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RHA

Residence Housing Association

What Is The Residence Housing Association?

RHA is a student organization that represents the 3300+ students who live on campus in the residence halls & apartments.

What Does RHA Do?

RHA provides a means for residential students of Eastern Michigan University to attend educational and social programming, voice their ideas, concerns and opinions to the proper authorities, and to continuously work to improve the condition and experience of on-campus living. We do this by providing leadership opportunities to any residential student who wishes to be involved and by working with various departments and organizations within EMU to foster positive experiences for all students.

How Does RHA Work?

RHA consists of 2 levels of government:

  • Executive Board: oversees and provides campus wide programming for all residence halls and works directly with all Community Councils.
  • Community Councils: Encompasses 9 Community Councils, each consisting of a council board. Community council board members work together to provide creative programming and equal representation for their residents.

Both levels of RHA unite at a weekly General Assembly meeting where the RHA Executive Board and Community Council members, resident students and guests convene to address campus issues and formulate comprehensive programming. These meetings are at 8:30 pm on Tuesdays in the Student Center.

How Do I Get Involved?

Living on-campus 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 email us at rha.emich@gmail.com or contact our advisor Charlie Horton-Anderson at cander75@emich.edu.

Run For A Community Council Position!

Positions are available in each community every year! To find out more information regarding the election process including dates, times, and requirements you can talk to your in-hall staff such as your RA, GHD, or ACD, or you can contact RHA directly at the email provided above.

Our residence hall communities consist of:

  • Phelps/Sellers
  • Walton/Putnam
  • Best
  • Buell
  • Downing
  • Hill/Hoyt/Pittman (The Towers)

Each residence hall community has the following positions:

President : Attend General Assembly, run council meetings for your government, and support and help with programming in your on-campus hall/apartment.

Vice President: Collaborates with President in various aspects, aids in the development of programming and advertising of Community Council.

Communications Coordinator: Keep minutes of your hall government meetings, distributing minutes to the appropriate parties, advertise for programs, producing in-hall newsletters.

Programming Coordinator: Work with the RHA program board to plan and execute awesome programs.

Financial Director : Oversee all the funds of their community council.  

 

Our apartment style communities consist of:

  • The Village
  • Brown/Munson/Cornell/Westview (University Apartments)

Each apartment style community has the following positions:

President : Attend General Assembly, run council meetings for your government, and support and help with programming in your on-campus hall/apartment.

Communications Coordinator: Keep minutes of your hall government meetings, distributing minutes to the appropriate parties, advertise for programs, producing in-hall newsletters, oversee all the funds of their community council.

Programming Coordinator: Work with the RHA program board to plan and execute awesome programs.

 

Board Members

Lee Michaels

Laura Livernois
Executive President

 
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National Communications Coordinator

Leah Russell

Leah Russell
 Executive Vice President of Programming

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Justin Snyder
Executive Vice President of Finance & Records

Brianna Moore

Brianna Moore
Executive Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing

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 Executive Vice President of Community Outreach & Development

   

RHA Advisors

Julie Goodwin Julie Goodwin
Graduate Assistant for
Leadership & Programming
jgoodwi9@emich.edu

Rebecca Janes Rebecca Janes
Assistant Director of
Residential Education
rjanes1@emich.edu