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Olive Neighborhood Council, 2023.

Neighborhood Councils

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Neighborhood councils are governing boards of students, Resident Fellows and professional staff working together to make decisions for their local neighborhood.

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Neighborhood Council Structure

Neighborhood councils will be collaboratively led by the Neighborhood Program Director and a Resident Fellow Lead. Members of the council will include one student representative from each house, and neighborhood professional staff from Residential Education, Residential & Dining Enterprises, and Undergraduate Advising. These councils will address all aspects of the neighborhood and ensure a comprehensive integration of services and experiences including dining, facilities, design, and staffing, with regular, collaborative, and cross-functional meetings that foster mutually respectful dialogue.

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Neighborhood Council Duties

Some of the primary duties of the neighborhood councils include:

  • Establishing governance, oversight and practices that advance the core principles of the neighborhoods.
  • Supporting neighborhood programs that foster continuity, belonging, and community.
  • Utilizing the breadth of knowledge and expertise within the council to execute neighborhood programs and initiatives effectively.
  • Evaluating student proposals for use of neighborhood funds.
  • Annually reviewing and approving neighborhood theme houses.
  • Identifying common area spaces in the neighborhood that can be used by students for events, gatherings and meetings.
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