One of the best decisions I have ever made is joining Residents’ Council. This year was my first year (and last unfortunately) as a residents’ council executive but I have loved every minute of it. Being an executive teaches you many skills and allows you to work together and independently, it helps you grow as an individual and teaches you more than you realize. As I look back now I realize how much council has helped me grow as a person this past year.
What is Residents’ Council?
It is a student leadership group within Residence that helps plan events and programs for the students in Residence. They work with the Residents’ Council Facilitator (student position) as well as the Residence Programming Coordinator (Professional role) and Supervisor, Residence Student Education (Professional Role).
Each Residents’ Council Executive team is made up of 5 positions. Each building has a President, Vice President Finance, Vice President Social, and Vice President Athletics & Wellness. They all report to the Residents’ Council Facilitator. The Residents’ Council Executive Roles fill criteria on your Record of Student Development.
This year I worked as Vice President Finance. I have been in charge of the budget for the building and help the chair of Community Action.
So why should you join Residents’ Council??
- It teaches you patience
- It teaches you teamwork
- It teaches you organizational skills
- It teaches you time management
- You meet new friends
- You can help plan great events
- You are one of the first people to know when things are happening
- Make great memories
- You can be a leader and make a difference in your community
Even if you don’t want to be a Residents’ Council Executive, join General Council next year by sitting as a Committee Chair (Community Action, Social, Athletics & Wellness, and Yearbook). With these committees you learn to work with different people and come up with new opportunities and events for the building to partake in. This position fills criteria on your Record of Student Development.
A Floor or Section Representative (depending on the building) is elected by their floor or section. They are responsible for going to Residents’ Council meetings (one committee, and general council) and passing on the information to their floors about the events and programs happening in residence. This position fills criteria on your Record of Student Development too.
Complex Representatives are responsible for going to Residents’ Council Meetings (one committee, and general council) and passing on the information to the ENTIRE building about the events and programs happening in residence.
Hope to see you at Council Hiring on March 4th