Bronco Events & Activities Team


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About BEAT

The Bronco Events & Activities Team (BEAT) exists to enhance student life at Cal Poly Pomona. Bringing quality live entertainment to campus and maintaining a fun learning atmosphere are some things the BEAT is known for, but there is much more to how the team operates. Guided by the ASI motto, “Students Serving Students,” BEAT evaluates student needs and creates strategies for satisfying them.As the face of ASI and representatives of the student population, BEAT has the ongoing responsibility of creating programs that facilitate growth and learning for students while staying current with popular trends.

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Traditional Programs and Special Events

BEAT creates traditional programming throughout the year to look forward to. These events typically are larger scale events involving multiple activities throughout the event. Traditional programs BEAT plans each year include Midnight Madness, Billy Bronco’s Birthday Bash, CPP’’s Got Talent, Stress Relief Week and Rock the Commons. Traditional programs include collaborative events with campus housing, the Village, campus clubs and the Culture Centers. These traditional programs give BEAT valuable experience within the skilled areas of negotiation and time management, and also give them an opportunity to head their own committee and work with other departments.

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Music Series

BEAT is responsible for planning musical programs on campus that feature a variety of musical tastes and genres. Past programs have included BroncoFusion, the weekly Noon-Hour Concert Series: U-Rock, Café Nights, Traveling Shows, and Strictly Sessions. These chairs will learn about timeliness, performance contracts, technical support, delegation, co-sponsorships, hospitality, and publicity. The Music Chairs will learn how to organize effectively, manage committees, and develop relationships with performers, agents and other organizations.

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Social Activities

BEAT creates interesting activities within the Bronco Student Center (BSC) for student enjoyment. The chairs plan events for students to get away from the stress of daily college life. This can include passive events in which students just hang out or more active events like games or performances. Past events include video games tournaments, billiards tournaments, comedy shows, Pongs of Fury and Nite Owl. This programming teaches the BEAT chairs about performance contracts, hospitality, delegation, volunteer recruitment, and creativity.

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Operations

In working closely with the Secretary of Programs and Services, the BEAT chairs monitor the BEAT budget, prepare the weekly meeting agendas and minutes, maintain official programming records, purchase office supplies, and assist in coordinating the vital functions of the office. This teaches office administration, follow-up practices, organization, parliamentary procedure, and more.

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Marketing

BEAT students are in charge of promoting the BEAT to Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) as the leading group in campus programming. This includes promotion of BEAT as a whole as well as individual BEAT events to maintain a consistent and high level of marketing and publicity. The BEAT chairs are in charge of knowing all posting policies on campus and in brainstorming creative ways to publicize their events. The BEAT chairs must become familiar with staff from ASI Marketing, Design and Public Relations, Design and Public Relations department, University Housing, the University Village, the CLA building, Foundation, OSL, Cultural Centers and other groups on campus in order to develop relationships that assist in marketing. This provides opportunities to learn about marketing, advertising, follow-up practices, delegation, campus policies, and more.

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BEAT Committee Volunteers

Volunteers are also needed to assist every BEAT chair in coordinating, facilitating and executing programs and services during the course of the year. BEAT Committee Volunteers gain access to events(usually behind the scenes) and valuable programming experience.