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Hall Council & RHA Committees

Each residence hall has its own Hall Council. The Hall Council's job is to make the halls a great place to live at and to learn at. We do this through diverse programming that encourages you to get involved in your community and giving you opportunities to develop your leadership skills.

You're invited to attend the weekly Hall Council meetings in your hall! At these meetings you'll get to make new friends, network with other students living in your hall, and find out about monthly events your Hall Council is organizing. Hall Council also gives you a great platform for voicing your opinion on hall improvements, making changes to the on-campus living experience, and engaging in active discussions and activities — all without leaving your building! To get involved, contact the RHA, talk to your Hall Director, or check out a Hall Council meeting.

Hall Councils meet every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in these locations:

Gilbert Hall
Assembly Room

Neptune Hall
Northeast/Southeast Room

Stevenson Towers
Multipurpose Room

Grant Towers
New York City Lounge

New Hall
Swing Space

Northern View Community
Community Center

Hall Council Executive Board Positions

Hall Council meetings are led by each hall's Hall Council Executive Board. Members of each Executive Board represent their hall at RHA meetings and help plan, execute, and market events for residents of their hall. Check out a Hall Council meeting to find out about openings for these positions:

  • President
  • Vice President of Administration
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Programming Coordinator
  • Public Relations Officer

RHA Committees

Through Hall Council, students are also able to represent their hall within campus-wide committees through RHA. Ask your Hall Council about getting involved in these committees.

  • Facilities Activities Board: Every other Thursday at 7 p.m. in the RHA Office in Neptune North. Collect feedback on various hall improvement initiatives to improve the on-campus living experience.
  • Finance Committee: Mondays at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Conference Room. Review individual hall's finances and ensure money is being spent wisely within the halls regarding programming initiatives
  • Food Committee: Mondays at 5 p.m. in the dining halls (location changes week to week). Collect comments and critiques regarding NIU Dining facilities.
  • Hall of the Year Committee: First Monday of every month at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center. Touch base with Hall Council Executive Boards regarding their "Hall of the Year" bid process.
  • Legislation Committee: Every other Monday at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center. Practice writing pieces of legislation in order to ensure proceedings run smoothly in RHA, and review governing documents/policies of statewide, regional, and national affiliate organizations of NIU RHA.
  • Programming Committee: Every other Monday at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center. Work towards programming initiatives for the halls and campus-wide opportunities.
  • Public Affairs Committee: Every other Monday at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center. Work towards the promotion, marking, and outreach of student leadership initiatives and programming within the residence halls.

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