You can be as active as you wish in influencing your living environment. As a resident, you will play a major part in planning programs and events for your floor. Opportunities for involvement with other residents include activities such as recreational sports, camping trips, cultural dinners, community service projects and programs on various interesting topics.
Ten dollars of your annual room and meals payment is set aside as a student activity fee to fund such programs. Student activity fund expenditures are initiated through the Residence Hall Councils and approved by Residence Life staff. Each residence hall has a Residence Hall Council that encourages the development of "student self-responsibility." The councils serve as the key administrative organization for many residence hall programs.
The University Residence Hall Association (URHA) is composed of all students living in University Residence Halls and serves as a communication network for all halls. Each residence hall has its own council and elects a hall president to attend URHA meetings and to express the views and concerns of the residents of the hall. All residents are welcome to attend URHA meetings. The URHA office is located on the ground floor of Jester West in Room W0010, 471-5674.