Getting Involved

There are many ways for hall residents to get involved with hall government! All of the opportunities listed below are great ways to gain leadership and teamwork experience while making the residence halls a great place to live! We also have some great videos for you to view of our interview with TRIO about hall government and getting involved on campus.

Local Councils

Every hall or complex has a local council that residents can be a part of! Elections take place in either the Fall or Spring, depending on the hall. These local councils run events and plan initiatives for their area/hall. More information on local elections can be found at rha.unl.edu/local-council-elections.

RHA Senators

Each local council has at least one representative that serve on the RHA Senate. The number of representatives from each local council is based on population of the area it serves. The role of these senators is to attend the weekly senate meetings and be the voice of their area's residents. The senators vote on legislation and are responsible for communication between their local council and the RHA Senate. Senators are also required to be a part of at least one committee in RHA. RHA Senators are typically elected during the fall semester within the first two weeks by electronic ballot. More information on local elections can be found at rha.unl.edu/local-elections.

RHA Committees

Any resident of the halls can be a member of an RHA committee! Committee meeting times are worked out with the members of the committee during the year, so times are flexible! More information on the different committees and how to apply can be found at rha.unl.edu/rha-committees. Applications can be submitted directly to the RHA at rha@unl.edu. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us!

RHA Executive Board

The RHA Executive Board consists of ten members. To learn more about these different positions please go to rha.unl.edu/executiveboard. You can also find out how to apply for any current opening at rha.unl.edu/rhaopenpositions, or run for position for the next academic year at rha.unl.edu/electionsrha.unl.edu/rha-appointed-positions or email us at rha@unl.edu. The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) also appoints one representative to serve on the RHA Executive Board.

Attending RHA Meetings

All hall residents are welcome to attend hall government meetings! Please visit rha.unl.edu/RHAsenate for more information about upcoming RHA meetings at rha.unl.edu.