UWL is committed to the growth and development of our young leaders. Whether fostering a notion of responsibility in students, guiding individuals into a superior management style, and providing methods of influence and aiding of other individuals or groups, these committees focus on an involvement component, while being supported by interactions between individuals. As such, the Office of Residence Life supports and organizes many student-led committees and experiences centered on personal and team development of leadership skills.
To get involved with these committees, contact your Hall Director or Resident Assistant!
Broadening Horizons Experience - all residents
The Broadening Horizons Committee can best be described as a “learning to action” experience for students interested in or learning more about issues of diversity and multiculturalism. The vision for this group is to spend time learning and exploring various areas of diversity education and incorporating them into the residence/campus life experience. This will be an interactive committee with many different opportunities for learning and doing. This committee will also explore attending the White Privilege Conference in April.
Time commitment: An hour meeting per week.
Leadership Development Committee - all residents
This committee is targeted to help improve the leadership skills of our Residence Hall students. The potential for this committee is endless! Specific responsibilities include co-planning the Fall Leadership Conference with the professional staff, reviewing the department’s current leadership programs and new initiatives, and assisting with the Spring Break retreat. Hall leaders, interested residents and staff are welcome to serve on this committee.
Time commitment: A one hour meeting every week or every other week before the Fall Leadership Conference. Every other week hourly meetings in the Spring. Also, special projects may take some out-of-committee time to complete.
Greener Living - all residents
This committee is targeted to help improve recycling efforts in the halls as well as increase the overall awareness of students about the importance of Environmental Issues. There exists much potential for member input in this committee. Specific responsibilities include creating recycling awareness publicity, coordinating an event for RecyleMania, working with other “green” groups on campus, and planning an event for Earth Day. Hall leaders, interested residents, and staff are welcome to serve on this committee.
Time commitment: A one hour meeting every two weeks. Before the RecyleMania and Earth Day, a weekly meeting may be held to coordinate final planning details. Also, special projects may take some out-of-committee time to complete.
Hall Council Core Leaders - all residents
Each Residence Hall will have four Core Leader positions elected in the fall semester. Made up of a President, Treasurer, and 2 RHAC reps, the Core Leader group will plan events for the hall, conduct Hall Council meetings, and will work with the hall leadership team to coordinate hall-wide initiatives. If you are interested in being a leader in your hall, email your Hall Director to find out more about the Core Leader opportunity.
Time commitment: September through May - Hours may vary.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - all residents
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are resident founded committees, or social groups that can create events or hold meetings for the betterment of the hall community. SIGs may also request funds from Hall Council to assist with their programs and events. If you are interested in starting a SIG in your hall, please contact your Core Leader members, your Hall Director, or fill out this form: tinyurl.com/UWLSIG.
Time commitment: No established commitment.