Campus Representatives and Student Chapter Network
The Division 19 Student Chapter Network’s mission is threefold:
1. To increase the total number of qualified, interested candidates for commissioned or civil service as US Air Force, Army, Navy or VA psychologists.
2. To develop strong leaders in anticipation of eventual military service and/or participation in Division 19 governance.
3. To enhance military cultural awareness in civilian graduate education programs with respect to treatment of US military personnel (current and previous) and their family members.
Division 19 Campus Representatives are an elite community of talented and dedicated graduate students who serve as university-level ambassadors for the Division, the field of military psychology, and the United States military as a whole. Campus Reps are vital relay stations for the flow of information both from and to the Division and serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) in military psychology and related information at their respective campuses. Above all, Division 19 Campus Representatives are expected to uphold and endorse the overall mission, objectives, ideals, and core values of Division 19 and the various branches of the United States Armed Forces within which, and to whom, we serve.
Campus Representatives are encouraged to establish, develop, and operate Division 19/Military Psychology Student Chapters for the benefit of current and future students of military psychology at their universities. As part of the Division 19 Student Chapter Network, the primary objective of individual chapters is to supplement traditional graduate-level psychology education with military-specific programming, training, and educational opportunities.
Expected Roles and Responsibilities of Campus Representatives:
- 1. Assist Division 19 Student Affairs Committee in disseminating information and professional development opportunities to students interested in military psychology
- 2. Convey ideas and provide bottom-up feedback to Student Affairs Committee on behalf of fellow students. Examples of such feedback may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- a. Department of Veteran Affairs/Department of Defense internship application questions
- b. Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) questions
- c. Military-relevant clinical/research opportunities, questions, concerns
- d. APA Convention programming recommendations
- e. Challenges experienced on campus, with research and/or during clinical training
- 3. Learn Division 19 bylaws, governance, and organizational structure
- 4. Continue to develop knowledge of uniformed services and the role psychologists play within that environment
- 5. Recruit fellow students to Division 19 and APAGS
- 6. Serve as local ambassadors for Division 19 and military psychology on campus
- 7. Work with faculty advisers to enhance cultural awareness of military populations
- 1. Submit Campus Representative Activities Report to Division 19 Student Affairs Committee once per semester (dates TBD).
- 2. Hold one Business Meeting per semester on campus, with meeting minutes taken down and submitted to Student Affairs Committee as an attachment to the aforementioned Campus Representative Activities Report.
- 3. Serve as permanent (ie., non-elected, and for the length of tenure) member of Student Chapter’s Board/Leadership Team, representing and advising on Division 19’s bylaws, preferences, concerns, and best interests.
- 4. Participate in periodic teleconferences with Student Affairs Committee and fellow Campus Representatives from around the country.
- 5. (If attending the APA Convention), Campus Representatives must attend the Div. 19 Business Meeting, Presidential Address, and represent their university at the Social Hour.
CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATION
Complete the Division 19 Campus Representative Packet, which consists of:
1) Application Checklist
2) Campus Representative Application Form
3) Campus Representative Roles and Responsibilities
4) Letter to Faculty Sponsor
5) Current, 2-page, consolidated curriculum vitae detailing your academic and leadership experience.
We thank you for your interest in serving as a Campus Representative for Division 19! Being a Campus Representative is a rewarding and valuable experience in leadership, professional commitment and activity, and networking with other students and military psychologists around the country.
If you have any questions about the roles and responsibilities of the Division 19 Campus Representative position, please contact the Student Affairs Committee at StudentAffairs@militarypsych.org