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?

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! 

Hall Council Positions

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
Get Involved in Hall Council
  • Applications Open: Monday, August 19 - Monday, September 9 
  • Hall Socials: Tuesday, September 4 (times vary by hall)
  • First Hall Council Meeting: Monday, September 9 (times vary by hall)
  • First Residence Hall Association Meeting: Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm
  • Leadership Training NIght: Monday, September 23 - 6:30-7:30pm (University Center)

Contact your Hall Council Advisor

Ames/South Fork - Sam Witak
Meeting: Monday, 6:00-6:45pm 

Crabtree - Sean Leek
Meeting: Monday, TBD

Grimm - Nick Lauer
Meeting: Monday, 7:00-7:45pm

Hathorn - Nic Steilen
Meeting: Monday, 7:15-8:00pm

Johnson - Liz Brunner
Meeting: Monday, TBD

May - Jessica Reagan
Meeting: Monday, 6:00-6:45pm 

McMillan - Phong Yang
Meeting: Monday, 7:00-7:45pm 

Parker - Sean Leek
Meeting: Monday, 5:00-5:45pm

Prucha - Liz Brunner
Meeting: Monday, TBD

Stratton - Jessica Reagan
Meeting: Monday, 7:00-7:45pm

Contact Us

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