ORSA Election Info

The Ohio Recreational Sports Association is arguably the strongest state association within NIRSA. We are passionate people who are proud of our programs, services, facilities, and traditions. The ORSA Executive Committee feels we have an obligation to continue to provide our association's members with the very best leadership our state has to offer. We want to thank each individual for taking the time to stand for office and serve our great organization! To see current candidates standing for office, click here.

ORSA Executive committee

  • Three distinct roles comprise the professional portion of the Executive Committee: President Elect, President and Past President.
  • Association members vote on the President Elect position at the annual fall workshop.
  • At the conclusion of the annual workshop, the new executive committee assumes responsibility for the association
  • The professional Executive Committee members receive a travel stipend to attend NIRSA/ORSA related events. The travel stipend is determined on an annual basis by the Budget and Allocations Committee.

Qualifications to stand for office

  • Current ORSA member
  • Current staff member at an institution in the state of Ohio

 

ORSA Student Representative Information

To apply, click here. 

Timeline:

  • Student Representative Applications Deadline: Friday, September 21st
  • Student Representative Nominations Committee Evaluation: Monday, September 24 - Friday, September 28
  • Student Representative Nominee Information Announced: Wednesday, October 3 (2 candidates will be announced)
  • Student Representative Nominee Speech and Election: Thursday, November 1

  • Please be sure to send the following information to Rob Becker, ORSA Past President, at rbecker@bw.edu:

  • Email subject "ORSA Student Representative Submission"
  • Current Resume/Vita for the ORSA Website
  • Recent Head Shot of Yourself for the ORSA Website
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    Student Representative Position Description

  • Act as co-chair of the Marketing and Leadership and Development Committees.
  • Serve on the Executive Committee and collaborate with the President on all associate correspondence.
  • Collaborate with the ORSA President, National Student Representative, Region III Student Representative, and Region III Vice President to inform and educate students through conference presentations and committee involvement.
  • Maintain communication with student members through social media.
  • Receive a travel stipend to attend NIRSA/ORSA related events. The travel stipend is determined on an annual basis by the Budget and Allocations committee.
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    ORSA President-Elect Information

    To apply, click here.

    Timeline:

  • President Elect Applications Deadline: Friday, September 14
  • President Elect Nominations Committee Evaluation: Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 21
  • President Elect Nominee Information Announced: Wednesday, September 26 (2 candidates will be announced)
  • President Elect Nominee Speech and Election: Thursday, November 1

  • Please be sure to send the following information to Rob Becker, ORSA Past President, at rbecker@bw.edu:

  • Email subject "ORSA President-Elect Submission"
  • Current Resume/Vita for the ORSA Website
  • Recent Head Shot of Yourself for the ORSA Website
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    President-Elect Position Description

    • Coordinate the day to day operations of the standing and ad-hoc committees (including the Marketing Coordinator).
    • Assist in the development of short and long range goals and objectives.
    • Attend and speak at the ORSA Workshop New Member orientation.
    • Assume duties of the President in his/her absence and in the event of an unexpired term being vacated by the President.
    • In the event the President Elect position becomes vacant during the term, a replacement President Elect shall be elected at the next state business meeting to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.
    • If the President Elect position becomes vacant during the term, after the NIRSA state business meeting and before the annual fall workshop, the President will assume all President Elect responsibilities. In this case, the association will vote for a new President Elect and President at the state association.
    • Attend National, Regional and ORSA events as coordinated by the president.
    • Receive a travel stipend to attend NIRSA/ORSA related events. The travel stipend is determined on an annual basis by the Budget and Allocations Committee.