RHA at BYU
The Brigham Young University Residence Halls Association (RHA) has been serving students who live in on-campus housing at BYU since the 1950s. RHA aims to aid BYU Residence Life in enabling individuals to live, learn, work, and grow in gospel centered communities.
RHA is a student run organization serving all the residents of Helaman Halls, Heritage Halls, Wyview Park, the Riviera and the Foreign Language Student Residence. Every student who lives on campus is a member of RHA. RHA is composed of councils of students from each floor, hall, building, and area. These councils are responsible for student leadership and activities in their respective areas.
RHA council members
- Strive to build faith in Jesus Christ and strengthen testimonies of His restored gospel.
- Work to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who can serve, lift, and lead members of their respective communities.
- Help foster a sense of community and belonging in the housing areas through programming and recognition, and service opportunities.
Each RA advises a council of residents who live on that RAs hall, floor, or building. Councils typically have a president, vice president, and other officers, but sometimes take other forms. These councils develop leadership skills and plan programs for the group of residents the RA oversees.
For information about becoming involved in RHA on the floor or building level, please talk to your RA.
Area RHA Councils
For Helaman, Heritage, and Wyview there are area councils who participate in a leadership class and plan area-wide programs.
The RHA area councils are comprised of officers including a president, vice president, secretary, historian, publicity coordinator, program coordinator, and hall representatives. Council members attend weekly planning meetings on Mondays and a leadership development class on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm and a retreat each semester.
Council members also write nominations for Of The Month Awards (OTMs) to recognize the accomplishments of students and staff, or outstanding activities and programs for the area.
The BYU RHA Executive Council is made up of experienced RHA members who live on campus. They are responsible for training members of area RHA councils, facilitating service and recognition in the residence halls, and representing concerns of BYU RHA to various campus, regional, and national organizations
They also plan leadership retreatsfor area council members, and recognition events for individuals who make a significant impact in their community.
The RHA Executive Council consists of a the RHA President, a National Communications Coordinator, a National Residence Halls Honorary President, and a Student Coordinator. This group provides training and support for the area RHA advisors, student coordinators, and councils. They plan semi-annual leadership retreats for area council members. They coordinate RHA programming across the different on-campus housing areas and discuss training needs to foster leadership and growth in area council members. They promote campus resources and help maintain RHA space in the different housing areas.
If you are interested in applying for the Executive Council, please contact Spencer Fields at email@example.com.
About BYU NRHH
The BYU Chapter of the National Residence Halls Honorary is a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary student residents who value recognition and service. BYU NRHH provides recognition for students living in the residence halls that have shown outstanding service and leadership in the advancement of the residence halls and the university. Members of Brigham Young University National Residence Halls Honorary provide meaningful service to their community and strive to build a Zion society. For questions about BYU NRHH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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