Student Events and Activities Board
About the SEA Board
As the premier student-run programming board at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the mission of the Student Events and Activities Board (SEA Board) is to be a student-led organization that enhances and engages the NSU Community by providing a variety of social, cultural, and traditional events. S.E.A. Board is dedicated to creating a strong campus community, by engaging students through diverse events and providing leadership opportunities.
SEA Board has nine student workers who lead the planning and implementation of the events, an advisor to oversee the students, a programming assistant to aid with the day to day tasks, and many other student volunteers who help make the events successful.
Programming Board Positions
The president of SEA Board oversees the total operation of the organization. This includes interpreting the SEA Board Constitution, planning and implementing staff meetings, maintaining staff morale and productivity, and working closely with the advisor on assigned tasks and projects. The President plans staff bonding, retreats, and aids in the training of new members.
NSU, while a relatively young institution, holds many traditions which are implemented and progressed by the Vice President of Traditions. One such event is Sharkapalooza, held on the first Friday of the fall semester where students can enjoy free food, local vendors, novelties, and learn how to get involved on campus. Other traditions include Homecoming Week, Crunch Brunch, the Welcome Back Carnival, and NSU’s Got Talent. The Vice President of Traditions works closely with clubs and organizations on campus as well as local vendors in order to provide NSU Students with as many opportunities as possible!
SEA Board loves our volunteers and recognizes that we are not nearly as successful or have as much fun without them! The Vice President of Membership and Development keeps track of all of our wonderful volunteers, and sets up bi-weekly meetings to keep everyone informed on upcoming events and opportunities. The VPMD makes sure the organization is on the same page, and works hard to recognize our members during birthdays as well as determining the Member of the Month award!
Traditions run deep here at Nova, and as the Vice President of Traditions, this position plans and executes many of our traditions. From working with clubs and organizations, to outside vendors, they do it all! A few traditional events that you can look forward to include Sharkapalooza, Homecoming Week, Crunch Brunch, Welcome Back Carnival, and NSU?s Got Talent. Sharkapalooza is planned the first Friday of the fall semester where you can enjoy free food, local vendors, novelties, and learn how to get involved on campus. Crunch Bruch is hosted the Monday of finals week each semester and features a game show and free breakfast. Welcome Back Carnival is held winter semester and is co-sponsored with SEA Thursday. NSUs Got Talent is NSU?s version of America's Got Talent where students can compete for money for their organizations account.
Who says there is nothing to do on campus?! The Entertainment Chair works hard to host exciting events for our students to kick back and enjoy because they deserve to have fun! Some events include cover bands and artists, magicians, hypnotists, and much more! Entertainment events generally have free food and giveaway items that students can take back with them, so make sure you come out and enjoy our free on-campus entertainment!
The Main Stage Chair is a new, lively position designed specially with NSU students in mind. Events include novelties and giveaway items, such as hats, t-shirts, personalized street signs, and more! The Main Stage Chair works with local vendors and companies to bring special items and events to NSU students, so keep up with our events so you can take home something special!
SEA Thursday has become a welcomed tradition here at NSU. The Event is hosted bi-weekly in the UC Spine from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Thursdays! The campus gathers for free food, music, and other themed activities determined by the SEA Thursday Chair. Clubs and organizations on campus are welcomed to table as well as outside vendors in order to inform NSU students of on and off campus opportunities. RadioX, the NSU radio station, provides music and entertainment! If you aren’t there, where are you? If you are interested in signing up your organization to participate in SEA Thursday, log onto the OrgSync Web site, (hyperlink http://www.orgsync.com/) go to your organization's forms, and complete the SEA Thursday Tabling Form.
NSU is an incredibly diverse and multi-cultured campus. The Multicultural Chair offers the NSU community a look into the diversity within the college through a handful of exciting events. These events include food from different cultures, music from different countries, and general information on minorities that you would never have known! The celebration of diversity is one of the main results of the Multicultural Chair! Past events include African Student Day, Global Village, and Que Viva Mexico!
Let’s be honest, who wants to stay on campus ALL the time? South Florida is meant to be seen! The Trips and Recreation Chair plans multiple events designed to get students off campus and enjoy the culture of South Florida. Past events include Halloween Horror Nights, a day trip to Key West, and a Call of Duty Tournament among others. Students are either taken for free or given an extreme discount offered only to NSU students. On campus events include pool parties, dodge ball tournaments and more! Take a trip with SEA Board and live a little livelier.
So you’re probably wondering what in the world is a programming assistant? They are a BLESSING. The programming assistant supports the programming board with day to day tasks. For example, managing the budget, providing stories of valor and love, and just being a positive influence on the team! Requirements for the programming assistant include telling funny, side-splitting jokes, and having consistently great hair days.
The Advisor directly advises the student program board members. In general, they are our inspiration and our challengers who push us to create events that turn out much bigger than our individual selves. It is the role of the advisor to provide for the student programming board and be our safety net if we do so need. Daily tasks for the advisor include demonstrating mom-like tendencies, glaring menacingly at random DOSA staff members, and appearing at every event because they love S.E.A. Board! Requirements include a sense of humor, a snuggie for when the office gets a little cold, and a genuine love for programming.
Looking to become more involved with SEA Board? We would love your help! We are always looking for volunteers to help set up and run events! Make sure to attend our general meetings that happen every other Monday from 12:00pm to 1:00 p.m. in the Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and check us out on OrgSync! If you have any questions or comments, please email SEA-Board@nova.edu, or call the office at (954) 262- 7223. Feel free to visit us in the SEA Board office located in the Office of Student Activities at the Don Taft University Center. We hope to see you soon!
SEA Board asks that all NSU students bring their SharkCard to get into the events. See you at the events, Sharks!