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Resident Involvement

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) at Southern Miss was established in 1982 through the Department of Housing and Residence Life and has a long-standing reputation of promoting student leadership and growth within the residence halls. RHA consists of six executive board members and the general body, which is made up of elected representatives currently living in campus housing. 

To provide effective programming services for on-campus students, as well as evaluate the needs and opinions of residence hall students on a daily basis. 

RHA Advisors:

Cymon Davis (Cymon.DavisFREEMississippi)

Dorian Coles (Dorian.ColesFREEMississippi)

For further information about RHA, click here.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the recognition branch of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). "NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing" (

Qualifications to become a member include:

  • You've lived on campus for a minimum of one semester
  • Have a 2.80 or higher GPA
  • Have shown leadership in the residence halls
  • You must have a written letter of recommendation submitted to the President and recommendation letters must be from a university staff member or faculty member.

Membership is capped at 1% of housing population. 

NRHH Advisors: 

Emily Cates (Emily.CatesFREEMississippi%29
Kemymon Firley (Kemymon.FirleyFREEMississippi

For further information about NRHH, click here.

Student Employment

Did you know Housing and Residence Life employs over 200 students to work in housing each year? Click here to be directed to our student employment page with information about each employment opportunity.

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