Campus Representative Information
Thank you for your interest in the APLS Campus Representative Program. With this being the first year of the Campus Representative Program, the Student Executive Cabinet is very excited to offer this unique opportunity for our student members. The information below is designed to provide you with detailed information about the Campus Representative (CR) Program including; goals of the program, responsibilities specific to the Campus Representative positive, and benefits of serving as a Campus Representative.
What is the Campus Representatives Program?
The Campus Representative Program is a program designed to facilitate communication between the AP-LS Student Executive Cabinet, Professional Members, and Student Affiliates. The primary goal is to create a network of liaisons at as many colleges and universities as possible: student members serving as official representatives of the Student Section and greater AP-LS organization.
In addition, Campus Representatives will help ensure the dissemination of information to other students about opportunities, activities, and programs organized by the Student Section and AP-LS organization.
The Student Executive Cabinet recognizes the critical role our student members serve in the future success of the AP-LS organization. Campus Representatives, by the sheer nature of the position, serve perhaps the most vital role. This dynamic program will afford students valuable leadership and professional development skills, while at the same time, help strengthen AP-LS through recruitment and collaboration. The Student Executive Cabinet remains optimistic about the bright future that lies ahead of our organization, and we encourage you to join the elite ranks of Campus Representatives.
Am I eligible to become a Campus Representative?
- You must be an AP-LS Student Member (Annual Membership Fee is $30)
- Must be enrolled at least part-time in a psychology undergraduate/graduate program, or law program
- Must be the only Campus Representative for your respected program
How does joining the Campus Representative Program benefit me?
- It's an easy way to get involved with AP-LS, the premiere organization dedicated to the promotion of psychological issues within the legal field.
- Your active participation as a Campus Representative will help distinguish you from other students, and serve as a valuable line on your CV.
- Participating in the program gives you an excellent opportunity to collaborate and network with, other students and professionals on both national and international levels—many of whom will be future colleagues and potential employers!
- Gain critical insight into the activities, research and programs the AP-LS organization is facilitating.
- Develop valuable leadership and professional skills that will benefit you throughout your future career.
- Best of all though, you get to be part of a new and exciting opportunity, and at the same time, help guide future generations of Campus Representatives.
What are my responsibilities as a Campus Representative?
You are required to use at least two effective forms of communication per month to distribute notices received in the monthly E-Newsletter and through separate flier mailings and other initiatives. Possibilities include:
- Email to entire departments (i.e. an all@psych list).
- Email to student-only lists, both grad and undergrad.
- Email to faculty-only lists, with the request that the faculty member share the info with their advisees, labs, or entire classes if appropriate.
- Post fliers on departmental bulletin boards (many depts. have several). Printing the fliers in color or on brightly colored paper is especially effective. In addition, ensure that your department's bulletin board is regularly updated and well maintained.
- Place fliers in individuals' department mailboxes.
- Make announcements during various psychology-related meetings (e.g., Psi Chi, Psych student group meetings, small departmental gatherings, faculty meetings, and lab meetings).
- Depending on the policies of your institution, some classes permit outside announcements to be made at the beginning of class, or to have an overhead left on the projector while students file into or out of class.
- Give the announcements to the departments Student Services Officer (aka Graduate/Undergraduate Advisor) and ask if they have any other effective strategies for disseminating the information.
- Complete bi-monthly Campus Representative Reports. These forms serve an important role in ensuring effective communication between the Student Cabinet and Campus Representatives.
Needless to say, anything you do in the capacity of the AP-LS Campus Representative should always reflect well on the Student Section and greater AP-LS organization.
What other information do I need to know about the program?
- The Campus Representative term is for one year.
- We request that you find a replacement before concluding your term as CR. If no replacement can be found, you should make arrangements for a temporary contact within your psychology department to post notices/fliers. When a replacement is made, you should make your methods for distribution of information available to them and inform the Student Cabinet of your replacement.
- You are required to supply AP-LS with current contact information that can be posted on the AP-LS website including; your name, campus, and email address.
- You are required to place your contact information at the bottom of any fliers that you distribute. No other changes or deletions can be made to the flier.
- You will be asked to assist in coordinating students from your campus who would like to share costs for attending the AP-LS convention. This could be as simple as introducing everyone who would like to attend to each other via email so that they can arrange travel and accommodation together.
How do I apply for the position of Campus Representative?
Email our campus representative coordinator Tallie Armstrong to receive an application to become a campus representative. Click here to see the current campus representatives.
Thank you again for your interest in the AP-LS Campus Representative Program. The Student Cabinet looks forward to working with you in helping to lead our organization into an exciting and bright future.