RHA Application

As a resident, you can be as active as you want to be in influencing your living environment and planning programming and events. The Residence Hall Association is composed of students living on-campus and serves as your communication network.

Learn more about how you can be part of TWU's Residence Hall Association and run for office.

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Hiring Timeline for 2020-2021 Executive Board
June 1, 2020 Applications Available
August 1, 2020 Applications Due
August 18-21, 2020 Interviews

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Hiring Timeline for 2021-2022 Executive Board
November 20, 2020 Applications Available
January 18, 2021 Applications Due
January 25-29, 2021 Interviews
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Complete the 2020-2021 Secretary Application Now!

Eligibility and Compensation

Executive Board Eligibility

  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • Must live on campus during term of office
  • Available positions for 2020-2021
    • National Communications Coordinator In-Training
      • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 throughout the term of office
      • Must be a first-year student
    • Secretary
      • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 throughout the term of office

Executive Board Compensation

  • President: $2,625 scholarship per Long Semester
  • Vice President & National Communications Coordinator: $1,950 scholarship per Long Semester
  • National Communications Coordinator In-Training, Finance Officer, Programming Coordinator, & Secretary: $1,650 scholarship per Long Semester

Duties of Office

Executive Board Duties (All Officers)

  • Attend Executive Officer Trainings (including returning to campus before move-in; date varying upon the executive board), attend General Assembly meetings, Executive Officer meetings, in-service training, retreats, and other RHA sponsored activities.
    • Executive Officer meetings will take place weekly on Monday at 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Executive Officers will have permission to register during Priority Registration in order to ensure their schedules permit the mandatory Executive Officer meeting.
  • Each Executive Officer should be available to attend two summer orientation sessions to represent RHA.
  • Represent RHA at meetings with administrators of Texas Woman's University and serve on appropriate University committees.
  • Attend a regional or national conference, provided that funds are available, per term in office.
    Establish, maintain, and publicize the specific number of office hours per week for the respective position.
  • Conduct oneself in a manner that is keeping with the purpose of RHA and in accordance with its Constitution and governing documents.
  • Meet with corresponding positions within each Community Council on a monthly or as needed basis.
  • Transition new officers at end of term of office.

President

  • Serve as the official representative and administrator of the RHA.
  • Call and preside over all meetings of the General Assembly and Executive Board.
  • Conduct official organizational business
  • Delegate responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  • Make contact with the University Housing & Dining office as needed.
  • Vote only in the case of a tie.
  • Coordinate the budgetary process for the year in consultation with the Finance Officer, Programming Coordinator and the RHA Advisor(s).
  • Hold twelve working hours per week that includes office coverage as well as RHA meetings, the executive officer meetings, and other committee meetings. RHA programs and events.
  • Have a formal meeting at least once a month with the Director of University Housing. Attendees of the meeting is up to the discretion of the Director of University Housing & Dining.
  • Live in a Texas Woman’s University Residence Hall at least one semester prior to taking office.
  • Hold an office on the Executive Board of the RHA or on a Community Council for at least one semester prior to taking office.  If there is no person willing to run who fits these specifications, someone who has been active in the RHA may run for the position.
  • Uphold this Constitution and see that it and other governing documents are followed.

 Vice President

  • Assume the responsibilities and powers of the President in his/her absence.
  • Assist the President in duties of office.
  • Assume responsibility for Community Council involvement and activities.
  • Serve as a liaison between RHA and Community Councils.
  • Oversee standing and special purpose committees and keep permanent records of committee reports and Community Council minutes.
  • Record Community Council attendance and compile contact information for all Community Councils.
  • Hold ten working hours per week that includes office coverage as well as RHA meetings, the executive officer meetings, and other committee meetings. RHA programs and events.
  • Plan and create a retreat for the Fall and Spring semesters for Community Council members.
  • Plan and create monthly meetings during Fall and Spring semester for Community Council members.

Finance Officer

  • Keep complete financial records for the RHA and all subsidiary functions.
  • Give a RHA financial report to the Executive Board on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain a current and accurate copy of the RHA budget weekly.
  • Keep records of all expenditures and maintain receipts for expenditures.
  • In coordination with the President and Advisor(s), prepare the annual RHA budget and submit to the RHA Executive Board no later than a month into the fall semester.
  • Hold ten office hours per week that includes office coverage as well as RHA meetings, the executive officer meetings, and other committee meetings. RHA programs and events.
  • Submit Purchase Orders to the Department of University Housing & Residence Life within 24 hours of purchase.

