The University of Charleston’s Residence Hall Association is a very young organization, which was chartered in the fall of 2007. Our purpose is to provide residents with an opportunity to become leaders in their immediate living community and amongst their peers. We also strive to promote the general welfare of the residence halls by acting as a forum through which residents, staff, administration and Student Life may discuss matters of mutual concern. We function today with the help and support of our seven member executive board, hall council members, two advisors and thirty general members. Our current membership is now flourishing with students who are passionate about residence life and are eager to making a difference in their communities.
Every year RHA puts on several programs for the students on our campus. Our first event of the year was Live Action Angry Birds. One of our largest events is our Haunted Hall held in the Alumni House. We also put on two town hall meetings in the Fall addressing issues on campus such as food service, security, maintenance, parking, internet, etc. Many top faculty members are usually in attendance such as Dr. Edwin Welch, Cleta Harless (VP of Finance), Dr. Letha Zook (VP of Academics), Virginia Moore (Director of Housing) & Bethany Meighen (Dean of Students).
Food Services Town Hall — Held in the newly remolded Starbucks.
Residence Hall Linens – gives parents the opportunity to purchase the hard – to-find extra long linens needed to fit specially sized residence hall beds. Through these easy and affordable programs, families can have the linens and accessories shipped directly to their homes over the Summer.
The Collegiate Welcome Care Package Program – is offered at the beginning of the academic year. Parents have the opportunity to send useful and fun items to first-year students.