Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does "RHA" stand for?

A: Residence Hall Association

Q: What do you do?

A: We program and advocate for residents living on campus both on a campus-wide scale, and in each residential college. Our programs can offer raffles of 1st overall pick in the housing lottery, to touring the residence halls you may live in next year, along with many, many more things. We also advocate and try to improve the condition of our residence halls, and have successfully placed swipe access to back doors on some buildings, installed water bottle refillers in most buildings, and more.

Q: How do you do what you do?

A: When paying for on-campus housing there is an included fee of $24 which we receive to fund our organization. The fee is then split into ten different groups, where each residential community council receives $10 per person living in the community, and the executive board of RHA receives the rest of the fees.

Q: How can I get involved?

A: There are a few ways to get involved in RHA. You can join your own Community Council, you can become an At-Large member of our General Body, or you could do both. To find more information on these options please use the top bar and click on "Get Involved." You will find more information about the responsibilities of each position and how to apply.

Q: Are you RA's?

A: No, we are just students passionate about developing into leaders, representing others, and improving the residential experience.

Q: Is this a required organization to join to be an RA?

A: There is no required organization to join to become an RA. While we have close ties with Residence Life and many RA's were previously in RHA, we do not claim to be the magical organization to get you a job as an RA. What we do promise is to teach you important leadership qualities and to help you build a network on campus that will help you get any job, including becoming an RA.