The purpose of the Oregon TRIO Student Advisory board is to create a bridge between TRIO Students and the Oregon TRIO Association, in doing so creating a more diverse organization and providing a pathway for work-field success after graduation.
The Oregon TRIO Student Advisory Board will be made up of 25 members that currently receive support from Oregon TRIO programs as well as attend public community colleges or universities as full-time students. The purpose of this board is to increase student engagement, and diverse representation within the Oregon TRIO Association as well as provide members with opportunities for professional development.
The overall goal for Student Advisory Board members is to provide greater insight into issues TRIO college students face today, including the challenges faced when trying to gain access to TRIO and additional resources. Students will also be collaborating with the event coordinator on improving the Student Leadership Conference and having a platform to advocate for TRIO students as a whole.
The goal of the association is to provide SAB members the opportunity to contribute and improve the association as a whole to better serve TRIO students. This may include data collection, building sustainable projects, and student outreach. The association will also be providing workshops for students to gain critical skills that’ll better prepare them post-graduation.
The application, criteria, and selection process for the student representatives were designed with the intent to bring a diverse representation of TRIO students in doing so removing several barriers BIPOC, first-generation, and Low-income students face when applying for positions such as these.
To remove barriers, the qualifications to apply will be minimal in order to encourage all TRIO students to apply.
Furthermore, for applicants there will be no GPA requirements to avoid any additional obstacles nor will there be a reference requirement.
Enrolled in a TRIO program
- Provide a short summary of yourself
- What motivated you to apply?
- What skills and abilities do you bring that’ll benefit the board?
- What do you hope to achieve as a board member?
Students will be required to fill out the general questions on the google forms but will have the option to attach and submit their responses to the application questions in the following formats.
Paper: Name, Date, 2 pages maximum, 1.5 space, Times New Roman, 12 font
Video/Audio File: 5 minutes or less
Note: Questions can be answered in the student’s native language
The applicant will have the option to provide a reference without restrictions as to who the reference can be. (example: can be a friend, coworker, or family member)
Below is the link for the application form, further information for staff, poster design, and an infographic for students.
Using a rubric for scoring, those who pass the application questions will be invited to move to the next round which will be a virtual interview through google meet or zoom. Attached to the invitation will be the interview questions for transparency and to give students the opportunity to prepare. Students will also be able to register for their selected time through google calendar. Interviews will be completed throughout all of November. (except holidays) Applicants do not need to dress in formal interview attire to remove the financial constraints of preparing an interview outfit. The interview format will be more relaxed to promote a positive and relaxed environment for the interviewee.
Once all 25 members are selected and finalized each will submit their schedules for time availability to ensure meetings and workshop days don’t create any time conflicts.
All meetings and training will have an allocated time of 1- hour. There will be 1 meeting and 1 workshop every month. Members must be present for all meetings and training unless notified otherwise due to circumstances not in their control. Missed meetings with no excuse will result in removal from the board.
The only mandatory in-person meetings will be the seminar and celebratory ceremony for students. (All expenses paid)
If students have questions relating to the application process they can reach out to our email