The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student government representing all students living on-campus. RHA is structured around the importance of providing student representation and input in the decisions that affect residents. It is also the umbrella organization for the Area Councils - the student governments in each building. RHA coordinates events, advocates for residents, and holds regular assembly meetings and occasional town halls both of which are open to all residents.
RHA has a seven-member student Executive Board that organizes events and facilitates RHA committees and bi-weekly general assembly meetings. General Assembly meetings provide RHA and Area Council members an opportunity to discuss issues and plan events together. All residents are welcome to attend these meetings to raise issues and provide input. Residents are also welcome to apply to attend annual conferences at both the regional (PACURH - Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls) and national levels (NACURH - National Association of College and University Residence Halls). Look for application information at the beginning of each semester.
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Hi friends! My name is Nahjah and I serve as your RHA President. I am a third year majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Education and minor in American Sign Language. I come from a small town named Redlands in Southern California, and from a large family that consists of 12 siblings. During my free time, I like to watch Disney movies, Family Guy and trying new foods. I love to meet new people and get to know them, so please don’t be afraid to say “hi”. This is my second year in RHA and one thing I love about the organization the opportunity to connect with different backgrounds. I am loud, energetic, and love to make your experience here a positive one. I will be here for you whenever you need it, with listening ears and with open arms.
Hi everyone! My name is Sandra McCullom, and I am from Redlands, CA in Southern California. Within RHA I hold the position of Vice President of Student Advocacy. Currently, I am a Psychology major with a minor in Sociology, pursuing a career as a Licenced Clinical Social Worker. In my free time away from academics and RHA, my favorite activity I enjoy is laughing. I do this by talking with friends and family on campus and from SoCal. I also enjoy watching YouTube videos and my favorite TV shows. My genuine passion for helping others improve themselves and their communities allows me to be dedicated and motivated to bring change within the housing. I am here to be a representative for residents and their needs to make housing an enjoyable and comfortable place to live. I will encourage residents to speak out and be a voice for change for themselves and future residents to come. If there is anything you see that needs to be improved in housing, please feel free to have a one-on-one convo with me so I can get to know you and the things you see need to be changed in your community.
I am Arsh, I am an international student from India majoring in business with an emphasis in finance and economics. I serve as your VP of Finance for RHA, I will be working on the financial aspect of allocating resources like budgeting and monitoring expenses. This is my first year in RHA and I could not be more excited about the position since I am a finance major and there are a lot of learning opportunities for my major. When I am not studying or working for RHA, I like swimming, hiking, cooking and watch animal videos. Feel free to introduce yourself whenever see me on campus!
From San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico to the Bay Area my name is Selene Sosa, a transfer student, coursing my last year as a Business Administration major with a concentration on Human Resources Management dreaming of becoming an Industrial Psychologist in the future. Most of the times you will find me diving into a great book, going for hikes/runs, or binge-watching to “The Office” on Netflix. I enjoy interacting with new people every day so if you see me around campus please tap my shoulder and let’s get to know each other. As your VP of Event Management my main motto is “If you can dream it, you can do it” so if you pioneers have any fun, interesting ideas for events you want to see happening in Pioneer Heights and University Village please don’t hesitate to contact me to make your ideas happen for our residents’ joy. Let’s make this a memorable year, Go Pioneers!
Hello, beautiful residents, my name is Angelica! I’m a second-year student from Riverside, super sunny southern California and I’m a Speech Pathology & Audiology major with a minor in Spanish. As your RHA Vice President of Communication/NCC, I am dedicated to making your on-campus living experience comfortable and unforgettable. When I’m not in the classroom or in planning programs, I love to spend my time singing, practicing combat sports, and meeting new faces. If you see me around, feel free to say hi or join me for some Starbucks!