Step 2-Enlist the Support of Key People
Once you have a steering committee, enlist the support of some key people. Campus bureaucracy and protocol sometimes necessitates the involvement of certain people or groups in order to get a new organization off the ground. The college president, the dean of the college of education, dean of students, the Student Government Association, and other student leaders are some people to contact to get things rolling.
Talk to college faculty, read the campus paper, and even attend other campus meetings to find out who can really help you. When you find out who you need to contact, make an appointment and go see them. Take a friend along. Find out about funding, facilities, campus recognition, and any other suggestions they may have. After the meeting, drop a thank you note to them and maybe try a follow-up later in the year.
Organizational Development Consultant
Vice President, Old Bridge Education Association