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Niskanen Hall Government Application

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, August 30 at 11:59pm

 Elections will be Tuesday, September 1-Thursday, September 3, 2015

 Election Results shared on Friday, September 4, 2015

  • Preside at meetings of the Niskanen Hall Government
  • Represent the hall at all functions which require representation
  • Put into effect all mandates passed by the Niskanen Hall Government
  • Have authority to appoint committees
  • Coordinate all activities of Niskanen Hall Government
  • Set the agenda for Hall Government meetings
  • Serve as one of Niskanen’s two RHA Representatives
 Vice President:
  •  Assume the duties of President in the event of the President’s temporary absence
  • Serve as one of Niskanen’s two RHA Representatives
  • Act as an ex-officio member for all committees
  • Coordinate programming efforts for Niskanen Hall Government.
 Administrative Director:
  •  File reports submitted by committed chair(s) concerning hall activities
  • Keep a roll of members
  • Post a copy of meeting minutes via the Niskanen Hall Black Board page no later than three (3) days following any meeting
  • Provide supervision over the Niskanen Hall Government billboard
  • Handle all financial matters of the Niskanen Hall Government which include but are not limited to: hall dues, budgets, and requests for payment.
  • Report on finances at Niskanen Hall Government meetings
  • Prepare the yearly budget and submit to audits as required by University regulations
 Diversity Initiative Leader:
  •  Attend the fall diversity retreat
  • Attend monthly meeting with all the Diversity Initiatives Leaders (student leaders and RAs) and Assistant Director for Residence Education
  • Meet with Hall Director/Assistant Hall Director and RA Diversity Initiative Leader twice a month
  • Attend Hall Government Executive Board Meetings
  • Report on what they are doing at Hall Government meetings
  • Create monthly activities active and passive based on themes (First semester Res Life would provide some direction with themes.  Theme Ideas: respect, kindness.)
  • Present information that can educate your fellow executive board members
Programming Council Representative
  • Attend all RHA Programming Board meetings and functions
  • Serve as a liaison between the Niskanen Hall Government and the RHA Programming Board
Campus Service Representative:
  •  Attend Services Meetings
  • Report back information from those meetings to the Hall Government
  • Represent their Hall voice to various campus services
  • Represent their Hall on various campus services issues


 Time Obligations:
  1. Executive Board meetings are once a week
  2. Hall Government meetings are once a week
  3. President/Vice President: Residence Hall Association (RHA) Meetings are on Mondays at 7pm
  4. Program Council Meetings are on Wednesdays at 5:15pm
  5. Diversity Initiative Leaders Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7pm (once a month)
  6. Other weekly meeting may be established by President or Advisor

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7557 / Fax: (701) 231-7599
Campus address: Bison Court West 
Physical/delivery address: 1415 14th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5310 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 7:52:48 AM