IATP Committees

Alumni Relations: The primary purpose of Alumni Relations is to provide a database for TRIO Alumni from across the state and nationwide.  At conferences there is usually an Alumni Reception or some kind of Alumni activity.

Government Relations: The primary purpose of the Government Relations Committee is to assist IATP in fulfilling this goal by monitoring, engaging in, and when relevant, advocating on matters related to local, state, and federal educational initiatives that impact Idaho TRIO Programs, their participants, and other underrepresented students. An example would be going to Policy Seminar.

Membership: This committee is brand new and is basically tasked with two things: developing materials for supervisors to give new hires to orient them to IATP/NAEOP/COE, and developing a session for the IATP conference to help new hires learn more about IATP/NAEOP/COE.

Public Relations: The Public Relations committee is in charge of putting together the annual Idaho TRIO Factbook. The Factbook gathers information about each Idaho institution’s TRIO programs and showcases a TRIO individual from each TRIO program.This information is then put together and given to our stakeholders. The Public Relations committee also runs the IATP website, listserv, and Discord Server.

Scholarship: This committee works to develop IATP’s scholarship program, which awards scholarships to eligible Idaho TRIO participants each year. This committee is responsible for developing fair scholarship prompts, selecting a group of readers to rank submissions, and working with the treasurer to distribute scholarships. This committee also works on fundraising activities to ensure the pool of scholarship funding continues to be robust for future years.

Conference: The conference planning committee is actually split into two committees: the IATP Conference Committee and the Student Leadership Committee. These committees typically only serve for a portion of the year. Both conferences rotate on which institution is hosting them, and the Student Leadership Committee further rotates between youth and adult participants.