Looking to take your residence experience beyond your room? Residence Council could be the place for you!
Residence Council is a student-led group for first-year in-residence students to help be the voice for their peers. Residence Council, also known as College Residence Council (CRC) in the Peterborough residences, was created to ensure students have a place to develop leadership skills, advocate for their needs in residence and create opportunities catered directly to their peers in residence.
Each college at the Peterborough campus have their own College Residence Council (CRC), and at the Durham GTA residence in Oshawa there is a Residence Council. On each council, there are a number of positions to apply for and be elected into by your peers living in residence.
- One Senior Residence Life Don (non-voting)
- Two Co-Presidents (Peterborough campus: 1 Annex Residence student, 1 Symons Campus Residence student) *Traill CRC and Durham RC co-presidents are an exception
- Two community reps per community
These positions are filled each Fall during an election facilitated by the Senior Don of each residence. All in-residence students are encouraged to run for a position. Students who receive a position and maintain it throughout their first year can add their role to their Co-Curricular Record.
What types of experiences can you look forward to while being a part of the Residence Council?
- A member from each Residence Council represents their residence community and first-year students to advocate on behalf of students' needs in residence on the Housing Advisory Committee and Food Services Committee
- Plan social events within the residence community
- Facilitate residence-wide initiatives like Res Clothing, Sustainability initiatives, wellness and so much more.