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Residence Hall Council

Residence Hall Council (RHC) is dedicated to enhancing the residential community and the living-learning experience in the residence halls. RHA advocates for residents, provides opportunities to hear and meet residents’ needs, and positively represents Residence Life at Ottawa University. The purpose of the Residence Hall Council shall be:

  • To build community through intentional programming efforts in conjunction with the Resident Assistants and Residence Life Professional Staff in their respective hall.
  • To act as an advocate on behalf of the hall to improve the living conditions of the living community.
  • To support and sponsor programs and events between residence halls and campus organizations.
  • Develop leadership, honor diversity, recognize achievement, and promote scholarship, while encouraging involvement among students who reside in the residence halls.
  • Through fair representation from each hall and open discussion of issues facing students, the Residence Hall Council acts as the voice of students living in the residence halls to Student Senate and University Administration.


Members of RHC who are elected as the Student Senate representative will be referred to as RHA, or Residence Hall Association. The RHA serves as the voice from the Hall Council to Student Senate, and ultimately University Administration.

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