Student Groups

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Living on-campus at Syracuse University is an integral part of the college experience. It is one of the best ways to connect to the university community. As a governing body, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the voice of on-campus residents, serving as the liaison between residents and the administration. We will inspire growth, leadership, and involvement through our development of on-campus life.

RHA is responsible for campus-wide programming, community RHA development, and student advocacy within the residence halls. RHA exists to support students’ leadership skills and hear student concerns with where they live and what they would like to do for programming. RHA works hard to provide a space of engagement and community for the students that live on campus.

See who serves on the RHA Executive Board, here.


National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

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.

See who serves on the NRHH Executive Board, here


Hall Councils

Hall councils are a form of student government for our hall communities, with each hall council being a part of the larger RHA. Each residential area has a hall council (see below), for which community members comprise the executive board and enact advocacy and programming for the larger residential community. Hall council is a great way for residents to get involved within the community that they live in, get connected with lead with peers, and bring about the advocacy and programming that is wanted within one’s residential experience. Elections for each hall council take place at the start of the fall semester for the academic year.

North Neighborhood

  • North of Waverly Hall Council (Booth, Haven, Kimmel, Marion, Walnut, & Washington Arms Halls)
  • South of Waverly Hall Council (DellPlain, Ernie Davis, & Watson Halls)

South Neighborhood

  • South Campus Community Council (SkyHalls, South Campus & University Village Apartments)

East Neighborhood

  • Day and Flint (Mount) Hall Council
  • Shaw & Lyons Hall Council

West Neighborhood

  • Brewster, Boland & Brockway (BBB) Hall Council
  • Sadler & Lawrinson Hall Council

Connect with one of your Residence Directors to learn more about getting involved with your hall council!