There are several ways to get involved in your residence hall and have a voice in your community! From the Residence Hall Association to various on-campus organizations, there are tons of ways to find groups that share your interests and help you get involved on campus!
Resident Hall Association
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the resident-run governing body for the apartments and residence halls. It is the parent organization for the individual hall and community councils. As the voice of our residents, RHA is dedicated to working with Housing and Residential Life to provide leadership for improving the on-campus experience for all campus residents.
RHA is responsible for a number of events and initiatives within campus housing. Some responsibilities include:
- Hosting an annual leadership conference
- Sponsoring Little Sibs weekend
- Hosting townhall meetings with Housing and Dining leadership
- Reviewing housing policies and making suggestions for changes
- Providing residents with community outreach opportunities
All residents are a part of RHA and are encouraged to participate in a bi-weekly meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. You can also visit the RHA office in Ghafari Hall near Gold 'N' Greens. Open Office hours: Tuesdays from 5 pm - 6 pm
All residence hall students are eligible to become a member of the Hall Council for the hall/apartment building that they live in. Hall Councils help promote a positive living/learning environment in our halls and apartments by working with University faculty, staff and administration to coordinate and create educational, social, recreational, cultural, and scholastic opportunities within the halls and apartments. They also assist the Community Director and the Director of Housing and Residential Life by giving input on issues and helping to shape policies that affect the community environment of our buildings.
Each council has an executive board that residents can run for and be voted onto. In addition, each council has student representatives that represent their particular floor, who help to coordinate programs and serve on committees. Information about how to run for a particular position will be available within the first two weeks of classes.
Some of the events organized by the Hall Council have included:
- Townhall meetings
- Weekend and evening programs
- Intramural teams, competitions, and cheering sections for sporting events
- Movies, dances, and celebrations
- Educational and safety awareness programs
- Debates and proposals to change hall/apartment policies
For more information on becoming a member of the hall council contact your Community Director or Resident Advisor.
The Hall Councils and Apartment Building Councils meet in each building's first-floor community room.