Residence Hall Councils

Applications for leadership positions available on move-in day.


Hall Council is your opportunity to Lead Where You Live! Each hall community* has a Hall Council that is dedicated to enhancing the community experience within the Residence Halls through planning events and advocating for hall improvements.

Hall Councils are comprised of a President, Vice President, Council Recorder, Publicity Coordinator, Sustainability Representative, Hall Senator, Inter-Hall Council Representative, and Floor Representatives. The President & Vice President are selected through a hall election process. Council Recorder & Publicity Coordinator are appointed after the first Hall Council meetings. Floor Representatives are an open position for any resident and do not require an election or appointment. All residents are encouraged to join Hall Council!

Each Council is advised by an Area Coordinator or Community Coordinator and receives a budget to implement activities, events, and improvement projects.

*North, Sorensen, and Gibbs Halls form the Complex Council
Prairie View, Southwest, and International Center for the PVSWIC Council
Rundstom and Uhler partner together to form the RUhler Council
Arbor View, Chapel View, and College View form the Views Council

Hall Council Positions

President (Elected by Hall Residents)

  • 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

Vice President (Elected by Hall Residents)

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

Council Recorder (Elected by Hall Council Group)

  • 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 (Elected by Hall Council Group)

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

Residence Hall Council (RHA) Representative (Elected by Hall Council Group)

  • Attends weekly Inter-hall Council meetings
  • Reports to Hall Council all RHA activities relating to hall and campus
  • Seeks concerns of the hall to relay to RHA and represents the hall’s views on issues

Floor/Section Representative (Open to All Residents, No Election/Appointment)

  • 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

Sustainability Representative (Elected by Hall Council Group)

  • Meets regularly with Gustavus Sustainability Interns
  • Gets feedback from Hall Council on sustainability related items
  • Helps with programs/events Sustainability Interns are planning
  • Helps Hall Council with events and programs

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

Hall Council Applications

Application for President & Vice President (Elected Positions)
Due Sunday September 10, 2023

Hall Council Member Interest Form (Floor/Hall Reps, Publicity Coordinator, Council Recorder)
Due Friday September 15

Hall Council Election & Recruitment Timeline - Fall 2023
When Event/Deadline
Friday September 1 Hall Council applications available for President and Vice President
Hall Council applications available for general interest and other positions
Sunday September 10 Hall Council Applications for President and Vice President close
Monday, September 11 - Wednesday, September 13 Hall Council President and Vice President Campaigning (Campaigning follows the guidelines used by Student Senate. For more information please go here and read Article IV of the Student Senate Bylaws.)
 Thursday, September 14 Elections for President & Vice President are held online via email
Friday, September 15 Hall Council Member interest form deadline
Sunday September 17 or Monday September 18 First Council Meeting (Your Hall), Your Hall Council advisor will work with your elected President and Vice President to set the date, time, and location of the first meeting.
Sunday September 24 All campus Hall Council Training 6:30-9:00pm
Nominations for RHA leadership available online
Sunday October 1 RHA election and first meeting