The Residence Hall Association plans educational, social, cultural, and recreational programming for all residential students. If you’re living on campus, you’re automatically a member of RHA. That includes your roommate and all of your friends who live in the halls.
RHA is a student-run organization sponsored by Residential Life and Housing. We are here to serve you as campus residents and ensure your voices are heard. Advocating for yourself, your experiences, and others and their experiences is a great way to participate in RHA. If you're looking for a way to get involved, we recommend getting connected to your community’s hall government as a first step.
Our RHA is affiliated with the Pacific Association of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH).
As the Residence Hall Association of the University of the Pacific, our mission is to promote advocacy between university residents and administration, provide leadership opportunities through responsible campus collaboration and residential programming, network with other higher education institutions through national and regional conferences, and assist in building a diverse community. In other words, we want to make you feel at home when you are at Pacific. We also encourage you to learn something other than what you’re learning in the classroom. By offering the full opportunity of a residential life experience, you will grow as leaders, as followers, and as valuable people.
What is a hall government?
A hall government is a group of residents (like you!) from a specific community who work together throughout the year to plan events, provide programming, attend RHA meetings, and get sponsorship from RHA for events. They also act as a resource to you when you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Hall governments tend to have a president, treasurer, secretary, and marketing roles, but each hall government can choose to operate how it best suits their community and needs. Any resident can be part of their community's hall government.
While in hall government, you help carry on traditional programs, such as broomball in Southwest or The Quad Olympics to name a few! But you also create new and exciting programs for your community like helping to design a community t-shirt to make lasting memories. We look forward to seeing you at hall government and RHA meetings and events.
What is a community?
A community is a building or group of buildings. It’s how Residential Life and Housing and RHA have organized and refer to the buildings on campus. You can live in a residence hall or apartment and be a part of a community. There are six different communities in total.