Residence Hall Association

Founded in 1999, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) serves as a governing and programming umbrella student organization for the six residential communities on campus, the individual community councils, weekend warriors, and the Omega Zeta Epsilon chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. 

 RHA focuses its efforts in five areas: advocacy, community, leadership, programming, and recognition. As a completely student-run organization, RHA oversees a budget comprised of the residence hall activity fee students pay each semester. RHA serves as the voice for students living on campus; making recommendations regarding college issues, acting as a liason between students and residence life and standing up for students' rights and concerns. RHA coordinates a number of campus-wide programs and activities, participates in community events, hosts leadership training workshops, and travels to colleges and universities across the country to attend various leadership conferences and represent Salem State University interests.

RHA meets weekly; please confirm with your community council for time and location. All students are welcome to attend and voice their opinions/concerns.

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About Us

As a completely student-run organization, the Residence Hall Association follows the policies and guidelines established in the RHA constitution. RHA consists of:

  • An Executive Board elected by the Associate Council consisting of the following positions: Executive Director, Director of Programming, Director of Administration and Finance, Director of Public Relations, Director of Recognition, Co-National Communication Coordinators, and the Director of Weekend Warriors
  • An Associate Council which serves as the voting members for the organization. The Associate Council consists of the President, Vice President, and two RHA Representatives from each residence hall who are elected by the resident students of that particular hall.  
  • A Programming Committee and a Budget and Finance Committee which meet weekly during the RHA meeting.
  • Six Community Councils (one for each residential community). Each Community Council is elected by the residents of that particular community as outlined in their constitutions. 
  • Omega Zeta Epsilon, the Salem State University chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. The Omega Zeta Epsilon Executive Board is elected by the membership of the organization as outlined in their constitution.

RHA receives funding through the residence hall activity fee paid by each resident student ($20 per semester) and any additional fundraising the organization does throughout the year. This money is divided between RHA, the six Community Councils, Weekend Warriors, and NRHH. 

Weekend Warriors

The Salem State Weekend Warriors develops free social activities and events for Friday nights, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. Programs are funded jointly by residence life and the residence hall association.  

To join weekend warriors, or receive more information, please contact your community council.