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What is the 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 programs based on students' interests, as well as promoting a safe, supportive and welcoming community.

Aside from being the fun and exciting group of people that we all are, the RHA of Hofstra University is a creative and dynamic branch of the Office of Residence Life that serves the residents of the University.  We address the problems, concerns and questions that resident students may have, along with representing the collective interests of Hofstra’s resident students to the Student Government Association (SGA), Administration, and the community at large.  In conjunction with these functions, RHA provides social and educational events for individual residence halls and the college as a whole by organizing community building activities with other organizations on campus, and actively promoting diversity in activities and policies.  Such activities include the Annual Snowball Semi-Formal Dance, Hofstra Siblings Day, Weekend Movie Events (Partnered with Entertainment Unlimited),Relay for Life, as well supporting community-developing events facilitated by area hall councils.

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.

If you would like to become a part of RHA or learn more about it, please contact us via email. The email link should be the Hofstra.rha@gmail.com

Residence Hall Association 2017-2018 Executive Board Members:

Amber Hurt is the Advisor for Residence Hall Association. Amber is also a Resident Director for Nassau/Suffolk. Amber attended SUNY Old Westbury for undergrad and as an RA served as the Hall Council Liaison. Amber is also an alumna of Hofstra University. She received her Master’s degree in Higher Education and Leadership Policy Studies. Amber is excited to work with RHA this year and continue hosting great programs for the resident population! 

Sandra Read is the President of RHA. Sandra is a Junior studying management and psychology. Her hometown is Shrub Oak, NY. Sandra is very involved in the Hofstra community, as a proud sister of Delta Phi Epsilon and as the Appropriations Chair for the Student Government Association. Her goal for RHA is to continue putting on engaging programs for students with more educational purpose.

Timothy Grief is the Vice President of RHA. Timothy is a Junior at Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business where he is majoring in Finance, and he comes from Nassau County on Long Island, New York. He is a member of the Dean’s Business Scholars Program, which is a program that provides enrichment opportunities for high-achieving students. Timothy serves as a Welcome Week Leader, volunteer at the Pride Pantry, Senator for the Student Government Association, and is a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary. He is committed to improving inclusivity and acceptance in the Hofstra Community.

Antonio Agcaoili is the Secretary of RHA. Antonio is a Senior at Hofstra University and is a Television Production major with a concentration in Writing/Producing and a holds a minor in Political Science. Followed by years of leadership prior to Hofstra Antonio joined the Residence Hall Association in late 2014 and has served in various executive positions. His goal for this upcoming year is to spearhead an initiative to increase involvement among the resident student community. Antonio is best known for his firebrand oratory master hood, his dedication to the Hofstra community, and sense of humor.

Marissa Duhaney is the Public Relations Chair for RHA.  She currently is a Junior pursuing a BA in Video/ TV Production, Geography and Global Studies, and is an aspiring news director.  She joined RHA to get more involved at Hofstra, to help make the residential student experience a memorable one and to improve her leadership skills

Colleen Todd is the Treasurer for RHA. Colleen is from Durham, NH and majoring in International Business. She joined RHA to contribute to the student involvement on campus and be a part of the Res Life community! As the treasurer of RHA, she hopes to continue the development and enjoyment of RHA’s events!

Emily Green is the National Communication Coordinator (NCC). Emily is a Sophomore journalism major from Finksburg, Maryland. She first joined RHA because she wanted to make sure Hofstra felt like a second home to all residents on campus. In addition to RHA, Emily is a member of Alpha Phi Omega and President of Circle K International at Hofstra. 

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