What is the RHA?

Each community on campus has a Residence Hall Association (RHA) dedicated to advocating for the needs and interests of that community, and planning events to socialize, learn about one another, and create a vibrant and inclusive living-learning community. 


Residence Hall Associations (or RHAs) exist in each hall or housing area.  These groups are elected by their residential community to act as representatives; to coordinate social and educational events for their community; to respond to needs and concerns of the community; and to monitor the hall budget.  RHAs are traditionally responsible for putting on community programs, facilitating community standards, and purchasing items for their living environments such as TVs, DVD players, and Microwaves. For 2014-2015, there are six RHAs divided amongst our first and second year communities as follows: Regester & Seward; Todd/Phibbs; Trimble; University & Smith; Anderson/Langdon; and Schiff & Harrington. First-year students in the Humanities program in Commencement Hall are welcome to join the Regester & Seward RHA. 

Each RHA is comprised of five executive members. RHA executive members partake in a RSA sponsored retreat in September to learn all about their positions, how to put on programs in the hall, and other college  traditions. Throughout the year, the RHA meets in their hall weekly with the support and guidance of the Resident Programming Advisor (RPA) of the area. All members of the hall are welcome to attend these meetings! Interested in taking that first step into leadership at Puget Sound? Click the link the right for more information about RHA elections coming up in September!