Steering Committee

The Regatta Steering Committee

The Regatta is planned and organized by a body of students—the Regatta Steering Committee. Through this involvement, you will develop as a leader, create long-lasting campus connections, gain real-life experience, take ownership in planning a signature event, and leave an enduring mark on IUPUI’s campus community!

A position on the Regatta Steering Committee will require professionalism, a good attitude, attendance to bi-monthly full committee meetings, and consistent communication with fellow committee members. Through your involvement, you will be assisting various teams as they prepare for this large event.

Apply today to join the Regatta Steering Committee

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Responsibilities and commitments

  • It is an expectation of all committee members to be a part of the team for 10 months (January-October).
  • Committee members will be required to attend bi-weekly meetings throughout the spring semester and summer and weekly committee meetings beginning in August leading up to Regatta.
  • All applicants are expected to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and exhibit a high level of professionalism.
  • All committee members will be working with programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Drive, and GroupMe in order to achieve successful communication throughout the coordination of the IUPUI Regatta.
  • All position descriptions below indicate the responsibilities of each committee member.
    • Committee members will also be expected to complete a certain number of volunteer hours outside of their position descriptions to help advance the event (e.g., tabling).
    • It is essential to understand that your responsibilities may not be limited to the following descriptions, as the IUPUI Regatta is continually growing and changing.
  • Finally, be aware that all committee members work together as a team and overlap in their responsibilities for the entire year's process.


  • Identifies and secures financial sponsorships from campus partners including on-campus offices and IU and Purdue Schools at IUPUI
  • Serve as the liaison to the IUPUI Alumni Office and associated partners with Regatta Week such as Battleships (Jagathon) and Flick N’ Float (SAPB)
  • Submit orders and financial transaction forms for all non-contract purchases
  • Coordinates the placement of the sponsors for the day of Regatta
  • Serves as the main point of contact for internal sponsors throughout the entire planning process
  • Works with the team to research, employ, and manage all forms of fundraising for the Stefan S. Davis IUPUI Regatta Scholarship fund

  • Assists the Director of Vendors with identifying vendors for Regatta
  • Manages volunteer registration process and volunteer orientations
  • Develops volunteer schedules and shifts based on committee needs
  • Coordinates all volunteers the day of setup and race day
  • Serves at the committee point of contact at the Command Tent during Regatta

  • Develops an IUPUI Regatta social media plan
  • Manages the official IUPUI Regatta Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts
  • Develops new electronic methods to market the event to the campus and community
  • Works closely with all committee members to develop targeted marketing campaigns and secure engaging content
  • Posts and engages on all social media outlets
  • Serves as the main social media correspondent for the day of Regatta

  • Develops the Regatta Court timeline
  • Organizes all aspects of the Regatta court, including application, interviews, orientation, and selection process
  • Secures materials for the Regatta court and Regatta Royalty, including crowns, sashes, etc.
  • Serve as the liaison to Student and Family Connections for the Family Meet and Greet during the Regatta
  • Execute the scholarship paperwork for Regatta Royalty winners
  • Coordinate the appearances of Regatta Court, IUPUI Mascots, cheerleaders, and serve as the main contact for IU and IUPUI administrative appearances

  • Organizes the Dog Costume Contest, Tug of War, and Cardboard Boat Race
  • Researches and employs contests that add to Regatta festivities
  • Updates registration and rules of existing Regatta contests and assigns prizes for each contest winner
  • Oversees all aspects of Regatta contests
  • Serve as the primary master of ceremonies for contests and race award presentations


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