Student Leadership Opportunities
The Resident Assistant is a student liaison between the Office of Residential Life & Housing and the residents. The Resident Assistant's primary function is to uphold and enforce University policies and procedures, and to foster a sense of community within the hall. The RA is a student leader employed by the University who is concerned with the growth and welfare of each individual as well as with groups of individuals in the residence hall. The RA's provide programming in the residence halls and work in conjunction with the Residence's Hall Council of each hall. Information about applying to be an RA for the following year is typically available early in the Fall semester. Please check out the RA Selection page for more detailed inforamation.
Each residence hall has its own Hall Council comprised of officers and members from the hall. Hall Councils serve a number of purposes. First and foremost, they plan, organize, and deliver programs for the residents of their hall. These programs can include everything from a simple movie night to a large mixer or entertainment event. Hall Councils also serve to promote community within the residence hall while offering residents the opportunity to grow in an informal setting and safe comfortable environment. Each Hall Council has e-board members who oversee the events and attend RHA meetings as a governing board.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is comprised of an Executive Board, as well as the Executive Boards from each respective Hall. The RHA serves as the governing organization for residence Hall Councils and represents resident student interests to the University at large. RHA sponsors several programs each semester for resident students, and has gained recognition for its charitable activities. For the past several years, RHA has sponsored campus wide programming and works with each Hall Council to create events for RHA Month. RHA Month is made up of campus wide events that are hosted by each hall in the Spring semester. These events are staffed with the help of each building's Hall Council.
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. It ensures the advancement of member chapters through resource sharing, programming, and leadership development opportunities to contribute and support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.
The RA Council serves as a leadership and advocacy board comprised of Resident Assistants of the Office of Residential Life & Housing. It's primary function is provide an opportunity for our student staff to discuss department wide initiatives, play an active role in decision making, and provide an outlet for advocating on behalf of the entire RA staff. RA Council is lead by a chair and co-chair who are returner staff members and recognized leaders within our department. The general body of the council consists of a representative from each community. RA Council has led the department in a number of initiatives including, staff selection procedures, defining compensation packages for RA staff and providing feedback on a number of critical areas.