Residence Hall Association

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Mission Statement

The Residence Hall Association serves residents by creating a living and learning experience within University-owned residence halls. The intention of the Residence Hall Association is to promote student intellectual, educational, cultural, physical, and social welfare; design and facilitate programs and informational services to all residents; and provide opportunities for residents to achieve fuller participation in our campus community through leadership growth and development. The Residence Hall Association serves as a representative body and voice between residents and the Associated Students, University Administration, student organizations, residence hall staff, and the Chico community.

The Residence Hall Association is one of the largest student-run organizations on the CSU, Chico campus, representing over 2,000 residents. RHA extends its efforts and influence with the aid of our regional affiliation with PACURH (Pacific Affiliation of College and University Residence Halls) and our national affiliation with NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls).

Purpose

At California State University, Chico we have the pleasure of being one piece of a nationwide, student run, organization that represents students living in University-owned residence halls. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is responsible for representing the over 2,000 residents housed in the residential communities at CSU, Chico. The Residence Hall Association strives to be “the voice of the residents” through programming, philanthropy, confronting concerns, attending conferences, and guiding the community Hall Councils in the pursuit of leadership. These procedures are initiated, run, and funded by the residents.

As one of the largest student-run organizations on campus, RHA strives to provide a sense of overall community to all students living within the residence halls. RHA is affiliated both regionally with The Pacific Affiliation of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH) and nationally with the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). These affiliations keep California State University, Chico RHA connected to many universities and colleges across the United States and Canada. These connections offer a wealth of information, ideas, and networking abilities to all students within RHA.

RHA Learning Outcomes

Student leaders who participate in the Residence Hall Association executive board will learn to:

  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their responsibility in accomplishing the organization’s mission, purpose, and goals
  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their ability to use their talents to make contributions to the organization
  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their ability to learn and utilize their leadership skills to manage a program from start to finish
  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their enhanced critical thinking skills that have been better developed since joining the student organization
  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their organization/planning skills that have been better developed since joining the student organization
  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on at least four other personal skill sets that have been established by the student leader at the beginning of the year that have been better developed since joining the student organization
  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect their positional leadership duties and responsibilities to the student organization they serve and its impact on the residential life community
  • Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their unique positional leadership areas and the impact that it has on their academic, career, and life-long learning development

RHA Executive Board

President:

Vice-President:

Assistant Leadership Coordinator: 

RHA Advisor

Denise Crosswhite - Coordinator for Residential Life Programming

Denise CrosswhiteFollow me for fun! 

My name is Denise Crosswhite and I am thrilled to serve as  the Coordinator for Residential Life Programming.  in this position I have the opportunity to develop programs to EXCITE, ENTERTAIN and ENGAGE you.  From leadership to sports to service and everything in between I can guarantee you that there are more opportunities to have fun and become involved than you have ever imagined.

I am a proud Chico State Grad and have seven years of experience working on campus - I love this campus and the community.  It's time for you to start making Chico your home - get up and get out - do something - you will be so glad you did. 

E-mail
dcrosswhite@csuchico.edu

Phone 530–898–6325

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