Barrett Residential Council
Mission statement: Barrett Residential Council provides a forum for engagement and participation in the residential community. The council creates spaces for advocacy, create and run events, and provide funds for improvements to serve the residents of Barrett in order to make their residential experience more comfortable, enjoyable, and safe.
Meetings: The Barrett Residential Council convenes weekly to bond with others in the Barrett community, vote on community funds allocations, and organize events for the Barrett complex.
Student Board: Barrett Residential Council has many opportunities for student leadership. All positions are available for students living within the Barrett Complex.
Positions up for election:
Vice Presidents (4), Secretary, Treasurer, Social and Environmental Justice Chair, Director of Advocacy, Publicist, Social Media Chair, Spirit Chair (2), Hall Representative (8)
Vice Presidents elections:
Applications will be sent to all Barrett residents and will be available for 2 weeks. All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of the BRC president, the BRC Advisor, and an RHA executive board member. The top 1/5th of applicants will be selected as semi-finalists for the Vice President position. These candidates will be interviewed by the election committee. The top 8 candidates will then be selected as finalists in the election. The top 8 will have a week to campaign to Barrett students, at which point all Barrett students will be sent an online ballot where they can cast their vote for Vice President. The 4 with the most votes will become the new Vice Presidents.
August 13th, August 27th, 11:59 pm:
Applications will be sent to all Barrett residents and will be available until the closing time.
The top 1/5th of applicants will be selected as semi-finalists for the Vice President position and interviewed by the election committee.
Top 8 notified for campaigning
Candidates will campaign to all Barrett students.
September 7th, 7am-10pm:
The top 8 will have a week to campaign to Barrett students, at which point all Barrett students will be sent an online ballot where they can cast their vote for Vice President.
September 7th, 11pm:
The 4 with the most votes will become the new Vice Presidents.
Apply here for the Vice President positions:
Executive Board elections:
Applications will be sent to all Barrett residents on August 13th and will be available until September 1st at 11:59pm MST. All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of the BRC president, the BRC Advisor, and an RHA executive board member. 3 candidates will be selected to run for each position. Each candidate will be able to give a short speech. All students present will be able to vote. No campaigning is allowed prior to the meeting. Immediately after voting for a position, the results will be announced. Students may apply for multiple positions (example: if you applied both for the secretary and the publicist position, you may be selected as a candidate for the secretary position. If you unfortunately lose the vote for the secretary position, you may then run later in the meeting for the publicist position).
August 13th-September 1st, 11:59pm MST:
Application for executive board positions will be sent to all Barrett residents and will be available until the closing time.
Candidates will be notified whether they have or have not been selected to run for their position.
Candidates will give short speeches during the first BRC meeting and all in attendance will be able to vote. The candidate with the most votes will be elected to the position.
Apply here for the Executive Board positions:
Vice Presidents will serve as representatives of the Barrett community for residential life. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, putting 2 events each semester, planning and leading meetings, and encouraging a lifestyle which upholds RHA. Vice Presidents will attend RHA General Council Meeting in order to advocate on behalf of the Barrett community. Each Vice-President shall be in charge of no less than two E-Board members. The Vice-Presidents shall be expected to meet with their respective E-Board members at their own discretion, but no less than once a month. Vice Presidents will be compensated with a $900 stipend each semester.
The duties of the Secretary shall be to take notes during weekly BRC meetings, send out weekly reminder emails of event and meeting updates. The Secretary shall manage and update a roster of regular attendees. This should be the basis for weekly emails.
The duties of the treasurer shall be to maintain and update the budget, as well as advise on expenditures when appropriate. The treasurer will facilitate and advertise for funds proposals.
Social and Environmental Justice Chair
The duties of the Social and Environmental Justice chair shall be to promote diversity, advocacy and outreach in BRC and to promote sustainability and environmental awareness. The may include but is not limited to: working with VP’s to promote sustainable events, creating sustainability focused events, working with social justice advocacy groups, promoting diversity through events and outreach. The Social and Environmental Justice chair shall also work directly with RHA advocacy groups and shall attend TRAC meetings.
Director of Advocacy
The duties of the Director of Advocacy shall be to act as liaison between BRC and American Campus Communities, the manager of the Barrett complex. The Director shall keep a list of resident suggestions for the betterment of Barrett, and shall give them to the proper authorities upon the approval of the President and Advisor.
The marketing publicist shall be responsible for designing aesthetic flyers for events upon the request of the President or supervising Vice-President. The publicist will help advertise for different BRC initiatives and will help grow BRC’s presence in the Barrett Complex.
Social Media Chair
A social media publicist shall be responsible for BRC Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. The chair should advertise events and encourage participation through social media.
Spirit Chair (x2)
The duties of the Spirit Chair shall be to promote Barrett attendance at sport events.
Additionally, the Spirit Chairs shall create posters, Facebook events, and any other advertising seen fit which promote an athletic sense of community.
Hall Representative (Agave, Cereus-2 each) (Cottonwood, Rosewood, Sage, Juniper-1 each)
The duties of the hall reps shall be to promote BRC values and spirit in their respective halls. This may include, but is not limited to, hanging posters, attending BRC events, and serving as their communities’ voices. Hall Reps shall be expected to serve as the voices of their communities during BRC meetings. Hall Reps should bring that voice in the form of, but not limited to, funds proposals, advocacy initiatives, or event ideas.
If you have questions, feel free to email Barrett President Emma Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.