One of the primary roles of RHA is to serve as an advocate for students living on campus. Advocacy takes many forms, forms, including assessment of resident needs and interests, personal meetings with university staff members, and promotion of resident interests on various university committees and boards.

Why does RHA advocate for residents?

  • Direct connection with the Office of Housing & Residence Life (HRL) administration.
  • Deep understanding of HRL policy.
  • Electoral mandate from on-campus residents.
  • Proximity to constituents (i.e., the residents).

How do we advocate?

  • Figure out what residents need, not just what they want.
  • Make sure residents know what RHA does and how to utilize RHA’s services to their optimal benefit.
  • Seek out opportunities to meet with administrators and other student leaders.

To whom do we advocate?

Have an idea for something you’d like to see on campus or a policy you’d like to see changed? Contact us with your ideas!

2019 – 2020 Philanthropy Focus: Homelessness

This year the RHA executive council will be focusing our philanthropic efforts on the homelessness population in the Greensboro community. We believe it is important to stop shaming and to start helping the homeless. Throughout the school year we will raise awareness and conduct intentional outreach initiatives!


Current Initiatives 


In Guilford County, more than 900 people go to sleep homeless every night. In our efforts to assist with homelessness, we are asking students, faculty, and staff to donate plastic shopping bags to the Residence Hall Association. These bags will be used to make sleeping mats so that no one will have to sleep on the cold, hard ground. Each mat is made from anywhere between 500 – 700 bags. We are hoping to get as many as possible to create a large number of mats. Anyone interested in donating their plastic shopping bags can bring them to any RHA General Assembly meeting on Mondays at 7:00pm-8:00pm in the Tillman-Smart Room in Shaw Residence Hall (The Historic Quad). You can also bring them to any executive member’s office hours. We greatly appreciate your assistance. Together we can make a change in Guilford County.