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.
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
Location: RHA OfficeRHA Office

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

President

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Trace Gardner

Major: Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
Year: Senior
Hometown: O'Fallon, MO
Office Hours: Fridays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. 
Graduating in December, Trace is hoping to get a job in the cyber security realm within the Greater St. Louis area. He has been a member of RHA his whole college career. He has served in multiple positions including a Representative for the Dobbins River Campus Center and RHA Treasurer. Trace is starting his second term as RHA President. Trace is also entering his second year as a Resident Assistant. In his free time he enjoys watching the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, bowling, golfing, and listening to music. His favorite thing about RHA is admiring the work that the organization does to better the on-campus community through programs and initiatives and watching the members of the organization grow into strong leaders on campus.

Chief Administrator

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Presley Scheicher

Major: Human Resource Management
Classification: Junior
Hometown: O’Fallon, MO
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11am – 1pm
My name is Presley Schleicher and I am the Chief Administrator for RHA this semester. From 2016-2017 I was a Voting Representative for Towers East and in 2017-2018 I was the Public Relations Coordinator for RHA. I’m a RA in Towers South this year and I’m a member of Kappa Beta Gamm, a non-Panhellenic social sorority here at SEMO. In my free time I like to watch Big Brother and eat cheez-its!

Treasurer

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Mollie Emerick

Major: Nursing 
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO 
Office Hours: Monday 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Mollie is majored in Nursing but plans to change that soon. She started as a representative of Dearmont her freshman year and became the Hall Initiatives co-chair that spring semester. She is currently an RA in Towers West and is also a Student Ambassador. This fall, Mollie will lead the Funding Board and hopes to develop programs that will be more beneficial for residents.

Programming Communications Coordinator

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Maddie Brown

Major: Social Work
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Festus , MO
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Hello! My name is Madalynn Brown and I am the Programming Communications Coordinator (PCC) for RHA. I am super excited about being in this position this year and getting to know students all over campus through this organization! For the 2016-17 year, I was a Towers East voting representative for RHA and fell in love with this organization. I loved it so much that I ran for PCC for the 2017-2018 school year and enjoyed the position and all the fun that it brought. That is why I ran a second time for this position and will be the PCC again for the 2018-2019 school year. Outside of RHA I am employed as a third year Computer Lab Assistant for Southeast's I.T. Department and will be a Resident Assistant for Towers North this year. I also enjoy hiking and being outside to enjoy nature. I am beyond excited for what this year holds and cannot wait for programs and fun!

Public Relations Coordinator

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Lily Clajus

Major: Historic Preservation
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Office Hours:Thursday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hello! After discovering (and loving) RHA last semester, I’m happy to be Public Relations Coordinator for the Residence Hall Association this year! I love walking along the river, swinging at Capaha Park, historical period dramas, sleeping, and above all, Broadway musicals. Born and raised in the west side of Cincinnati, I came to Southeast for my major (and that sweet, cheap tuition) and quickly fell in love with Cape Girardeau.
When I’m not with my RHA folks, you can find me on the third floor of Kent Library working in Special Collections & Archives! I can also solve a Rubik’s cube in under two minutes and walk really fast (not at the same time though). Join RHA!

National Communications Coordinator

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Rachel Cundy

Major: Family and Consumer Science Education
Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Eureka, MO
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
My name is Rachel Cundy and I am a sophomore studying family and consumer science education. I am SUPER EXCITED to be your National Communications Coordinator (NCC), where I communicate with other RHA organizations in our region as well as nationally. I enjoy going to the river, cooking and baking and going to conferences for MACURH and NACURH. I was the Towers East Rep and the NCC-IT my freshman year. I am from eureka MO, so where Six Flags STL is located. Besides RHA, I work at the EDvolution Center in Scully.

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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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.

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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