A Job To Do
Making the halls a better place
Located between Law and Bates Hall
was the heart and soul of the university's
dorm life — the Residence Halls Association (RHA).
RHA was responsible for overseeing
much of what went on in the university's
residence halls. The members planned
programming, provided information, created policies, reviewed food services and
worked on improvements within the halls
Getting students enthusiastic and happy about where they were living wasn't
an easy task. It wasn't just done by telling
the residents about the many opportunities on campus. In order to get the students excited, it was necessary to get them
There were dozens of ways for students
to become part of RHA. In fact, every
person living on campus was an automatic member, but in order to be classified
as an active and contributing member,
there were various things to do.
RHA was comprised of many standing
committees, each one overseeing an aspect of the residence halls. These included
Improvements, Policies, Food Advisory
and Communications. To join a specific
committee and become a contributing
member, one needed to contact the RHA
office or committee chair.
Another way to become involved was
to be a floor representative, program
board member or part of a building association. The rules and election procedures differed from hall to hall, but anyone could attend a program board
meeting or talk to a Resident Advisor for
The program board for each area did
just what the name implied; it created
social and educational programming for
each area, or even for a combined all-area
Some of the most successful functions
included the Quad Program Board's bike
trips, and parties on the roof of
Oberholtzer Hall as well as the Towers'
Program Board's talent show, toga party
and the infamous "Forbidden Party."
RHA also sponsored such major events
such as Casino Night, Spring Weekend
and Cougar ROAR.
Before everything else, the most important part of RHA was trying to keep
everyone happy, excited and informed.
Throgh RHA, residents had the means to
make the university residence halls a better place to live. -Stephanie Colston
Always Busy. David Vorhaben arranges the files in the office.P/zofo by
Rachel del Rosario.
Residence Halls Association-
Rob Frey, Becky Peszko, Julie Newton, Debbie Phillips, Glenn Topfer, John
Barnhart, Erin Collins, Julie Brecht, Lee Grooms, Paul Hoglund, Mike Little,
Tom Creet, Rodger Peters, Cheryl Price, Gary Gregory.Phofo by Rachel del
Last Minute Details. Julie Brecht goes over
plans with Stephanie Colston.P/iofo by Rachel del
Always At Work. Julie Brecht and Cheryl Price
take time from hectic schedules to catch up on
things.Phofo by Rachel del Rosario.
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Teamwork. Julie Brecht, Cheryl Price and Annie Dick work together to get balloons
filled with helium for an event.Pfioro by Rachel del Rosario.
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