Each residence hall at Salem State is governed by a community council elected by the residents of that hall. Community councils plan and implement programs and activities for the hall, advocate for resident concerns, and provide feedback and input on residence life proceses, policies, and initiatives.
Community councils are responsible for planning such programs and traditions as barbecues, Haunted Happenings (a week of Halloween activities in each residence hall), movie nights, coffeehouses, ice cream socials, carnivals, trivia contests, community service projects, and a variety of educational and awareness programs. Each community council will be allocated a budget for hall activities.
Elections for community council executive board occur in September, however all residents are invited to attend and participate in weekly meetings and activities throughout the course of year. Residents do not need to have been elected to an executive board position in order to participate.
How to Get Involved
Students interested in becoming involved in community council should speak with their resident assistant or assistant resident director to obtain an elections packet. The deadlines for submittal of elections materials and voting procedures are posted throughout the halls and in the lobbies of each building.
Each community council is governed by a group of student leaders elected by the residents of that particular residence hall at the start of the year. Community council meets once a week in the residence hall ground floor lounge. The executive board coordinates the weekly meetings, but all students in that hall are invited to attend to share their opinions, voice concerns and assist in planning various activities and events.
The various positions available are: President, Vice President, RHA Representatives (two per hall), Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Representatives