Chapter Roles

  • Chapter President (CP)

    Selected and interviewed by Best Buddies Staff, s/he organizes, leads, and maintains a chartered chapter of Best Buddies.  S/he works to fulfill the mission of Best Buddies on his/her campus and is a matched Peer Buddy.

     

    Buddy Director

    A student with intellectual disabilities who serves as the leader and representative of the Buddies.  S/he works with Chapter President and Special Education Advisor to ensure full participation of the Buddies.

     

    Vice President

    Plans, supervises, and evaluates all chapter activities.  Helps the Chapter President, as necessary, with various tasks.

     

    Treasurer

    Oversees all the planning and implementation of fundraising activities for the chapter.  Ensures the chapter raises enough money to pay the $275 Leadership Conference fee due on April 30th.

     

    Secretary

    Completes the chapter paperwork required by the school and Best Buddies International.

     

     

    Associate Member

    A student who is not matched in a one-to-one friendship due to personal reasons or due to the lack of membership availability in the chapter, but s/he is required to attend group activities and to participate in fundraisers.

     

    Buddy

    A student with intellectual disabilities who is matched in a one-to-one friendship with a Peer Buddy for at least one academic year.  A Buddy must see his/her Peer Buddy twice a month and make contact once a week.

     

    Peer Buddy

    A student who is matched in a one-to-one friendship with a Buddy for at least one academic year.  A Peer Buddy must see his/her Buddy twice a month and make contact once a week.

     

    Special Education Advisor (SEA)

    Liaison between Buddies and Peer Buddies.  Provides guidance to the chapter by working closely with the Faculty Advisor, Chapter President, and Best Buddies staff.

     

    Faculty Advisor (FA)

    Liaison between school administration and chapter members. Provides guidance to the chapter by working closely with the Special Education Advisor, Chapter President, and Best Buddies staff.