One of the most exciting things about living on campus at UW-L is the number of leadership opportunities available to you. Whether you want to take on the commendable feat of hosting a conference, be a hall council executive member, serve as the voice of your hall in campus governance, or represent UW-L at exciting regional and national conferences, our student-run organizations and committees provide countless ways to expand your horizons!
You have the opportunity to become involved with hall government on one of two levels: within your own hall or in the Residence Hall Association Council (RHAC), the all-campus residence hall government. Your hall council or community board offers you an opportunity to get involved, to have a voice in how your residence hall operates, and to plan hall activities. Halls elect an executive board consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, two RHAC representatives and other special hall officers. In addition, each floor, wing, or cube selects a representative(s) to speak and plan programs for them. The Hall Director or Assistant Hall Director advises this group. Meetings are open to all residents. Responsibilities of the hall government include: planning social, educational, recreational, cultural and academic events; promoting and assisting in special campus events; and reviewing and supporting the hall policies for your particular hall in addition to those policies maintained by the University.
Benefits from participating in hall government are numerous. Students have the opportunity to meet people, become familiar with campus resources, and enhance leadership skills. Leadership activities provide an experience base that can be highlighted on your resume and can be utilized throughout your life.