Residence Life

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a unique student-run organization that exists to improve the quality of life of Hofstra residential students by offering social and educational programs based on students' interests, as well as promoting a safe, supportive, and welcoming community. Part of the RHA mission statement is to aid the Office of Residence Life in maintaining and improving living conditions for all residential students. With this in mind, the Residence Hall Association is a body that the University looks to for input on important policy matters relating to the residence halls.


RHA traditionally hosts events such as Wiener Welcome, Hofstra Halloweentown, Big Bucks Bingo, Siblings Day, Silent Disco, Roll with RHA, and a few other events in addition to tabling in the Student Center. Each building also has its own Residence Council, which plans programs for their respective halls geared towards their specific population.

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RHA Executive Board Members

Josette Vail is the President of RHA. She is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Dance and minoring in Entrepreneurship. She is from North Bend, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This will be her second year serving on the Executive Board for RHA and first year as President. She is also the Vice President of Hofstra Rock Climbing, the Spring Leadership 2021 Conference Chair for the Northeast Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls and interning with Robin Becker Dance Company in Manhattan. Josette is excited about beginning the journey back to a normal year outside of Covid. She is dedicated to providing a fun and open atmosphere where students feel they have friends and can express their voice.

Nicole Kerr is the Vice President of Advocacy of RHA. She is from Los Angeles, California. She is currently studying Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies. Nicole joined RHA in Fall of 2020 and this is her first year on the executive board. On campus, she is also a Pride Guide. She is looking forward to hosting in person events to build a sense of community on campus after the year of covid.

Sara Battaglino is the Vice President of Marketing of RHA. She is from New Rochelle, New York. She is currently a sophomore pursuing a B.A. in Television Production & Studies. Sara joined RHA Fall semester of 2020, and this is her first year serving on the executive board. She is looking forward to being a part of such an amazing organization and hopes to give back to the Hofstra community by creating a welcoming place for all students.

Colton Hanna is the National Communications Coordinator of RHA. He is from Kilgore, Texas and is pursuing a Pre-Med Dual B.S. in Psychology and Biology with a minor in Philosophy. This is his first year of the executive board for RHA. He is also the Educational Sessions Chair for the 2022 Spring Leadership Conference for the Northeast Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls and a Peer Teacher this fall. Colton is looking forward to hosting in-person events!