Get Involved

Get Involved


Getting involved in the activities and events within Housing & Residential Education is the best way to experience our Culture of Belonging, College Success, Personal Development, and Civic Engagement.  Additionally, students who are involved tend to do better in school, complete their degrees, and develop skills for life beyond college.  Also, it’s really fun, and it’s where life happens.

Scroll down to learn more about student involvement opportunities, fun events, and to meet some of our awesome student leaders! 

PLEASE NOTE: Both the Equity Lounge and the Residence Hall Association Office will be requiring that all students wear a face covering at all times during their visit. 

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Every student who lives on campus is automatically a member of the Residence Hall Association (RHA). RHA seeks to be the student voice within Housing & Residential Education by providing events and activities for residents, opportunities for advocacy and change, and leadership development. You are invited to attend all RHA events, and join any of our boards. All board meetings are held virtually via Zoom, visit the RHA Office in the PHC for zoom codes:

  • Marketing & Outreach Board: Mondays, 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Resident Relations Board: TBD
  • Salt Lake Events Board: Wednesdays, 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Campus Events Board: Tuesdays, 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Advocacy Board:  Tuesdays, 3 - 4 p.m.
  • National Residence Hall Honorary: Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Twice a year, RHA takes residents to conferences where they can develop their leadership skills on campus

  • Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Annual Conference - Held each fall
  • National Association of College and University Residence Halls Annual Conference - Held each summer

RHA Office Hours — SPRING 2021

  • Monday: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., 7:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 - 11 a.m., 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 - 5:30 p.m.

*Hours posted are run by RHA student leaders and may be subject to change. If you have questions or are looking to contact RHA outside of office hours, please email us at RHA@housing.utah.edu


Jayden Dudley

RHA President

Jayden Dudley

RHA President
Name: Jayden Dudley Position: RHA President Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Tammie Tan

RHA Vice President

Tammie Tan

RHA Vice President
Name: Tammie Tan Position: RHA Vice President Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Angelina Ho

National Residence Hall Honorary President

Angelina Ho

National Residence Hall Honorary President
Name: Angelina Ho Position: NRHH President Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Adriana Salazar

Advocacy Board Director

Adriana Salazar

Advocacy Board Director
Name: Adriana Salazar Position: Advocacy Board Director Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Callie Sweeten

Marketing and Outreach Board Director

Callie Sweeten

Marketing and Outreach Board Director
Name: Callie Sweeten Position: Marketing Director Pronouns: She/Her/His

Hannah Smith

Resident Relations Board Director

Hannah Smith

Resident Relations Board Director
Name: Hannah Smith Position: Resident Relations Director Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Raj Reddy

Campus Events Board Director

Raj Reddy

Campus Events Board Director
Name: Raj Reddy Position: Campus Events Board Director Pronouns: He/Him/his

Austin Shumway

Salt Lake Events Board Director

Austin Shumway

Salt Lake Events Board Director
Name: Austin Shumway Position: Salt Lake Events Board Director Pronouns: He/Him/His

Beth Cyr

Student Leader Council Director

Beth Cyr

Student Leader Council Director
Name: Beth Cyr Position: Student Leader Council Director Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Year: Third Year Major: Elementary Education Hobbies: Hiking, camping, embroidery Fun Fact: My favorite TV show is New Girl.
Contacts  Title Email Phone
Joshua Hutchinson Resident Director: RHA jhutchinson@housing.utah.edu 801-587-2907
2021-2022 Residence Hall Association President & Vice President Elections

ELIGIBILITY

RHA members are eligible to run for office who:

1.Live in the residence halls as per the contractual agreement with the Housing & Residential Education (HRE), and in good financial standing with HRE and University of Utah.

2.Are in good judicial standing with HRE and University of Utah.

3.Are in good academic standing with the University of Utah.

COMPENSATION

The RHA President and Vice President for Business & Regional Involvement stipends will be equivalent to three and a half percent (3.5%) of RHA funds collected per semester. When funds permit, HRE will instead provide the equivalent of one-hundred percent (100%) of a Benchmark/Shoreline Three-Person Apartment. The remaining balance will be provided by RHA.The RHA President and Vice President for Business & Regional Involvement are required to live on-campus during the summer semester beginning their term. During this time, which includes summer Break Housing, their room is paid for by HRE, but does not include a meal plan.

CAMPAIGN RULES AT A GLANCE

All candidates must obey Section D of the RHA Constitutional By-Laws, which are provided in this packet. Ignorance of these rules or failure to seek clarification from the Elections Registrar will not be a sufficient defense for grievances. A few rules to highlight include:

  • No door-to-door solicitation
  • The RHA Office and its programs are official “campaign free zones”
  • Candidates may not use HRE equipment including printing, posting materials, and any other RHA-owned equipment (e.g. popcorn machine, candy, room reservations, etc.)
  • Lack of adherence to any University of Utah, HRE, RHA or other policy/regulations regarding the posting of materials, use of facilities, or dissemination of information may result in removal from the RHA Elections process.

Election Packet - PDF   Election Packet - Word

2021 RHA President & VP BALLOT

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student organization created and run to represent and serve all residence hall students. Please take a minute to help select the individuals who will lead the organization through the upcoming academic year.

This form is currently closed for submissions.

NOTE: This form will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Social justice advocates

The Social Justice Advocates in Housing & Residential Education seek to help students from underrepresented populations at the U find and build community and visibility. They do this through holding Equity Lounge hours, hosting educational and community-building events, and reaching out to students. Underrepresented populations can include students from a variety of different racial, ethnic, and national backgrounds, LGBTQIA people, first-generation college students, etc.

SJA Office Hours: 

  • Sunday: none
  • Monday: none
  • Tuesday: none
  • Wednesday: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Friday: none
  • Saturday: none

Equity Lounge Info

spring 2021 Sja Events  & Initiatives
Events
  • Let's Talk About Love: February 17th - 19th
  • Money, Money, Money: March 30th - April 2nd
initiatives
  • Creating Class Connections: March 1 - 28 (during EL Hours)
  • Making Meaning: April 5 - 23 (during EL Hours)

Amy

Social Justice Advocate

Amy

Social Justice Advocate

Annie

Social Justice Advocate

Annie

Social Justice Advocate

Augusto

Social Justice Advocate

Augusto

Social Justice Advocate

Gabby

Social Justice Advocate

Gabby

Social Justice Advocate
Meet Gabby! Gabby is in her junior year at the U and is studying Sociology and International Studies with an Economics minor. Gabby is from Heber City, UT and enjoys spending time with her family and friends! Fun fact: I love soup, doesn't matter if it is cold or hot outside!

Leo

Social Justice Advocate

Leo

Social Justice Advocate

Olivia

Social Justice Advocate

Olivia

Social Justice Advocate

Parker

Social Justice Advocate

Parker

Social Justice Advocate
Contact Title Email Phone
Amber Gordon Area Coordinator: Educational Initiatives (RHA & SJAs), Benchmark Plaza & Shoreline Ridge agordon@housing.utah.edu 801-587-2954