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Residence Hall Council Overview

The hall council in each residence hall is made up of students elected by their peers to provide effective leadership within the hall. Through assessment, discussion, and evaluation, hall councils work closely with other hall leadership and residence life staff to represent and meet student needs.

Hall councils provide leadership on each floor and in the halls by:

  • Working with other hall student leaders (RAs and SMCs) and professional staff to identify and respond to the specific needs of students.
  • Interacting with their peers to achieve a comfortable community environment.
  • Supporting and planning hall-wide programs and activities that emphasize spiritual, intellectual, and social growth; facilitate individual development; and promote community interdependence.
  • Displaying and modeling the attributes of a healthy and balanced lifestyle in accordance with residence hall expectations.
  • Practicing good stewardship in the allocation and management of residence hall resources with which they are entrusted.
  • Establishing and maintaining consistent communication among residence hall leadership groups.
  • Facilitating communication between campus residents and the greater campus community.
  • Providing opportunities for leadership development through delegation and role modeling to floor representatives and fellow students.

Hall Council Positions:

Each residence hall council elects the following positions: Please see Hall Council Role Descriptions for more information.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Publicist
  • Senator
  • Intercultural Coordinator

Interested in finding out more information?

Attend the informational meetings taking place in your hall on Tuesday, March 31, 2015:

Ashton: 8:00 p.m. 5th Ashton Lounge
Arnett/Emerson: 9:00 p.m. Emerson Classroom
Hill: 9:00 p.m. Hill Hall Lounge
Moyer: 9:00 p.m. Moyer Hall 1.5 Lobby

Hall Council Application:

Applications will be available on Wednesday, April 1 and are due by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 8. Note: A portion of these responses will be available for public view.

By submitting your application, you are giving Residence Life the permission to check your GPA and disciplinary record in order to assess your eligibility as a candidate. You will also be prompted to respond to eligibility questions related to your faith commitment, your intent to remain a full-time student, and your intent to retain your residential status.

Election Timeline:

Tuesday, March 31 Information Sessions

Wednesday, April 1 Applications available online

Wednesday, April 8 3:00 pm Applications Due

Friday, April 10 Candidates will receive an e-mail by 5:00 pm confirming that they can start campaigning

Saturday, April 11 Candidates can start campaigning in their residence halls

Tuesday, April 21 Candidates open forum

Wednesday, April 22 Elections held via Banner

Questions? Contact your current residence hall council.


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