Residence Hall Councils

Hall Council Applications for 2017-18

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 20, 2017.

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

Hall Council Applications

Executive Position Application (President, Vice President, Council Recorder, Publicity Coordinator)

Floor/Section Representative Interest Form

Election Timeline for Fall 2017 (all dates tentative)

By Wednesday, September 6 Hall Council Applications available via Residential Life website
Sunday, September 10

Hall Council Information Meetings in each Residence Hall.

  • Sohre Hall - 8:00pm in the Lower Level Community Room
  • Pittman Hall - 7:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
  • Norelius Hall - 8:00pm in the Lounge Outside of 2H
  • Complex - 7:30pm in the North Lounge
  • Uhler Hall - 8:00pm in the Lower Level Lounge
  • Rundstrom - 8:30pm in the Lower Level Lounge
  • Prairie View - 6:00pm in the Lounge
  • International Center - 7:00pm in the Main Floor Lounge
  • Southwest - 8:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
  • Views Apartments - 8:00pm in the College View Community Room
Wednesday, September 13 Online applications submitted by 12:00 pm (noon)
Wednesday, September 13 to
Tuesday, September 19
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 20

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

Floor Represenative interest form deadline

Thursday, September 21 Final election results posted & candidates notified
Sunday, September 24

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