Welcome to RHA! The Residence Hall Association is a student led organization dedicated
to bringing high quality programming to the residents of the University of Dallas.
Programs and activities range in variety from social to educational to recreational
in order to strengthen the resident hall community and provide an overall healthier
and more enjoyable living environment.
Although UD’s RHA is not presently a member of the national Residence Hall Association, we have the same organizational structure, purpose, and goals. Each hall elects three officers (president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer) every semester to direct its specific events, who then gathers in the RHA General Assembly every week with their appointed advisor. The general assembly is led by a peer-elected executive council composed of a president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer, who provides the leadership backbone for the organization, setting the tone for the organization for the whole semester.
RHA requires that its officers have energy, responsibility, and perception in order to provide satisfactory programs that correspond to the interests of their halls. During their term, all officers are required to attend the RHA organizational Nuts n' Bolts Retreat, and the weekly RHA meeting. Using RHA funds they must plan and execute at least one monthly event for their respective halls as well as four campus-wide events. All job descriptions and responsibilities are outlined in the RHA Constitution.
What do you get out of this? It is an opportunity to meet or become better acquainted with all campus residents. Second, it is giving you the best kind of leadership experience, because it is entirely hands-on. You will learn how to network, and to work with many offices within UD through becoming acquainted with the "logistical" side of the university. Third, you will help foster and strengthen the interaction between your studies and real life through fostering student and faculty interaction. Finally, you will get out of it what you put into it. It's up to you. Good luck for a successful semester!
Questions? Interested in more info? Contact April Jecha via email HERE.