The Maryland Student Legislature is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. As such, MSL has a Board of Directors that governs its operations.

According to the Corporate Bylaws of Maryland Student Legislature, Incorporated, “The property and business of the Corporation shall be managed under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Corporation.”

What does the Board of Directors do?

The Board carries out a number of important functions. The Board:

  • Ensures the legal and financial stability of MSL;
  • Appoints the Executive Director of MSL;
  • Elects the members of the Board of Advisors;
  • Adopts the annual budget;
  • Sets event fees;
  • Selects event locations;
  • Manages MSL.org;
  • Manages MSL’s social media accounts;
  • Works with faculty and staff to support MSL;
  • Maintains records;
  • Collaborates with student legislature leadership in other states;
  • Selects the winner of the Herbert C. Smith Award from a list of finalists nominated by the Students;
  • Organizes the Summer and Winter Leadership Retreats;
  • Organizes the Legislative Reception;
  • Engages in fundraising and grant writing;
  • Hosts alumni events;
  • Approves or rejects proposed amendments to the MSL Constitution;
  • Assists student leadership in their recruitment efforts;
  • Confirms event locations for Annual Session; and
  • Secures the keynote speaker for Annual Session.

Corporate Documents

  1. Articles of Incorporation
  2. Corporate Bylaws
  3. Statutory Code
  4. Board of Directors Standing Rules of Order
  5. Five-Year Plan

Interested in Joining the Board?

  1. Board of Directors Membership Application