Inter Housing Council

Learn by leading, no matter where you live

IHC Community Councils are student-led groups of residents who gain leadership experience by delegating funding and hosting fun, smaller-scale events in their own communities. It's a great way to make friends, build your community, and get involved on campus!


Find your council and advisor information below:

Council Area Council Advisor Advisor Email Council Meeting Location Council Meeting Time/Day

Kayla Kouri


Rachel Smith

yakʔitʸutʸu Community Center


Cerro Vista (CV)

Anne Kasenchak 


Danielle Pellegrino

Cerro Community Center Fireplace Room TBD
Poly Canyon Village (PCV)

Mia Burns


Vidalia Campos Cordero



South Mountain/North Mountain (SoNoMo) Jasmine Hecht TBD


Sierra Madre/Yosemite (Towers) Nelizabeth Diaz

Sierra Madre 

Community Center


Typical events put on by Councils are:

  • Appreciation of Custodial Staff
  • Pancake Nights
  • Game Nights
  • Dances
  • Talent Shows
  • Outdoor Movie Nights
  • Competitions between the different residence halls/apartments
  • Study breaks and stress relief programs


Councils are grouped by community areas:

  • yakʔitʸutʸu 
  • Towers (Sierra Madre and Yosemite)
  • South Mountain/North Mountain "SoNoMo" (North Mountain, Trinity, Santa Lucia, Muir, Sequoia, and Tenaya)
  • Poly Canyon Village (PCV)
  • Cerro Vista (CV)


Councils are made up of the following positions:

  • Council President - Lead Community Council meetings by providing vision and direction. Must be available to attend Advocacy Board on Thursdays from 11:10am-Noon weekly for Advocacy Board.

  • Vice President of Operations (VPO) - The Community Council VPO is responsible for administrative duties surrounding financial management, record-keeping and Council correspondence. Covers when the President is absent.

  • Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VPDEI)- Ensure Council programs and initiatives are inclusive and accessible. Assist in the education and accountability of social change in their community.

  • Vice President of Marketing (VPM)- The Community Council VPM is responsible for marketing and advertisement through electronic or physical marketing materials of Council programs and initiatives. They are the folks outreaching to students, partners, and other councils to make sure initiatives are known.  

  • Vice President of Programming (VPP)- The Community Council VPP leads all Community Council programming through events or initiatives.  

  • Senator(s)-1 per 200 residents of a community- Senators focus on advocating for their community and depending on community population, a specific amount will have the opportunity to serve as on IHC Advocacy Board. Must be available to attend Advocacy Board on Thursdays from 11:10am-Noon weekly for Advocacy Board. 

  • Community Representative(s) (non-elected position)- Share your voice and insight at meetings, help support programmatic efforts.

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