University of North Carolina-Greensboro Office of Housing & Residence Life is a featured program.
The Residence Hall Association at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) serves as the governing body of all students living on campus. RHA conducts and participates in a variety of activities throughout the year, including building and campus-wide programming, leadership skill workshops, and state, regional, and national leadership conferences. RHA’s signature contributions to campus include “Fastest Way to Class,” a program during opening in which RHA distributes maps and talks with first year students to help them identify their classroom buildings; “Stop Hunger Now,” a service event that packages meals for distribution to impoverished areas around the word; and “From RHA With Love” week, which raises money through various programs for donation to Clara’s House, a shelter for female victims of domestic violence.
The Executive Board of RHA is elected in the spring semester prior to their term of appointment, while individual hall council leaders are elected in the fall. The Executive Board organizes group training for hall council leaders in September, as well as a leadership development mini-conference in January called the “Hall Council Cup.” In fall 2014, RHA will be hosting its first RHA retreat to help members of its General Assembly learn more about the organization and prepare for a successful year as student leaders in the organization.
RHA members have had the opportunity to meet with numerous university administrators throughout the past year to learn more about UNCG and share their concerns and opinions. Guest speakers have included the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Director of Housing & Residence Life, Director of Career Services, and head coach of the men’s basketball team.
The student leaders in RHA are excited for the upcoming year as the organization continues to grow and thrive. Upcoming projects include increasing programming in partnership with the Campus Activities Board, hosting the annual business conference for the North Carolina Association of Residence Halls, and engaging in more advocacy efforts. RHA and its officers continue to look for opportunities to develop strong student leaders and make a positive impact at UNCG.
Submitted by Megan Delph, Assistant Director for Residence Life, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro