The mission of Residence Hall Association (RHA) at Macalester College is to make campus life comfortable and enjoyable through the allocation of funds and advocacy for all residential students. 

RHA meetings are open to all Macalester College residents and are on Mondays at 8pm in the Dupre Formal Lounge!

For questions, concerns, and/or funding requests, email RHA at

If you have thoughts about ways to continue to improve your experiences and/or residence halls facilities, please share your thoughts on this form.

Why RHA?

RHA provides opportunities for residential students to become involved in improving the quality of residence hall experience by providing an open forum for student feedback, funding for event programming, as well as giving residential students a voice. It encourages student leadership, creates deepened opportunities to build community within the residence halls, and provides opportunities for student engagement, learning and development in accordance with Macalester’s core values.

RHA can be instrumental in developing both leaders within and out of the halls. It focuses significant attention towards the promotion of stronger residential communities throughout Macalester’s campus through social and educational programming.The Residence Hall Association also advocates on behalf of students’ wants and needs during their time living on-campus. Through a healthy budget, RHA sponsors social and educational programs for the entire Macalester Community and/or specific residential communities. Although the Residence Hall Association is a rather new organization here at Macalester College, nationwide, RHA serves a crucial role on thousands of campuses. Keep exploring the Residence Hall Association as it continues to develop and don’t be afraid to get involved!

How to get funding through RHA?

Do you have an activity or event for and/or within the residence halls and would like funding?!?!

1.) Develop an activity/event summary, including a proposed budget.

2.) Email description with budget and ask to come to a RHA meeting to present idea to RHA reps to

3.) Plan to come to the following  RHA meeting to present activity/event. RHA will ask clarifying questions and share concerns. They will also vote on funding request approval and funding allocation at the meeting. If you cannot come, please plan to send another person to represent the group.

Some past approved activities have included: building activities, floor t-shirt, floor/building dinners, end of the semester gatherings, etc...

**RHA reserves the right to deny requests and/or provide partial funding. RHA will provide reasoning for their decisions.**