Hall Government Information
What is hall government?
Every residential area has a hall government consisting of community members who agree to serve a one-year term of office. Residential colleges and some halls (i.e., Interfaith, GREEN house, and Sigma Alpha Iota) hold their government elections in the winter quarter. All other halls elect their officers at the beginning of the fall quarter. Officers elected in the fall must agree to live in the residence hall for the entire year and serve in their positions until the end of the academic year. Designated Residential Services staff members serve as advisors to each hall government and work closely with officers to ensure that they comply with all Universities policies and procedures.
Hall government officers are responsible for wisely using hall government social dues to plan and implement a wide variety of social and community development programs throughout the academic year. The hall government officers also oversee the purchase of major amenities for the hall including pool tables, ping pong tables, microwaves, and televisions. The hall government president represents the community’s residents at Residence Hall Association meetings and helps RHA plan campus wide events for students living in residence halls. If you have any questions about hall government in your building, please talk to your CA.
How to run for hall government
It is easy to run for hall government. Every interested resident must complete these four steps.
1) Submit an application (available for download below) to Residential Services; email the application to: email@example.com. All applications are due by noon on Thursday, October 4th.
2) Meet one-on-one with your CA regarding your interest in running for hall government before the Candidate Information Session.
3) Attend the Candidate Information Session on September 30th or October 1st (time & location TBD by hall/house. Contact your CA for more info.)
4) Attend a Meet the Candidates Munchies on October 7th or 8th (time & location TBD by hall/house. Contact your CA for more info.) All candidates will present a brief speech about why you are interested in the position as well as participate in a brief Q&A session with the residents.
All candidates must be able to attend the mandatory hall officer training on October 17th from 6pm-10pm (More information about training and location to follow).
Download the 2012-2013 Hall Gov Information packet for more information about available positions and the election process.
Download the applicant packet if you are interested in running for a position.