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RHA focuses on incorporating five core values into many of the tasks, events, and even meetings that take place. These five core values are: community, academics, service, diversity and leadership. Below are RHA’s executive board members goals for how we can incorporate those five core values throughout the year.

Community Development

  • Encourage RHA members and executive board members to attend different hall council meetings at the beginning of each semester.
  • Make an effort to attend Hall Council in the hall that the executive resides in.
  • Help showcase the importance of RHA Representatives by outlining the position.


  • Recognize the hall with the most improved GPA from the previous/current year at the end of the semester.
  • Incorporated a most improved GPA award into the end of the year banquet.
  • Include an academic program, or how to put on an academic program at retreats.
  • Contribute to study tables by seeing what each hall is offering, and communicating that information to RHA.


  • Continue having community service projects at Retreats.
  • Encourage having an event just for a community service project. (Utilizing the Social Justice & Diversity Committee)
  • Participate in Panther Service Day.
  • Support Panther Athletes by attending sporting events as RHA.
  • Encourage residents to read the newspaper provided by RHA.


  • Have a bulletin board contest for heritage months that encourage diversity within the halls.
  • Attend heritage month events as RHA to showcase the support of RSO’s.
  • Include diversity programs at retreats.

 Leadership Development

  • Recognize members throughout the year for their hard work and leadership development.
  • Write opening letters with information to the residents.
  • Make door decorations for the RHA Reps to showcase their importance.

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