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Residence Hall Association
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.
*Online Office hours are held on Zoom here is the meeting ID: 202 560 1762
RHA Executive Board Members
Leilani Lopez Lamas (She/Her/Ella)
Monday: 11 am - 1:30 pm (Lassen Community)
Friday: 11 am - 1:30 pm (Lassen Community)
Hi Pioneer family! My name is Leilani, and I am this year's RHA President. I have been a part of the RHA Executive Board for two years and volunteered for RHA for one year, so a total amount of involvement in University Housing of 3 years! I joined RHA because when I volunteered for them, I felt heard and appreciated as a resident; therefore, wanting to make that same impact myself for residents to come! When not advocating and serving the residents of Pioneer Heights, I am reacting to my friends BeReal's or listening to Un Verano Sin Ti!
Abraham Medina (He/Him/His)
National Communications Coordinator
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Friday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 pM (Lassen Community)
Hey Everyone! My name is Abe and I am a 4th year here at CSUEB. This is my 2nd year in RHA as the National Communications Coordinator! I love being a part of RHA because I have been able to interact and meet so many new people at our events. When I'm not working you can catch me reading in the quad or hanging out with my friends
Clinton Phan (He/Him/His)
Vice-President of Administration
Tuesday: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Thursday: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Hey y’all! My name is Clinton and I’m a transfer student but I’ll be graduating this Spring! I joined RHA because of all the cool events I heard about. I wanted to be involved with the process and RHA was it! What I love about East Bay is the chill vibes the school gives off. It’s not really crowded compared to a lot of other schools which I like. When I’m not working and not in school I like to exercise or hang out with my friends. Hope to meet some of y’all soon!
Graciela Martinez (She/Her)
Vice-President of Student Advocacy
Monday: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Hello everyone! My name is Graciela and I am so excited and honored to be your VP of Student Advocacy this year! I'm from Richmond, California so I am from the Bay Area. Some of the topics I love to talk about are music and food, and I am always willing to hear recommendations on new restaurants and new food. I love community-based work, and working as a team with peers. I joined RHA because East Bay is like a second home to me! So I was excited when I was able to take on the VP of Student Advocacy role for residents to feel heard. RHA helps me not only help with university housing but also connect more with the residents to make a safe and confident environment. Maybe you can stop by my office during hours to talk about them! I am in the Lassen office every Thursday from 10:30 am to 1 pm! I look forward to meeting you all, and seeing you all at our super fun events!
Paige Swarts (She/Her)
Vice-President of Community Outreach
Monday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Thursday: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Lassen Community)
Hi Y'all! My name is Paige and this is my second year at Cal State East Bay. I joined RHA because I loved all the events they planned during my first year here and wanted to get involved. I love being able to meet the residents and help plan fun activities to make their college journey all the more memorable. One of the big reasons I chose to come to East Bay was because of the wonderful diversity on campus. In my free time, you will find me either in the music building, hanging out with my friends, or getting in some volunteer hours.
Arlene Horton (She/Her)
Vice-President of Event Management
Tuesday: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Lassen Community)
Hey Pioneers! My name is Arlene Horton. I’ve been here at East Bay for 4 years, and I've had the pleasure of being on RHA’s executive board for 2 years & 1 year as an Area Delegate. I joined RHA because I was interested in getting involved & being a part of all the great events! East Bay has always been a safe place for me to blossom. When not curating events you can catch me scrolling through Tiktok, going to concerts, and traveling! See you around Pioneer heights & at future events! 🎧🗺🤩
Sunita Her (She/Her)
Vice-President of Finance
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Lassen Community)
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Lassen Community)
Hi everyone! My name is Sunita and of the 4 years being here at EastBay I've gotten the opportunity to be in RHA for 2! Being a part of RHA has allowed me to grow in so many areas and connect with so many people. When I'm not working with my team I'm out enjoying the outdoors!