We are glad to hear you are looking to get involved!
Residential Life provides a number of opportunities to get connected and make a difference at UMass Amherst. Our students tell us that they love being involved because it helps them to meet people from across campus, gives them opportunities to grow their leadership skills, and gives them the ability to make a positive impact on their community.
We hope you will take the opportunity to learn more about our involvement opportunities by checking out the links below or visiting the Residential Life Student Leadership Center in 101 Moore Hall.
What will you get involved in?
Below are some brief descriptions of organizations you can get involved in. For more information, click on the organization name.
House Councils represent and serve as the voice of all students living in the various residence halls. They organize fun events, address community issues, coordinate service projects, and dedicate their time to creating positive changes for the students at UMass Amherst. Essentially, they are the voice of the students living in your hall! House Councils work closely with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and with other representative bodies in their communities. House Councils provide endless opportunities for students to meet one another and develop.
• You can sign up to run for an Executive Board position or join Programming Board at the beginning of the fall semester.
Area Governments are responsible for providing programming and community development for each of our residential areas. Area Governments in the past have presented a wide range of programs including concerts, carnivals, BBQs, outdoor dances, and karaoke events.
• Elections for Area Governments are held each fall.
Residence Hall Association
The Residence Hall Association represents all students living within the residence halls to the Student Government Association and Residential Life. At such a large university, it is often difficult to feel part of a community. However, RHA has made it its personal responsibility to build those connections. This organization makes an effort to support all the residents of UMass Amherst. It provides various leadership opportunities such as leadership conferences and retreats.
• All students who live on campus are automatically members of RHA. We invite you to attend their meetings on Tuesdays at 6:00.
National Residence Hall Honorary
The National Residence Hall Honorary, also referred to as NRHH, is a national honor society that recognizes the top 1% of student leaders in the residence halls and works to recognize and encourage student leadership throughout the academic year. Our chapter at UMass Amherst strives to achieve this through monthly awards, community service, and other initiatives.
Posting Protocol in the Residence Halls
Please refer to page six of the Residence Hall Community Standards for more information regarding solicitation and who is permitted to post within the residence halls.
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