You don’t have to look beyond your front door to get involved on campus! Here are a few ways on-campus residents make the most of life on campus:
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.
Community Council Representatives
RHA is composed of an executive board and community council representatives. Each on-campus community has a community council (president, vice president, and two senators) that serves as the voice of students living in that community. The community councils are student-elected and student-run entities that do everything from planning events to advocating for changes.
If you’re an active individual who wants to meet people in your community, create ideas and programs that impact your community, and be a voice for residents then this is the opportunity for you!
No matter what your interest or talents, community council will help you use them to make your community your own. 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.
If you would like to take an active role in educating your fellow Tigers on living sustainably, join the Res Life Sustainability Advocates team! Advocates help with recycling efforts on Move-In Day and with activities throughout the year.
If you are interested in being a Sustainability Advocate, apply here by August 4 or contact Res Life with questions.
The Res Life Social Justice Committee is seeking Change Facilitators to:
- Activate social justice dialogues and programs in the residence halls
- Encourage residents to live their values through action
- Develop communication, facilitation and diversity skills
- Participate in social justice service projects
- Attend a retreat
Change Facilitator applications become available in the fall.
We employ more than 350 students each year. From resident assistants (RAs) and desk assistants to tour guides and IT help desk workers, we have the perfect fit for you to learn new skills, build that resume, and earn some money. Read the full details of employment opportunities here.
University Hearing Panel
The University Hearing Panel 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 Residential Life policies may be addressed by the peers of the person accused.
Contact the Residential Life Policy & Process Office with any questions.