Residential Life

Residential Council

The Residential Council of Brown University (ResCouncil) is a student advisory board that provides assistance and insight to the Brown Office of Residential Life.

Members of the Residential Council are appointed through the Undergraduate Council of Students (UCS). The ResCouncil consists entirely of students (13 members or up to 3 alternates).

The purpose of the Council is to serve as a link and advisor for students and the Office of Residential Life. Every year the Council reviews all Program House options, assists with improving and implementing the housing selection system, and makes recommendations to Residential Life on a wide range of issues, including the formation of new program house groups.

ResCouncil represents student interests to the University and advocates for improvements in the residential experience of undergraduates. Throughout the year, ResCouncil hosts student forums to gather input and maintains a social media presence to provide students additional information about the residential experience, both on and off campus.

Mission Statement

The Residential Council of Brown University serves the undergraduate student body in advocating for improvements in the Residential Experience, both on- and off-campus, and providing assistance and information to students. The Residential Council achieves these goals by hosting student forums to gather input, maintaining a social media presence to provide students additional information about the residential experience, and conveying student opinion to administrators.

Vision Statement

The Residential Council of Brown University strives to advocate for the adoption and implementation of equitable and inclusive policies and practices in the Office of Residential Life. The Residential Council aims to enable students an opportunity to suggest improvements to and provide feedback on students’ Residential Experience, both on- and off-campus. The Residential Council will work collaboratively with other student councils and organizations to advance the best possible residential experience.

Current Members

2019-2020 Academic Year

Council Chair

Jessica McDonald

Secretary

Ilana Emanuel

Student Experience Committee Chair

Victoria Cao

Policy and Operations Committee Chair

Maria Zou

Housing Lottery Committee Chair

Kathryn Caldwell

UCS Campus Life Chair

Zane Ruzicka

 

General Members

Abigail Yuan

Alexandra Perez

Jacob DiSpirito

Martin Menz

Orly Mansbach

Toby Arment

Maya Jackson

Ophelia Duchesne-Malone