Purpose and Structure



  • Serve as the student government of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln residence halls;
  • Enhance the living and learning environment of the halls and to work jointly with the University Administration to create and alter policies designed to establish and maintain such an environment;
  • Encourage and coordinate the representation of the General Membership throughout campus;
  • Communicate to the General Membership any information pertinent to them;
  • Discuss, to act upon, and to communicate the opinion of the Association on matters of interest to the General Membership;
  • Communicate with other student organizations on campus.


The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the student hall government of the UNL residence halls and includes 7 local councils throughout campus. All students living in a hall are automatically desingated as members and can participate either as members or run for elected positions. RHA is supported by student fees paid each semester by all residents which allow the organization to host and support events as well as purchase items for use by residents in each of the halls. RHA is lead by an executive team consisting of a President, Vice President, Chief of Operations, Speaker of the Senate, National Communications Coordinator (NCC), four committee chairs, and a Liaison from NRHH (RHA's sister organization on campus). The voting membership of RHA is comprised of Senators from each local council on campus referred to as the RHA Senate. This group is responsible for review of legislation and funding requests to support residents and serves as a voice for all students living in University Housing.

Hall Government StructureRHA Structure

RHA Committees

RHA has five standing committees:

  • Inclusion: This committee plans events and initiatives targeted at educating and sharing various cultural practices, addressing issues such as understanding diversity in your community, & advocating for inclusive language and practices in the residence halls.
  • Media: This committee is responsible for managing the RHA Movie Channel, different social media accounts of RHA, and communicating with residents and outside groups about all that RHA is up to.
  • Presidents: Every hall/complex president is automatically a member of this committee. This committee serves as a platform for communication between halls and facilitates leadership development of hall government members. It is chaired by the RHA President.
  • Traditions: This committee plans events and initiatives geared towards involvement with campus traditions, bringing students together, encouraging engagement, and building a stronger community on campus.
  • Wellness: This committee plans events and initiatives for residents of all halls concerning academic success, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, and personal wellness.

RHA Senate Meetings

More information on upcoming RHA meetings and where they are held can be found at https://rha.unl.edu/RHAsenate/.