There are many ways to get more involved with the NMGC. One of the best ways is to become an active member of one of our committees.
There are seven different committees that you can join: the Board of Regions, Research, Heritage, Strategic Planning, Membership, Programming, and Finance. Full committee descriptions and member responsibilities are below. Please consider joining one or more and contact the Committee Head to sign-up.
Board of Regions (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join)
The principal purposes of the Board of Regions shall be to oversee and manage the business of the recognized regions of the of the National Multicultural Greek Council, Inc. (the “Council”), and to aid the local councils in the collective mission to: provide a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, programs, and services between its constituent fraternities and sororities; to promote the awareness of multicultural diversity within collegiate institutions, their surrounding communities, and the greater community-at-large, and to support and promote the works of its Members.
Research (Please contact email@example.com to join)
The purpose of the Research Committee shall be to collect and disburse data on member organizations of the NMGC. In the field of higher education, scholars write research articles and the media writes news articles to further advance the knowledge on fraternal organizations. The data collected from member NMGC organizations shall only be used to enhance this contribution to knowledge.
Heritage (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join)
The Heritage committee is responsible for the recording and documentation of documents and information owned by the NMGC and its member organizations to ensure proper record keeping for prosperity.
Strategic Planning (Please contact email@example.com to join)
The Strategic Planning committee’s main purpose is to develop strategic plans of action for implementing the long term goals of the NMGC.
Programming Committee (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join)
The Programming Committee (the “Program Committee”) is the standing committee of the Council empowered to plan the Annual and Bi-Annual National Conferences of the Council and other such programs as determined by the Program Committee
Any Member is eligible to have a representative serve on the Program Committee. In addition, if any Member or individual has ties with a specific venue, hotel establishment or hotel chain, or even experience with the hospitality industry, he/she would be an ideal candidate to serve on the Program Committee as to handle much of the negotiations with the target hotel or venue.
While the Program Committee will be responsible for researching the different components and amenities of each event it plans, no Committee member has the authority to sign a contract and bind the Council unless such member receives the express written consent of the National President to execute a contract as the authorized representative of the Council.
After the completion of the initial research and planning, the Program Committee is required to present a preliminary budget to the Treasurer for approval.
Finance Committee (Please contact email@example.com to join)
The Finance Committee (the “Finance Committee”) is another standing Committees of the Council. In accordance with the Bylaws, the National Treasurer must serve as chairperson of the Finance Committee.
Specifically, the Finance Committee is responsible for:
- Providing the Executive Board assistance with oversight of the Council’s assets and periodic evaluations of the Council’s financial affairs;
- When necessary, selecting and overseeing the independent audit firm responsible for performing an audit of the financial books and records of the Council;
- Advising and making recommendations regarding systems of accountability in the operations and conduct of the business of the Council;
- Understanding and overseeing the financial and compliance reporting process of the Council; and
- Understanding the Council’s financial operations and programs.
Membership Committee (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join)
The Membership Committee (the “Membership Committee”) is another standing Committees of the Council. In accordance with the Bylaws, the Vice President must serve as chairperson of the Membership Committee.
Specifically, the Membership Committee is responsible for:
- Disseminating, Collecting and Reviewing applications for membership on the Council;
- Instituting an annual eligibility review of current members of the council ;
- Making recommendations to the General Assembly regarding applications for membership on the Council;
- Making recommendations to the General Assembly regarding member status as a result of the member eligibility review;
- Reviewing, Revising all documents, forms and applications for membership, and the member eligibility review