Residence Hall Association (RHA)

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Residence Hall Activities

To help make your campus experience a memorable one, your CA will plan regular programs for you and your fellow hall mates. From structured activities to spur-of-the-moment informal gatherings, hall programs span a variety of topics. Some examples of residence hall activities include:

  • Battle of the Buildings
  • Study Skills Sessions
  • Pizza/Video Nights
  • Faculty Involved Programs
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • The Roommate Game
  • Game Nights
  • Talent Shows
  • Résumé Writing
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Volleyball Tournaments
  • Safety Week
  • Alcohol Responsibility Week
  • Health and Wellness Awareness Week
  • Tutoring

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA Mission Statement  

The Residence Hall Association of Rider University shall act as the community government for and within each residence hall. RHA will promote a healthy, clean, and safe environment where athletic, cultural, social, and intellectual development can occur for all students, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion or political affiliation. In doing so, the Residence Hall Association shall represent and advocate for the rights and well being of all resident students, provide programming that will engage and benefit all resident students, and strive to build a greater sense of community among all residents at Rider University.


All enrolled, full-time undergraduate students residing in a Rider University residence hall shall be members of the Residence Hall Association. As members, students have the ability to vote in Resident Hall elections and appear at hall government meetings.


The Residence Hall Association shall be a subordinate government of the Student Government Association (SGA) and shall consist of the elected Executive Board and General Council. In addition to these two main branches, the Residence Hall Association will also consist of individual Hall Councils.

Executive Board Positions and General Council

The President, Vice President, Director of Programming, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and Public Relations Chair shall be recognized as the executive branch of the Residence Hall Association.  Each residence hall will have 3 representatives that advocate on behalf of their respective buildings while also providing educational and interactive programming for the residents.  

Traditional Events: (Executive Board) 

  • Renting out Movie Theatres 
  • Eastern State Penitentiary 
  • Professional Sporting Events
  • Barbecues 
  • Relay for Life 
  • Family Weekend 
  • Attending Regional and National Conferences 
  • Many More

Hall Council Events: 

  • Movie Night
  • Poyda Stock
  • Block Parties 
  • Hall Competitions
  • Advocacy Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Community Service

RHA Advocacy initiatives

  • Updating lounge spaces
  • Purchasing building board games 
  • Procuring building recreational items (ping pong tables/paddles, foosball tables, updating billiards tables surfaces)
  • Upholstery (furniture updates)
  • Kitchen supplies