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"Success is a journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland

RHA in the Community

The Residence Hall Association is always looking for ways to increase involvement, create student leadership opportunities, and build an integrated housing community. Through sponsorships, programs, and departmental collaboration, RHA works to help the housing community be successful.

Why Participate in RHA?

RHA is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact on your community. As a resident, you are a participating member of the student government of University Housing, a member with privileges and responsibilities. The extent to which the members of the hall/floor can plan and carry out activities and succeed as an organization depends upon the cooperation of these members. There is a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, community gardener, and community representatives who together comprise the Residence Hall Association.

How Can You Get Involved?

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Well, Community Representatives attend RHA General Assembly meetings and speak on behalf of their community. It's an excellent way to gain leadership experience, build your resume, and active involve yourself in the betterment of your community living environment. Community Representatives act as an ambassador for the following communities: Blackstone, Parkway, and Stratford (one representative depending on ratio), Blumel, Broadway, Ondine, Montgomery, King Albert and St. Helens Court (one representative depending on ratio), and Stephen Epler.  RHA also has Community Representatives that serve the following student populations: Residential Families Representative, Residential Grad/Post-Bach Representative, Residential International Representative, and the FYE Representative. 

Community Representatives are required to attend every General Assembly, act as a delegate from their jurisdiction to represent the needs of their constituents, and give voice to important discussions that shape the future of University Housing and Residence Life.

General Assembly Meetings

RHA meetings are held weekly on Fridays at 3:00pm (Location is TBD). All residents are urged to attend and participate. RHA not only provides leadership opportunities for students, but it also benefits the entire campus by providing programming and shaping housing policies. In addition, by serving as a RHA member, residents may also have the opportunity to serve on University Auxillary committees that value resident input.

Who to Contact

To get involved, please contact rha@pdx.edu. Concerns about residence hall usage, policies, and improvements are channeled to University Housing. To voice such concerns, questions, or suggestions, RHA encourages you to speak with us and get active!