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Residence Hall Association


The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an organization that represents every residence hall on campus at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Members from each of the Area Councils report to RHA. As representatives for their areas, members of RHA endeavor to support, develop and improve the on-campus living experience for SIU students via programming and collaboration with University Housing and by partnering with registered student organizations throughout campus. Membership with the Residence Hall Association is open to all residents living on campus.

RHA is led by a Board of Directors. This group of students are elected by the members of RHA and are made up of an Executive Director, Director of Administration, Director of Communications, Director of Events, Director of Recruitment, Director of Inclusivity, and Director of Public Relations. In addition to the Board of Directors, RHA appoints committee chairs who annually lead large-scale programs, projects and committees. The Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development serves as the primary advisor for RHA.

RHA sends representation to state, regional and international conferences each year. Conferences provide a great opportunity for students to network with other schools, learn new ideas to improve our campus and share successes of SIU’s campus community.

You can follow RHA on twitter @rha_siu and find us on Facebook! Contact the Education & Outreach Office at 618/453-7535 for more information.