Residence Hall Association

What is RHA?

The student government is organized into three levels at Western Washington University; the Associated Students (AS), the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and then the hall councils. Think of RHA as the "hall council of hall councils". This set up allows information to pass from higher levels in the college to the students being affected by their decisions, and passing feedback and opinions back to head honchos. As a group, the entire RHA council acts as a voice for the University's residents living on campus, making decisions that range in impact from affecting individual halls to campus wide policies. RHA also works to encourage communication not only between these three student bodies, but also throughout the residential communities and students in them.

What Does RHA Do?

  • Provides funding for programs and activities that enhance the lives of residential students
  • Serves as a communication link between all the Residence Halls
  • Reviews policies/procedures regarding on-campus living
  • Represents Western at the regional (PACURH) and national (NACURH) level
  • Provides leadership training/opportunities for students living on campus
  • Puts on programming for the benefit of residents on campus and the student population as a whole

Contact Information

The RHA office is located in Edens 114. You may also contact us by phone at 360-650-4782.

Funding Requests

Funding Request Process and Stipulations

Funding Request Form (printable version)

If you are a Residence Hall Entity, please use the form above to submit a Funding Request to the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

In order for your funding request to be considered, your form must be either typed or legibly hand-written, and emailed/turned in to the RHA President by 3pm, Monday, at least four weeks prior to your event in order for you to be on the meetings’ agenda.

On the day in which you are presenting your request you must bring a minimum of 25 copies for the RHA delegates.

Funding requests are a two week process: at the first meeting, you will present your funding request and answer any questions from the RHA membership.

The second meeting will be a follow-up from the previous week, with any additional questions we may have. Afterward, we will discuss and vote on the funding request.

Be prepared to provide RHA with information on how many on-campus residents your program will affect, be as accurate with your funding request as you can.

Please be prepared to receive any amount of funding.

At times, RHA may deny funding of a program. This does not mean that RHA does not support your event and its intentions; it may mean RHA does not have the funds available to support your program financially.

Members of the RHA cannot present a funding request unless they have an additional person with them for presentation of the request.