Leading in the Halls


Explore our leadership opportunities, which connect you with transformative professionals across campus and throughout the Austin community. Residents who get involved with our student leadership opportunities go on to become active leaders within our campus community, rounding out their academic journey as Longhorns.

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership City Limits Conference
Leadership City Limit

Leadership City Limits Leadership Conference is an annual conference for on-campus housing residents hosted by the University Residence Hall Association (URHA), a student organization that represents over 7,600+ students living in our residence halls. Leadership City Limits helps new and returning students develop the needed skills to be successful living in the residence halls and at the university.

With professional development sessions throughout the day and social events in the evening, Leadership City Limits is an awesome opportunity to get a head start on the college experience. Students will be able to meet other members of the residence life community while building their resumes with valuable leadership experiences within the first three days of living on campus.

Leadership City Limits usually takes place over three days in August. Participants get early access to their residence halls. Their early check-in fees will be waived with the expectation to help at Mooov-In centralized check-in.

A limited number of students are accepted into this annual conference. Students must be living on campus in University Housing and Dining owned residence halls to participate in Leadership City Limits. Applications are typically accepted in July.

Of the Months (OTMs)

OTMs are “Of the Months” which are a way to recognize the amazing things happening on campus. This recognition starts here and can possibly reach regional and National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) levels.

National Residence Hall Honorary

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development.

The University of Texas at Austin Chapter of the NRHH has a process for selecting recipients of the Of the Month awards (Student OTM or First Year Student OTM). If you want to learn more about Of The Month Awards, or have questions, contact the UT NRHH team.

Residence Hall Programming Team (RHPT)

The Residence Hall Programming Team (RHPT) helps foster community for residents with peer-planned events. Residents will be informed about events via social media, posters and marketing materials in the halls. Residents are encouraged to follow @utrhpt on Instagram to learn more about upcoming events.

University Residence Hall Association (URHA)

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, 512-471-5674.