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  • Northern Illinois University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted the Illinois Residence Hall Association (IRHA) leadership conference this past weekend (February 13-15, 2015). IRHA is a network of 13 Illinois colleges and universities with active residence hall self-governance organizations. Annually, IRHA holds a leadership conference hosted by one of the 13 member schools.At this year’s leadership awards ceremony held during the closing banquet, the NIU Residence Hall Association received the following awards/honors:
    • Student of the Year: Sarah Karim
    • President of the Year: Gustavo “Junior” Cortez
    • NRHH Communications Coordinator of the Year: Zachery Cramer
    • Illinois Communications Coordinator of the Year: Kirstie Robinette
    • Advisor of the Year: Kalin Noel
    • Program of the Year: “Self-ie Perspective”
    • Large School of the Year

Congratulations to our student and staff award recipients. Also, thank you to all of our students and staff for planning a successful conference.Housing & Dining is proud of our residence hall student leaders and hall staff that help guide and mentor our students. We applaud and acknowledge their positive contributions to the living and learning environment in the residence halls and our NIU campus. 

  • The Residence Hall Association of Northern Illinois University will host the Illinois Residence Hall Association (IRHA) state leadership conference this weekend, February 13th-15th.  NIU will host students from 13 Illinois universities. This is a great opportunity for student leaders from the various campus residence halls to attend programs and bring best practices and new ideas to their respective campuses. For more information about the Illinois Residence Hall Association, click IRHA.
  • Click here for the 2015 IRHA Program booklet and conference schedule.
  • We want to give thank our NIU student leaders and advisors, who worked hard planning and organizing a success conference:  Junior Cortez (IRHA Conference Chair), Kirstie Robinette (Registration), Zach Cramer (Finance), Robert Kreml (Dining), Bethany Wood (Entertainment and Volunteer), Annie Ziga (Programming), Sarah Karim & Jenny Murphy (Spirit), Lauren Spathis & Justin Suda (Hotel and Hospitality), and Lauren Teso & Kalin Noel (Advisors/Housing & Dining Satff members).

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

If you want your voice to be heard in the residence halls, and want to make changes this is your opportunity! There are weekly meetings held to enable your voice to be heard in the Residence Halls.

Hall Council Meetings: Tuesday at 9 p.m. in each complex

RHA General Assembly: Monday at 9 p.m. in the New Hall Swing Space

Our Mission Statement:

To actively and faithfully represent the residents of our halls to the Northern Illinois University administration and other organizations interacting with and affecting residence hall life, to promote a socially and educationally enriching environment through diverse programming for the residence halls and for campus, and to encourage and develop new student leaders. 

2014-2015 RHA Executive Board

President

Junior Cortez, gcortez1@niu.edu

Vice President for Administration

Sarah Karim, skarim2@niu.edu

Vice President for Finance

Evan Weiss, eweiss1@niu.edu

Secretary

Heaven Allen, hallen1@niu.edu

Programming Coordinator

Alfredo Garcia, agarcia23@niu.edu

Public Relations Officer

Corina Salinas, csalinas2@niu.edu

National/Illinois Communications Coordinator

Kirstie Robinette, krobinette1@niu.edu

Join a committee: See details below

Philanthropy: Every other Monday at 8pm (New Hall Swing Space)

Finance: Every Monday at 8pm (New Hall Swing Space)

Policy and Procedures: As Needed

Food: Every Monday at 5:30 (Rotating Dining Facilities)

Facilities Advisory Board: Every other Monday at 4:00pm (Neptune Walnut Room)