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Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

 

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Description

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Category

Service

Organization Mission

Describe the purpose and mission of your proposed organization.

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

President Name

President/Charter member of an organization must have completed a minimum of one (1) semester (Fall or Spring) at TCU and be in good standing with the University. Good standing is defined in the Student Organizations Handbook under Membership Requirements for Student Organizations.

Caroline Seta

President Email

Please use valid tcu.edu email addresses

Advisor Name

Advisor must be a full-time TCU faculty, staff or chaplain. Advisor will be contacted to confirm commitment.

Dr. Rosangela Boyd

Advisor School Title

(e.g. Professor, Chaplain, etc.)

Director of Community Involvement and Service-Learning

Advisor Email

Please complete the following form for the organization that you advise.

Membership Requirements

Please list any/all membership requirements and/or qualifications that are expected of new members. Please refer to the Student Organizations Handbook under Memebership Requirements for Student Organizations.

Undergraduate Membership:
i. Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester each semester of membership;
ii. Have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average;
iii. Students must have and maintain 2.0 cumulative grade point average in order to maintain active membership;
iv. Under no circumstances may an outside individual be an officer, voting member or have any other membership status within the organization.

Graduate Membership:
i. Be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) credit hours of graduate courses each semester of membership;
ii. Achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average during all semesters in office.

Removal from the organization will be done if members do not take part in activities associated with Best Buddies that include their assigned buddy. Discipline would be an as needed basis and on a three strike program with the third strike resulting in loss of membership to the organization at TCU.

Membership Dues/Fees

Will your organization require members to pay dues or entrance/initiation fees?

No

Membership Selection

How will new members join the organization?

Open enrollment - students may join at any time

Membership Selection Timeline

If membership in your organization is an application & selection process, please indicate when you typically select new members? (Check all that apply)

  • Fall
  • Spring