Residence Hall Association
WHAT IS THE RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION?
RHA is a student organization that represents the 3300+ students who live on campus in the residence halls.
WHAT DOES RHA DO?
RHA provides residents with an opportunity to unite for the betterment of all students attending Eastern Michigan University. This unity is achieved through awareness, social programming, leadership opportunities, and lasting friendships. RHA also provides residents with a structured outlet for communications when university staff and administration render decisions.
HOW DOES RHA WORK?
RHA consists of 2 levels of government:
The first level, the Executive Board, oversees and provides programming for all residence halls.
The second level encompasses 9 hall assemblies, each consisting of an executive board and representatives from each floor, known as floor governors. Hall executive board members and floor governors work together to provide creative programming and equal representation for their residents.
Both levels of RHA unite at the General Assembly, where the RHA Executive Board and Hall Presidents, resident students and guests convene to address campus issues and formulate comprehensive programming. These meetings are at 8:30pm on Mondays in the Student Center.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Living in the residence halls automatically makes you a member of RHA. Many different leadership opportunities are available at both levels of government. If you would like more information about how to obtain one of these positions or have any questions regarding RHA, please stop by our office at Student Center, call us at 487-3045 (Ask to be connected to the RHA office), or leave a message at 487-1300 (Residence Life main office). We look forward to hearing from you!
RUN FOR A HALL GOVERNMENT POSITION! (LAB or VAC)
Positions are available in each hall each year!
President: Attend General Assembly, run in-hall meetings for your government, and support and help with programming in your hall.
Vice President: Attend Program Board meetings, keep track of programs for Hall of the Year points, help with the yearbook for your hall, and help with in-hall programs.
Public Relations/Communications Coordinator: Keep minutes of your hall government meetings, emailing minutes to the RHA Public Relations Coordinator, advertise for programs, producing in-hall newsletters.
Recycling Coordinator: Keep or start a recycling program for your hall
Sports Coordinator: Organize sporting events for your hall and gather teams for intramural games.
Service Coordinator: Arrange community service opportunities and fundraising for your hall
Governor: Attend committee meetings and attend hall government meetings.
Ask your ACD/GHD or any RHA E-Board Member on how to run for a position.
President Brittany Gross
The RHA Executive Board, Here for YOU!