One Act became a student organization recognized by the University in January 2013 and is run by a Steering Committee.
General Body Meetings happen
approximately weekly in order for all members of One Act to stay
connected to the organization. They are led by members of the Steering
Committee - Committee Chairs (Events
Co-Chairs, Public Relations Co-Chairs, Peer Education Co-Chairs) and
Coordinators (Financial, Membership, Advisory Board, and Communications) and are attended by the full-time staff Advisor from Student Wellness. A weekly update is sent out to all members of the organization by the Communications Coordinator.
of One Act include peer educators, Committee members, Committee Chairs,
and Coordinators. A current membership application can be accessed by under "Documents and Forms" on the right side menu.
members are responsible for attending committee
meetings regularly and contributing to the internal organization of One Act
(approximately 2 hours per week, plus attendance at One Act events). Any member
of One Act may be on a committee.
chairs are responsible for monitoring the direction of One
Act’s committees by taking on a traditional leadership role within the group
(approximately 6-8 hours per week).
Committee chairs work closely with the Institutional Committee from
Counseling and Wellness. Chairs will
serve on the Steering Committee, facilitate General Body meetings
on a rotating schedule, and attend monthly Advisory Board meetings (1
hour). Committee chairs are expected to
keep their committee and the larger One Act group updated on a consistent
basis. It is strongly encouraged that
all Committee chairs attend peer educator trainings even if not serving as a
peer educator. Below is a brief description of each committee.
Planning. The Events
planning committee will be in charge of creating social events for One Act
members as well as events for students across campus who have been trained in
the One Act curricula. They will host campus-wide events as needed and are
strongly encouraged to collaborate with other groups on campus. These events should be rooted in
deconstructing gender norms to end interpersonal violence and provide means for
community members to learn more about One Act.
Relations. The Public Relations committee will be in charge of
advertising for One Act as well as implementing and up keeping an online
presence. Outreach will include creating
publicity campaigns for One Act trainings, Pit presence, and social media
advertising prior to One Act events.
Education. Peer education committee members will be in charge of both
curriculum development and training facilitations. They will help schedule
the One Act training presentations as well as create specialized scenarios for
Sunshine. Sunshine Chair and committee members will plan
social events for One Act members and peer educators, possibly partnering with other violence prevention groups. Given the difficult nature of work in violence prevention, the Sunshine Committee will encourage
and increase self care amongst Peer Educators and other members through organizing fun outings (ice cream socials, yoga, workshops, etc) and share information about wellness, secondary trauma, and self-care.
responsible for a particular aspect of One Act (financial, membership,
communication, and Advisory Board) but do not require their own committees made
of One Act members. They attend weekly Steering Committee meetings and work
closely with the Institutional Committee members.
Financial Coordinator maintains the budget, oversee purchasing, seek funding
opportunities, and coordinate fund raising events with the Events committee.
Membership Coordinator develops and
distributes the membership application for membership to One Act, actively
recruit members/peer educators (ie. follow up w/ interested folks after
trainings, etc), and oversee the leadership selection process and transition
Communications Coordinator is responsible for disseminating information across
One Act and to all trained Tar Heels. He/She/Ze
oversees list servs and creates a weekly newsletter for all members of One Act.
Advisory Board Coordinator serves as the primary contact for the Advisory Board,
which meets approximately once/month for one hour.