Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the student governance group that has primary responsibility for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services and interests in the residence halls. They are responsible for promoting an interest and understanding among residents regarding their campus environment and serve as a general forum for improving residence hall life.
RHA meets weekly to deal with a variety of inter-hall concerns and activities such as:
Recommending housing policy revisions.
Appropriating funding for residence hall activities.
Planning and sponsoring community programs: Thanksgiving Charity Drive, Blood Drives, etc.
Approving system-wide hall improvements projects.
Fund raising for projects through Finals Kits and linen sales.
Representing UW-Platteville at state, regional, and national leadership conferences.
RHA meets every Monday at 7 pm in the Multi-purpose Room of Bridgeway Commons. RHA meetings are open to the public and guest speakers are appreciated.
RHA STANDING COMMITTEES
Issues and Concerns
This committee investigates and addresses the concerns of students living in the residence halls. In past years, this has included such things as: parking, incense policy, overnight guest regulations, cable TV, lighting on campus, computers in residence halls, ice machines, in-room refrigerators, loft policy, concealed weapon legislation. They are also responsible for recommending items to either purchase or provide as a system-wide project. These items have included toasters for all microwave rooms, renovation of volleyball courts, sound system to check-out, etc. This committee also works with the recycling and energy conservation efforts on campus. They are responsible for developing new ideas to promote these efforts and providing on-going education within the residence hall community and throughout campus.
Communications and Development
This committee is responsible for promoting and publicizing programs and activities of RHA. This involves updating the RHA web page, publishing an RHA newsletter, and assisting with preparation for state, regional and national conferences.
This committee is involved with planning larger RHA events. These include the Thanksgiving Charity Drive (a penny wars type of fundraising activity that involves all residence hall wings), Campus Blood Drives (sponsored in conjunction with the Red Cross), Residence Hall Awards Program (the end-of-year program that recognizes outstanding leaders and their contributions) and others.
RHA INVOLVEMENT IN CAMPUS COMMITTEES
This committee provides students with a voice in the venue of campus parking.
Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC)
These volunteers work closely with the Office of Information Technology and ResNet to address student’s technology needs.
A representative of RHA attends the weekly meetings of the Student Senate to serve as a liaison between these student governance groups.
Sexual Assault Awareness Committee (SAAC)
A representative of RHA attends the meetings to give updates on work this important committee facilitates.