Anne Lynam, RHA President
I am so excited to welcome all residents to the Residence Hall Association at MSU. My name is Anne Lynam and I will be representing you as the RHA President. I am currently a senior, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies. From the moment I moved into the residence halls on a smoky summer afternoon, I have been happy to call Bozeman home. It is truly the friends I have made that have given me a sense of place within the MSU community.
Outside of all the fun that RHA has brought into my life, it has also given me professional skills. From learning how to balance a budget to planning several large events each year, RHA has made me feel confident that I can enter the workforce competitively. Our RHA and Hall Council members go on to be leaders on campus, whether it is ASMSU, Fraternity/Sorority Life, or in other on-campus organizations. RHA truly develops every participant to be a leader, no matter what their future goals may be. If it wasn't for RHA, I would have never found the courage to get out of my shell and meet new people. By attending my Hall Council's programming, I was able to meet new people, try new activities, and learn tangible skills. Whether it was making friends with my floormates during Pie-Your-RA, learning self-defense, or talking through my feelings with my RA, Hall Council and RHA got me through my first year of college. RHA helped push me to be the best person I could be. I hope that everyone in the Residence Halls can have the same expierence of tangible personal growth.
Finally, RHA has given me the opportunity to represent the interests of students. But the opportunity to advocate doesn't begin and end with me. I encourage all residents to remain engaged. Whether it is through attending RHA Senate meetings, speaking with Hall Council Representatives, or reaching out to me at email@example.com, student input is always a top priority.
I hope you come to feel at home within the residence halls. If there is anything I can do to assist, let me know!