Elder Residential Community Hall Government
Each year residential students elect a team of hall government officers to provide leadership to and community development programs for the residents of each community. All officers are responsible for 1) providing inclusive social programs and community building activities, 2) attending weekly meetings to discuss programs and happenings in the hall, 3) getting to know hall residents, 4) administering the budget (social dues) of the residence hall, 5) representing the hall at RHA meetings,6) perform the duties listed in their hall’s constitution and in the hall government leadership manual, 7) work with the professional Residential Life advisory staff, and 8) maintain good disciplinary standing throughout the year. The following is a list of responsibilities according to position.
President: Leads hall government meetings, oversees committees, and is the main RHA contact. The president also attends all RHA meetings, and fulfills all duties required by the Student Organization Finance Office (SOFO).
Vice President/Eco Chair: Assists the president in leading the government and leads meetings when the president is absent. Attends monthly Eco-rep meetings, encourages educational initiatives in the residence halls, communicates with university departments, student clubs and organizations regarding sustainability initiatives, encourages residents to develop sustainable living habits, and facilitates resident participation in the annual Green Cup competition.
Treasurer: Responsible for the financial operations of social funds and fulfills all duties required by the Student Organization Finance Office (SOFO), as well as maintaining the hall budget. Submit budget reports to Government Advisor.
Social Chair (2): Plans resident social events and chairs activity sub-committees. The social chair also keeps and creates traditions (example: Munchies), collaborates with the Community Assistants (CA) and other hall government social chairs, and encourages resident involvement in hall government activities.
Secretary: Records attendance, takes minutes (notes) at each meeting, and distributes them appropriately. Produces regular newsletters to residents and assists with publicizing events to hall residents. Learning and using the list serves appropriately.
Community Service Organization Chair (2): Assist the advisors in planning and promoting community service events for the Elder community.2012-2013 Election Timeline Monday, October 1st Candidiate Info Session
Thursday, October 4th Applications due
Wednesday, October 10th Election Day