What is RHA?

The Residence Halls Association (RHA) is a student-run organization made-up of SEMO’s on-campus population. So, if you live on campus, congratulations, you’re a member!  

What do we do?  

  • Provide a unified voice for students living in University housing  
  • Participate in University and Residence Life policy-making   
  • Encourage and facilitate inter-hall cooperation and engagement  
  • Discuss concerns and advocate for improvements in residence halls  
  • Develop programming to improve physical, educational, social, and cultural standards of living in the residence halls.  

Get Involved

General Body Meetings 

General Body meetings are weekly meetings run by the executive board. These meetings are held to discuss issues and events going on in the residence halls, gain valuable leadership experiences, and discuss Residence Life policies and procedures. Any is free to attend any of these meetings. 

Time/Location: Tuesdays- 5:30 p.m., UC Program Lounge

Philanthropy Committee 

The philanthropy committee organizes and executes service-based projects and raises awareness for different causes. Examples are Ties for Hope and the Campus-Wide Cleanup. 

Time/Location: Fridays 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in the UC, 3rd Floor Common Area

Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition Committee 

The RRR committee aims to build connections within RHA, recognize achievements, and encourage students to join and return to RHA as well as make advertisements for programs, whether they’re RHA programs or programs for outside organizations. Advertisements include paper flyers, posters, chalking, etc. 

Time/Location: Thursdays 9 pm- 10 pm in the RHA Office Towers Complex, suite 201E

Funding Board 

The Funding Board reviews and discusses allocations as a team, interviews those requesting the allocations, and votes on whether allocations be passed and for what amount. Before requesting funds please read the Funding Requirements Document which listed the information needed to complete the form. Organizations can request funds or supplies by filling out the Funding Request Form or the RHA Checkout Request Form and submitting the form to the RHA Funding Board at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. 

Time/Location: Fridays 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. RHA Office Towers Complex, suite 207E

RHA Campus Impact

  • Benches on campus, including Towers Circle and LaFerla Patio
  • Furniture for Towers Complex Fireside Lounge 
  • Ice machines 
  • Kitchen Supplies 
  • Pool and foosball tables 
  • Security camera updates for Group Hill and surrounding areas
  • Room Decorating Contest and Prizes
  • Residence Life Housing Scholarship for BINGO Night event



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. 


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 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. 

Towers Complex 102
Mailing Address

One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701