Fisher School of Accounting Council
The Fisher School of Accounting Council is part of the campus-wide Board of College Councils. The Council serves as a liaison between the accounting students and faculty. It sponsors professional and social programs for the benefit of accounting students and participates in projects that serve our community.
Be sure to check the FSOA calendar often for up-to-date information on upcoming meetings and events.
How to Get Involved
There are two ways to get involved with the Council. Any registered students in good standing with the University of Florida can participate in our activities as non-voting members. Non-voting members may serve on committees, but do not have the right to make motions or to vote on questions put before the Council. Voting members are students who have been admitted to the Fisher School of Accounting, are in good standing with the University of Florida, and have achieved a minimum bronze-level of membership. Voting members may serve on committees, make motions and to vote on questions put before the Council.
FSOAC Points System and Membership Levels
There are three classifications that Fisher School of Accounting Council members can be guaranteed to achieve by reaching a predetermined point benchmark and attending at least one FSOAC fundraising event:
- Gold: Gold level members, the most active and influential within the organization, are the 20 highest point earners at the end of the semester. In addition to the bronze-level benefits, gold-level members will have first priority when signing up for Council trips, and receive a special prize as recognition at the final meeting of the semester. Freshmen and sophomore accounting students who achieve gold-member status will be granted access to the J. Michael Cook/Deloitte Student Commons.
- Silver: Silver level members are the next 20 highest point earners after gold. In addition to the bronze-level benefits, silver-level members receive second priority when signing up for Council trips.
- Bronze: Bronze level members are the third highest 20 point earners after silver and gold. Points are earned by attending the various Council events which are weighted differently based on the event type (see below). Bronze-level members receive recognition in the FSOAC career fair binder distributed to employers, are eligible to run for an executive board position, and have the right to vote.
Points will be available based on the following scale:
- Meetings: 4
- Community Service: 4
- Concessions Fundraisers: 4 (see penalty below)
- Socials: 3
- General Fundraisers: 3
- Event/Project Manager: 2
- Per Committee Meeting attended: 1
Per Intramural game attended: 1
(If more than 50% of intramural games attended per sport): 3
- Per Speaker Series: 1
Stock Market Game (month's individual/team with highest percentage gains): 1
Full description: Beginning month will award individual/team achieving the highest overall gains among contestants with one point. For second and third months, overall gains will reflect only that month's gains. In other words, overall gains from the first month will be subtracted from overall gains at the end of the second month to total gains for the second month alone. Beginning and ending dates will be announced and are not necessarily beginning/end dates of months.
Penalty: A four point penalty will be issued for a member who chooses to sign up for a concessions fundraiser but does not show up to fulfill his/her slot. You can avoid this penalty by: (a) giving a three days notice of your cancellation to the Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer via email (in order to keep a record) or (b) by sending another council member to replace you and informing the Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer via email or telephone at least one hour prior to the start of the event.
Fisher School of Accounting Council reserves the right to assign points to additional FSOAC-related events.
Andrew Zaleski (councilpresidentfsoa at gmail.com)
Evie MacDougall (PhilanthropyFSOAC at gmail.com)
Lindsay Cregger (councilsecretaryfsoa at gmail.com)
Chris Shields (fundraisingFSOA at gmail.com)
Allyson Barbanell (fundraisingFSOA at gmail.com)
Gloria Hernandez (advertisingfsoa at gmail.com)
Public Relations Director
Christi Leonard (socialcommitteefsoa at gmail.com)
Adam Berg (councilintramuralsfsoa at gmail.com)