School Counselors

Hall Government


Hall Government is a student run organization that exists within each residence hall. Each government provides student opportunities to lead as: Hall Government President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Resident Student Organization (RSO) representative or floor representatives. Each semester Hall Government is involved in large and small scale programming and utilizes allocated budgetary funds. Examples of programs include: Barbeque, Halloween, road trips, charity donations, and hall t-shirts. Hall Government decides the fate of the residence hall. Active participation allows for personal as well as social, and academic development and makes an excellent addition to any resume. (see Sample Constitution, Article VI for sample position responsibilities)


  1. Interest in the well-being of the students living in the residence hall

  2. Interest in personal, leadership development

  3. Interest in making decisions and spending money responsibly


  1. Each Hall Government has a Constitution developed and amended by executive board members and residents

  2. Willing to meet at least once per week with other Hall Government members and students

  3. Honesty and integrity

  4. Test new ideas

  5. Reliability


The Office of Residential Community Life
106 Wilsbach Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
P. 607-436-3182 / 2514 /3725

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The Resident Student Organization

National Association of College and University Residence Halls