Residence Hall Association (RHA)

What is RHA?

A Residence Life Student Organization consisting of students who live on campus and represent Southeast Missouri State University’s on campus population. Congratulations! By living with us on campus, you are a member!

  • To provide a unified voice for students residing in the University housing facilities.
  • To ensure student involvement in the University and Residence Life policy-making process.
  • To encourage and facilitate inter-hall cooperation.
  • To discuss and promote the issues of students in the residence halls.
  • To provide a means for improving physical, educational, social, and cultural standards of living in the residence halls.
RHA Constitution
General Body Meetings

Weekly meetings with RHA executive board and voting and non-voting representatives of each residence hall. You are free to attend any of these meetings.
Meeting Time:Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
Location: UC Program Lounge

Philanthropy Committee

The purpose of this committee is to coordinate philanthropic events including but not limited to the Ronald McDonald Pop Tab Collection.
Meeting Time:Mondays at 3:00 pm
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Advertising Committee

The purpose of this committee is to advertise and publicize the events of RHA.
Meeting Time:Mondays at 3:00 PM
Location:RHA Office

Recruitment, Retention, & Recognition Committee

The purpose of this committee is to plan social events for the general body to help build inter-personal connections and collectively decide the recipients of various peer selected awards.
Meeting Time:The second and fourth Thursday at 5:00 pm
Location: RHA Office

Programming Committee

The purpose of this committee is to plan program events for Southeast Missouri State University residential students.
Meeting Time:Mondays at 4:00 pm
Location: RHA Office

Hall Initiatives Committee

The purpose of this committee is to select and work towards completing projects or initiatives on behalf of the Residence Hall Association chapter that have a positive impact on the on-campus population and Southeast as a whole.
Meeting Time: Mondays at 5:00 pm
Location: RHA Office

Funding Board

The purpose of this committee is to review and discuss all allocation forms to assure that all Residence Hall Association Guidelines are observed in the requests; interview and discuss, with a representative of the organization, the submitted allocation request; and recommend to the General Body an amount to be approved and allocation to student organizations for activities.
Meeting Time:Tuesdays at 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: UC Presidents Room

RHA Office is located on first floor of Towers Complex Room 111


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Trace Gardner

Major: Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
Year: Junior
Hometown: O'Fallon, MO
Office Hours: Monday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. 
Trace hopes to eventually work for a bureaucratic agency within the federal government. He was previously a RHA representative for the Dobbins River Campus Center. Trace is also a passionate St. Louis Blues and Cardinals fan. Outside of RHA, he also enjoys listening to music, watching Netflix and Hulu, and playing upright bass occasionally.

Chief Administrator

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Connor Akins

Major: Political Science
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Caruthersville, MO
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hello! My name is Connor and I'm from the middle of nowhere in the bootheel of Missouri. At Southeast, I have been a part of SOL and College Democrats, where I am the Vice President of Programming. I was previously an RHA representative for Vandiver Hall for a year and a half before being elected to this position. In my spare time, I'm usually watching Netflix or reading the news.


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Matt Nagle

Major: Elementary Education 
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Bloomington, IL 
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matt is an avid camper and hiker, and enjoys being outside whenever possible. He is also a member of Chi Alpha campus ministry. Prior to this year, he served as a representative on RHA for Towers East. He is currently living in Towers West and is excited to be serving as your Treasurer for RHA!

Programming Communications Coordinator

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Maddie Burcham

Major: Social Work
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Festus , MO
Office Hours: Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hello! My name is Madalynn Brown and I am the Programming Communications Coordinator and super excited about being in this position. For the 2016-17 year, I was a Towers East voting representative for RHA and fell in love with this organization! I am also involved in Friends of Recovery (FOR), a new organization on campus. I am employed as a second year Computer Lab Assistant for Southeast's I.T. Department. I am beyond excited for what this position holds and cannot wait for a year full of programs and fun!

Public Relations Coordinator

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Presley Schleicher

Major: Human Resource Management
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: O'Fallon, MO
Office Hours:Thursday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
After being a Towers East representative for the past year, I was elated to be nominated the Public Relations Chair. In addition to being involved in RHA, I'm a Towers East RA and I'm involved in Chi Alpha, an amazing campus ministry here at SEMO! Some of the things I like to do in my free time are spending time with my friends (they're the cooler versions of me), listening to music (I can recite every Twenty-One Pilots song word-for-word), watching Blues games (I'm the future Mrs. Pietrangelo), watching "The Office" on Netflix (Phyllis is basically me), and napping (if it isn't at least an hour, I don't count it as a nap). Chances are, if I'm not in the RHA office, 99% of the time I'm either in class, eating, or sleeping.

National Communications Coordinator

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Ashley Scheffer

Major: Secondary English Education Major
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Sikeston, MO
Office Hours: Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:20 pm
My name is Ashley and I'm a junior here at Southeast and the National Communications Coordinator (NCC) for RHA! As the NCC, I maintain communication and affiliation with other RHA organizations at colleges and universities within our region and at a national level. My freshman year I served as a representative for Vandiver Hall and was a part of Advertising Committee and the Funding Board. I'm really excited to see what kinds of things we accomplish this year! I am also the Vice President of our National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and an RA at River Campus. You may see me running around campus giving tours to incoming students, because I am also a Student Ambassador.
Outside of Residence Life, I enjoy painting and reading. I'm also a freestyle juggler, but I'm not any good at it. I love long walks along the river and ice cream from Port Cape (the mocha almond fudge is EVERYTHING).

Ice Machines

Fall of 2015 - RHA provided brand new ice machines with filtered water dispensers for the following halls: Dearmont, Towers South, Towers East, and Myers

Hall Banners and Flags

Fall 2015 – RHA purchased banners and flags for each residence hall for Move – In Day.


RHA purchased benches after students complained of nowhere to sit and wait for shuttles. They were placed in several hall locations.

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)

Spring of 2014 - RHA was part of a committee that helped get AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) installed across campus.

Towers Fireside Lounge

RHA worked to purchase the furniture that now fills the fireside lounge in the Towers Complex.

Hall Supplies for Each Building

Every two years RHA does an inventory of cookware and utensils for all the kitchens in each residence hall and replaces missing items. They recently supplied each hall with a vacuum cleaner for student cleaning purposes.

MACURH (Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls)

Mission Statement:

Consistent with the Articles of Incorporation of NACURH Inc., the purpose of MACURH shall be to promote student intellectual, educational, cultural, physical, and social welfare; to design and facilitate programs and informational services; to provide an avenue for assisting students to achieve fuller participation in the life of the college community and to extend the influence and good name of our organization everywhere.

Vision Statement:

In providing student resources, the Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls values diversity, advocacy, integrity, recognition, service, development and community in on campus learning environments.

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Conference Dates and Location: May 25th - 28th, 2018

NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls)

The operating structure of NACURH is comprised of eight regional affiliates and two corporate offices. Each region is responsible for all schools in their respective area. The two offices, the NACURH Information Center (NIC), and NACURH Services and Recognition Office (NSRO), each handle various association-wide responsibilities.

Mission Statement:

As an organization, NACURH empowers, motivates, and equips residence hall leaders by providing them with skills and resources in order for them to excel and positively impact their campus communities.

Vision Statement:

The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, NACURH Inc, seeks to create a network of engaged citizens sharing common experiences through residential leadership opportunities.

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Conference Dates and Location: Date is TBD. NACURH 2018 will be held at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.


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