President’s Host Program
on Important Policies
Thank you so much for your
participation in and dedication to the President’s Host Program.
We appreciate all you do and the time you give as a volunteer.
To help maintain the integrity of the program and to honor everyone’s
commitment, we would like to spell out the following policies.
You’re Out” Policy
The President’s Host
program has a “three strikes” policy to ensure that all tours are covered
and that the program is fair for all participants.
What counts as a strike?
missed tour or special event (unless excused)
-Failure to find coverage
for a tour or event you signed up for but
subsequently can no
-Missing more than one
monthly meeting per semester
-Failure to sign-up for
weekly tours, special events and/or Saturdays
What happens if you get a
-First strike will result in
an e-mail from Erin M. requesting an explanation.
-Second strike will result
in a meeting with Erin M. and Coordinators.
-Third strike may result in
dismissal from the program.
We realize that studying
abroad and other situations may necessitate a President’s Host taking a
semester off from the program.
Following are guidelines to
be followed if you are in this situation:
-Unless you are studying
abroad, you CANNOT take off the semester immediately following your training
-You must notify the
Coordinators prior to the start of the semester in which you will be studying
abroad or taking a sabbatical.
-There will be no
“in-between” status. If you cannot make the full commitment (weekly tours,
special events, Saturdays), you will be “on sabbatical” for that semester.
-During your semester off,
you are expected to keep current on news within the program.
The Coordinators will be in touch with you regularly to update you on
changes to the program, the tour, the University, etc.
-Upon returning to the
program you will be required to give mock tours to the Coordinators and/or
Admissions staff until they feel you are ready to resume giving tours to
It is imperative that all
“active” P-Hosts attend monthly meetings.
These meetings provide updated and valuable information regarding the
tour, the schedule, the P-Host Program, the Office of Admissions and the
University. Meetings also help
build strength and community within the program.
The monthly meeting schedule
will be provided prior to the start of each semester. There will be two different dates and times for each monthly
meeting; P-Hosts are required to attend one of these monthly meetings each
month. If you miss a monthly
meeting, you will be required to come into the Admissions Reception Center to
pick up meeting minutes. Missing
more than one monthly meeting per semester will result in “strikes” for each
successive meeting missed.