Residence Life

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Awarded a 2016 Central Atlantic Affiliate of College & University Residence Halls (CAACURH) Conference "Top 10 Program" Award for Tyra Roberts & Kyle Farrell's Conference Presentation on Trick-or-Treat Night

Awarded 3rd place for their Spirit Banner at 2016 Central Atlantic Affiliate of College & University Residence Halls (CAACURH) Conference 

Named 2016 Student Government Association's (SGA) Student Organization of the Year!

Named 2015 Central Atlantic Affiliate of College & University Residence Halls (CAACURH) Conferece "Overall Spirit Roll Call Winner"!

Awarded a 2015 Central Atlantic Affiliate of College & University Residence Halls (CAACURH) Conferece "Top 10 Program" Award for Annie Walker's Conference Presentation on Operation Christmas Child

Awarded 2014 Student Government Association's (SGA) Event of the Year for Alvernia Olympics!

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Residence Hall Association is a student organization sponsored by the Office of Residence Life made up of students who live in the Alvernia University residence halls. Executive Board members are elected by the students living in the residence halls to represent them on RHA Executive Board while any other student living in the residence halls may join the organizations as a general member.

The purpose of the Residence Hall Association shall be:

  1. To create a strong and vibrant community in all residence halls
  2. To address concerns of residents regarding residence hall issues
  3. To recommend, review, formulate, and develop policies/procedures relating to the residence halls
  4. To provide representation for residents to University administrators
  5. To assist with the development of a healthy living community that promotes diversity, involvement, service, and respect
  6. To provide leadership opportunities to residential students

Affiliation

Alvernia University's Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary are affiliated with the National Association of College & University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH) and the Central Atlantic Affiliate of the National Association of College & University Residence Halls, Inc. (CAACURH).  These organizations are the governing body of our organization and organizations like ours throughout the nation. The organizations has the opportunity to attend conferences and pass legislation through these organizations.

Upcoming 2015-2016 RHA Sponsored Programs

RHA sponsors several programs and events throughout the academic year focused on building a stronger campus community and allowing residents have from different buildings and commuters to interact through social programs. These events include Alvernia Olympics, Quack Attack Days, the Super Bowl Party, and many more.

Upcoming Events Schedule

Meetings

Residence Hall Association (RHA) meets every week. Every other week is just for the executive board to meet and discuss business; while the other weeks are open to all membership and the public. If you have an issue or concern about residential living, you are welcome to attend any meeting to discuss your concerns or issues. Meetings open to the public will occur every other Monday at 8:30p in the Private Dining Room in the Student Center.

2017 General Meeting Dates are listed below:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 *Pre-Olympics Meeting*

Monday, May 1, 2017 *End of the Year Celebration*

Quack Attack Days

Rubber Ducks

Quack Attack Days are days where rubber ducks are hidden around campus. If you find a duck, you may bring it to the Office of Residence Life in exchange for a prize. These days aren't advertised and are a surprise.  

Spring 2017

January

RHA MLK Service & Retreat

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Members of RHA will participate in MLK Day of Service sponsored by the Holleran Center and will have a retreat following service. 

RHA Paint Night

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Seminar Rooms in the Student Center

Come learn how to paint a selected painting with guidance from a Residence Life staff member. 

February

Super Bowl Party sponsored by Residence Hall Association (RHA) & the Commuter Assistants

Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 6:00p in the Campus Commons Living Room

Come join RHA and the Commuter Assistants for our annual Super Bowl Party with Food, Fun, Games, and More!

Valentine's Quack Attack

Monday, February 13th-Friday, February 17th, 2017

Check every morning on your way to class this week for a rubber duck around campus to win a prize. If you find one, please bring it to the Office of Residence Life.          

AU Price is Right College Edition

February 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Crusader Cafe in the Student Center

Come participate in a several mini-games to win items in our RHA version of the Price is Right! 

March 

St. Patrick's Day Mocktail Party

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 8:00p in the Crusader Cafe

Come enjoy Mocktails, Food, Karoake, Games and more!

RHA Paint Night

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Seminar Rooms in the Student Center

Come learn how to paint a selected painting with guidance from a Residence Life staff member. 

April

Easter Egg Quack Attack

Monday, April 3rd-Friday, April 7th, 2017

Check every morning on your way to class this week for a rubber duck around campus to win a prize. If you find one, please bring it to the Office of Residence Life. 

Alvernia Olympics 

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017-Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Event schedule will be released in the spring semester. Winners announced at Founders Festival on April 27th, 2017. 

Village Block Party sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

May

Big Prize Blockbuster Quack Attack

Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5, 2017

Check every morning on your way to class this week for a rubber duck around campus to win a prize. If you find one, please bring it to the Office of Residence Life. 

RHA Paint Night

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Seminar Rooms in the Student Center

Come learn how to paint a selected painting with guidance from a Residence Life staff member. 

Slush Puppies Co-Sponsored by Aladdin and Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Monday, May 8th, 2017 11a-1p on the Quad

Come and grab a sno-cone and pet some rescue dogs to help you relax for finals week.

For more information on RHA or our events, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 610-796-8320 or email: reslife@alvernia.edu.

Sporting and Recreational Rental Equipment

Sports

Residence Hall Association also sponsors a number of items that students may rent from the Veronica Hall Information Desk at any point. These include sporting equipment, lawn games, boardgames, etc. To rent, bring your student ID to the Veronica Hall Information Desk.

List of Rental Equipment Available at the Information Desk:

Kan Jam Set

Baggo Lawn Game Set

Washers Lawn Game Set

Pole-ish Lawn Game Set

Ladder Golf Set

Volleyball(s)

Basketball(s)

Football(s)

Kickball(s)

*Students who rent these objects take responsibility for replacing these games or equipment if damaged.

RHA 2017-2018 Executive Board

President

Tyra Roberts (tyra.roberts@alvernia.edu)

Vice President for Leadership

Hunter Melson (hunter.melson@alvernia.edu)

Vice President for Administration

Emily Burke (emily.burke@alvernia.edu)

Vice President for Finance

Angela Scandone (angela.scandone@alvernia.edu)

Vice President for Advocacy

Tom Fitzgerald (thomas.fitzgerald@alvernia.edu)

Vice President for Marketing

Kim Whelan (kimberly.whelan@alvernia.edu)

Vice Presidents for Programming

Priscilla Peter (priscilla.peter@alvernia.edu)

Michaela O'hern (michaela.ohern@alvernia.edu)

Vice President for Service

Kaitlyn Vane (kaitlyn.vane@alvernia.edu)

National Communications Coordinator (NCC)

Megan Vane (megan.vane@alvernia.edu)

National Communications Coordinator In-Training (NCCIT)

Vacant

Advisors

Kevin Battersby (kevin.battersby@alvernia.edu)

2017-2018 RHA Leadership Council

Anthony Hall Representative

Collin Welteroth (collin.welteroth@alvernia.edu)

Townhouse Representatives

Abby Cannon (abigail.cannon@alvernia.edu)

Theresa Hillbish (theresa.hillbish@alvernia.edu)

Clare Hall Representative

Vacant

Judge Hall Representative

Ean Roche (ean.roche@alvernia.edu)

Pacelli Hall Representative

Haley Solan (haley.solan@alvernia.edu)

Veronica Hall Representative

Vacant

Village 3 Representative

Anjelica Riccobono (anjelica.riccobono@alvernia.edu)

Village 4-Pods Representative

Michael Tierney (michael.tierney@alvernia.edu)

Zygmunta Hall Representative

Kyle Farrell (kyle.farrell@alvernia.edu)

Francis Hall Representative

Closed for 2017-2018




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