Get Involved

Join Hall Council

Hall Council is the unique opportunity to lead where you live – polish your leadership skills, advocate for fellow residents, and plan impactful programs to build a stronger community in your residence hall.

The Positions

President: Do you want to take the lead on setting the vision for your hall? Take on the responsibility to lead a group of your talented peers to a successful hall council experience.
VP Advocacy: Is advocacy and policy more your game? Take ownership over advocacy projects within your hall to reform your community’s residential experience. Make mental health resources more accessible, organize a better laundry room system [RHLO was the key player in making laundry free on campus], or even find out how you can make spaces in your hall more accessible!
VP Finance: Manage a large budget for the course of the year to promote and support hall council community.
VP Communications: Interested in launching community-wide marketing campaigns? Keep your residents engaged and informed through communications initiatives.
VP Sustainability: Passionate about promoting eco-friendly practices across Columbia? Liaise directly with EcoReps, the largest environmental group on campus, and run important programs throughout the year.
RHLO Representative: Keep your hall council connected to the wider RHLO other residential communities to promote collaboration!


Hall Council Info Meeting (First Year Residence Halls)     September 10

Check with your RA for details

Officer Application Due         September 15, 11:59pm

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Candidate Speeches                 September 17

Hall-Wide Elections                 September 18-20

Elections Results                  September 20