Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the governing body for students living in the Residence Halls, overseeing the other councils and committees listed below. RHA is dedicated to serving the residence hall community with leadership and education. As the representatives of HSU students living on campus, they provide programs of general interest for the residents of all living communities, as well as input and feedback to Housing & Residence life on policies and housing-wide initiatives. RHA’s job is to represent the students' voices with respect to policies, events, budgets, and anything else pertinent to on-campus residents. For more information, view the RHA constitution and RHA By-Laws.

RHA meets every Monday at 6pm in the Jolly Giant Commons Mad River Room.

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Councils and Committees Supported by the Residence Hall Association

Area Councils

Each Living Area (i.e. The Canyon, The Hill, Cypress, Creekview, Campus Apartments, and College Creek) has its very own area council. These groups plan awesome events for each individual area. Not only are area councils fun, they also provide an excellent place for residents to get involved. New positions open every year! Contact your Community Advocate or RLC for more information. Area councils always meet on Tuesdays at 7pm.

National Residence Hall Honorary

The Michael Wilcoxen Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is an organization that prides itself on offering leadership, philanthropic, and recognition programs for the student leaders of the HSU Residence Halls. NRHH is comprised of the top 1% of student leaders in the Residence Halls and has two core values of recognition and service. It is the only nationwide organization that exclusively recognizes leaders in the residence halls; it is also considered the recognition branch of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), Inc. NRHH meets on Mondays at 5:00pm in the JGC Moonstone Beach Room. 

National NRHH Site

Residence Programming Board

The Residence Programming Board (RPB) puts on programs for residents in all living areas and assists other councils in putting on their programs. RPB is responsible for the movies in the J, and all big programs (like dances, Halloween, and the Super Bowl!). So if you want something done, GET INVOVLED! RPB meets every Wednesday at 7pm in the JGC Mad River Room.

Satellite Committees

For specific interests such as social justice, mental health, or video games you may want to check out a satellite committee. Satellite committees are interest based groups that meet weekly to plan programs, propose housing policy changes, develop education campaigns and form social networks. These committees are a great way to find friends with similar passions and impact change in the residence halls, on campus and in the local community.


Residence Official Board of Technology

Residence Official Board of Technology, or ROBOT, is a group of residents committed to sharing their love of technology with the residence hall community. ROBOT works on a number of technological issues in the residence halls as well as throwing fun and informative programs for the residents. ROBOT is known for putting on the Night of the Living Games, which is 48-hours of non-stop gaming. They meet on Wednesdays at 8pm in the JGC Mad River Room. To reserve the ROBOT sound system for a program or event, fill out the Sound System Request Form.

Active Minds

Active Minds is a mental health advocacy group working within the Humboldt State University Residence Halls and is connected to a National Active Minds organization. There are 458 student chapters of Active Minds throughout the country. Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. They meet on Thursdays at 5pm in the JGC Mad River Room.

Queers & Allies

This is a support group for the LGBTQ identified students and allies in the residence halls. Q&A provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual identity, gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia. Also, this group knows how to have fun! Q&A meets every Monday at 1:00pm in the JGC Moonstone Beach Room.

Residents on Culture Committee

The Residents on Culture Committee (ROCC) puts on social justice related programs to facilitate education in the residence halls. ROCC advocates for and works with many different groups on campus, such as the Multi-Cultural Center and The Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center. ROCC is known for calling students to think about our communities in a context of power, privilege and oppression. Past events have included: Problems with Porn and My Culture Isn’t a Costume. ROCC meets every Thursday at 6 pm in the JGC Mad River Room.

Meeting Schedules

Active Minds: Monday, 5pm–6pm, Klamath Room

Residence Hall Association General Board: Monday, 6pm–7:30pm, Mad River Room

Residents on Culture Committee (ROCC): Monday, 7:30pm–8:30pm, Mad River Room

Queers & Allies (Q&A): Wednesday, 6pm–7pm, Klamath Room

Resident Programming Board (RPB): Wednesday, 6pm–7pm, Mad River Room

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH): Wednesday, 7pm–8pm, Moonstone Room

Resident Official Board of Technology (ROBOT): Wednesday, 8pm–9pm, Mad River Room

Contact RHA

Weekly Meeting
RHA meets every Monday at 6:00pm in the Mad River room, located on the second level of the Jolly Giant Commons (same level as the Housing Front Desk and Mailroom).

Office Location
Agate A, on the Mezzanine level in the JGC

Contact Information
Phone 707.826.3018
Fax 707.826.5316

Mailing Address
Residence Hall Association
355 Granite Avenue
Arcata, CA 95521