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! 

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 one of our boards:

  • Marketing & Outreach Board
  • Resident Relations Board
  • Advocacy Board
  • Salt Lake Events Board
  • Campus Events Board
  • Student Leader Council (Open to RAs, CAs, SJAs, and PAs only)

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

Monday: 10:00am-11:30am; 2:00-7:30pm
Tuesday: 11:30am-4:30pm; 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00-4:30pm; 6:00-9:00pm
Thursday: 12:30-2:30pm; 6:00-9:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
*Hours posted are run by RHA student leaders and may be subject to change

RHA Events 

  • Neighborhood Night, Peterson Heritage Center, Friday, August 17th, 7:00pm
  • Casino Royale, Peterson Heritage Center, Saturday, November 17th, 9:00pm-12:30am

Victoria Ferguson

President

Victoria Ferguson

President
Say hello to Victoria, RHA's President! Victoria uses she/her/hers pronouns and is in her fourth year at the U. She is originally from Las Vegas, NV. A fun fact about Victoria is that she loves travelling.

RT Williams

Vice President

RT Williams

Vice President
Meet RT, RHA's Vice President. RT uses he/him/his pronouns and is in his second year at the U. He is from South Bend, IN and his fun fact is that he loves to dance.

Emma Morrissey

Marketing & Outreach Director

Emma Morrissey

Marketing & Outreach Director
Meet Emma, RHA's Marketing & Outreach Director! Emma uses they/them/their pronouns and is from Mason, OH. Emma is in their second year of college. Emma's fun fact is that they are currently developing a video game.

Naomi Baende

Advocacy Director

Naomi Baende

Advocacy Director
This is Naomi, RHA's Advocacy Director. Naomi uses she/her/hers pronouns and is from Kinshasa, DRCongo. She is in her third year at the U. Naomi's fun fact is that she speaks French, English, and Lingala, She also loves to dance!

Mikel Young

Resident Relations Director

Mikel Young

Resident Relations Director
Meet Mikel, RHA's Resident Relations Director. Mikel's pronouns are she/her/hers and she is in her second year at the U. She is from Salt Lake City, UT and her fun fact is that she was once featured on Chris Brown's Instagram.

Alexis Koopman

On Campus Programming Director

Alexis Koopman

On Campus Programming Director
Say hello to Alexis! Alexis uses she/her/hers pronouns and is RHA's On Campus Programming Director. She is in her second year at the U and is from Boise, ID. Alexis' fun fact is that she wants to fly a helicopter someday.

Parker Law

Salt Lake Events Director

Parker Law

Salt Lake Events Director
Have you met Parker? Parker uses he/him/his pronouns and is RHA's Salt Lake Events Director. He is from Salt Lake City, UT and in his second year at the U. Parker's fun fact is that his favorite move is The Dark Knight.

Dawson Hughes

Student Leader Council Director

Dawson Hughes

Student Leader Council Director
This is Dawson the Student Leader Council Director! Dawson uses he/him/his pronouns and is from Phoenix, AZ. This is Dawson's fourth year at the U and he is a Programming Assistant. Dawson's fun fact is that he enjoys hiking, skiing, and ax throwing.
Contacts  Title Email Phone
Joshua Hutchinson Resident Director: RHA jhutchinson@housing.utah.edu 801-587-2907

Stay & Play -- Weekend Events

While living on campus, we want you to have a ton of fun. On many weekends, our Programming Assistants host events in the Peterson Heritage Center, Marriott Honors Community, and Lassonde Studios to give you a great, substance free way to meet and hang out with friends. Often times there’s also good food and prizes. Some of our traditional events are Casino Royale Night, Club PHC, and Karaoke Night.

2018-2019 Stay & Play Events
  • Club PHC, Peterson Heritage Center, Saturday, August 18th
  • Recess, Lassonde Studios, Saturday, September 1st
  • Utah Hoedown, Marriott Honors Community, Saturday, September 29th
  • Minute to Win It, Peterson Heritage Center, Saturday, November 3rd
  • Ultimate Pinterest Party, Lassonde Studios, Saturday, December 1st
  • #blackout, Peterson Heritage Center, Saturday, January 26th
  • Breakfast in Bed, Peterson Heritage Center, Saturday, January 19th
  • Team Quest, Marriott Honors Community, Saturday, February 9th
  • Games Games Games, Saturday, March 23rd
  • Glow Party, Saturday, April 6th

Mohan Sudabattula

Programming Assistant

Mohan Sudabattula

Programming Assistant
Say hello to Mohan! Mohan uses he/him/his pronouns and is a senior here at the U. He is a Programming Assistant from Salt Lake City, UT. His fun fact is that he wants you to know that NASA is real.

