Founded in the 1972-1973 school year by the Civilian Student Council, the Residential Housing Association (RHA) is one of the most inclusive student leadership organizations at Texas A&M University. All students who live on campus, outside of the Corps of Cadets and The Gardens Apartments, are automatically members of RHA. Opportunities to serve fellow students and the community, create engaging programming for residents, provide funding for hall improvements, and learn what it takes to be an inclusive leader and community member are what RHA is all about.
RHA is a state, regional, and national award-winning organization which focuses on leadership development and community development. Presented the National Commitment to Diversity Award by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH) and winning NACURH’s national sustainability case study competition, RHA focuses on empowering students and creating positive change at Texas A&M University. RHA sends a very spirited delegation of students to the SWACURH (Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls) and NACURH conferences each year, where students from across the region and nation present programs that exemplify social justice, building strong community, and developing leaders. With its sister organization NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary), RHA is a very intense student leadership experience committed to enhancing the lives of our on-campus residents and the community.