Public Health COM

General Information

Our Vision

“The Council of Majors supports and initiates programs of interest to majors.”


Since its inception in 1978, the Council of Majors has sought to provide students with an opportunity to meet, share information, and discuss mutual interests. In addition, the group is a resource for students seeking information regarding post-graduation goals, including career networking and guidance with graduate school programs. By sponsoring events to benefit both the campus and the local community, the Council of Majors is also in the service of others. The Council of Majors welcomes every Public Health major to participate.

Why Join the Council of Majors?

People join the Council of Majors because they realize the need to go above and beyond what is simply required to graduate.  Healthcare is a complex institution, and in order to understand and survive within it, one must diligently seek up-to-date information about the field.  The Council tries to bring pertinent information from “real world” organizations and events into their meetings and programming in hopes that students will understand how dynamic healthcare is.  Many employers and graduate schools want to know that candidates are doing more than the minimum.  The Council of Majors is one such opportunity to go above and beyond.


2022-2023 Officers
Emmanuella OseiPresident
Velma FunebeVice President
Lesly Quizhpi RomeroTreasurer
Ember AndersonSecretary
Sneha Khati, Kristina JaikaranSocial Media Director

Election Information

Elections are run every spring between April 15th and 30th.
1. Must have two semesters or more left as an undergrad at UMBC (1 year commitment).
2. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
3. Must be a Public Health major.
4. Must be willing to speak publicly at a PHCOM meeting.
5. Preferred member of PHCOM, but not required.
6. Can choose to campaign or not.
7. Can be a new Public Health student.
8. Can nominate self.
9. Nominations are unlimited.

You can nominate yourself, a friend, a stranger, etc. as long as they are a Public Health major. Once nominated, information will be sent to the nominee about the next step.
Position Descriptions


  • Plan meeting agendas (in advance)
  • Run meetings (usually weekly)
  • Delegate tasks to board members
  • Get input from board members as well as PHCOM members
  • Communicate with adviser, guest speakers, partnering orgs, etc.
  • Make sure all campus/SGA org rules and guidelines are followed
  • Schedule events
    • Reserve room/space as needed

Vice President

  • Assist president with responsibilities listed above
  • Fill in for president at meetings/events if president cannot attend
  • Delegate tasks and/pr partner with board members to accomplish various project
  • Communicate with President, board members, PHCOM members, etc.


  • Take meeting minutes
  • Send out minutes in weekly email as well as posting them in the myUMBC group
  • Various email communication as needed


  • Take care of any financial matters
    • Attend SGA Treasurer training (1-2 hours in beginning of Fall semester)
    • Getting funding through SGA using Request for Expenditure of SGA Funds (RESGAF) form
    • Attend SGA Finance board hearing as needed to get funding
  • Come up with fundraising ideas/strategies

Public Relations

  • Take care of any advertising/spreading information between the organization and the UMBC community/public (PR is like the face of PHCOM- keep a positive and connected image to the community)
    • Flyers
    • Email communication as needed to guest speakers, etc.
    • myUMBC group
    • Instagram

Positions are not limited to the responsibilities listed above. All board members assist with various tasks as needed, like tasks that may not necessarily fit into their description. Giving input is one of the most important tasks for all board members to take part in. PHCOM cannot run without successful communication!

Other ways to find Public Health Council of Majors:

Follow us on Instagram! @umbcphcom
Follow us on Groups!