National Communications Coordinator (NCC)

  • Coordinate all travel and transportation plans for all conferences.
  • Complete records for all sub regional, regional, and national organizations; and prepare copies for the RHA President and Advisor(s).
  • Organize all pre-conference activities (t-shirts, spirit promotion, and display) in coordination with the Finance Officer and NCC-IT.
  • Present weekly reports at the RHA Executive meetings.
  • Create and maintain an open dialogue between TWU RHA and those at other schools, including other NCC’s.
  • Be familiar with the National Communication Coordinator Guidelines as stated in the SWACURH and NACURH Policy Books.
  • Responsible for effective communication, which includes completing all paperwork and forms required to maintain TWU RHA's membership, between SWACURH and NACURH.
  • Attend SWACURH, NACURH, No Frills, and Texas/Mexico Subregional Conferences as funding is available from the organization.
  • Write one award bid or 2 pieces of legislation for each regional conference.
  • Collect legislation proposed by councils
  • Serve as Liaison for communication between RHA and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).
  • Hold ten working hours per week that includes office coverage as well as RHA meetings, the executive officer meetings, and other committee meetings. RHA programs and events.

National Communication Coordinator in Training (NCC-IT)

  • Assist NCC to coordinate travel and transportation plans for all conferences.
  • Assist NCC in organizing all pre-conference activities (t-shirts, spirit promotion, and display) in coordination with the Finance Officer.
  • In the absence of the NCC, create and maintain an open dialogue between TWU RHA and those at other schools, including other NCC’s.
  • Be familiar with the National Communication Coordinator Guidelines as stated in the SWACURH and NACURH Policy Books.
  • Attend SWACURH, NACURH, No Frills, and Texas/Mexico Subregional Conferences as funding is available from the organization.
  • Assist NCC in writing one award bid or 2 pieces of legislation for each regional conference.
  • In the absence of the NCC, serve as Liaison for communication between RHA and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).
  • Hold ten working hours per week that includes office coverage as well as RHA meetings, the executive officer meetings, and other committee meetings, RHA programs, and events.
  • Serve on the RHA Executive board one academic year prior to being appointed to the NCC position, unless declared otherwise by the sitting RHA Executive board.
  • Serve on the RHA Executive board as NCC for one academic year, following the fulfillment of NCC-IT duties.
  • Transition the new NCC-IT; if one is appointed

Publicity Coordinator (PC)

  • Act as the main point of contact for RHA event/programming planning and questions pertaining to events (i.e., the point of contact as outlined on all flyers to direct residential questions about programming).
  • Work with TWU Design Services to create program and informational marketing materials, unless the marketing time frame requires materials be created in house.
  • Work to maintain the image and programs of RHA through effective marketing and advertisement.
  • Establish beneficial relations with other campus groups.
  • Promote RHA at student organization fairs and other opportunities in conjunction with other RHA Executive Officers.
  • Maintain RHA bulletin boards and display cases on campus.
  • Maintain all RHA social media pages, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pioneer Engage, and email communication, as well as constant communication with the TWU Department of Housing & Dining social media.
  • Create and assess programming evaluations for each program, in coordination with the executive board.
  • Reserve all locations for RHA Executive Board events and programs.
  • Hold ten working hours per week that includes office coverage as well as RHA meetings, the executive officer meetings, and other committee meetings. RHA programs and events.

 Secretary

  • Keep permanent records of the RHA proceedings and correspondence.
  • Take minutes at all Executive Officer meetings and provide minutes to the Executive Officers and the Advisor(s) within one week of each meeting.
  • Holds ten working hours per week that includes office coverage as well as RHA meetings, the executive officer meetings, and other committee meetings. RHA programs and events.
  • Compile a handout that shall consist of contact information, schedules, office and volunteer hours of all Executive Officers, Advisors.
  • Coordinate all RHA correspondence including picking up and dropping off mail in Central Housing on weekly basis for Executive Meeting.
  • Act as the Historian for the RHA which includes taking photos of events and compiling a scrapbook

Application Process

  • Candidates who have submitted an application will be contacted to schedule an interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted by the selection committee consisting of the RHA Executive Board.
  • If an interview is scheduled, candidates will need to present a letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from a non-family member that speaks to the leadership skills the candidate possesses.

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