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Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is made up of individuals from each of the residence halls. RHA delegates are elected by their peers and represent their residence halls in this campus-wide organization. RHA is one of the most active and visible groups on the WTAMU campus.

Hall Council

Through Hall Council, you have the opportunity to participate in the governance of your residence hall. Hall Council delegates address issues of concern and propose changes to better meet the needs of the residents. Hall Council delegates also plan and carry out 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. RAs 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.

On average, RAs are responsible for a living area of approximately 30-45 residents. RAs participate in job training and orientation throughout the year, developing strong leadership and interpersonal skills that last a lifetime. 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.