By Julia Boge, William & Mary College Panhellenic president
Starting the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) awards process can seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be! Use these easy tips to make it easier.
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- Start early. Don’t leave the questions until the last minute or until your classes are over. It is much more efficient to do this while your executive board is still together to confer and bounce ideas off each other.
- Break up the awards packet into sections based on executive board positions. For example, your vice president of programming can prepare information for the programming section, the president can fill out the communication with NPC area advisor section, and the recruitment officer can write up the details for the recruitment section. Having other officers provide what they know best takes the responsibility to do everything off the president, and it makes sense to have each position write about their contributions.
- Write everything down. While that Sunday afternoon program about landing an internship might not seem like a big deal at the time, it is! Your council is doing great things and deserves to be recognized. So, even if it seems like a small program or even if attendance is low, write it down anyway.
- Pay attention to the due dates and set your own. Don’t fill out every question in the awards packet only to realize that you’ve missed the deadline! Pay attention to that June 1 date and make sure you have everything finished beforehand. It is also helpful to set an earlier date for your executive board to fill out each section. If the president or another member of the board is reviewing it, she’ll need at least a week for that process.
- Have fun! You’re doing great things as a College Panhellenic council. This is your time to sit down and pat yourselves on the back. It should be an exciting time to reflect on the year your council has had and hopefully be rewarded for it.