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ISAC qualifications

Any student with the following characteristics may apply for the International Student Association Committee:

  • Has citizenship outside the US OR has significant international experience
  • Has interest in and commitment to helping new students make a smooth and successful adjustment to Calvin
  • Shows a willingness to exercise gifts of creativity, hospitality, and service
  • Is committed to working on a tight knit team
  • Demonstrates confidence and maturity in interpersonal relationships
  • Strives to manifest Christian commitment in thought, word, and deed
  • Has a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Maintains full-time student status at Calvin for the fall and spring semesters of the year applying. Fulfills the college's eligibility requirements for participation in campus activities as reflected in the Student Handbook

Leadership positions

  • President (previous ISAC experience required)
    • Overseeing all the ISAC members
    • Represent ISAC at other Calvin events as needed
    • Lead planning and brainstorming for events
    • Delegate tasks for each event in conjunction with team
    • Lead meetings once a week with ISAC members
    • Plan orientation for the new committee members (with Advisor and VP)
    • Book venues for all the ISAC events in coordination with VP
    • Confirm order food and contact all the vendors for ISAC dinners in coordination with VP
    • Meet weekly with Advisor and VP


    Qualifications for ISAC President

    • Junior or Senior in 2016-17
    • On ISAC before
    • International citizenship or significant international background
  • Vice President (previous ISAC experience preferred)
    • Coordinate and support President
    • Be responsible for communication with ISAC team
    • Help President lead meetings
    • Book venues for all the ISAC events
    • Plan bonding activities
    • Plan orientation for new committee members with the president
    • Meet weekly with President and Advisor
  • Student Org/Volunteer Coordinator
    • Meet with each student org about ISAC events once a month
    • Will serve as secretary during the meeting with student orgs
    • Work with students and student groups that need more inclusion
    • Coordinate volunteers and work with events coordinator
    • Coordinate with President/VP/ISAC team for volunteer needs
    • Completes any task assigned for individual events
  • Secretary Treasurer
    • Take minutes during meetings and make sure to keep the Google Drive updated
    • Manage Teams and Google Drive
    • Track income and expenses in Excel document
    • Give financial report when necessary or requested
    • Arrange for money to be collected from any event or activity that requires it (Meijer Runs, Banquet, WFF, etc.)
    • Meet with advisor at least once a semester to update them on finances
    • Completes any task additional assigned for individual events
  • Media Coordinator
    • Send out emails and sign-up sheets for each of the different events (Meijer Runs, dinners, coat runs, etc.)
    • Take pictures for each event
    • Be active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)—upload pictures, post announcements and polls, etc.
    • Communicate with students via email and social media
    • Completes any task any additional assigned for individual events
  • Events Coordinator
    • Responsible for acquiring logistics and supplies for all ISAC events
    • Partner with the Logistics Coordinator
    • For dinners, they are responsible for confirming orders for food and organizing pick-up.
    • For WFF, they are responsible for acquiring the necessary utensils, tools, and items that the various groups might need.
    • For Christmas Banquet, they are responsible for acquiring the decoration, materials, etc.
    • Help order food and contact all the vendors for ISAC dinners with help of president and advisor
    • Completes any additional task assigned for individual events
  • Logistics Coordinator
    • Manage rentals of vans and buses from Physical Plant or Off-campus (contact advisor)
    • Communicate with the president for certain big events that need transportation (e.g. Christmas Banquet, Tubing)
    • Know & count the number of people that go on runs and come to our events
    • Communicate with drivers after they are done to make sure the vans have been returned
    • Send email to return agency that vans have been returned
    • Assign Drivers
    • Contact drivers prior to each time they are scheduled
    • Make sure to have some small change
    • Coordinate with Media Coordinator to ensure that emails are sent out
    • Arrange rotations for ISAC members assigned to individual Meijer runs
    • Complete any additional task assigned for individual events
  • ISAC Van Drivers
    • Not required to attend ISAC meetings
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    • Drive for Meijer Runs and Coat Runs
    • Need US Driver’s License and must be 21years old