We are proud to offer three different types of committees for the SOCOMUN conference:
- Freshman committees are for ninth graders who have no prior experience in Model United Nations. These novice committees require little to no preparation and offer an enjoyable yet informative introduction to Model United Nations, each covering a topic of international significance.
- NOT Freshman committees are for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders with no prior experience in Model United Nations. These novice committees offer similar environments to those of our Freshman committees.
- Advanced committees are for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders with one (or more) year(s) of prior experience in Model United Nations. These committees simulate specialized bodies of the United Nations, other International Organizations, and historic committees.
Advisors are asked to assign their delegates to the appropriate type of committee to ensure fairness among all committees. Country assignments can be found here.
Advisors are asked to ensure their delegates are aware of the information below.
- No position papers or pre-written resolutions are required for this conference.
- At our conference, there will be neither specified "general debate" nor "substantive debate." Debate is open; delegates are free to discuss the topic, country policy, and solutions in their speeches.
- The Borchard Library will be open for delegates to type their resolutions and to do research.
- All delegates are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablet devices to type their resolutions or to do research.
- Delegates are welcome to connect to our wireless network.
- Each committee will give out commendation and outstanding awards.
- Freshman and NOT Freshman committees will each give out one best delegate award.
- Advanced committees will each give out one gavel award.
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