Leadership Opportunities

Get involved at Missouri State University! There are many ways to get involved while living on campus. If you enjoyed student council in high school, you may be interested in your building’s hall council or the Residence Hall Association. Both offer great leadership opportunities and chances to be involved at many levels.

A $12 activity fee is included in your housing contract each semester to provide funding for social and educational experiences on your floor, in your building, and campus wide. Part of this fee also goes to your floor community with which your RA plans fun experiences.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA’s mission is to provide innovative, diverse programming and leadership opportunities to on-campus students. RHA represents the voice of all on-campus students by recommending policies and procedures. The RHA General Assembly is comprised of student leaders from every residence hall; members are selected in the fall and as vacancies develop. Through RHA, you can get involved in a number of leadership positions and committees, or attend regional and national leadership conferences. All residents are encouraged to attend RHA meetings and get involved.

Hall Council

Hall council is a subset of RHA and provides a platform for student leaders within each  hall to influence their residential community. Hall council students work together as a team to provide enjoyable on-campus experiences and community service opportunities. You can become an executive board member for your hall council or represent your fellow residents on your floor by being the floor president.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

The Boomer Bear Chapter of NRHH is comprised of the top 1% of student leaders in the residence halls. As student leaders, NRHH values the recognition of students for scholastics and service to the community with a primary focus on recognizing outstanding contributions made by their peers.

Become a Resident Assistant

A student leader is housed on each floor to help with your transition to college life. After your first year, you can become one of these leaders and make a difference for new, transfer, and returning students. As a resident assistant, you have the opportunity to form close, meaningful relationships with students on your floor. Make a difference in the experience of your residents by connecting them to each other, resources, and opportunities while building your own leadership skills.