Each resident hall on campus has its own Hall Government. There are five positions that students may run for in the beginning of the fall semester:
The Hall Government answers directly to the community Area Council and must abide by all rules and responsibilities established by that community’s constitution. For a basic idea of what each position does, please refer to the right.
The Hall President is the leader of the executive board, chairing both executive board, and hall meetings. The President is in charge of overseeing the other vice-presidents’ duties, and making sure that they adhere to their roles and responsibilities, offering assistance when needed.
The Financial VP is in charge of keeping an account of all hall expenses and deposits, and reporting them to the Area Council Financial VP.
The Academic VP serves as the academic representative of that hall. Every semester, the Academic VP must hold a certain number of “academic” events/programs aimed at expanding residents’ knowledge, broadening their perspective, and/or maintaining their mental health.
The Public Relations VP is in charge of publicizing both the hall’s and the area council’s events. Generally, the Public Relations VP also maintains a record of each Hall Executive Board meeting and at-large hall meeting, including minutes and attendance.
The Social VP is responsible for building a sense of community within a hall. Every semester, the Social VP must hold a certain number of “social” events aimed at fostering relationships between hall residents, and creating a more friendly and inclusive environment.
Within the Student Congress, Congress Reps are subject to their own set of rules and responsibilities and must join one of four different committees:
Overseeing each community is the Area Council, which creates programming for the community as a whole. Area Councils also decide upon the budgets for each of the Hall Governments.
Elections for the upcoming academic year occur at the end of the spring semester of the previous one, making it so that the councils are composed of sophomores and above. Every council will have these six positions, or some equivalent:
Some communities, however, will have additional E-Board positions written into their constitutions. For more information about each of the Area Councils, please refer to the right.
“CIW Council is an active student government that oversees the social and academic programming within the College in the Woods community. Each year they have a hand in running some of the campus’ most popular events, including Woods Olympics, Casino in the Woods, and Woodstock.”
*Special Notes: Two Social VPs for the community
“The residents of Dickinson deserve a student government run by responsible public servants who are committed to representing and providing services to the residents to the fullest extent. In order to achieve this, the student government of Dickinson Community, known as Dickinson Town Council, will be the embodiment of dedication, service, and leadership for Dickinson Community.”
“Hinman College Council, more commonly known as HCC, is an active student government for residents, staff, and fellows of Hinman College that is fun to be involved in! The central executive board that oversees all of Hinman is elected in the spring, and is made up of six primary officers: the President, Academic Vice President, Financial Vice President, Social Vice President, Service and Leadership Vice President, and Public Affairs Vice President.”
“Mountainview College Council’s purpose is to nurture and advance the well-being and personal, academic, and social growth of Mountainview College. We will strive to achieve these goals by providing programming, leadership, and other opportunities to enhance the campus living experience. MCC represents the collective interests and voices of Mountainview residents to the Student Association, other residential communities, Residential Life, and administration.”
*Special Notes: Addition of VP of Multicultural Affairs
“Newing College Council is a student-led organization that governs the Newing residential community. We focus on providing students with opportunities to develop leadership attributes, foster friendly relationships among residents, and enhance their collegiate experience through our student-run events.”
“OC3 aims to link the community and University together in as many useful symbiotic ways as possible; through the exchange of services and ideas. Students are competent people who are able to create and administer sizable projects.”
“Overlooking the Binghamton University campus, Susquehanna Community is home for upperclassmen who wish to have the off-campus experience while still enjoying the benefits of being on-campus. While the community may be known for its 24-hour quiet hours to give students a quiet and calm learning and living environment, the Susquehanna Community Council is comprised of several diligent and creative students who wish to uphold a sense of community amongst the residents. ”
*Special Notes: No AVP