Connect with your community
Getting involved in your building can lead to many other opportunities later in your college career and help you get one step closer to achieving your long-term goals. Expand your network, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact on your building community.
Note: Some opportunities may not be available depending on the latest COVID-19 community safety guidelines.
Form a new Group or join one and find new friends right in your building. Groups are based on common interests and they are a great way for you to do what you love and share it with others throughout the year.
Make the most of your Group! Housing provides funds for Groups in each community upon request. Learn more about how to start a Group by talking with your Community Advisor or by visiting the Groups page.
Social Justice Leadership Retreat
Over 50 students and a dozen facilitators will leave away from campus for three days and two nights of enlightening activities. Explore your identities by sharing your personal story in small groups and attending training sessions on privilege, understanding identities, and what this means in leadership.
Engage in theory and experiential learning to gain new knowledge around social justice issues, sharpen your self-awareness, and apply what you've learned into your life and the lives of others. Check back for updates for the 2021-22 academic year.
Share your perspectives and feedback and help shape the on-campus experience by volunteering to serve as a member for one of the various advisory boards that convene each year.
In addition to these boards, each residence hall also has the option to send one resident to the Minnesota Student Association to serve as their representative. If you are interested in serving on an advisory board or being your hall's MSA representative, talk with your Residence Director or Community Advisor.
Student Conduct Board
Housing & Residential Life's Student Conduct Board (SCB) is a peer review board consisting of students living on campus who have an interest in resolving disputes about student conduct situations in the residence halls and apartment communities. The SCB is responsible for making decisions about student violations of HRL's Community Behavioral Standards and assigning disciplinary consequences as appropriate.
Develop life-long skills in facilitating and resolving conflicts while promoting civility and citizenship within the University community. Apply to serve on the board this year or contact Lauren Adamski at [email protected] with questions.
This is your home base while you are on campus, and your ideas are a key part of creating the type of community in which you want to live. Your Community Advisor is available to help with your transition to life at the University and is committed to partnering with you in finding your success as a student.
Don't miss your house meetings! Your CA will expect all residents to be there to share information about upcoming opportunities, discuss community issues, and help you get to know each other. Reach out to your CA before the house meeting if you have a conflicting appointment.