Residence Hall Association
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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).
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
Hello Everyone! I’m Erika Mehlmauer, your 2012-2013 RHA President. I am a third year student majoring in Exercise Physiology. Two years ago I lived in Whitney Hall and served as the Whitney Hall Council Secretary, served as your RHA Vice President last year, and am now currently living at University Village. I am from Corona, California and enjoy dancing, hanging out with friends, reading, meeting new people, and being involved in student organizations. This is my second year in RHA, and I am so excited to be a part of this team to help make your housing experience amazing! I look forward to meeting you all throughout this upcoming year!
Vice-President: Jeff Zawoysky
Hello, my name is Jeffery Zawoysky, your 2012-2013 RHA Vice President. I am a second year student and am a Health Service Administration major. Last year I served as the National Communication Coordinator. I am from San Clemente, California and I enjoy playing/ watching sports, meeting new people, hanging out with my friends and spending time with my family. This is my second year in RHA and in Chico I am excited for all of the unique and fun opportunities I get to be a part of. I look forward to being able to make this year as fun as possible and create entertaining events for the students. I cannot wait for what this year brings.
National Communications Coordinator: Victoria Tutt
Hey there! My name is Victoria and I am your 2012-2013 National Communications Coordinator (NCC). I transferred to Chico State in the Fall of 2011 from a community college close to home. I’m working on my B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Recreation. After spending a year as a Resident Advisor (RA) in Chico State’s Whitney Hall, I found my way to RHA. I’m excited to be the voice of our RHA chapter in the boardroom at our National and Regional conferences this year. I really enjoy meeting new people and networking, so if you see me around campus, stop and say, “Hi.” I look forward to meeting you. It’s going to be a great year!
Financial and Public Relations Coordinator: Angela Maschio
Hello! My name is Angela Maschio and I am your 2012-2013 Financial and Public Relations Coordinator! I am from Millbrae, CA and I enjoy spending time with family and friends, dancing, playing sports, and going on adventures! I am a second year student studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Communication Design minor. Last year, I lived in Whitney Hall, and this year I am a resident in Sutter Hall. This is my first year working for RHA so I am very excited to see what this school year has in store, and I look forward to creating an enjoyable housing experience for all new residents. I hope to see you all at many of RHA’s wonderful programs!
Social Justice and Community Engagement Coordinator: Gil Torres
Assistant Leadership Coordinator: Raul Mendoza
Hello, my name is Raul Mendoza and I am the Assistant Leadership Coordinator for the 2012-2013 year here at California State University, Chico. I am originally from Mexico and moved to the United States when I was young. I lived in New York before moving to California. After I graduated from high school, I came here to school at CSU, Chico and am in my last year as a student, studying anthropology and criminal justice with a certification in forensic science. As the Assistant Leadership Coordinator, I’m hoping to promote positive leadership and achievement amongst the residence halls and most important among my team, the Residence Hall Association. If you are fortunate enough to be part of our wonderful residence halls here at Chico State, I sure hope to be seeing you around! Go Wildcats!
Ryan Macleod - Coordinator for Residential Life Programming
Welcome Chico State! I am Ryan Macleod the Coordinator for Residence Life Programming and Leadership. I have been working at CSU Chico since July 2010 and really enjoy our beautiful city and this University. I am originally from South Lake Tahoe, also known as the Jewel of the Sierras because it is so beautiful and blue. I went to college at Sonoma State University, after that I moved to Illinois for Graduate School at Western Illinois University and received my Masters of Science, I then moved to Massachusetts to work for The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, but ultimately decided I wanted to stay a Californian so moved back. I advise the student groups of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Prime Time Productions (PTP) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Some advice from someone who has seen many successful students; get involved, it doesn't’t matter with what, or which group but your involvement in something will make your college experience one that cannot be forgotten!
For More Information
- RHA Constitution (pdf)
- Check out the University Endorsed Linens Program for Residence Hall Linens!
- To plan an event with us: Contract of Collaboration
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