RHA

 
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Cal State LA’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an organization made up of dedicated residents, who act as agents of opportunity to promote a thriving academic and social environment while voicing the concerns of the community. RHA helps develop leadership skills as well as intercultural and interpersonal growth.

We welcome creative, enthusiastic and energetic people interested in making a difference in their community.

Apply to join RHA for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Residence Hall Association. 2024-2025 Positions Open. RHA.

The application for the 2024-2025 Academic Year is live!  

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Executive Board positions for the upcoming academic year. This is a unique opportunity for those looking to make a significant impact within our residence halls, foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, and develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime. 

The application closes April 12, 2024, at 5 p.m.

  • Leadership Development: Enhance your leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills. 

  • Community Impact: Play a pivotal role in shaping the living and learning environment for your peers. 

  • Network Building: Connect with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Personal Growth: Challenge yourself in a supportive environment and grow personally and professionally.

We encourage applications from: 

  • Enrolled Cal State LA student for the 2024-2025 Academic Year  

  • Minimum GPA: Undergraduate – 2.0 | Graduate – 3.0 

  • Minimum 6 Class Units

The application closes April 12, 2024, at 5 p.m.

  • Complete the online application form: RHA Application

  • Submissions are due Friday, April 12, 2024, at 5 p.m.  

  • Candidate Forums & elections will take place April 15-18, 2024

  • New 2024-2025 RHA board will be certified April 19, 2024  

For detailed information on each position’s roles and responsibilities, please select the "Positions & Responsibilities" tab below, or reach out to us at [email protected]

Don’t miss this chance to contribute to our vibrant community and develop skills that will benefit you beyond your time in the residence halls. We look forward to receiving your application and to the possibility of working together to make our residence halls an even better place to live and learn. 

RHA Application

President

The President is the official representative of the Residence Hall Association to the administration of Residential Life, Housing, and Cal State LA.

Their duties are as follows:

  1. Lead RHA executive board meetings every week unless there is an agreement amongst RHA representatives to cancel it
  2. Lead the RHA representatives' meetings every week to discuss housing programming, advocacy initiatives, and to vote on legislation brought up by other Hall Councils and Senior Resident Assistants
  3. Lead weekly executive board meetings and create the agenda
  4. Keep each of the executive board members and RHA representatives accountable for their roles, responsibilities, and attendance at meetings
  5. Conduct one-on-one meetings with each RHA representative at least twice a semester
  6. Maintain strong communication with each of the other executive board members and their respective advisors
  7. Assist the Director of Programming in Housing programming of annual events
  8. Must attend summer training

Must conduct a minimum of (5) office hours per week in designated community center, facilitate (1) hour weekly executive board meeting, facilitate (1), facilitate (1) hour weekly general board meeting and attend (1) hour weekly one-on-one meeting with advisor. Weekly time commitment: minimum 10 hours.


Director of Finance (Treasurer)

  1. Create an annual budget and manage funds to document spending for reimbursements
  2. Review funding proposals and facilitate funding approval conversations
  3. Must attend summer training

Must conduct a minimum of (5) office hours per week, facilitate (2) hour weekly financial and Senior Resident Assistant board meeting, participate in (1) hour weekly executive board meeting and attend (1) hour weekly one-on-one meeting with advisor. Weekly time commitment minimum 10 hours.


Director of Programming (Internal Affairs)

Coordinates all logistical aspects of official RHA programs, including: reserving facilities, organizing setup, managing the vision of the event, and creating resident awareness of programs.

Their duties are as follows:

  1. Managing Hill Council Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website)
  2. Oversees Welcome Week programming (i.e. Eagle Fest)
  3. Oversees RHA Legacy programs (minimum 4 per year, 2 per semester) including (Town Hall(s), Monte Carlo Night, Karaoke, etc.)
  4. Manage, update, and improve RHA website
  5. Direct, create, and upload promotional photo / video content
  6. Take minutes during the RHA meeting.
  7. Must attend summer training

Must conduct a minimum of (5) office hours per week in designated community center, facilitate (1) hour weekly executive board meeting, facilitate (1), facilitate (1) hour weekly general board meeting and attend (1) hour weekly one-on-one meeting with advisor. Weekly time commitment: minimum 10 hours.


