Hall Council

The Tufts University Hall Council is a student organization dedicated to supporting our residential campus community. RHA is supported, funded, and advised by the Office of Residential Life and Learning, but will be a student-driven organization. RHA was launched at Tufts in August 2019. 

Looking for a great way to get involved in your new residential community? This fall, all incoming first year students have the opportunity to join their residential Hall Council and take active part in planning events, building community, and connecting with peers in the residential neighborhood! Hall Councils provide first year students with an opportunity to assume almost-immediate leadership within their residential community and have a key role in building lasting relationships between the members of the community. Once you get to campus, be sure to ask your Resident Assistant (RA), Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (ARLC), or Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) about how to get involved!

Hall Council Organizational Structure

Each Hall Council consists of an Executive Board and a General Assembly. The Executive Board includes positions that will be elected by the residents in the specific community within the first few weeks of the fall semester. Positions include:

  • President: Responsible for convening Executive Board meetings, general oversight of the Hall Council, serve as the representative to the Residence Hall Association, and as the public face of the community.
  • Vice President for Membership: Responsible for convening the General Assembly, creating opportunities for growth and development for Hall Council members, and serve as secondary representative to the Residence Hall Association.
  • Vice President for Residential Advocacy: Responsible for determining needs and requests from the residential population, connecting frequently with ORLL staff to partner on initiatives, and recommend/propose changes or items that may warrant additional attention within the individual community. Serves as representative to RHA Residential Advocacy Committee.
  • Vice President for Programming: Responsible for community development efforts within the community (events, social occasions, opportunities for connection points, etc.). Serves as representative to RHA Programming Committee.
  • Vice President for Administration (Secretary/Treasurer): Responsible for managing the budget for the Hall Council in consultation and collaboration with the Hall Council Advisor and President. Additionally responsible for communications to the General Assembly and to the residential population within the community, and for recording minutes of Executive Board and general assembly meetings.

The General Assembly consists of representatives from throughout the residential community. These positions are not elected but are volunteer-based by floor/wing/hall.

The RLC will serve as the primary advisor for Hall Councils and the Assistant Director of Residential Education will serve as a secondary advisor in some situations.