Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Residence Hall Association?
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the second largest student organization on campus and is the coordinating organization for the various residence hall governing bodies across campus (i.e. Hall Councils within each residence hall). RHA's goal is to help develop residence hall policies, procedures, programs, and facilities to best serve the interests of those students living on campus. To that end, the association's elected representatives from each hall work with housing staff on residents' behalf.
Who is a member?
You are! If you are living on campus, you are a member of the Residence Hall Association. If you are interested in becoming active in your Hall Council, there are many opportunities to do so. Look in your residence hall early in the Fall semester for information on joining your residence hall council. And if you miss that deadline, and your Hall Council has already been formed, then talk to your RA about attending General Body meetings as a floor or zone representative.
What do we do?
We host programs for residents across campus. This year we are excited about this particular part of our organization's duties because of the influx of students living in the residence halls on campus. More students means bigger programs and more fun! In addition to programming, we write legislation for the residence halls on campus. Our main purpose is to give the residents at UGA a voice.
How much does it cost to attend an RHA event?
Nothing! All of our events are free. We provide food, t-shirts, and fun at each and every one of our programs. Oftentimes, we will even give out door prizes such as Nalgens, bookbags, key chains, umbrellas, etc.
Where is the RHA office, and what is the phone number?
If you stand in front of Creswell Hall and face Russell Hall, we are to your left. You can call us at 706.542.1169.
How else can I be informed of RHA events?
Check out our Facebook page (UGARHA). Or you can follow us on Twitter (@UGA_RHA).
How can I get involved with RHA?
In the Spring, you can run for a position on the RHA Exec Board for the coming year. In the Fall, Community Councils hold elections for the Executive Boards and appoint their General Body. Throughout the year, residents can apply to be on any of our committees by turning in an application. In addition, Residence Hall Studios and the National Residence Hall Honorary are two daughter organizations with which residents can participate.
How can I get involved on a regional or national level?
Contact our NCC, R.C. Goslee, for more information about how to participate in RHA on the regional or national level.
Are we recognized nationally?
Yes, we are! As an organization, we represent the University of Georgia to the rest of the region and the nation. SAACURH is the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls and meets in the fall. This year Georgia State University will be hosting this conference. NACURH is the National Association of College and University Residence Halls and is the largest student run organization in the world. RHA will represent UGA at the University of Colorado at Boulder this spring during the NACURH conference.
Do I need to bring my UGA ID to any events?
Yes! Yes! Yes! At each and every RHA event, your valid UGA ID with your valid Housing sticker on it will be required. The events we put on are for students living on campus exclusively, and your ID and sticker prove to us that you do, in fact, currently live on campus.
What are NRHH and RHS?
NRHH and RHS are two subsidary organizations under RHA. Both subsidary organizations have their own function to further benefit RHA and University Housing. The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is focused on promoting community service and recognition through Housing. Residence Hall Studios (RHS) is focused on the media outlet of RHA from creating student made films to filming at RHA's events and programs. For further information, please refer to the coordinating links at the bottom of the page.