Leadership Opportunities
University of Wisconsin La Crosse Office of Residence Life
 
Leadership Committees
 
   

UW-L 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.


Broadening Horizons Experience (staff and student leaders)
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.


Welcome Week Committee (staff and student leaders)
This committee plans the orientation programs and activities for Spring 2012 (midyear students) as well as for Fall 2012.  This group will begin meeting during the fall semester and is open to all interested residents, execs and staff.  Important:  A representative from each hall will be needed, however. 

Time commitment:  A one hour meeting every two weeks in the Fall Semester to plan Midyear Orientation.  During the Spring Semester, some weekly meetings may occur as needed to prepare for the Fall 2012 Welcome Week.

David Lemon and Lore Vang and RHAC Leadership Team

Leadership Development Committee (staff and student leaders)
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 (staff and student leaders)
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.

Dining Service Committee (staff and student leaders)
Chartwell’s is our University dining services provider.  The University and Chartwell’s strive to make the food program the best possible.  One mechanism used is the Dining Services Committee composed of students, Student Activities and Centers staff, Residence Life staff, RHAC members, and Chartwell’s staff.  This committee meets monthly to discuss ideas and concerns regarding the Dining Services Program.  Nutrition awareness, food theme specials, food contract suggestions and menu suggestions are a few of the topics discussed by this committee.

Time commitment: Monthly meetings throughout academic year.

Student Staff Training & Events Committee (staff only)
Working in collaboration with the Student Staff Training Committee, other prostaff, and central staff, the committee provides input and assistance for Fall and January Training and plans ongoing socials and special events for the student staff, specifically focusing on the Staff Family Weekend Brunch and the Year End Social (Picnic or Banquet).

Time commitment: Bi-Monthly meetings or more frequently when needed.

OPE (Oshkosh Placement Exchange) (staff only)
This assignment is great for student staff interested in pursuing a career in student affairs but will not be job/graduate school searching for another year or two.  These individuals will assist professional staff in the promotion of the ORL to new hall director and graduate student candidates at OPE and during on-campus visits. Responsibilities include assisting in the creation of marketing materials, assisting in interviews, and socializing with and giving campus tours to candidates.  A limited number of staff will be assigned to this committee. Depending on number not all committee members will be able to attend OPE.

Time commitment: November through May – Two to three hours a week and Friday to Sunday of OPE March 1-4


Last Updated: 8-30-11