Purpose & Mission
The Green Mountain College Speakers Bureau will develop and implement guidelines and procedures for the acquisition of funding for individual speakers and speaker series at Green Mountain College. Additionally, this body will administer such guidelines and procedures, and will approve funding for such programs.
Funding Criteria of the Speakers Bureau
The Green Mountain College Speakers Bureau will fund programs that meet the following criteria:
Funding Priorities of the Speakers Bureau
Groups or individuals seeking to fund a speaker’s visit to GMC must provide at least 50% of the total cost (including speaker fees, overnight stays, travel, meals, or other expenses). The Speakers Bureau is especially interested in encouraging programs that are accessible and of interest to the general public, as well as to the campus community.
Requests for Funding
All College students, faculty and staff may request of the Speakers Bureau funding for both individual speakers and speaker series, within the following guidelines:
Approval of Funding
Speaker grants will be allocated on a competitive basis to individuals or groups that demonstrate how the goals of the program meet the funding criteria and priorities of the Speakers Bureau. Grants will be approved by a simple majority vote of the bureau. Applicants will be notified of approval within 48 hours of the vote. Applicants who are not approved for funding will be issued a letter from the chair of the Speakers Bureau explaining why the funding request was not approved. When you receive funding, please give Speakers Bureau credit in your list of sponsors and acknowledgements.
Deadlines for Applications
The Green Mountain College Speakers Bureau will consider applications for funding at regular meetings during the first three months of each term. Please contact James Harding, (802) 287-8210 for current application deadlines. Because funding is limited, applications turned in at the beginning of the academic year will have a much better chance of receiving approval.