Hall Councils give the opportunity to make your residence life experience your own! Hall Councils respond to needs and requests from residents about their halls. They do this in many ways including through programming activities, interacting with other halls, or tailoring the decor to fit a hall’s personality; Hall Council is the place to make your ideas come to life!
Each hall is governed by a Hall Council composed of students, and is supported by a hall council advisor and an Assistant Director of Residence Life (ADRL). Hall Councils allow students to grow as leaders and ultimately shape their own living experience!
The Process for 2012-2013
Self-nominate at your first floor meeting or send an e-mail to the hall council advisors. Nominations will be accepted until September 4, 2012.
Campaigning can start as soon as you have self-nominated; be creative!
Elections will be on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the Thomas Commons during meals and 8pm-11pm within the residence halls while the RA is on duty in the hall office.
Results will be available on September 7, 2012.
Those elected should plan on attending the H2O (How To: Organizations) sessions on September 16, 2012. H2O will aid Hall Councils in the leadership development, networking and brainstorming process.
Hall Council Chair:
The responsibility of the Hall Council Chair is to facilitate the hall council meetings. This person will also stay in contact with other Hall Councils across campus.
The responsibility of the Treasury Chair is to keep track of the Hall's budget and keep the Council informed of budgetary matters. This person will need to reimburse payments and stay in contact with Residence Life and Business Services.
The Communications Chair is responsible for meeting minutes. This person is responsible for contacting other Council members with important information and work alongside the Publicity Chair to keep the online communication up to date. It is also this person's responsibility to make room reservations when applicable.
There will be a representative from every floor of the residence hall. The responsibility of the representatives is to ask for, understand and bring forward to the Council the suggestions of the residents on their respective floors.
The responsibility of the Publicity Chair is to publicize Hall Council events in a timely manner throughout the Hall (flyers, posters, word-of-mouth, etc.). This person is to work alongside the Communications Chair to keep the website up to date.
There will be two Programming Chairs in every Hall. They will collaborate to plan and execute upcoming programs.