Jump to Footer

Student Leadership

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a programming and advocacy organization here on campus. We promote unity and a positive residence hall experience through programming and activities. Each residence hall has its own hall council (except where Evergreen Village and Southwood Hall come together to form the “Everwood” hall council) in which any residential student can participate.

To learn more about the Residence Hall Association visit their office on the first floor of the Campus Center, call them at 413-782-1579 or email them at rha@wne.edu.

Want to Get Involved?

Hall Council elections take place each September. Election information will be posted in Kodiak classrooms at the beginning of the year. Students should speak with their Resident Advisor or building supervisor if they have any questions.

RHA Programs

Bed Race
The annual Bed Race will take place during Family and Friends Weekend. Each Hall Council will build a bed (a safe box on wheels) and race them against each other in the CUB parking lot! Any club or organization on campus is also invited and encouraged to build a bed and participate. The winner will claim the Bed Race trophy!

Grand Gala (Cohosted with Campus Activities Board)

RHA Bingo

RHA Trick or Treat (for the Springfield community)

Grilled Cheese Night

We have an exciting and busy year ahead of us and we can’t wait!

RHA Linens Program

Western New England University has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 2006. Students at Western New England University require specially-sized sheets, blankets and comforters to fit the campus' extra long mattresses. These extra-long beds (longer than 76 inches) are intended to maximize the comfort levels of every student. Our goal each year is to make sure students and parents have the right size residence hall bedding for move-in. XL sheets are more difficult to find, so we provide a variety of custom-sized linens sure to fit and guaranteed to last until graduation. We also have a large selection of extra-long comforters, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long thermal blankets, pillows, storage solutions and anything else you might need for your new room.

Proceeds from this program are used for programming in Student Affairs. Plus, linens are delivered to your home during the summer so you don’t have to worry about waiting in line at the store. Parents and students who have taken advantage of this opportunity in previous years recommend placing your order early, since popular colors and patterns can sell out quickly. Please visit the RHL website http://www.ocm.com/wne/linens 

The National Residence Hall Honorary

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. It ensures the advancement of member chapters through resource sharing, programming, and leadership development opportunities to contribute and support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.

The Western New England University Maureen Keizer Chapter of NRHH sponsors many events on campus including the annual Holiday Giving Globe campaign and the OTMmys. The chapter also recognizes and promotes exemplary student leaders, their leadership, and their service across the campus and in the greater Springfield community via the regionally and nationally recognized “Of The Month” awards.

If you are an actively involved or an up and coming student leader who would like to further develop their leadership abilities, please apply here: https://forms.gle/DcgFfaA8uRuBk5TX6

If you know of someone who is actively involved or an up and coming leader, please share the link with them.

To submit an OTM, please click on the following link: http://otms.nrhh.org/ 

Resident Advisor

Interested in joining the Residence Life team? Below you'll find descriptions of the student positions available within our department.

ChaRActer...How Will You Build Yours

Resident Advisors are students selected for their leadership, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to positively influencing their peers. Resident Advisors are assigned to all living areas on campus and are there as resources to students of all class years.

Thank you for your interest in the Resident Advisor position. The role of the Resident Advisor is a diverse one and requires a significant personal commitment. Resident Advisors are there to assist students in their personal and academic development, and to aid the University in overall operation of the Residence Life Program. The position includes opportunities and responsibilities that lie in the areas of Staff Cooperation and Leadership; Interpersonal Skills; Peer Leadership; Administrative Skills; Personal Development.

You can find the RA application, reference form and job description below. More information about the RA selection timeline for the Spring will be posted here soon. If you have questions about the position or the process, email us at raselection@wne.edu 

What's So Great About Being an RA?

Hear why our current staff became RAs.
RA Testimonials