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Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association, or RHA, is the student-run governmental organization for Temple’s on-campus residential population. In this capacity, RHA exists as a hybrid entity at the junction of the Department of Student Activities and the Department of Housing & Residential Life.

Working under the dual-purpose of Student Organization and Residential Life component, RHA offers the opportunity for leadership, programming, and community through its 11 Residence Hall Community Councils, serving as a constant reminder that success begins, first and foremost, in the home. We are Temple RHA and our three pillars are: advocate, lead, and engage.

The RHA executive board is comprised of an executive president, vice president for internal affairs, vice president for external affairs, secretary, treasurer, and National Communications Chair. RHA is affiliated regionally with the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls, and recognized nationally by the National Affiliate of Colleges and University Residence Halls.

RHA RESOURCES

  • Executive Board
    • Executive President: Kelsey Mallon
    • Vice President for Internal Affairs: Giovanny Zapata
    • Vice President for External Affairs: Tyler Ressler
    • National Communications Chair: Kevin Woodring
    • Treasurer: Izzy Lawler
    • Secretary: Melissa Sene
  • Community Councils
  • Constitution
  • General Assembly Meeting Minutes 
  • Legislation 
  • Resolution 
  • Diamond Diners 
  • National Residence Hall Honorary 

MISSION

The primary purpose of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) is to serve as the official voice for the residential student population. RHA provides advocacy, leadership, and civic engagement to encourage the holistic development of all on campus residents. RHA is a liaison for each community council between the Office of University Housing & Residential Life as well as large residential students.

INCLUSION STATEMENT

Striving to achieve the greater interest of the residential population at Temple University, the Residence Hall Association serves as an advocate organization for our students residing in on-campus housing. RHA works to accomplish goals of Temple’s diverse student population while creating a more integrated atmosphere in which students may work as one.