Pacific University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA), is the student government that oversees life in Pacific’s residence halls. By living on campus, you are automatically a part of RHA. RHA is run by an executive board of students who work to provide a voice for you in the campus community and opportunities to connect with other students.
New March 2015: RHA is currently accepting applications for Executive Board member positions for the 2015-2016 year. Applications are due by 5pm Monday, March 16, 2015. Information about the positions, the application process, and the position committments are available in the RHA Info Packet.
Action on Campus
Though RHA works with many aspects of campus life, as a student you will most likely see us in action through our work with your hall council and on-campus programming. Hall Council is the student government within the North Side and South Side residence halls, which are overseen and supported by RHA.
At the beginning of the year, you will have the opportunity to become a representative for your hall. These representatives’ main responsibility is to help build community through programming, policy change, and representation of residents.
However, RHA’s biggest function in the halls is to provide programming to the residents who live there. We put on several programs each semester, including Haunt the Hall, Boxer Bingo, and Pacific's Got Talent, to name a few.
The Big Picture
RHA not only works to stay connected to other groups on campus, but also works to stay connected to other schools in our region as well as the rest of the country.
Pacific University's RHA is a member of PACURH (Pacific Affiliation of College & University Residence Halls) a region of NACURH (National Affiliation of College & University Residence Halls). By making these connections, we are better able to keep up with what is happening at other schools and bring those ideas and experiences back to Pacific.
RHA meets weekly in order to plan programs or discuss current issues concerning students. They also facilitate the RHA/Hall Council General Assembly on in order to keep everyone updated on what is happening around campus, especially in the Residence Halls.
If you have any ideas for programs we could put on or issues you feel need to be addressed, feel free to come by our weekly general assemblies, drop by the RHA office located in Clark 130, or contact an Executive Board officer. If you are interested in taking an active role in hall leadership, consider running for hall council in the fall or for an Executive Board position in the spring.
To join hall council and learn more, read about the Hall Councils.
2015-2016 RHA Executive Board
Sophia Nation | President
Liz Stevens | National Communications Coordinator
Marissa Hanabusa | Events and Activities Coordinator
Brock Nakashima | Financial Coordinator
Haley McKinnon | Leadership Development Coordinator
Ashley McKenzie | Community Relations Coordinator
Megan Rice | RHA Advisor and Residence Life Programming and Conduct Coordinator
For more information contact the RHA at firstname.lastname@example.org.