Kayla Stewart

Programming Assistant

Kayla Stewart

Programming Assistant
Meet Kayla. Kayla is a Programming Assistant who uses she/her/hers or they/them/theirs pronouns. She is from Enterprise, UT and this is her third year here at the U. Kayla's fun fact is that she scuba dives, and that she wants you to hit her up if you have a Nintendo Switch.

Sam Philips

Programming Assistant

Sam Philips

Programming Assistant
This is Sam! Sam uses he/him/his pronouns and is a Programming Assistant. He is originally from Albuquerque, NM and this is his second year at the U. Sam's fun fact is that he likes green eggs and ham.

Olivia Mauchley

Programming Assistant

Olivia Mauchley

Programming Assistant
Say hi to Olivia! Olivia uses she/her/hers pronouns and is originally from West Jordan, UT. This is Olivia's second year at the U and she is a Programming Assistant. Her fun fact is that she loves chicken nuggets.

Angela Deng

Programming Assistant

Angela Deng

Programming Assistant
Meet Angela. Angela uses she/her/hers pronouns and this is her second year at the U. Angela is a Programming Assistant and is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. Her fun fact is that she can sand dive a chipmunk.

Dawson Hughes

Programming Assistant

Dawson Hughes

Programming Assistant
This is Dawson! Dawson uses he/him/his pronouns and is from Phoenix, AZ. This is Dawson's fourth year at the U and he is a Programming Assistant. Dawson's fun fact is that he enjoys hiking, skiing, and ax throwing.
Contact Position Email Phone
Alex Martinies Grad: Programming Assistants amartinies@housing.utah.edu 801-587-8723
Joshua Hutchinson Resident Director  jhutchinson@housing.utah.edu 801-587-2907

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 Office 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: 
  • Monday 7:00pm- 10:00pm
  • Tuesday 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00pm- 10:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00pm- 10:00pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday 7:00pm-11:00pm
Equity Office Info
2018-2019 SJA Events: (All events are from 7:00-8:30pm) 
  • Utah Fan Am I, Peterson Heritage Center, Tuesday, September 4th
  • Utah Fan Am I, Marriott Honors Community, Thursday, September 13th
  • Webs, Peterson Heritage Center, Thursday, October 18th
  • Intersections of U, Peterson Heritage Center, Tuesday, October 30th
  • Intersections of U, Lassonde Studios, Thursday, November 8th
  • Money Money Money, Peterson Heritage Center, Thursday, November 29th
  • #blackout, Peterson Heritage Center, Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 pm – 12:30 am
  • Let’s Talk About Love, Lassonde Studios, Tuesday, February 12th
  • Social Movements, Peterson Heritage Center, Tuesday, March 5th
  • Microaggressions, Marriott Honors Community, Thursday, April 11th

Aisha Zuiter

Social Justice Advocate

Aisha Zuiter

Social Justice Advocate
Meet Aisha! Aisha uses she/her/hers pronouns and is in her third year at the U. Aisha is from Salt Lake City, UT and is a Social Justice Advocate. Aisha's fun fact is that she has been a cellist in the Salt Lake Symphony since 2016.

Emily Seang

Social Justice Advocate

Emily Seang

Social Justice Advocate
Say hello to Emily! Emily uses she/her/hers pronouns and is a Social Justice Advocate. She is from West Valley City, UT and is in her 3rd year at the U. Her fun fact is that she loves dark chocolate.

Ladan Mohamed

Social Justice Advocate

Ladan Mohamed

Social Justice Advocate
This is Ladan. Ladan uses she/her/hers pronouns and is a Social Justice Advocate. She is in her 4th year here at the U and is from Ogden, UT. Ladan's fun fact is that her goal is to visit 25 countries by the time she is 25 years old. She's currently at 7!

Christa Ishimwe

Social Justice Advocate

Christa Ishimwe

Social Justice Advocate
Have you met Christa? Christa uses she/her/hers pronouns and is a Social Justice Advocate. She is from Kigali, Rwanda and is in her second year at the U. Christa's fun fact is that she speaks four languages.

Andre Cruz

Social Justice Advocate

Andre Cruz

Social Justice Advocate
This is Andre! Andre uses he/him/his pronouns and is a Social Justice Advocate. He is from Salt Lake City, UT and is in his fourth year here at the U. Andre's fun fact is that he loves sushi.

Rahma Ahmed

Social Justice Advocate
Contact Title Email Phone
Cha McNeil Resident Director: SJA cmcneil@housing.utah.edu 801-213-0949