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International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC)

Position Descriptions

1. President

The President is the official representative of ISLC in respect to administration, faculty, and student organizations. He/she conducts all International Students meetings. The President organizes and appoints committee chairpersons for large-scale activities. In conjunction with the Activity Chair and rest of the ISLC Board, the President is responsible for activities generated within the organization.

In the event that there are one or more abstentions or a vote-tie, the president has the power to veto a motion. The President is responsible for organizing an election of Executive Board members during spring semester. He/she may delegate duties to ISLC Board members for activities pertaining to the interest of ISLC, and will be responsible for reviewing all Executive Council members’ folders at the end of each academic term.

2. Vice-President 

The Vice-President assumes all functions of the President in the event of his/her absence, dismissal, or resignation. He/she will be responsible for helping with work on ISLC projects throughout the year.

The Vice-President’s primary responsibility is to coordinate the Annual International Fair, to be held on the first Saturday of March. In order to aid future Vice-Presidents and boards, the Vice-President is responsible for submitting a record (portfolio) of all activities and ideas for every academic term, and assisting the President in reviewing Board portfolios.

3. ISLC Representative to ASLC

The ISLC Representative to Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC) is responsible for acting as a liaison between student government and international students. The ISLC Representative shall attend the weekly meetings of both organizations, submit weekly reports to the ASLC President, and shall perform other duties as assigned by the ISLC President, Vice-President, and Board. The ISLC Representative is responsible for compiling suggestions and submitting amendment proposals to the ISLC Board, and reviewing the ISLC Charter at the request of the ISLC or the Executive Board. In addition, the ISLC Representative shall inform the ISLC Board of proposed changes to the ASLC Bylaws and convey the concerns and questions of the ISLC Board to ASLC Council. In all other cases, the ISLC Representative shall follow procedures outlined in the ASLC Bylaws.

 

Eligibility Rules

All candidates declaring their intentions to run for an executive board position must have served at least one year on the ISLC board in the past unless in the case of:

a. There being no candidates having served on the board for a year in which case other candidates with suitable experience will be allowed to run; suitable experience being determined by the ISLC board.

A candidate may run for only one position in a given election, and must be registered as a student in good academic standing.
Each position is open to single candidates unless in the case of subsection I-C of this document or with permission of the Associate Director of International Student Services. Such permission would be limited to situations in which no single candidate decides to run for ISLC vice president.
a. Should no candidate declare their intention to run for President or ASLC Representative the elections submission deadline will be extended and publicity increased in a search for qualified candidates.

Students participating in an overseas or domestic exchange program during the time of office may not run in the election unless:
1. They have established with a partner that they will run as co-chairs of a position. This option is only available for students running for vice president.

a. Students who run as co-chairs for vice president must run on a dual ticket and must both meet the eligibility requirements as defined in this document.

b. Students who choose to run as co-chairs for vice president must distinctly define and differentiate their duties, have a set plan of action for the year, and have this plan approved by the Associate Director and Director of International Student Services, before their candidacy can be officially considered.