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Join the Homecoming Committee

Thank you for your interest in joining the Homecoming Committee. The Homecoming Committee is comprised of a small group of qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic campus leaders behind the largest tradition on campus. This committee embodies school spirit and significant leadership, making it one of the premier student leader opportunities on campus.

If you are looking to:

Celebrate Carolina and what it means to you.

Lead a team of dedicated Tar Heels as they plan Homecoming Week.

Connect with thousands of students and alumni.

Foster alliances with the vast Carolina Community.

HoCo has several committees to be involved and even leadership positions for each committee.

We are interested in a committee that reflects the diversity of our university and seek to ensure we get the most qualified, dedicated, and enthusiastic members. This application will allow the current committee and our General Alumni Association advisers to select 2019 members.

Timeline

Jan. TBD: Interest Meetings

Feb. 1: Applications due online before 5 p.m.

Feb. 5-9: Committee interviews

Feb. 14: Final Email decisions will go out by EOD

Feb. 24: Please hold the date for a homecoming retreat filled with food & good times.

Committee Roles and Responsibilities

Brief descriptions of each committee is below. Please rank the three committees you are most interested in participating on your application (1-being the highest and 3- being the lowest)

President (This position must be filled by a returning committee member)

  • Serve as homecoming committee representative for the GAA, the University, and community
  • Schedule and preside over all meetings or appoint someone to do so, as needed
  • Ensure that the committee is an officially recognized student organization by the University
  • Meet on a weekly basis with the adviser, vice president and chief of staff to discuss progress, goals, agenda and any concerns
  • Provide leadership, support and delegation for various committees and chairs when needed
  • Remain abreast of the status for every homecoming committee
  • Take personal responsibility for all committee deadlines and progress

Vice President

  • Plan and administer committee orientation and training for committee members
  • Lead the committee in the absence of the president
  • Provide support to other committees and chairs, as needed
  • Meet on a weekly basis with the adviser, president and chief of staff to discuss issues and plan cabinet meeting agendas
  • Write an annual report, combining all team reports in his (her) unit into one
  • Attend all cabinet and full council meetings.

Chief of Staff

  • Serve as the homecoming committee treasurer ensuring that overall spending remains within budget
  • Track homecoming committee expenses and flag any conflicts and/or concerns for the committee
  • Distribute copies of the agenda prior to each meeting; setting all calendar appointments Record minutes at executive and homecoming committee meetings and share with the larger committee in a timely fashion
  • Work closely with the executive team and the adviser to establish a timeline for recruitment and new member training
  • Provide support to other committees and chairs, as needed
  • Meet on a weekly basis with the adviser, president and vice president to discuss issues and plan cabinet meeting agendas.

Royalty Committee and Chair

  • Serve as a liaison between Royalty Candidates and the Board of Elections
  • Update all application materials with current timeline and requirements
  • Plan and lead all royalty interest meetings
  • Order and obtain all royalty support materials
  • Contact former Mr. and Miss UNC for special appearance
  • Monitor and report the progress of winner’s service projects
  • Chair: serve as point of contact for all pit events and shares updates on behalf of the committee; takes responsibility for all duties being met; ensure committee remains within any allocated budget and meets all deadlines

Marketing Committee and Chair

  • Create and implement a digital marketing plan on official UNC homecoming social media outlets
  • Publicize all homecoming events on appropriate platforms
  • Research and decide all physical promotional materials (i.e. flyers, SWAG, etc.) for homecoming events
  • Contact campus officials and utilize campus resources (i.e. DTH, campus cubes, organization list-serves, etc.) to spread information
  • Initiate new ways to connect with student body and market homecoming participation and attendance
  • Work closely with executive team, adviser and GAA marketing manager on branding, ordering and communication strategies
  • Support other committees on marketing execution and ideas, especially Pit Events and Special Events
  • Chair: serve as point of contact for all pit events and shares updates on behalf of the committee; takes responsibility for all duties being met; ensure committee remains within any allocated budget and meets all deadlines

Special Events Committee and Chair

  • Serve as a liaison between campus partners and sponsoring organizations
  • Work closely to promote any special events the larger committee decides to host to celebrate the week. Prior examples include: the banner competition; pumpkin decorating; PowderPuff game; etc.
  • Plan and facilitate event logistics, including securing the necessary supplies and materials
  • Plan and execute homecoming committee interest meetings in order to generate additional volunteers and participants, if needed
  • Chair: serve as point of contact for all pit events and shares updates on behalf of the committee; takes responsibility for all duties being met; ensure committee remains within any allocated budget and meets all deadlines

Pit Events Committee and Chair

  • Plan and execute pit events during homecoming week;
  • Ensure adequate staffing coverage for all pit sit activities and events
  • Confirm reservations needed for all pit events
  • Work with vendors and co-sponsoring organizations to confirm their pit sit needs, including setup, supplies/technology, breakdown and parking needs, if applicable
  • Handle risk management of pit sit events and t-shirt sales.
  • Chair: serve as point of contact for all pit events and shares updates on behalf of the committee; takes responsibility for all duties being met; ensure committee remains within any allocated budget and meets all deadlines

Fundraising Committee and Chair

  • Solicit and secure in-kind and monetary donations for all homecoming events
  • Understand needs and plans of other committees to identify potential donors
  • Generate ideas for “cool donations” and share options and strategies with homecoming committee
  • Save homecoming committee at least XXX funds through all types of donations and support
  • Chair: serve as point of contact for all pit events and shares updates on behalf of the committee; takes responsibility for all duties being met; ensure committee remains within any allocated budget and meets all deadlines

Homecoming Partnerships Committee and Chair

  • Serve as initial point of contact for all campus organizations, internal and external partners
  • Update “Event Proposal Forms”
  • Maintain existing partnerships and collaborations
  • Initiate new partnerships and collaborations
  • Partner with Pit Event and Special Event committees to secure additional support from partners
  • Plan and execute homecoming committee interest meetings and other promotional events
  • Chair: serve as point of contact for all pit events and shares updates on behalf of the committee; takes responsibility for all duties being met; ensure committee remains within any allocated budget and meets all deadlines

Homecoming Committee Contract

The following expectation contract has been created to outline expectations and responsibilities of members of the Homecoming Committee; to ensure that members of this organization strive to fulfill the duties and missions that come with being members of the organization and representatives of the University of North Carolina with charisma, confidence, and most importantly, class.

Being a member of the Homecoming Committee is a privilege, not a right.  As such, this position comes with certain rights and responsibilities.

By signing this expectation contract, you agree to:

  • Be a present and active member on the Homecoming Committee through the end of your term.
    • This means can only miss three Homecoming Committee meetings per semester.
  • Attend Homecoming meetings as well as project meetings as per your commitment to them.
  • Come to meetings prepared with topics/issues that will be discussed.
  • Assist and participate in events to promote the week of Homecoming, as well as those listed in the Homecoming schedule.
  • Be actively involved in activity planning and decision making within the Homecoming Committee.
  • Follow through on all commitments whether large or small to ensure the success of events, projects and the Homecoming Committee as an organization.
  • Represent the GAA and the Homecoming Committee in a positive manner through words and actions.
  • Abide by all policies and procedures of the University, GAA and the Homecoming Committee and exhibit acceptable behavior (i.e. role model) on campus and within the community.
  • Maintain open communication with the advisor, officers, other leaders and most importantly your fellow members of the Homecoming Committee.
  • Provide input to the advisor, officers and your Homecoming Committee members for the continuous improvement and development of your specific organization.
  • Ask for help and ask questions.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of fellow GAA student groups and encourage cross-organization collaboration among GAA student groups.

Application

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