Residence Housing Association

What is the Residence Housing Association?

RHA is a student organization that represents the 3200+ students who live on campus in the residence halls and 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.

We meet weekly to design unique social experiences for the students that live on campus. The RHA general assembly works to brainstorm, budget, promote, plan and execute programming held throughout the school year in large campus venues or the residence hall lobbies and lounges. We listen to the voices of students through our forums and hearing opinions and personal experiences through connecting at social events. Throughout the year you may hear about Green and White Ball, Lil Sibs Weekend, RHA Bingo and many more programs, all of which are planned and hosted by our student leadership teams.

RHA also works to develop student leaders in executive and community positions. Through team building, professional development, and working with housing professionals you build skills that help you in your collegiate and eventually your professional life.

How Does RHA Work?

RHA consists of two 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 seven complexes across campus, each consisting of three representatives. CR’s work together to provide creative programming and to equip their halls with needed/desired items for their resident


Program Director- voice at all meetings, writes agendas, oversees all aspects of programming. Sits on programming board to plan a group program every semester.

Finance Coordinator- works on budget, maintains communication of team, and monitors all records. Meets with financial coordinator individually to give budget updates.

Marketing Coordinator- In charge of all marketing aspects, makes fliers/in hall posters, send materials to Eboard for Social media and Shout outs. Sits on the marketing board to plan out content for the semester.

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 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Student Center. (For a room number ask the information desk located on the second floor)

How Do I Get Involved?

Living on-campus automatically makes you a member of RHA. You are welcome to join us at our general assembly meetings or get involved with the community representatives in your hall at any time during the school year. 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 at [email protected]

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