Governing Documents

As one the largest student organizations at UNC, with the responsibility of governing more than 9,500 students living on campus, the Residence Hall Association requires detailed official documents to outline its powers, responsibilities, and general structure.

 

The Constitution

The Constitution is the supreme law of the Residence Hall Association. It outlines the mandate of the organization, and also defines the duties and powers of the Executive Board and Board of Governors. All governors, executive officers, and members of community government are required to learn the Constitution in full, but all residents are encouraged to read and be familiar with this very important document.

Download the current RHA Constitution.

 

By-Laws

The By-Laws of the Board of Governors outline the policies and procedures for the daily operations of RHA and its subordinate community governments. The By-Laws provide for a variety of aspects of the organization, including weekly sessions of the Board of Governors and Executive Board, the elections process for community governors, standing committees, and the Ethics Board. All governors and executive officers are required to learn the By-Laws, and residents are encouraged to know them as well.

Download the By-Laws.

 

Treasury Laws

The Treasury Laws govern all matters related to the use of RHA funds collected through student fees and fundraising, with the exception of the amount of the RHA fee, which can only be altered through a campus referendum. The Treasury Laws define the procedures for distribution of fees, budgeting, and restrictions on the use of funds by RHA. They also provide some structure for the community governments fiscal processes. All governors and executive officers are required to learn the Treasury Laws, as are the community treasurers, and residents are encouraged to know them as well.

Download the Treasury Laws.

 

Enhancements Laws

The Enhancements Laws govern the purchase, distribution, maintenance, and checking-out of Enhancements items from the communities.

Download the Enhancements Laws.

 

Residence Hall Association Guide

This document gives a comprehensive overview of RHA, covering its structure, operation, and responsibilities. It is designed to educate both new leaders within the organization and external leaders, groups, and university administrators. Additional questions should be addressed to the RHA President by emailing rha.unc@gmail.com. Click here to view the RHA Guide.