National Communications Coordinator (External Affairs)

Their duties are as follows:

  1. Attend all ASI meetings as a representative of RHA and Cal State LA Residential Life
  2. Represent Cal State LA RHA at all conferences and business meetings affiliated with the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH)
  3. Recruit all delegates and prepare for conferences (PACURH, NACURH, and “No-Frills”)
  4. Oversee NACURH Member School Affiliation process to ensure that all requirements for membership in the Pacific Affiliation of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH) and NACURH are fulfilled
  5. Encourage use and benefits of membership in PACURH and NACURH
  6. Inform Resident Government Council/ Senior Resident Assistants and RHA Executive Board members of regional and national events, opportunities, and important updates / information as informed
  7. Be the main contact person for campus organizations and other residential life organizations
  8. Must attend summer training
  9. Take minutes during Policy Review Board Meeting

Conduct a minimum of (5) office hours, participate in (1) hour weekly policy review board meeting, participate in (1) hour weekly general board meeting, participate in (1) hour weekly executive board meeting and attend (1) hour weekly one-on-one meeting with advisor. Weekly time commitment: 10


Director of Service / National Residence Hall Honorary (Secretary)

Their duties are as follows:

  1. Shall be responsible for preparing agendas with president, developing the meeting experience, and presiding over meetings of National Residence Hall Honorary
  2. Assists and collaborates in planning programs with Service and Engagement Chair to facilitate service opportunities for Housing residents
  3. Assists in facilitating and coordinating all recognition programs and activities including membership and induction process
  4. Strives to enhance visibility of National Residence Hall Honorary within the Cal State LA RHA Community
  5. Must attend NACURH and PACURH conferences (NACURH- May/June, PACURH Regional Leadership Conference- October / November, PACURH Regional Business Conference- January / February)
  6. Holds one-on-one meetings once every two weeks with National Residence Hall Honorary Executive Board members and weekly with National Residence Hall Honorary advisors
  7. Must attend summer training

Conducts a minimum of (5) office hours per week, facilitate (2) hour weekly outreach meeting, participate in (1) hour weekly executive board meeting, and attend (1) weekly one-on-one meeting with advisor. Weekly time commitment: 10

About RHA

The Executive Board has a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chairpersons. The board also has three senators per community who act as official representatives for the students in Phase I, Phase II and South Village. There are seven committees for fundraising, marketing, public relations, sustainability, outreach, multicultural programming and food service, and the National Residence Hall Honorary, which recognizes exceptional students, programs and community service within the residence halls.

 

Cal State LA RHA VP of External Affairs. White background with yellow and black lines. Dereje with his hands in his pant pockets in a wet parking lot.

Hello everyone, my name is Dereje Assefa, and I am best known as (DJ). I’m your Vice president of External Affairs. I am a criminal justice major seeking to make a difference in my community. I am excited to bring transparency, accountability, and genuine community engagement to RHA. I am a very outgoing, motivated, and honest person. Feel free to come up and introduce yourself. If you have any ideas on what we should do better on anything, please feel free to come to the RHA office and let your voice be heard. Together we can make a difference.

Cal State LA RHA PV of Finance Dayna Hewlett. White background with yellow and black lines. Close up of Dayna wearing sunglasses..

Hello, my name is Day and I'm an accounting major and am excited to help make a positive change for everyone who lives here. Come by our office if you ever want to chat, hope to see you there!

Cal State LA RHA PV of Finance Dayna Hewlett. White background with yellow and black lines. Close up of Dayna wearing sunglasses..

Hello, I'm Alonso Villanueva, your Vice President of Administration and Programs! I'm a second-year business finance major who's gregarious, highly motivated, and adventurous. This year, I'm thrilled to support the Cal State LA housing community, and I sincerely hope we can improve your living experience.

For more information, contact the Residence Life Coordinator in your community.


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  • Connect the Housing community with the campus community.
  • Network and connect with other organizations on campus; build allies.
  • Provide an atmosphere where students can learn and grow.
  • Build our reputation through positive experiences with residents.
  • Focus on “real issues” that are important to the members of our community.

The Residence Hall Association consists of students currently living within Housing and Residence Life who serve as active representatives for the Cal State LA residents. We work hand-in-hand with the students in the housing community to enhance their living and educational environment.

RHA creates and implements a wide variety of events throughout the year. These programs include: Ultimate Game Night, Casino Night, Relay for Life, My Friend’s House Clothing Drive, Cal State LA’s Got Talent, as well as many others! All our programs are all hosted in a fun, safe and welcoming environment.