What is ROC?
ROC (Residents on Campus) is a board of Student Government Inc. that represents the on campus student body. It is the Residence Hall Association at the University of Maine.
Our mission statement reads:
How does ROC work?
The ROC General Assembly consists of one voting member from each residence hall. The ROC Programming Committee consists of one voting member from each hall also. ROCs President and Vice-President are elected each March by all students who reside on campus. The VP of Programming, VP of Financial Affairs, National Communication Coordinator, and Secretary are appointed by the President. These officers, along with the advisor serve as ROCs non-voting Executive Board, which make recommendation to the ROC General Assembly and Programming Committee and carries out duties specified in the ROC Constitution. The rules of ROC are contained within the ROC Constitution, General Assembly Bylaws, and Financial Policies.
How is ROC funded?
The majority of ROCs funds come from Student Auxiliary Services. They allocate $6.00 per resident student. Student Government funds ROC through the annual budget (usually over $10,000.00).
How is the money spent?
Student Auxiliary Services Funds: ROC is allocated $6.00 per resident student per semester.
Student Government Inc. Funds
ROC General Assembly funds are spent in many different ways. Here are some examples:
The Special Event Fund is currently used for the annual Quebec trip. The trip is open to 300 on campus students usually costing the student around $70.00. If the trip does not fill up with on campus students, off campus students will have a chance to sign up at a slightly higher cost.
Funds that are designated for each residence hall are used at the discretion of the HGB. While the list of possible events or other expenditures is endless, it might include:
These are really just the tip of the iceberg. It is very important that HGBs are encouraged to plan events and use the funds allocated to them. The money comes from each resident and they should benefit from it! Details about how money is spent are available in the Financial Policies.
Where is ROC located?
We are located in 161 Memorial Union. If you have any concerns, questions, or ideas please stop by or call us at 581-1760.
Meeting times for the ROC General Assembly this fall will be on Monday at 6:00 in the Bumps Room (in the Memorial Union). The Programming Committee Meetings are at 5:00 on Mondays. We invite all Residents, HGB members, Resident Directors, and Resident Assistants to attend. ROC General Assembly meetings are open for anyone interested in attending.
What is HGB?
The Hall Governing Board (HGB) is the representative council of each individual residence hall. For more information about HGBs, visit the HGB page.
What is the NACURH?
As of September, ROC is a member of NACURH, the National Association of College and University Residents Halls. The regional website for the northeast (NEACURH) is nacurh.org/neacurh. ROC attends NEACURH and NACURH conferences.