Area Councils


Each year residential students elect a team of Area Council officers to provide leadership to and community development programs for the residents of each area.

  • Providing inclusive social programs and community-building activities
  • Attending weekly meetings to discuss programs and happenings in the community
  • Getting to know residents in the community
  • Administering the social dues budget
  • Represent the community at Residence Hall Association meetings
  • Performing the duties listed in their constitution and in the hall government leadership manual
  • Working with the professional advisors through Residential Services
  • Maintaining good conduct standing throughout the year

Running for Area Council

Each spring, residents elect officers for their area's Area Council. The areas consist of the:

Running for Area Council elected office is a great opportunity to get involved and gain leadership experience while benefiting the residents of your community.

In the fall, residents elect Community Representatives for the Area Councils, representing each building. This is an additional opportunity to gain useful leadership skills and enhance the residential experience of you and your peers! You can always get involved with the Area Council in other ways. If you live in an area in which all positions are currently filled, contact your Resident Director to discuss other opportunities to get involved with the Area Council. Visit our election page for more information and an application to run for a position.

The Residence Hall Association Executive Board has their own election/selection process, which can be found here  ***Students cannot hold a dual role on the Area Council and the RHA Executive Board.

Residential College Execs have their own election process for each residential college, which can be found here.

***Students living in the Residential Colleges may run for a position in the Area Council if they'd like, but cannot also hold a role on the Residential College Execs. Contact the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives for more information about Residential College Execs and the Residential College Board.