Community Councils


Each residence hall has its own Community Council. The Community 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 Community 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 Community Council is organizing. Community 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 Community Council meeting.

Community Councils meet every other Tuesday, except New Hall who meets every Tuesday, at 9 p.m. in these locations:

Gilbert Hall
NE/SE Room

Neptune Hall
Northeast/Southeast Room

Stevenson Towers
Multipurpose Room

Grant Towers
Grant D Formal

New Hall
Swing Space

Northern View Community
Community Center

Community Council Executive Board Positions

Community Council meetings are led by each hall's Community 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 Community Council meeting to find out about openings for these positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Programmer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • RHA Representative
  • RHA Intramural Sports Coordinator

RHA Committees

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

Committee Description
Facilities Activities Board Meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center Conference Room. Collects feedback on various hall improvement initiatives to improve the on-campus living experience. Contact Ben Skipor for meeting times and information. 
Finance Committee Meets every other Monday at 8 p.m. in the Grant D Formal Room. Reviews individual hall's finances and ensure money is being spent wisely within the halls regarding programming initiatives. Contact Jordan Arcilla for meeting times and information. 
Food Committee Meets every Monday at 5 p.m. in Neptune Dining, New Hall Dining, Stevenson Dining. Collects comments and critiques regarding NIU Campus Dining Services. ContactHaily Gualandri for meeting times and information. 
Hall of the Year Committee Meets Mondays at 8 p.m. as needed in the New Hall Community Center. Touches base with Community Council Executive Boards regarding their "Hall of the Year" bid process. Contact Nicole Pacewic  for meeting times and information. 
Intramural Sports Committee

Meets every other Monday at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center. Discusses staying active through intramural sports. Contact Brandon Antonio for meeting times and information.

Legislation Committee Meets Mondays at 8 p.m. as needed in the New Hall Community Center. Practices writing pieces of legislation in order to ensure proceedings run smoothly in RHA, and review governing documents and policies of statewide, regional, and national affiliate organizations of NIU RHA. Contact Nicole Pacewic for meeting times and information. 
Programming Committee Works towards programming initiatives for the halls and campus-wide opportunities. Contact Brandon Antonio for meeting times and information.
Public Affairs Committee Meets as needed in the New Hall Swing Space. Works towards the promotion, marking, and outreach of student leadership initiatives and programming within the residence halls. Contact Julia Meyer for meeting times and information. 
Presidential Committee Meets Mondays at 8 p.m. as needed in the New Hall Community Center. Works on presidential duties and running the Community Councils in the Residence Halls. Contact Ben Skipor for meeting times and information. 

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