U in the Driver Seat is a collegiate peer-to-peer program dedicated to reducing car crash fatalities by college-aged drivers. This group seeks to utilize positive peer influence through message development and education outreach on the five main risk factors – distractions, impairments, drowsiness, speeding, and lack of seat belt use. U in the Driver Seat is committed to fighting the number-one killer of college-age students in America, but it can only succeed with the involvement and commitment of students who are represented by the U in the Driver Seat Collegiate Advisory Board.
Member Duties · Participate in quarterly meetings (between October. 2023-May 2024) and respond promptly to periodic e-mail requests for input and feedback · Organize an active U in the Driver Seat program on your campus and within your community and host program-oriented events and activities · Actively visit the U in the Driver Seat website http://u-driver.com · Promote U in the Driver Seat contests and special events · Provide input and feedback on new program materials, safety messages, promotional items and related elements · Provide input and insight on ways to successfully engage college students and sustain interest in the U in the Driver Seat program · Serve as a safety ambassador and leader for U in the Driver Seat by leading by example. This includes but is not limited to abiding by any university policies and laws regarding alcohol use, as well as U in the Driver Seat beliefs by refraining from driving distracted, impaired driving, underage drinking, binge drinking, or enabling of any of these behaviors.
Member Qualifications Must be: Currently enrolled in a two or four-year degree-seeking program · Willing to commit to quarterly meetings via conference call, web meeting, or in-person, as well as respond promptly to periodic e-mail requests for feedback on U in the Driver Seat-related material or ideas.
Member Term · Members are asked to commit to serving a minimum of two-semester term lengths (Fall and Spring) · Members may serve more than two terms, so long as they re-apply and meet qualifications each year.
Member Meeting Requirements · Meet quarterly (estimated meeting time of 2 hours per meeting) · Members will have the option to participate in all meetings through a toll-free conference call and/or Zoom virtual meeting.
Collegiate Advisory Board Application
Applications are due Friday, September 15, 2023, at 11:59 a.m. Due to security, applications cannot be saved.
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