There are two ways you can get involved within RHA: General Board membership (Floor Representatives) & Executive Board membership. 

General Board

General board ("g-board") is comprised of voluntary floor representatives from each floor of each village in Housing: Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, & Town Center. To join the General Board, a student would either need to be nominated by the students living on their floor, or can show up to meetings and register themself as a floor representative. Even as a voluntary position, you are still able to gain valuable experience and use RHA as a form of personal professional experience. Floor representatives will be present interacting and participating at the General Board meetings. That could include helping to voice the opinions, suggestions, or questions that your floor has about upcoming events or resources provided for students while staying on campus. 

Executive Board

Executive board ("e-board") are paid positions for Housing residents, whose purpose is to serve Housing students with events and resources while strengthening and building the campus community and equity. All of the RHA responsibilities are divided equally and fairly amongst the Executive Board members.

Elections for the Executive Board start during the month of April. Students can nominate themselves or nominate others. Once nominated, you can either accept or turn down the offer. Once you accept the nomination, the rest of the employment process depends on which position you have been selected for. Some positions require an interview process with a student employment application and resume. Other positions have an election and voting process where you will campaign and advertise for your position. 

Please see the list below for an overview of the duties of the RHA Executive Board positions. 

President

  • Upholds the RHA Constitution 
  • Presides at all regular and special meetings 
  • Seeks the aid of the Advisor(s) in matters of policy, standards, procedures, or any other areas as needed 
  • Endeavors to unify the membership 
  • Be the official representative and spokesperson of RHA 
  • Determines the agenda for each meeting 
  • Is responsible for the proposed agenda 
  • Appoint RHA members to outside committees as needed 
  • Serves as the tiebreaker of any ties in Executive Board votes
  • Is in charge of coordinating the RHA retreats
  • Attends all conferences 

Vice President

  • Assumes the duties of the President in times of absence or inability to serve 
  • Serves as ex-officio chairperson of all committees
  • Keeps the Constitution up-to-date
  • Appoints chairpersons and members of all committees, with the assistance of the Executive Board
  • Keeps an accurate file of all committee reports
  • Appoints Assistant Vice President in times of need to: perform and assist with the duties of the committee chairpersons and the current Vice President to fulfill committee obligations
  • Oversee the election process

RHA Director of Administrative Services

  • Assumes the duties of the Vice President in times of absence or inability to serve
  • Notifies all members of all regular and special meetings
  • Keeps accurate files of all correspondence
  • Calls roll and keeps accurate record of the attendance at all regular and special meetings 
  • Takes minutes at all regular and special meetings
  • Keeps an accurate file of all submitted legislation
  • Be the liaison between (1) NACURH - National Association of College & University Residence Halls; (2) PACURH - Pacific Affiliation of College & University Residence Halls; (3) No Frills Conferences; & (4) NRHH - National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Relay information concerning the national, regional, and subregional affiliates to RHA 
  • Act as Parliamentarian to RHA
  • Oversee bid writing for conferences 

Programming Chair

  • Serves as a co-chair for all programming by RHA, including but not limited to: Bridge the Gap, Thanksgiving Dinner, Collide, Bigs & Little's Weekend, & Spring Gala
  • Lead the coordination and facilitation of Housing Hoedown
  • Be responsible for any additional small scale programming to promote community within the residence halls and Housing & Residential Education
  • Serve as a programming consultant for other Housing & Residential Education initiatives 
  • Be appointed to the position through an interview process by the Advisor and RHA President serving at time of application 

Health & Wellness Chair

  • Be responsible for coordination of any and all promotion and education for health & wellness
  • Lead the coordination and facilitation of Late Night Dodgeball
  • Be appointed to the position through an interview process by the Adivosor and RHA President serving at time of application 
  • Lead by example in promoting good health practices on campus

RHA Director of Finance

  • Keep an accurate file of RHA's transactions
  • Report to each regular meeting with the financial situation of RHA
  • Make financial transactions for RHA with the Floor Representatives approval

Diversity Chair

  • Be responsible for the coordination of any and all diversity education in Residential Education within the scope of RHA
  • Lead the coordination and facilitation of Bridge the Gap in conjunction with the Coordinator of Community Programs
  • Be responsible for recuiriting a diverse representative General Board 

Public Relations Chair

  • Promote and market programs initiated by RHA
  • Promote and market any programs co-sponsored by RHA
  • Update and manage all social networking sites owned by RHA
  • Create and aid in the recuitment of new members to RHA
  • Keep accurate virtual records of RHA events

Please see the Meet the Team for a list of current Executive Board members.