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