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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 Tuesday at 9 p.m. in these locations:

Gilbert Hall
Assembly 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 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 Meets 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 Meets Mondays at 5 p.m. in the dining halls (location changes week to week). Collect comments and critiques regarding NIU Campus Dining Services.
Hall of the Year Committee Meets the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center. Touch base with Community Council Executive Boards regarding their "Hall of the Year" bid process.
Legislation Committee Meets 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 and policies of statewide, regional, and national affiliate organizations of NIU RHA.
Programming Committee Meets 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 Meets 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.
Presidential Committee Meets every other Monday at 8 p.m. in the New Hall Community Center. Work on presidential duties and running the Community Councils in the Residence Halls

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