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!

Purpose:
  • 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!
Spring meeting time/location: Tuesday’s at 5:30pm in the UC (Program Lounge/Main Redhawks Suite)

Philanthropy Committee

The goal of philanthropy is to complete service-based projects and raise awareness for different causes. Examples are Ties for Hope and the Campus-Wide Cleanup.
Spring meeting time/location: TBD

Advertising Committee

The goal of advertising is to make advertisements for programs, whether they’re RHA programs or programs for outside organizations. Advertisements include paper flyers, posters, chalking, etc.
Spring meeting time/location: TBD

Recruitment, Retention, & Recognition Committee

The goal of RRR is to build connections within RHA, recognize achievements, and encourage students to join RHA/return to RHA.
Spring meeting time/location: TBD

Programming Committee

The goal of programming is to successfully plan and implement engaging, fun programs for SEMO’s on-campus population. Examples of programs are Splatterbeat and the RHA Campfire.
Spring meeting time/location: TBD

Hall Initiatives Committee

The goal of hall initiatives is to recognize and attempt to solve any issues concerning residence halls, such as university dining policies, hall renovations, or Residence Life policies/procedures.
Meeting Time: Mondays at 5:00 pm
Spring meeting time/location: TBD

Funding Board

The goal of funding board is to review and discuss allocations as a team, interview those requesting the allocations, and vote on whether allocations be passed and for what amount.
Spring meeting time/location: TBD

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

President

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Presley Schleicher

Major: Human Resource Management
Year: Junior
Hometown: O'Fallon, MO
Office Hours: Wednesdays from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Presley Schleicher has been a member of RHA since fall of 2016. During the 2016 school year, Presley was a voting representative for Towers East. For the 2017 school year, Presley was RHA’s Public Relations Coordinator. For the first semester of the 2018 school year, Presley was RHA’s Chief Administrator. Presley is RHA’s President for the second semester of the 2018 school year. In addition to being in RHA, Presley is also involved on campus as a second-year Resident Assistant for Towers South and she is a member of Kappa Beta Gamma, a non-Panhellenic social sorority at SEMO. In her free time, she likes to watch Criminal Minds and Game of Thrones.

Chief Administrator

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Mollie Emerick

Major: Psychology
Minor: Criminology
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Office Hours: Mondays from 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mollie Emerick started off a representative for Dearmont her freshman year, but later became the Hall Initiatives Co-Chair, Treasurer, and is currently the Chief Administrator. She is a Student Ambassador and a first-year Resident Assistant in Towers West. She leads the Hall Initiatives Committee, which works to improve campus.

Treasurer

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Jordan Jackson

Major: Financial Economics 
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Collierville, TN 
Office Hours: Thursdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Jordan is majoring in Financial Economics and will be a financial advisor once she has graduated. She started as a voting representative for Towers South but soon ran for the Treasurer position once the opportunity arose. She is a member of DECA, SAC, and the Jane Stephens Honors Program. She does not like to sit still unless she is watching Game of Thrones or something on Netflix. In this position, Jordan plans to do her best to make sure things run smoothly for everyone and make sure we get the most out of our programs.

Programming Communications Coordinator

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Maddie Brown

Major: Social Work
Year: Senior
Hometown: Festus , MO
Office Hours:
Graduating in Fall of 2019, Maddie is hoping to get a job as a hospital or school social worker. She has been a member of RHA since her freshman year. She has served in multiple positions including a Representative for Towers East and RHA Programming Communications Coordinator. Maddie is in her second term as RHA’s Programming Communications Coordinator. Maddie is also a second-year Resident Assistant for Towers North. In her free time, Maddie enjoys camping, hiking, reading poetry, and driving around in her truck. Her favorite TV show is Rick and Morty and her favorite food is soft pretzels with cheese.

Public Relations Coordinator

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Audrey Baird

Major: TV/Film
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Office Hours:Mondays from 11:30am-1:30pm
Audrey is a sophomore studying Mass Communications: TV/Film. Last year, she was a RHA representative for Merick Hall, and now she is the Public Relations Coordinator. Audrey is also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma. When she's not running all over the place for class or her extracurriculars, she's usually binging a TV show, eating, or napping.

National Communications Coordinator

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Rachel Cundy

Major: Family and Consumer Science Education
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Eureka, MO
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rachel Cundy is a sophomore studying family and consumer science education. She is super excited to be RHA’s National Communications Coordinator (NCC), where she communicates with other RHA organizations in the region and nationally. She enjoys going to the river, cooking and baking, and going to conferences for MACURH and NACURH. Rachel was the Towers East Rep and the NCC-IT her freshman year. Besides RHA, she works as an orientation leader and at the EDvolution Center in Scully.

National Communications Coordinator In-Training

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Kaitlynn Ried

Major: Animal Science
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hernando, MS
Office Hours:
Kaitlynn Ried is currently in her second year at SEMO where she is a Resident Assistant in Dearmont. She loves spending time with her friends and watching Netflix. Kaitlynn is very passionate about helping others, making a difference, and getting involved on campus when she can. After graduation, she hopes to either find a job working in animal nutrition or to continue her education at the University of Kentucky to obtain her Masters in Animal & Food Sciences.

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.

Benches

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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RBC Date/Location: Pittsburg State University, KS. February 7th - 10th
RLC Date/Location: St. Louis University, MO. Date TBD.


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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NACURH Date/Location: Louisiana State University, LA. May 31st - June 2nd.

Contact

573.651.2274
residencelife@semo.edu
Towers Complex 102
Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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