Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-led organization that serves over 2000 residents living on campus. Our mission is to create a lasting residential experience that will live with the legacy of Texas Woman’s University. RHA works to provide quality programming and events for our residential population to attend, while advocating on behalf of their needs. RHA is the governing entity for Texas Woman’s University’s Department of Housing & Dining, and we work tirelessly to make sure your voice is heard through our service. This organization’s policies and programs are designed and implemented for improving the community within the residence halls and is established to govern, serve, represent, and promote the interests of all residential students at Texas Woman’s University.

RHA believes that, as a campus resident, you have the right to be heard! RHA prides itself on voicing resident concerns and serves as a liaison between students living on campus and Housing administration. Any student living on campus is already a member and is encouraged to attend our Town Hall events to discuss any improvements or ideas they have concerning their residential experience. Beyond our communication efforts, we also program events throughout the semester that represent our diverse student body and their unique interests!

Network, Build Relationships & Make a Difference

The Residence Hall Association provides a unique opportunity for professional, personal, and leadership development. Within RHA, you can serve as an RHA Executive Board Member, Community Council Member, or as a residential attendee at any of our free programs!

Residence Hall Association Executive Board

The RHA Executive Board serves as the main programmatic force within the Housing & Dining Department, attends free conferences across the country to speak with other institutions about their Residence Life Programs, and offers opportunity for University, academic, and professional advancement. The RHA Executive Board also works extensively with the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) and its affiliate in the Southwest (SWACURH), enacting regional and national policy for resident life and development. Applications for Texas Woman’s University’s Residence Hall Association are typically released in the Spring semester for the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • National Communications Coordinator
  • National Communications Coordinator In-Training
  • Publicity Coordinator
  • Finance Officer
  • Secretary

Each position receives a scholarship from the department of Housing & Dining. If you are interested in learning more, please visit our RHA Application page or contact us at 940-898-3618.

Community Council

The Texas Woman’s University Community Council program provides a fantastic leadership opportunity for those residents looking to contribute to the Texas Woman’s University campus experience! Each residence hall has a Community Council board that works under RHA to program events tailored to their specific residence hall, advocate for their residence hall’s needs and concerns, and develop lasting relationships within the residential community. Community Councils work one-on-one with the RHA Executive Board in a peer-mentor relationship in order to develop their own sense of leadership and confidence on campus. Applications are typically released in the Fall semester for the following positions in each residence hall:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Publicity Coordinator
  • Finance Officer
  • Secretary

Each position is voluntary and provides excellent leadership skills that can be transferred to an RHA Executive Board position, or any other leadership position on campus! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Emily Gentry.

From the RHA Executive Board, to Community Councils, to event attendance, you will find numerous opportunities for personal growth within your time living on campus. Because of these opportunities, members of our organization have become leaders, respected students, and the voices of residents. Any change in housing facilities can only be started by students like you. To learn more about our organization, read our Residence Hall Association Bylaws.

Join RHA and become active in one of the most effective organizations on campus. Let your voice be heard! You can find us on Pioneer Engage, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The 2019-2020 RHA National Communications Coordinator, President, and National Communications Coordinator In-Training with the awards won at the 2020 Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH) Regional Business Conference.

2019-2020 Residence Hall Association SWACURH award winners

2019-2020 RHA President and National Communications Coordinator giving away free water bottles to each first-year resident and serving as many residents as possible during move-in.

2019-2020 RHA President and National Communications Coordinator serving and giving away free water bottles to first-year residents.

The RHA Executive Board at the Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH) 2019 Regional Leadership Conference!

The RHA Executive Board at SWACURH 2019 Regional Leadership Conference!

The RHA Executive Board at one of our most successful and traditional events: Bingo Night!

The RHA Executive Board at one of our most successful and traditional events: Bingo Night!

The RHA Executive Board at one of our Black History Month events: the Black Empowerment Brunch. RHA prioritizes inclusivity and advocating for diversity!

The RHA Executive Board at one of our events, the Black Empowerment Brunch.

The RHA Executive Board posing in downtown Austin, Texas, before attending a leadership conference in 2019.

The RHA Executive Board in Austin, Texas, before a 2019 leadership conference.

2020-2021 RHA Executive Board

President – Emily Gentry
Vice President – Gavriel Griffin
National Communications Coordinator – Kayla Miller
National Communications Coordinator In-Training – Vacant
Programming Coordinator – Jordan Mosely
Finance Officer – Essence Landry
Secretary – Vacant
Advisor – Mere Maddox

National Residence Hall Honorary, Nancy Murphy-Chadwick Chapter

National Residence Hall Honorary

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the sister organization of the Residence Hall Association. It is the premiere honorary supported by the leading national organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH is supported by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls and seeks the top 1% of residential students for membership. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have greatly contributed to the advancement of college and university housing and maintained outstanding academic achievements.

Contact Us

Our office is located in Guinn Commons. We are open:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-1pm

Phone: 940-898-3618

Page last updated 8:51 AM, May 20, 2020