resource
A code of conduct openly discloses how your SSA affiliate group operates, and gives guidelines for behavior. By having an official code of conduct, you will be empowered to ask people to refrain from harmful behaviors, and remove them from the group if the behaviors continue. It is very difficult to rebuild membership if people stop attending meetings because of a problematic member. A milder version of this resource is a “That Guy”.
Once you have agreed upon a code of conduct, be sure all members see it. Post it online, print it to pass out at meetings, save it in Google Drive or another online storage system. And stick to it! Your code of conduct won’t be taken seriously if you don’t stay consistent.
Visit our Code of Conduct resource to work off an example of a sample Code of Conduct.
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