- Be a role model of enthusiasm, integrity, and fairness.
- Lead membership by defining and pursuing the goals and objectives of the chapter.
- Delegate responsibilities to ensure that all members are assigned a task or placed on a committee so each member can participate in the activities and the work of the chapter.
- Call meetings to order and preside.
- Announce the business before the chapter.
- Preserve order and decorum during meetings.
- Be familiar with parliamentary procedure. The Psi Chi Constitution states that the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised governs the Society in all cases to which they are applicable.
Following election, and before the end of spring term:
- Receive orientation from preceding president and from the faculty advisor.
- Take possession of all the necessary chapter materials—the chapter records, the president’s record, etc.
- Confirm with the faculty advisor and outgoing officers that all accounts from the academic year are cleared and that all reports have been submitted to the Central Office.
- Check to see that registrations have been properly administered.
- Order and pay for necessary supplies from the Central Office.
- Read and follow the information in the Psi Chi Chapter Handbook.
- Find out what resources are available locally, and Society-wide.
- Plan a meeting with out-going, and/or in-coming officers and the faculty advisor to prepare for the upcoming year.
- Be sure that Psi Chi has met requirements for campus recognition with the Student Life Office.
- Set up the Chapter Calendar for the semester.
- Post the Calendar and remind the Chapter of meeting times.
- Determine if extra funds are necessary and instruct the Fundraiser of necessary funds.
- Describe Psi Chi, its goals, and the accomplishments of your chapter.
- Be prepared to represent Psi Chi whenever the occasion arises.
- Ensure that the chapter participates in Society Psi Chi elections.
- Ensure that all required forms have been sent to the Central Office, including any chapter reports.
- Ensure that all new officers have received the materials related to their offices, and that they are comfortable with their working knowledge of their duties and responsibilities.