A student is responsible for building his/her Torch résumé through the Torch Awards Online System. Each member should read through the activity list in this handbook, plan activities, carry them out, and log into the Torch Awards Online System to add the activities to the résumé themselves. Students should then respond accordingly to their advisor’s/reviewer’s comments on their activities and ensure that the advisor/local reviewer submits the résumé through the online system by the appropriate deadline.
Students must get their Member IDs and passwords from their advisor. If forgotten, students/advisors may request the username and/or password online at https://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/ForgotPW.asp.
Each activity added in the online system has one of the seven Torch categories and an activity attached to it. The student must also list the date of the activity and must write a description of the activity to add it to the résumé. Activity descriptions must be a complete sentence.
Rules for Résumés and Résumé Activities
NEW FOR 2016-2017: Activity descriptions do not need to begin with an action verb. This is a change to the resume rule.
The local advisor is the supervisor and administrator of his/her student's Torch Award quest. The advisor is involved through the beginning, middle and end of a student's journey through the Torch Awards program, providing access to the online system, walking students through the process, and submitting completed resumes for award consideration.
An advisor may choose to delegate his/her Torch Award duties to a responsible student, such as a chapter President or Vice President. This student then shares responsibility with his/her advisor to fill the role of supervisor and administrator of chapter member's participation in the program.
The steps to appoint a student as a local Torch Award Reviewer are as follows:
Whether it is an advisor or student administering the program for the chapter, that person has the following responsibilities:
State Advisors are responsible for reviewing submitted Statesman and/or Diplomat résumés using the Torch Awards Online System. State advisors are the administrators of the Diplomat and/or Statesman Awards. Statesman Awards must be given at the state level. State advisors decide how and when to give the Diplomat Award. They can leave it up to the local advisor, assign regional helpers to give it at regions, or take care of it at the state level.
State Advisors have the option of delegating Torch Award duties to State Advisor Helpers. To create Torch Award accounts for these helpers, State Advisors should follow the following steps:
The State Advisor must delegate all of the following responsibilities between him/herself or State Advisor Helpers: