RHA is an organization comprised of the students who live in our on-campus residence halls. The main responsibilities of RHA include planning events, activities and educational programs, voicing student opinions, and keeping supplies at each hall front desk. There are three levels of RHA on campus:

  • The RHA Executive Board is the most encompassing facet of the organization. It meets every Sunday to discuss matters pertaining to the campus as a whole. The Executive Board also presides over Senate meetings, the Senate being composed of three members from each Hall Council's executive team. The Senate meets weekly on Thursdays to consider fund requests, to pass information from hall to hall regarding campus events, and finally for the weekly spirit contest. The Exec Board can be found outlined on the RHA Meet the Board page.
  • The next level of RHA is the Hall Councils. Hall Councils consists of members from each hall and any residents of the hall that want to participate. Most halls meet weekly to discuss hall improvement, plan events, and much more. Twice a month the Hall Councils put on some sort of fun activity. Examples of some hall activities are tug o' war, name-that-tune, limbo, chocolate syrup twister, and other inter-floor contests.
  • Floor communities are the most basic level of RHA and typically consist of a Floor President. The Floor President represents their floor at Hall Council meetings. 

MSU RHA also has several important affiliations:

  • IACURH (Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls), includes RHA's from the Northwest Territories, Alberta and Saskatchewan down to New Mexico and Arizona.
  • NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) includes RHA's nationwide as well as a few in Canada, Mexico & South Africa. MSU is a member of both organizations.


For more information about RHA, contact RHA advisor Blake Stemen at blake.stemen@montana.edu