Operations Committee

About the Committee

The Operations Committee serves a variety of functions. It facilitates the creation of new clubs and works to enhance already existing clubs. The Committee achieves effective creation and enhancement processes by assisting clubs to develop and improve their club constitutions.  The Committee may also be called upon for constitution interpretation in the case of a club dispute, or any other consultative tasks involving the various clubs and organizations on campus. Please direct any questions/concerns to usgopsrh@fordham.edu.

Operations Committee

Fall 2020 Operations Packet Information (Due 4/17) 

The deadline for Operations Packets has been extended to April 17th! Club leaders have faced many unexpected challenges this year. The Operations Committee has changed the requirements for event evaluations and advisor contracts. The Operations Committee will be especially flexible in evaluating Operations Packets this semester and if you have ANY question please reach out to your Operations Committee liaison or the VP of Operations

Link to Operations Packet & Link to Presentation

New Club Process

Congratulations on taking the first step towards enhancing the Fordham University community through improving campus activities. By beginning the process, you have shown that you have what it takes to be a leader: an idea and follow-through. Your prospective club will help to enhance the Fordham community not only during your time here, but also for many years to come.

Before beginning the new club process, please review the Club Rights, Responsibilities and Requirements for USG recognized clubs as adopted from the Rose Hill Student Handbook.

Step 1: New Club Application Form

Click here for the form!

Before you begin this form please be prepared to enter/upload the following information:

 

Step 2: Operations Committee Review

You will receive an email from your Operations Committee liaison who will be reviewing your application and constitution and presenting it to the committee. The Committee will review your application and send you any comments or questions the committee may have. Please be on the lookout for this email, as this is the step that tends to slow down the process.

Step 3: Dean Review

Dean Arcuri, the Assistant Dean for Student Involvement, will review the application and send back any edits that need to be made or will approve the application and pass it along to the next step. 

Dean Rodgers, the Dean of Students, will review the application and send back any edits that need to be made or approve the application.

Step 4: USG Approval

After they have approved the application, 2 E-Board members will present in front of the USG Senate on what your club does, how it will use University funding and how it fills a need that is not being met on campus.

Amendment Process

Typical Reasons for Updating a Club Constitution: 

  • Changing the name of the club.
  • A new elections process is needed. 
  • You are changing your executive board structure. 
  • Your current constitution is doesn’t account for your club’s growth. 
  • You don’t have a section for vacancies or special elections.

Step 1: Adherence to Guidelines

To make sure the amendments are in line with the student handbook, please review club rights & responsibilities

Step 2: Amendment Form

Before you begin this form please be prepared to upload your constitution and summarize the changes made.  The VP of Operations will then share you on a shared document to make changes in “Suggested Editing” mode.

Members

Olivia Quartell (Chairperson)

Amy Boyle 

Arianna Chen

Audrey Felton (Vice-Chairperson)

Christopher Kerrane (Communications Director) 

Elizabeth Bjorklund

Lois van Weringh

Luke Morgan

Renata Pochintesta

Robert Bendelius

Shumaila Bibi (Administrative Director)