Residence Hall Councils

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 an Executive Board (President, Vice President, Council Recorder, Publicity Coordinator), Hall Senator, and Floor Representatives. The Executive Board is selected through a hall election process; Floor Representatives are an open position for any resident and does 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 and Arbor View, Chapel View, and College View form the Views Council.

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

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be availble in August 2019!


Election Timeline for Fall 2019 (all dates tentative)
When What
By Friday, August 30 Hall Council Applications Available
Sunday, September 8 Hall Council Information Meetings in each Residence Hall
Thursday, September 12 Online applications submitted by 12:00 pm (noon)
Friday, September 13 to
Sunday, September 15
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.)
Monday, September 16 Elections for President, Vice President, Council Recorder, and Treasurer held online via Res Life Survey Monkey ballots
Floor Represenative interest form deadline
Tuesday, September 17 Final election results posted & candidates notified
Sunday, September 22 First Council Meeting (Your Hall), 6:30pm
All Campus Hall Council Training, 7:15 - 9:00pm