Residence Hall Association (RHA)
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is made up of individual representatives from each of the residence halls. RHA delegates are elected by their peers in their individual residence halls to act as hall representatives in this campus-wide organization. RHA is one of the most active and visible groups on the WTAMU campus and has been honored several times as the Campus Organization of the Year.
Residents in each of the residence halls have the opportunity to participate in their Hall Council. Through Hall Council, residents are given the opportunity to participate in the governance of their residence hall. Hall Council delegates address various issues which concern the residents and propose changes in hall practices which might better meet the needs of the residents. Hall Council delegates are also given the opportunity to participate in the planning and carrying out of various hall programs and events.
Resident Assistants (RA)
A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student who lives on campus and acts as a resource for the students on their floor, wing, or unit within their residence hall. These individuals are student leaders chosen to assist the residents, serving as a resource, mentor, friend, role model, and community leader.
Resident Assistants play a key role in creating an environment for students that is conducive to academic, personal, and social growth. RAs develop social, educational, and cultural activities for their residents. They also enforce and educate students on University policies and regulations within the residence halls.
WTAMU has 64 Resident Assistants hired by the Department of Residential Living. The average RA is responsible for a living area housing approximately 25 residents. RAs participate in job training and orientation throughout the year, developing strong leadership and interpersonal skills which build them into excellent leaders and give them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. As compensation for their service, each RA receives a room and meal plan, as well as a monthly stipend.
For more information, refer to the RA Selection Process or contact the Office of Residential Living.