Residence Housing Association

What Is The Residence Housing Association?

RHA is a student organization that represents the 3800+ 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 Representatives.
  • Community Representatives: Encompasses 7 complexes across campus, each consisting of a 3 representatives. CR’s work together to provide creative programming and equips their halls with needed/desired items for their residents.

Both levels of RHA unite at a weekly General Assembly meeting where the RHA Executive Board and Community Representatives, 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 our President Erin Thomson at ethomso1@emich.eduor RHA Advisor Tera Fracala at


RHA Executive Board Members

Erin Thomson

Executive President


Kathleen Schaaf

Executive Vice President of Finance & Records


Delisa Williams

National Communications Coordinator


Kevin Hillman

Executive Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing


Lauryn Comer

Executive Vice President of Programming

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