"Residents should get involved with us to help us help them. Our goal is to improve the academics of our constituents, help people grow into better citizens and have a happier life through college."
Who can join? Why join?
RHA serves the on-campus community of the residence halls, but we work to build community for everyone on campus, not just those who live here. That being said, only those who live on campus can become members. Residents should get involved with us to help us help them. Our goal is to improve the academics of our constituents, help people grow into better citizens and have a happier life through college.
How did you get involved?
I got involved in RHA by first being in my residence hall’s hall council and working on the constitution committee for RHA. From there, I worked more with RHA through governing document review and actively participating in the President’s Council, and I got elected to office that spring.
What is your best memory?
My best memory with RHA is when I was running a craps table at the Casino Night event, and I got the opportunity to teach dozens of people a new game and try and help them be successful at it.
What is the community like?
The community is very helpful and welcoming. They have always acted like they are here to help me, and I hope to continue that charitable attitude.
When did you first feel a sense of belonging on campus?
I felt I truly belonged on campus in college when I realized I lived here. This realization hit me when I had packed an overnight bag to visit my parents, rather than packing my bags to leave them, and I couldn’t wait to get back to my studies.
How have you grown from being involved?
Through teaching in my position, I think I get great opportunities for learning patience, which is not my greatest virtue, and I am glad to build such a virtue.