About Us

What is RHA?

RHA is your Residence Hall Association. We are the governing body representing University Housing & Residence Life students of Portland State University. In addition to serving as your representative voice within the residence halls, RHA hosts numerous large scale events designed to build community and foster social connection. These events, which are initiated, sponsored, and funded by RHA, require an active student body willing to serve in leadership roles

RHA in the Halls

The Residence Hall Association is always looking for ways to increase involvement, create student leadership opportunities, and build an integrated residential community. Through sponsorships, programs and events, and departmental collaborations, RHA works towards building a thriving community.

Why Participate in RHA? 

RHA is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact on your community. As a resident of UHRL, you are a participating member of your student government, 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 are numerou Executive Board positions and two Hall Councils who together comprise the Residence Hall Association.

There are many benefits to serving on the leadership within RHA; including attending retreats and leadership training workshops, conferences at other universities, opportunities to plan and implement activities for all of the University Housing & Residence Life students of PSU, and getting to know residents and members of other student organizations and campus departments.

How Can You Get Involved?   

There are numerous ways in which you can get involved. You can join a Hall Council, serve as an RHA Executive Board member, attend General Assembly meetings, or attend any of the events RHA hosts. It's an excellent way to gain leadership experience, build your resume, build relationships, and actively involve yourself in the betterment of your community living environment.

Who to Contact 

To get involved, please contact rha@pdx.edu or talk to your RA/LCA/RAM. Concerns about residence hall usage, policies, and structural improvements are channeled through University Housing & Residence Life directly by emailing housing@pdx.edu.