Residential Life Committee
Revised September 12, 2011

I. Purpose

 A. Purpose: To assist the University administration in providing residential living for the Northwestern State University campus that meets the needs of the students.  This includes attempting to provide safe, comfortable, and affordable housing which functions as a supportive community for all residents.

 B. Responsibilities

  1. To assess residence life at Northwestern State University
  2. To make recommendations regarding changes in residence life and related fees.
  3. To assist in making long range plans for residence life at Northwestern State University
  4. To assist in making recommendations regarding selection of possible vendors and subcontractors for residence life and related services
  5. To assist in making recommendations regarding programming and services for residential students

II. Membership

A. Committee Coordinator: The Auxiliary Services Director shall serve as Committee Coordinator.  The Coordinator shall not have voting power. The Committee Coordinator will be responsible for calling and presiding over meetings, appointing a recorder for each meeting, and ensuring that minutes are distributed to all voting and advisory members and the Dean of Students.

 B. Voting Membership: All members shall be appointed for a term of one year. A majority of  voting members must be present to constitute quorum and conduct business.
  1. Four residential students appointed by CLV director
  2. Two residential students, appointed by the Student Government Association
 3. One student residing in Non-traditional student housing, appointed by the Dean of Students
  4. Two faculty or staff members, appointed by the Dean of Students
 C. Advisory Members
  1. The Dean of Students
  2. The Executive Director of Student Life
  3. The Director of the Counseling and Career Center, or designee
  4. The Director of Health Services, or designee
  5. The Chief of University Police, or designee
  6. A representative from Campus Living Villages USA

III. Operational Plan

 A. The committee will meet at least twice each semester, as arranged by the Committee
 Coordinator or when called by the Dean of Students.