UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG residence hall association named “school of the year”

The UNCG Residence Hall Association (RHA) was named “School of the Year” by the North Carolina Association of Residence Halls (NCARH) during their annual conference in February. The award, the highest one given by the organization, recognizes RHA’s work to become a premier student organization at UNCG.

RHA consists of an executive board, a general body (made up of three standing committees and representatives of each hall council) and 15 hall councils who work together to provide residents with advocacy, high-quality programming and leadership opportunities. The group, whose motto is “Putting the Unity Back Into Community,” works to continually improve the campus atmosphere.

The organization has worked steadily to improve and grow. They have created training events to help Hall Council members learn how to run an effective meeting, held planning sessions and trained new board members. They continue to increase attendance at hall programs and events. This year, during their annual Stop Hunger Now philanthropy event, RHA members worked with the Office of Leadership and Service Learning and the Associated Campus Ministries to package more than 20,000 meals for international communities in need. RHA has formed strong collaborations with other student groups such as Student Government Association and Campus Ministries.

“RHA is not only creating campus leaders, they’re creating a residential community that has improved life on campus. This is critical, because both campus data and national research tells us that living on and being involved in campus yields higher retention and graduation rates,” said Cherry Callahan, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. “I’m so proud of the work our RHA students are doing to make the UNCG experience better and to make our students more successful.”