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What is BOP?

The Board of Programmers (affectionately called "BOP") is a group that provides large-scale social programming for Collins residents and seeks to uphold the major traditions of Collins.  We focus on the planning and execution of four major events throughout the school year, which include the Halloween Dance, the Dickens Dinner, the Viennese Ball, and CollinsFest.  Additionally, we assist with other big Collins traditions, such as Welcome Week and Hogwarts Week.

How is BOP structured?

We're led by one of the two vice presidents of Collins, and the VP works with the leadership and all the members of BOP to plan the many components of events.   The organization itself is divided into committees, which vary depend on the event. BOP is typically split into three committees: Promotions, Logistics, and Theme.  Volunteers are typically assigned to committees based on their personal preferences and perceived strengths.

What types of people join BOP?

Our current members have experience ranging from planning their high school prom to simply making arts and crafts in their spare time.  Even if you're not particularly artsy, BOP has plenty of opportunities for people who simply want to take part in something.  We're open to all Collins residents and we're always looking for new creative and organized minds!

How can I get involved with BOP?

If you're interested in helping out with a particular event, you can contact the VP BOP, Julia Ritter, at juritter@indiana.edu or you can simply show up to a meeting to join.  The meeting time for the 2012-2013 year is Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm in the Edmondson Basement Classroom.

What are BOP's policies?


All members must attend weekly meetings.  Members are allowed one unexcused absence per semester, and reasonable excused absences are allowed.


All members are allowed one vote each, and a member must be present for his or her vote to count.  The VP cannot vote unless there is a tie.

Who are the leaders of BOP?


Vice President--Julia Ritter

Julia oversees the Board of Programmers.  She runs the weekly meetings, organizes members, facilitates group discussion, and makes final programming decisions.

Secretary--Kristen White

Kristen manages attendance records, enforces the BOP attendance policy, takes minutes, and keeps record of all important documents.

Treasurer--Ashleigh Smith

Ashleigh oversees the annual budget, serves as a financial advisor for the group, and keeps record of all receipts.

Promotions Committee Leaders --Holly Johnson and Logan Baals

Holly and Logan lead the committee responsible for planning promotional events and creating digital and paper promotional materials.

Logistics Committee Leaders --Daniel Trent and Noah Blumenthal

Daniel and Noah lead the committee responsible for designing a layout for the event space, creating a plan for how to deal with potential issues that may occur during the event, and directing others during setup and tear down of events.

Theme Committee Leaders --Cody Haupert and Sabra Tolliver

Cody and Sabra lead the committee responsible for designing decorations and activities for the events.