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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 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 Community Councils, each consisting of an executive board. Hall executive board members 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 Community Council Presidents, resident students and guests convene to address campus issues and formulate comprehensive programming. These meetings are at 4:30 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 stop by our office at Student Center, call us at 487-3045 (ask to be connected to the RHA office) or contact our advisor Charlie at

Run For A Community Council Position!

Positions are available in each community every year!

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

Vice President: Attend Program Board meetings, keep track of programs for Community Council of the Year points, help with the yearbook for your hall/apartment, and help with in-area programs.

Communications Coordinator: Keep minutes of your hall government meetings, emailing minutes to the RHA Public Relations Coordinator, 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.  

Ask your ACD/GHD or any RHA E-Board Member on how to run for a position.

Board Members

Lee Michaels

Laura Livernois
Executive President


National Communications Coordinator

Leah Russell

Leah Russell
 Executive Vice President of Programming


Justin Snyder
Executive Vice President of Finance & Records

Brianna Moore

Brianna Moore
Executive Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing


 Executive Vice President of Community Outreach & Development


RHA Advisors

Charlie Horton-Anderson

Charlie Horton-Anderson
Graduate Assistant for
Leadership & Programming

Rebecca Janes

Rebecca Janes
Assistant Director for 
Residential Education