The Cap & Skull Society Class of 2020 Candidate Application
Herein Lay the Legacies of Rutgers' Loyal Sons and Daughters

To Whom It May Concern,

The Cap & Skull Honor Society is a Senior Class Society, the only surviving class organization of its kind at Rutgers. Its mission is to honor and encourage the campus-wide pursuit of excellence in student leadership, while offering its eighteen undergraduate members in their senior year a seat at a unique roundtable of diverse peer leaders and skilled, interested advisors. Cap & Skull graduates class after class of dedicated alumni united in their affinity for their alma mater and mutually pledged to her lifelong support. Alumni Skulls are expected to exemplify the best traits and character of leaders in their communities and chosen pursuits and to never relent in their support of dear old Rutgers, far and wide. Spectemur Agendo!

Cap & Skull recognizes undergraduates who have contributed to the betterment of their Alma Mater as Loyal Sons or Daughters of Rutgers. Each year, Cap & Skull taps 18 Juniors for their commitment and service to Rutgers in various student leadership activities. Selection into Cap & Skull is based upon academic excellence, leadership, and character; for over a century, its members have set a model of leadership for the University through their actions as individuals and as an organization, and have stewarded the history, spirit, and tradition of Rutgers. Selected individuals exhibit exemplary character and promise. Membership in the Society is no simple honor. It brings with it an inherent responsibility to continue to serve as a leader making a positive impact on the Rutgers community. The Society thrives not on the accomplishments of any one member, but rather on the unified efforts of the group as a collective unit.

If you are a Rutgers student on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus graduating in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, and embody the highest ideals of Rutgers University, along with a commitment to honoring the past, present, and future of this remarkable institution, we invite you to apply for membership in our Society. Please be advised that it is assumed you will be an active participant in the society immediately upon your acceptance.

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Application Due Date: January 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm

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Please be advised that we ask for three (3) references and that you answer five (5) essay questions (some short answer and some long answer). This preview will allow you to copy and paste the questions into a separate document (either Microsoft Word or Google Document). We advise that students filling out this application copy and paste this section, as Google Form does not save any work. ONCE WORK IS LOST, IT IS LOST.

References Requirements:
1) Name
2) Relationship (how you know them e.g. mentor, advisor, etc.)
3) Phone Number
4) Email

***NOTE: We are only asking for the contact information of three references, NOT reference letters***

Essay Questions:
1) Please briefly list your merits, organizational memberships and positions, the dates of your involvement in these activities, and any other accomplishments as a Rutgers University or affiliated student that you would like to share as an applicant to the Cap & Skull Society (you may include employment, research, etc). Feel free to describe any organizational accomplishments & responsibilities. Please limit your response to no more than 2,000 characters.
2) The Cap & Skull Charter states: “The purpose of Cap & Skull is to unite leaders with diverse opinions and ideas from different campus constituencies with the intent of working together to improve campus relations and to give back to the Rutgers community. Members of Cap & Skull should set a model of leadership for the University through their actions as individuals and as an organization.” The Cap & Skull Motto is Spectemur Agendo or "Let us be judged by our actions". With this in mind, why should you become a member of Cap & Skull, and how have your actions impacted the Rutgers community? Please limit your response to no more than 5,000 characters.
3) Please describe, in detail, your most meaningful activity or greatest contribution to the University thus far. Explain how this activity or contribution, in particular, is important to the University and its traditions. What do you believe this suggests about your character and as a representative of Rutgers? Please limit your response to no more than 3,000 characters.
4) Excluding motor vehicle or parking violations, have you ever been convicted of a crime or adjudicated delinquent, even if your record was expunged? This will not be a major factor in review of your application. If no, please put N/A. If yes, please describe below.
5) Have you ever been subject to sanction or disciplinary action by any academic institution? If not, please put N/A. If yes, please describe below.

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