Getting Involved

There are many ways for hall residents to get involved with residence 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!

Local Hall Governments

Every hall or complex has a hall government that residents can be a part of! Elections take place in either the Fall or Spring, depending on the hall. These local hall governments run events and plan initiatives for the hall.

RHA Senators

Each hall government has at least one representative that serve on the RHA Senate. The number of representatives from each hall is based on population of the hall. The role of these senators is to attend the weekly senate meetings and be the voice of their hall's residents. The senators vote on legislation and are responsible for communication between their hall government and the RHA Senate. Senators are also required to be a part of at least one committee in RHA.

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. Information on how these positions are elected or appointed can be found at rha.unl.edu/elections. 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! The RHA Senate meets every Tuesday during the regular academic year at 7 PM in the Red Cloud rooms on the first floor of the Willa Cather Dining Complex. Due to COVID-19, outside presenters and guests looking to attend RHA will be required to join the meeting through Zoom link. Please email rha@unl.edu to gain access for a zoom link for any upcoming meetings.