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Department of Housing and Residence Life

Residence Hall Association



The purpose of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) is to review and make recommendations in regards to Residence Life policies and procedures, and to serve as a liaison between residents and the administration. RHA is also charged to provide and encourage programs and services for students living on campus and evaluate the needs and opinions of residence hall students, and to develop student leaders.

About 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 RHA body, which is made up of elected representatives from each of the 16 on-campus residence hall. Our mission is 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. 


All students living on-campus are deemed members of RHA and will be represented through their respective RHA representatives. The number of RHA representatives will be based on the number of applicants that are deemed eligible for active membership.



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Hattiesburg, Ms 39406-0001

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