Leadership Opportunities


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Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA is an organization that acts as an avenue for voicing recommendations and providing input regarding policies and other aspects of residential life. All residents of MSU's residence halls are eligible for membership in the RHA. Officers are elected from members of the residence halls and serve a one-year term. Committees address items such as policies, repairs, programming, budget, food service and intramurals. Contact your resident director, resident manager or resident assistant for more information on how you can get involved in this intra-hall government system specifically designed for students in residence. RHA offers you an opportunity to get more out of your residence hall experience.

Resident Assistants (RA)

RA’s are a highly selective group of individuals that apply for the position each spring.  Typically RA’s are returning students that want to provide the leadership and gain the experience not afforded at any other position on campus.  RA’s are the highest compensated student worker at MSU, receiving a free room and discounted board plan.  RA’s work directly for their Resident Director (RD) under the Student Life Department.  There is one RA at each floor and wing in each residence hall on campus.