Interested in getting involved in your new home at LSU? There are numerous opportunities for student leadership within the Department of Residential Life. Below are several options for students to choose from to take that active role in their LSU community; a role that can assist with that successful experience of living on the campus of LSU. For more information on these positions, see your Resident Assistant or any other residence hall or apartment staff member for details.
Community Council Representatives
These positions are for very active individuals who want to meet people in their community. Your residence hall/apartment staff and Community Council leadership are seeking students with solid communication skills, who are willing to represent other residents. These appointed leaders represent different sections of the community during Community Council meetings. Be a part of the student based governing board by creating ideas and programs that impact the community. This is a great opportunity to be a team player within Community Council!
Community Councils reflect the interests and concerns of residents by planning and implementing social and educational programs. Each residence hall and apartment complex is represented by a Community Council, which is comprised of a representative from each hall and a number of officers. Volunteers are always needed to help with these programs and leadership opportunities within the community councils. No matter what your interest or talents, Community Council will help you use them to make your community your own. The officers are elected at the beginning of the fall semester by residents of the community. Any resident, including freshmen, may run for Community Council positions. To learn more about your Community Council and how you can get involved visit www.lsu.edu/rha.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the second largest student organization at LSU. The goals of RHA are to improve the quality of life in the residence halls while also providing residents with various activities throughout the year. Each residence hall has a Community Council that represents each hall during the weekly RHA General Assembly meetings.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) represents all students living in residence halls and campus apartments. RHA acts as a governing body by reviewing and recommending changes in regulations, policies, and physical facilities pertinent and beneficial to students living on campus. RHA also organizes and sponsors educational, social, and leadership activities of benefit and interest to on-campus residents. RHA is composed of student officers elected by on-campus students. The RHA is compiled of an Executive Board and a General Assembly.
The president and vice president of RHA are elected at the end of the spring semester. They appoint an executive staff, which serves a term that spans one calendar year. On-campus residents are automatically general members of the RHA and are entitled to cast one vote in all general elections. Click here to learn more about RHA.
Student Conduct Board
The Residential Life Student Conduct Board exists to provide students with the opportunity to be actively involved in the educational student conduct process of the university. Through the Student Conduct Board, violations of residence hall and apartment policies may be addressed by the peers of the person accused.
The Residential Life Student Conduct Board consists of a group of on-campus residents that provide a peer level hearing body which is aware of and sensitive to the Department’s and the University’s student conduct philosophy. The Residential Life Student Conduct Board is a volunteer organization that is advised by the Policy & Process Manager. Click here to learn more about the Student Conduct Board.