Getting involved on campus is one way to enhance your college experience.
Whether you are looking to step up into a leadership role through Hall Council and RHA or become a student employee, we are confident your experiences will increase your leadership skills.
If you are not ready to take on a formal leadership role, don’t worry, there are still many ways to get involved by participating in your floor or hall events, assist your RA with planning an event, or volunteering to help on the Welcome Crew.
Residence Housing Association (RHA)
Residence Housing Association (RHA) is the governing body of the residence halls on campus. Our mission is to serve the students living in the halls and to make it the best experience possible.
RHA Executive Board
- The Executive Board oversees Hall Councils on campus, plans events for students living on campus, and advocated for students living in residence halls.
- Executive Board positions are filled each spring semester
What is Hall Council?
- Each Hall Council consists of an elected President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. These positions are held by both freshman and upperclassman.
- Elections take place within the first month of fall semester
- Hall Council hosts meetings on Mondays in each hall. During this time the hall residents can ask questions and give feedback or concerns to the Hall Council members.
Why is Hall Council Important?
Are you looking to have minor changes within your hall? Do you have feedback on your meal plan or dining services? Do you want different items available at the front desk for students to utilize?
Bring these thoughts up at a meeting and the Hall Council members will work with the Hall Director to see if change is possible! Hall Council is a great way to get involved in a leadership position on campus.
Regional & National Affiliations
MACURH (Midwest Affiliate of College & University Residence Halls)
NACURH (National Association of College & University Residence Halls)
Each year, our local chapter travels to the regional and national conferences to learn new ways to improve our residence life program and ensure a positive and lasting on-campus experience.
- Canvassing Policy for WSU Residence Halls (PDF)
- Solicitation Policy for WSU Residence Halls (PDF)
- Funding Requests (PDF)
- Executive Member Application
National Residence Hall Honorary
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a student honorary founded in 1964 and is supported by National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated (NACURH).
Members of NRHH are leaders within the residence halls. NRHH strives to recognize individuals who have contributed to the advancement of Housing & Residence Life and the Winona State University community.
NRHH also provides its members with resource sharing, programming, and leadership development opportunities. In order to join, fill out the application form.
The IPPI chapter of NRHH at Winona State University was founded in 1994 and can have 25 active members in the honorary. We believe that recognition is a necessity in creating a strong residence hall community.
Our mission is to recognize all the dedicated and inspiring leaders on our campus for all they do.
Members complete monthly recognition projects, write Of-The-Month (OTM) nominations, and complete service projects each semester.
The organization also hosts annual recognition banquets to recognize other outstanding leaders.
Of the Month Awards (OTMs)
Of The Month awards (OTMs), are ways to recognize outstanding individuals and residence hall programs that have made significant impacts on our campus. OTMs are short essay nominations (between 200-600 words).
Anyone is welcome to submit an OTM nomination as a way to say "Good Job!" for all of the hard work individuals put in on a daily basis.
To write an OTM nomination, fill out the submission form online. OTMs are due at midnight on the 5th of every month. OTMs are graded on campus, regional, and national levels and are a great way for other universities to see all of the amazing people and events that our school has to offer!
The WSU Welcome Crew is a combination of student, staff, faculty, retiree and alumni volunteers who assist new students and their families with their move into the residence halls each fall.
What would I do as a Volunteer?
Welcome Crew Volunteer responsibilities may include: controlling traffic, unloading vehicles, transporting belongings to rooms, making posters, distributing keys and student ID cards, and, most importantly, making new students feel welcome.
Necessary Skills and Qualities:
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- High level of positive energy and enthusiasm
- Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds
- A desire to help incoming students feel at home at WSU
- Ability to lift and move items
- Ability to follow direction well
- Ability to be prompt and on time
- Opportunity to meet and welcome new students and their families
- Receive a free Welcome Crew T-Shirt
- Positive, free way to promote your registered student organization
- Early arrival fee waived for students living on campus
- Great volunteer opportunity