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.
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 each residence hall, which is overseen and supported by RHA.
At the beginning of the year, you will have the opportunity to become and/or elect a representative for your hall. Those 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 a semester, including Hall-O-Safe and Pacific's Got Talent. Other recent programs have included the Clothesline Project for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the fall Boxer Bash, and the semi-formal Boxer Ball.
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 Meeting 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 open forums, drop by the RHA office located in the lower level of the UC, 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.
2014-2015 RHA Executive Board
Rachel Moore | President
Chloe Yap | National Communications Coordinator
Katy Kilsdonk | Events and Activities Coordinator
Sierra Studnick | Financial Coordinator
Ashley McKenzie | Leadership Development Coordinator
Devon Christian | Community Relations Coordinator
Lindsey Blem | RHA Advisor and Residence Life Programming and Conduct Coordinator
For more information contact the RHA at firstname.lastname@example.org.