Getting Involved

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The Residence Hall Association (RHA) was founded in 1984 at South Alabama and currently represents the 2,400 students who live on campus. RHA is the governing and programming board for all residence halls. Input from all RHA members is utilized to develop campus-wide social events, respond to the issues and needs of residential students, and enhance the total residence hall living experience. RHA members also have the opportunity to serve as delegates to state, regional and national leadership conferences.


As a resident on this campus, students are already considered a member of RHA and are entitled to the services of the RHA for the duration of their housing contract. However, there are two distinguishable memberships. The first being active member, the second being an officer.

Vision Statement

The vision of RHA is to be a nationally known program that fully represents what it means to be a resident at the University of South Alabama. Through the active voices of our residents, RHA wishes to embody and be recognized programmatically in all aspects of college living.

Mission Statement

The purpose of RHA shall be to promote, through service, the betterment of academic life outside the classroom for students living in the university residence halls. In order to obtain this goal, we will: provide active and relative programming towards the issues and interests of the residents; continually search for services and improvements that enhance the quality of the residence halls; and act as a liaison between the residents and the university administration on issues and concerns that affect USA Housing, residence halls, and/or the student body.






NRHH is a national honorary dedicated to recognizing those individuals and entities who work to improve their residence hall, campus, and/or community. Membership into this organization is very limited in the fact that entry is only available to the top 1% that live on campus nationwide. In short, to get into this organization is a great honor.


Members must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, lived at least one (1) full semester in the residence halls (can include semester at another institution), currently living in the residence halls, demonstrate outstanding service to the residence halls, display leadership potential in your residence halls and in the community, and must have no serious record of misconduct on campus and/or within USA Housing.

Vision Statement

As an integral component of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated (NACURH), the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) strives to recognize the top 1% of student leaders living in college and university housing at NACURH member schools. NRHH encourages the development and continued commitment to leadership within the areas of recognition, community service, and scholastics on the local, regional, and national levels.

Mission Statement

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading national organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. It ensures the advancement of member chapters through resource sharing, programming, and leadership development opportunities to contribute and support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.