Residence Life

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is one of the largest and most visible student organizations at Lehigh University. RHA is the chief legislative body of students living in residence halls. We serve as the primary means of communication between the student residents and the administration, conveying residence hall concerns and advocating student-driven change. RHA also provides a wide range of services, including large social, recreational and educational programs, to meet the needs and interests of residence hall students.

Each year, RHA organizes the First-Year Student Carnival on Move in Day. The carnival includes inflatables, carnival games, snow cones/cotton candy, Dance Dance Revolution, a DJ, and even a fire-eater. It is one of the most successful and well-attended programs held on campus. During the school year RHA sponsors tons of other great programs for students including haunted house tours near Halloween, ‘Nightmare on the Quad,’ Ice Skating, and many more.

Everyone who resides in a University residence hall is automatically a member of their building’s House Council. Additionally, there is opportunity for student leadership and involvement within each House Council. All House Councils are guided by the overarching RHA executive board. A small portion of every resident's housing fee goes to funding these organizations. Any student can attend Hall Council meetings to find out what is going on in your area or on campus.

Since its formation, RHA has proved to be a phenomenal opportunity for students to gain valuable leadership skills, and gain significant experience planning and budgeting for large events. Elections are held each year in August for House Councils and in March for the Executive Board. This is a great opportunity for students to get involved!

RHA Movie Channel and FREE Online Streaming

RHA provides students with access to a wide variety of movies including new releases and classics. Each month, students will be invited to vote on which movies will show throughout the month. Movies can be viewed on Channel 17. Click here for the RHA Movie Guide! Please note this is listed in central time, so movies will start 1 hour before the time displayed. Movies can also be viewed on demand by following this link:

Residence Hall Council Site

Find out more about your RHC, what's going on in your area and who to contact. This site also has tons of great resources for RHA / RHC members.

Residence Hall Association Executive Board


Leah Paulson



Eiman Elkafrawi

Vice President of Internal Relations


Sylvia Lee

Vice President of Residential Relations


Becky Van Kampen

Vice President of External Communication

Sean Lawrence

Vice President of Programming


Steven Grillo

Vice President of Administration & Finance