Student leaders are the backbone of our residential communities. Students have a plethora of ways to get involved in the residential communities. These organizations provide networking opportunities, leadership development and mentoring. University Housing students have the opportunity to get involved in three key student organizations within the residence halls: Green Team, National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Residence Hall Association (RHA).
Green Team: A sustainability organization within University Housing, Green Team encourages students to live a sustainable life within the residence halls. In the 2015-2016 academic year, Green Team wrote two proposals to receive grant funding for sustainability initiatives within the residence halls. One of the proposals included the installation of four electronic vehicle charging stations: two at University Commons and two at Piedmont North. The second proposal provided PowerSol umbrellas at each of the residence halls. These umbrellas enable students to charge their phones through the collection of solar energy. Look for these blue umbrellas at each residence hall courtyard or outdoor seating area. If you are interested in getting involved in sustainability initiatives, connect with Green Team.
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH): This organization follows three pillars: leadership, service and recognition. Connected to a national organization, National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), NRHH utilizes the Of The Month (OTM) recognition process to celebrate the achievements of students, student leaders, professional staff and programs at Georgia State University. Through this recognition process, Georgia State University Housing won six national OTMs, forty regional OTMs, and over fifty state Peach Awards! The chapter is ready to continue to recognize our campus achievements in the 2016-2017 academic year! Connect with NRHH and learn more about recognition on campus.
Residence Hall Association (RHA): Part of the largest student run international organization, RHA serves as the voice for residential students to University Housing administration. RHA focuses on advocating for student needs, providing leadership development through Community Councils and implementing large scale educational and social programming. Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, RHA initiated monthly shopping shuttles. These events took residential students to the Edgewood Shopping Center to provide access to stores such as Target, Kroger and Barnes and Noble. Connect with RHA to learn more about Community Council involvement and programming.
To get involved with any of these University Housing student organizations or learn about additional leadership opportunities, please feel free to contact the organizations by email. These student leaders are on campus during the summer, so feel free to reach out and get connected!