Hall & Community Councils

Hall and Community Council representatives listen to the concerns of students living in the residence halls and work to improve the quality of life on campus. Their goal is to promote a sense of community pride in the residence hall and to plan activities designed to generate involvement. Hall & Community Council is one of the first ways to get involved on campus. They are the voice of the students they represent. Hall Councils are designed for the traditional first year student buildings and Community Councils are designed for the upperclassmen apartment style living environments on campus.

Hall and Community Councils serve as the governing boards for each of the residential communities on campus, engaging in programming, advocacy, and other initiatives relevant to their constitutions. Hall & Community Councils vary in size and composition, but all have the same core function – to serve the residents in the hall. Hall & Community Councils typically meet weekly to plan programs and other initiatives, discuss issues facing their residents, and hear reports from various members on their activities for the week.

Elections for hall and community council positions take place early in the fall semester. Every Hall and Community Councils has a place for you! Those elected or appointed to hall and community council positions attend a training retreat early in the fall semester, facilitated by the RHA Executive Board, to prepare them. In addition to hall activities, each Hall and Community Councils also sends a representative to represent the hall as part of the RHA General Assembly. These representatives attend weekly meetings, which are open to all students and take place at 7 p.m. in Residential Leadership Center (RLC) Conference room. 

To get involved in your community, contact your Hall Director or RHA representative for more information, or email rha@vcu.edu. Remember, all RHA, hall and community council meetings are open to all residents!

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