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Community Council

Central Michigan University Community Councils are governing units within residential areas. The council is a place where you can have a voice in the policies and happenings of your building or community.

By participating in the councils, you can establish quiet hours for the building, set designated solicitation hours, and control any expenditures from the social accounts. You also play a critical role in community building and other events where you can enhance your leadership skills, learn about yourself and connect with other students, CMU and the broader community.

Community council executive board members and residents facilitate social events, participate in community service and philanthropy activities, and participate in leadership development activities and conferences. You can get involved in Central Michigan University activities, learn more about Residence Life, and increase your knowledge of CMU resources and opportunities.

Each group has an advisor who is a Residence Director, a Residence Hall Director or in some cases a Community Council Advisor, an upper-class student working under the direction of an RHD/RD.

Councils meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis with the executive boards meeting weekly or bi-weekly as well.

Community council and executive board members gain a wide range of learning outcomes from their involvement and are able to:

  • Create new insights about leadership using experiences and resources.
  • Discuss their personal strengths and improvements.
  • Articulate their rights and responsibilities for living in a community.
  • Work effectively with diverse individuals toward a common goal.
  • Engage in service/volunteer activities characterized by reciprocity.

Community Council Meetings

Community council meetings are a great place to learn more about the culture of a building you might be interested in working in. If you are like most students, you have not spent much time in other communities. Visiting another community, and in particular, its community council meeting will let you learn more about what happens in that community - activities, issues, interests, leaders, etc. Check them out!

Reach out to the president or advisor if you want to be a guest speaker at a meeting or to confirm if a specific date has a meeting scheduled. Not all groups meet weekly*