In addition to delegates reviewing their background guide, they must each perform their own research prior to the conference. Delegates should have some basic information (such as general vocabulary on their topic and specifics about their delegation) memorized, but we recommend that delegates also print some of the resources they use and form a research binder in case they need to quickly reference information. We also suggest that delegates bring some blank paper for note passing, though some will be provided in each committee room during sessions.
Position Paper Policy
Whether a delegate has been to one conference or ten, writing a position paper is the best way to ensure a delegate is well versed in their topic. When preparing for TUSMUNC, each delegate is required to compose their own position paper to ensure that the delegates are ready to participate and that debate is well informed. When completed, each delegate is to email their position paper to their chair (whose contact information will be included in the committee's background guide). If a delegate's position paper is submitted by November 1st, the delegate's chair will have it printed out with feedback written on it to give back to the delegate at the conference. For more about how to go about writing a position paper, visit our "How to Write a Position Paper"page, or click here for a downloadable version.
Plagiarism, cheating, and/or foul play of any sort will result in the expulsion of the delegate from the conference and may also result in the revocation of any future invitation to this conference, depending on the severity of the offense. Prewritten directives, plagiarized position papers, or the use of electronics during committee will not be tolerated. Please help us to maintain the integrity of our conference by refraining from breaking these rules.