Residence Hall Association (RHA)

"Bringing Res Life To The Max!"


The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a national club. Here at Iona, our main goal is to provide a fun and engaging environment, full of opportunities for resident students. RHA accomplishes this by fostering community, creating a forum to educate, advocating for students, and initiating leadership development.

To improve the quality of the on-campus living experience, the Residence Hall Association works in collaboration with students, faculty, the Office of Residential Life and the Office of Student Development to develop programs and events focused on enhancing the residential experience here at Iona College. In addition, RHA functions as an advocacy group for all residential and non-residential students to voice their concerns and facilitate measureable improvements both in the residence halls and throughout campus.

We have many very exciting events planned for this year. Some events to look forward to are The Boardwalk Carnival, Murder Mystery Night, and Gael Guts. We hope to see you there!

General Meetings:
Days: Every other Tuesday
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Robert V. LaPenta Student Union McGrath Room

2015 - 2016 Executive Board:

Past Events

  • Murder Mystery Night
  • Boardwalk carnival
  • Homecoming Banner Competition
  • Homecoming Activity Sponsor
  • Pumpkin Decorating and Bake Sale
  • Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Party
  • Thanksgiving Basket Donations
  • Visiting the retired Christian Brothers
  • Second Annual Door Decoration Competition
  • Winter Ball
  • Cocoa and Cookies
  • Football night
  • Ski Trip
  • Hospitality Supper
  • Gael Guts
  • Trivia Game show
  • Baseball BBQ

Our Philanthropy

Since 2011, RHA has joined efforts to work with Project Linus. Project Linus, a non-profit organization, provides homemade blankets to children in need. These blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources. We are very proud to still be working with Project Linus to this day.

New Proposals

  • Increase collaboration with Commuter Student Association (CSA) to connect residential and commuter students.
  • More vegetarian options
  • More novelties at the school book store

Past Awards and Accomplishments

  • Installing peepholes and security cameras in residence halls
  • Improving cafeteria food
  • New alcohol and guest policy
  • Improved the TV Channels provided to the Students in the Residence Halls
  • 2008 Recipient of the Gael Award for Outstanding Social Club/Organization
  • 2012 Recipient of Gael Award for Excellence in Programming - This award honors the organization that has excelled through programming efforts, enhancing student life at Iona College
  • 2012 Winner of the Annual Homecoming Banner Competition