Residence Hall Association
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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 residence hall 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 we appreciate guest speakers.
Here at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville we don’t want to think of your living space as a dorm – it’s a Residence Hall, a place on campus where you can go to feel the comforts of home. To help you achieve that home-away-from-home feeling, RHA has teamed up with Residence Hall Linens to provide an easy, affordable way to order all of your campus living needs. And since the mattresses on campus are extra-long, we’ve also taken the hassle out of locating extra-long linens. From extra long sheets and comforters, to towels and shower caddies, to allergen guard pillowcases and extra-long mattress pads, we’ve got you covered. Plus, proceeds from this program go to the RHA and are used for programming in the residence halls. There’s free shipping on all Value Pak orders, and over 40 color combinations to choose from. Plus, linens are delivered to your home during the summer so you don’t have to venture out to the retail stores. Order now for the best selection – popular colors can sell out quickly! Please visit the RHL website: http://www.rhl.org/wpl
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.
Special Events - 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
Dining Advisory/Food Committee - This committee provides students with a voice in the operation of all campus-dining facilities.
Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) - These volunteers work closely with the Office of Information Technology and ResNet to address student’s technology needs.
Student Senate - 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.
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