Residence Hall Association
Hall Councils support residential communities by organizing activities, events, and initiatives to further the mission of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), including the development of strong, cohesive communities in which students feel connected.
Below is an overview of each position. Each Hall Council is comprised of a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Senators, Mayors, and a professional and/or graduate staff advisor. Please contact your Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) to learn how to join!
A Governor leads Hall Council to develop a cohesive team and motivate the organization to achieve its goals. They facilitate meetings, support the planning and implementation of Hall Council initiatives, and support their teammates. Governors occasionally attend a Board of Governors Meeting to learn with and from Governors of different Hall Councils.
In collaboration with their advisor, a Lieutenant Governor ensures decisions are fiscally responsible and reflect the needs of the community. They identify innovative strategies to conserve resources throughout the year. They also support the planning and implementation of Hall Council initiatives. Finally, a Lieutenant Governor occasionally attends Financial Advisory Board (FAB) to review requests submitted by Hall Councils to RHA for additional funding.
A Senator represents their Hall Council at RHA General Assembly Meetings, which occur on most Mondays. During these meetings, Senators learn with and from other residential students while representing the needs of their community. Senators support the planning and implementation of Hall Council initiatives. Finally, they serve on one RHA Committee, which meet occasionally to advance the mission of RHA.
A mayor supports the planning and implementation of Hall Council initiatives. These events, activities, and educational resource creates a sense of belonging within our residence halls while promoting student success. There are an unlimited number of mayors in each Hall Council.