Leadership & Employment

Hall Council


Thank you for your interest in leading where you live by joining Hall Council. The information below will help you learn more about Hall Council, the positions available, and how to get involved. If you have any questions, please contact your Hall Council Advisor.

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What is Hall Council?

Hall Council is a group of student leaders in a residence hall who represent the community to:

  • foster relationships and inclusion among residents in the hall
  • coordinate fun events and activities in the hall with a budget of $800 - $1,200 
  • allocate and approve funding for hall events and improvements
  • provide leadership development opportunities for students
  • represent and advocate for all residents on campus
  • establish open and honest communication within our residence halls
  • share feedback and recommendations to the Department of Residence Life
  • maintain beneficial academic and social atmospheres in our residence halls

Each Hall Council has a variety of positions offered where students can develop themselves as a leader within their community. The positions available are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Hall Council Member, and Dining Services Advisory Committee Member. 

Any resident can join their Hall Council as a member to assist in planning and implementing events, gather feedback from community members, gain leadership experiences, and much more! 

Each Hall Council has four elected leadership positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. All residents may serve as a Hall Council Member. The Hall Director or Assistant Hall Director serves as the Advisor. Learn more about the position you are interested in below.


  • Plans and leads weekly Hall Council meetings
  • Provides leadership for Executive Board
  • Serves as representative at weekly Residence Hall Association meetings
  • Upholds Hall Council constitution and positive representation of hall
  • Meets regularly with Advisor, executive board, and other key members

Vice President

  • Official voice and representative at weekly Residence Hall Association meetings
  • Assumes responsibilities of President in their absence
  • Solicits feedback, drafts, and presents legislation for residence hall
  • Coordinates publicity for Hall Council programs


  • Records and distributes meeting minutes for Hall Council meetings
  • Tracks all membership, attendance, and hall records
  • Coordinates all communication sent to residence hall on behalf of Hall Council
  • Keeps records, photos, and files of all programs


  • Oversees the Hall Council budget and financial records
  • Assists with funding requests and purchases for hall programs  
  • Leads programming committee members to implement hall events and activities

Hall Council Member
(open to all residents who want to be involved in Hall Council)

  • Serves as a general member on Hall Council and attends weekly Hall Council meetings
  • Assists in planning and implementing Hall Council programs and initiatives
  • Provides feedback, ideas, and concerns from residents of the building
  • May serve in a task-related role (publicity, recognition, sustainability, etc.)

Dining Services Advisory Committee Member

  • Attends weekly Hall Council meetings and serves as Hall Council Member
  • Acts as official voice of residence hall to Dining Services
  • Attends monthly Dining Services Advisory Committee Meetings
  • Gathers feedback monthly and provides ideas and concerns from residents

How to: Contact your Hall Council Advisor, Hall Director, or Resident Assistant to get involved with Hall Council.

Residence Hall Association Meetings: Thursdays at 6:00PM. Contact your Hall Council Advisor, Hall Director, or Residence Life at for more information.


Residents can contact their Hall Council Advisor regarding meeting times and upcoming events. These are also highlighted in HD monthly emails.

Ames/South Fork - Sam Witak

Crabtree - Jordan Cantele

Grimm - Nick Lauer

Hathorn - Kelsey Avey

Johnson - Evan Fisher-Damsgard

May - Nic Steilen

McMillan - Phong Yue Yang

Parker - Jordan Cantele

Prucha - Evan Fisher-Damsgard

Stratton - Nic Steilen

Residence Hall Association - Liz Brunner

Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall