Student Orgs

Language Buddies

Student Organization Name
Language Buddies
Type
Language / Cultural
Statement Of Purpose/ Mission
Language Buddies is a volunteer organization affiliated with the Gustavus Adolphus College Spanish department. We are dedicated to integrating the Gustavus community, including students as well as faculty, with the Latino community in Saint Peter and building a mutually beneficial relationship.
Constitution
Language Buddies Constitution Mission Statement: Language Buddies is a volunteer organization affiliated with the Gustavus Adolphus College Spanish department. We are dedicated to integrating the Gustavus community, including students as well as faculty, with the Latino community in Saint Peter and building a mutually beneficial relationship. Article I: Purpose Our goal is to foster a meaningful relationship between the Gustavus community and the Latino community of Saint Peter. This will be accomplished through different means, depending upon the needs and interests of the community members, such as, language exchange, community resource awareness, translation help, working with/mentoring children. In addition, we want to enable Spanish professors interested in community-based learning to insert their students into the program as part of the curriculum. This allows students of all levels of Spanish proficiency to participate in a meaningful way. Finally, we will work together with other student organizations in order to participate in events relating to Latino culture, and the Spanish language. Article II: Membership Section 1: Members include students and faculty interested in the Spanish language, Latino culture, and community service. Section 2: Members will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year by contacting one of the officers. Article III: Officers Section 1: Language Buddies will have the following officer positions: President, Mediator Coordinator, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as a Faculty Advisor. All officers must be full time Gustavus students, who are in good standing with the College. Officers will have meetings monthly (at minimum) to discuss finances, activities, and general information. Section 2: The following duties are required for officer positions: A. Co-Presidents a. To be eligible for President one must have actively participated in the club for at least one semester. b. The President will apply for the position and be appointed by a majority vote with the approval of the Faculty Advisor at the end of each academic year. c. President is responsible for organizing events d. President is responsible for remaining in constant contact with the Faculty Advisor. B. Mediator Coordinator a. The Mediator Coordinator is a student of advanced Spanish ability who acts as the liaison between the community of Saint Peter and the Gustavus Community. b. Mediator Coordinator will apply at the end of the academic year to be appointed by a majority vote with the approval of the Faculty Advisor C. Treasurer a. The Treasurer will be responsible for maintaining a Student Senate budget and providing budgeting proposals. b. The Treasurer will keep an accurate and up to date record of spending. c. The Treasurer will make sure that the club does not spend beyond its means. d. The Treasurer will present the budget to the President and Faculty at the monthly meetings. D. Secretary a. It is the responsibility of the Secretary to take notes at each meeting. b. The Secretary is also responsible for publicity. Section 3: Officers will be nominated and voted for at the final meeting of each academic year. Section 4: Officers will be in position for one full academic year, if an officer travels abroad for a semester they will be inactive for that semester Article IV: Meetings Section 1: Meetings will be held by officers at a minimum of once a month, officers are required to attend and members are welcome at any of the meetings. Section 2: The Treasurer will present finances at each of the monthly meetings. Section 3: The President will present the event calendar at each of the monthly meetings. Section 4: The Secretary will take notes at the meeting and is responsible for organizing the meetings and informing members at least three days in advance of the meeting.
Affiliations
none
Application Type
apply
Website
https://gustavus.edu/mlc/spanish/languagebuddies/Spanish_at_MLLC2/Welcome.html
Members
RoleOrganization TitleFull NameE-mail
AdvisorAngelique Dwyeradwyer@gustavus.edu
PresidentBjorn Kjelstadbkjelsta@gustavus.edu
SecretaryGus Murilloamurill2@gustavus.edu
Vice PresidentNeida Juantosnjuantos@gustavus.edu

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