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Residence Hall Council Overview

New residence hall candidate bios here.

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:

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

For the 201415 academic year, elections will run in two rounds. The first round will include voting via banner for the New Residence Hall and Emerson Hall. The New Residence Hall will ultimately be partnered with Emerson for a dual-hall council model. However, the first round of elections will be limited to those positions held in the New Residence Hall who will reside in the new building and to those in Emerson residing in Emerson. The purpose of this first round of elections is to allow all current residential students access to elect their peers for the New Residence Hall. Positions for the New Residence Hall include co-president, senator, intercultural coordinator, and publicist. This round will also include the positions held in Emerson for 201415 (co-president, secretary, treasurer, intercultural coordinator, and publicist), but this election will only be voted on via banner by current Emerson residents.

The second round of elections will include positions for each remaining hall council Ashton, Hill, and Moyer Halls which consist of a president, vice president, secretary, publicist, treasurer, intercultural coordinator, and senator. In addition, any open positions not previously filled in the first round for the New Residence Hall or Emerson will be added to the ballot.

Please see Hall Council Role Descriptions for more information.

Think you have what it takes? Apply now!


HC Application Online: Complete the application online. Applicants for the New Residence Hall submit a photo and bio responses in the same online application form. Note: These responses will be available for public view. The application is due Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 5 p.m.

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. See Eligibility Requirements for further information.

Any questions? Contact your current residence hall council.

See the Hall Council Election Timeline Calendar

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