Residence Hall Councils

Hall Council Applications for 2016-17 will be available Wednesday, September 7!

Hall Council Lead Where You Live

What is a Hall Council?

Hall Council is a group of students who are elected by members of the residence halls to represent the community by:

  • keeping the residents informed of residence hall, campus, and student senate activities and issues;
  • seeking information from residents to relay to hall council and Student Senate;
  • coordinating the planning and implementation of educational, social, cultural and recreational activities within the residence hall;
  • assisting the Area Coordinator in matters pertaining to the physical condition of the hall;
  • encouraging concern for the quality of life and community development in the residence hall.

Each Hall Council is advised by an Area Coordinator or a Community Coordinator. Each Hall Council will have a budget with which to work in order to provide events and activities in the halls, purchase supplies and equipment and to use for general hall improvements. (*Note: North, Sorensen and Gibbs Halls comprise the Complex, which will have one Hall Council. Arbor View/Chapel View/College View will be combined into one Hall Council).

Each Hall Council has five executive positions elected by the building's residents during fall elections. The executive positions are President, Vice President, Council Recorder, Publicity Coordinator, and Senator.

Additionally, each council has Floor Representatives. Floor representatvies are not elected and join by completing the Hall Council Floor Representatives Interest Form by Wednesday, September 21.

Elections will be held in mid-September. Please see the entire fall timeline HERE

Hall Council Offices and Position Descriptions

President

  • Schedules, plans, and conducts Hall Council meetings
  • Establishes agenda with input from the council, hall, and advisor
  • Maintains knowledge of Hall Council policies and procedures
  • Insures all council events and decisions are within college policies
  • Serves as council representative on Inter Hall Council

Vice President

  • Assumes responsibilities of the President if the President is absent
  • Serves as Hall Council parliamentarian
  • Organizes discussions and sub-committees
  • Manages the Hall Council budget and keeps financial records
  • Insures purchases fall within college guidelines

Council Recorder

  • Records minutes and notes during Hall Council meetings
  • Distributes meeting minutes to council members
  • Records and keeps a permanent file of all meeting information
  • Keeps attendance records

Publicity Coordinator

  • Organizes and coordinates publicity for events and initiatives
  • Is responsible for Hall Council social media

Hall Senator (*position only available via Student Senate elections)

  • Reports to Hall Council all Student Senate activities relating to hall and campus
  • Seeks concerns of the hall to relay to Student Senate and represents the hall’s views on issues

Floor/Section Representative

  • Solicits feedback from floor/section related to hall council
  • Provides ideas and support for Hall Council events and initiatives
  • Communicates information about events to floor/section members

Election Timeline for Fall 2016

By Wednesday, September 7 Hall Council Applications available via Residential Life website
Sunday, September 11

Hall Council Information Meetings in each Residence Hall.

Council Time Location
Sohre 7:15pm Main Lounge
Pittman 7:30pm Basement Lounge
Norelius 8:00pm Lounge Outside 2H
Complex 8:00pm North Basement
Uhler 8:45pm Lounge
Rundstrom 8:15pm Lounge
Prairie View 6:30pm Lounge
International Center 7:00pm Lounge
Southwest 9:15pm Main Lounge
The Views 8:00pm College View Lounge
Wednesday, September 14 Online applications submitted by 12:00 pm (noon)
Wednesday, September 14 to
Tuesday, September 20
Hall Council Candidate Campaigning (Campaigning follows the guidelines used by Student Senate. For more information please go here and read Article IV of the Student Senate Bylaws.)
Wednesday, September 21

Elections for President, Vice President, Council Recorder, and Treasurer held online via Res Life Survey Monkey ballots

Floor Represenative interest form deadline

Thursday, September 22 Final election results posted & candidates notified
Sunday, September 25

First Council Meeting (Your Hall), 6:30pm
All Campus Hall Council Training, 7:15 - 9:00pm