RESIDENCE LIFE OFFICE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Residence Hall Association
RHA Office, Neumann Hall B-19   
Phone: 716-878-3457

The Residence Hall Association (known as RHA) of SUNY Buffalo State represents the voice of our residential students. The Residence Hall Association will provide a positive, united front in representing the needs of our diverse community. The Residence Hall Association is committed to inspiring students by creating an empowered atmosphere in their "home away from home."

*If you’re interested in a leadership opportunity in making residents feel at home join Residence Hall Association. Information Session will be held on September 8th, 2014 at 9pm; Located in Assembly Hall 1 & 2.

Fall Semester RHA General Board Meeting Dates:

Rain or Shine Meetings will begin at 9pm.

September 22, 2014
Location: Assembly Hall 2
October 6, 2014,
Location: Assembly Hall 2
October 20, 2014
Location: Assembly Hall 1 & 2
November 3, 2014
Location: Assembly Hall 2
November 17, 2014
Location: Moore Lounge
December 1, 2014
Location: Assembly Hall 2

Fall 2014 Semester RHA Programs

Tie Dye BBQ
Date: August 22nd 
Location: Porter Quad
Time: 2pm-7pm

Welcome Back Party
Date: August 29th
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

RHA Information Session
Date: September 8th
Location: Assembly Hall 1 & 2
Time: 9pm

RHA Retreat
Date: September 27th
Location: Moore Lounge
Time: 10am-6pm

Home Coming; Residence Hall Window Painting Contest
Date: September 21st – September 24th
Location: Residence Halls

Power of Pink
Date: October 16th
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

RHA Twisted Sex Week
Date: October 27-31
Location: TBA
Time:TBA

Hope for Homeless
Date: November 20th
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

99 Red Balloons
Date: December 2nd
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Hall Council Position Descriptions
Elections are a two week process for Hall Councils and they are typically held in the first few weeks of the semester. Each Hall Council will elect for the following positions who will serve as representatives their respective Hall.

President: Conducts Hall Councils meetings, finalizes meeting agenda’s, and is the contact person for RHA and must attend General Board meetings. Presidents must also attend weekly meetings with the Executive Board President.

Vice President: In charge of all aspects of programming and assisting the President, if needed. Must attend weekly meetings with the Executive Board Vice President.

Treasurer:  keeps track of the financial records and allocated budget. Must attend weekly meetings with the Executive Board Treasurer.

Secretary: records and organizes Hall Council documentation, prepares information needed for the Hall Council meetings, and takes minutes during the scheduled meetings. They must prepare agendas and minutes from their meetings to be turned in at the weekly Secretary meetings and prepare program attendance sheets to be handed in at General Board meetings the following Monday.

Hall Representative: The Hall Representative is the key communicator between RHA, Hall Council, and Residential Director. They announce any relevant information given to them at General Board meetings during the Hall Council meetings, and vice versa. Another important duty of the Hall representative is to assure that the hall’s mascot is well represented and to use it to maximum capability as to insure unity of the hall. 

Floor Representatives and General Members: (not required, but strongly encouraged), students who represent their floor and help during surveys and getting student opinion/issues on the floor. General Members are any other students actively involved with the Hall Council, but doesn’t serve on the Hall Council. The current RHA Executive Board members are:

Terrance Smith
President
rhapres@mail.buffalostate.edu

Tiffany Chang
Vice President
rhavp@mail.buffalostate.edu 

Yasmin Declet
Secretary
rhasec@mail.buffalostate.edu

Shannen High
Treasurer
rhatreas@mail.buffalostate.edu

Janique Washington
National Communications Coordinator
rhancc@mail.buffalostate.edu

Aliya Jones
Co- National Communications Coordinator
rhaconcc@mail.buffalostate.edu

Janelle Brooks
Assistant Director
minorja@buffalostate.edu 

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