Residents

Living on-campus is exciting, and the Residence Hall Association can make your time as a resident at Carolina even better!

 

 What can RHA do for you?

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Would you like to rent a car through Zipcar?

Learn more about Zipcar at UNC here.
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Would you like to change something in your community or campus?

Let YourVoice be heard through EnhanceMyDorm, FixMyRoom, and/or FixMyCampus. Or simply email RHA at rha.unc@gmail.com.

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Want to check out items from your community office?

Residents are encouraged to take part of the enhancements system provided by RHA. RHA purchases DVD’s, cookware, board games, recreational supplies, ping pong tables and more for residents to use throughout the year. Go to your community office and request the specific item that you would like to check out, and you will have 48 hours to return it. Click here to learn more about enhancements. Click here to suggest enhancements.

Residents can also check out bikes. Click here to learn more about Tar Heel Bikes.

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Want to learn more about us and our leadership opportunities?

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Want to rent a microfridge or purchase a carpet and linens for your room?

Learn more about the services offered in RHA’s Move-in Marketplace.

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Want to request funding or rent an enhancement for your or your organization’s program?

Organizations are encouraged to request funding and rent large enhancements from RHA for their programs. Click here for more information about funding and click here for more information on renting large enhancements.

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What is the difference between the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the Department of Housing and Residential Education?

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

  • One of the three largest student-run organizations on campus.
  • Membership includes all 9,500 students living in university recognized residence halls (including Granville Towers).
  • Advocates on behalf of residents to DHRE and to the University.
  • Plans and hosts diverse social, educational, and philanthropic programs within the residence halls (through community government) and at the campus level (through the Programming Committee).
  • Provides community Enhancements in the residence halls, including pool tables, DVDs, cleaning supplies, games, recreational items, etc.
  • Structure includes the RHA Executive Board, the Board of Governors, consisting of the Community Governors from all 16 member communities, community government, and various standing committees, such as the Ethics Board, the Recognition Committee, and the Alumni Board.
  • Representatives serve on various external campus committees, including the Housing Advisory Board, Dining Board, and the Board of Directors for the Student Union
  • Mission Statement: We commit to enriching and maintaining a comfortable and supportive living and learning community by representing residents’ concerns, offering diverse programming, and providing desirable residence hall enhancements.

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Department of Housing and Residential Education (DHRE)

  • A University department within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Consists of paid professional staff, including Community Directors. Community Directors are responsible for the general management of a community, including supervision of the RAs, the Housekeeping staff, and disciplinary infractions.
  • Employees Resident Advisors and Office Assistants. RHA has no involvement in the process of hiring or supervising RAs or OAs.
  • Facilitates contracting/re-contracting and determines room assignments.
  • Handles maintenance requests. If you have a service request, visit FixMyRoom!
  • Mission Statement: The Department of Housing and Residential Education works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership. The Department of Housing and Residential Education consists of educators, full-time professional staff, and para-professional student staff who, through exemplary facilities management, organizational effectiveness, student-centered learning, and assessment initiatives, strive for student success, self-awareness, and satisfaction.
  • To learn more about DHRE, visit their website at housing.unc.edu.