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Area Council

Area councils are the programming and advocacy body for each of the residence halls on campus. Students living within the residence halls may have the opportunity to participate in an Area Council as an executive board member, program developer or general assembly member.

Each residence hall is connected to a specific Area Council, which guides program implementation, feedback gathering and leadership development by discussing concerns regarding their residential community and issues impacting on-campus residents. Area Councils also plan social programs for residents to get involved, connect and meet other people on campus.

Area Council provides many activities for students within the halls, including:

  • Social and educational programs
  • Attendance at Saluki athletic events
  • Trips to surrounding cities and events
  • Movie / Game nights

Area Council elections occur annually with opportunities for residents to run for President, Vice President, Programming Chair, Residence Hall Association Representatives, EcoRep and many others. Hall Directors and Assistant Hall Directors advise Area Councils in each of the buildings.

Watch for postings in your halls or talk to your Resident Assistant for more information on Area Council. Contact the Education & Outreach Office at 618/453-7535 for more information.