Your Home. Your Voice.

In University Housing & Residence Life, we empower students to have an active role in creating community. These transformative leadership experiences offer students the opportunity to explore their curiosities and fearlessly pursue their passions through dynamic co-curricular learning. These co-curricular experiences offer students personal and professional development that is applicable to real world settings.

We encourage you to pioneer a new beginning to your future starting right here in your home, using your voice.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA creates opportunities for student led initiatives across campus. Focusing primarily on student advocacy and social engagement, RHA collaborates with students, staff, and faculty to develop vibrant and resilient residential communities. A deep connection to the campus community is established through RHA’s large-scale events that bring people together with common interests, their department committee representation, and determining how RHA finances should be allocated to enhance the student experience. These examples of how we build community on campus, showcase RHA’s ability to challenge the status quo with innovative ideas on how we can grow and progress in a global environment. 

Applications for our seven Executive Board positions are available now! Email if you are interested in applying.

To learn more about RHA, visit our Google Site or email

Building Ambassadors

As a branch of RHA, building ambassadors support the mission of student advocacy and social engagement by serving as collaborative representatives that address the needs of students in their respective buildings/neighborhoods. Councils engage in an experiential leadership environment while also guiding our on-campus community through their participation in RHA’s General Assembly where they create ambitious goals that break the mold and enhance the residential community of Portland State University.

To learn more about being a Building Ambassador, visit our Google Site or email

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

NRHH is a trailblazing organization that recognizes people and initiatives that enhance the residential community at Portland State University while also providing opportunity for community service on campus, in the city, and across the world. NRHH creates a welcoming, open environment where students can elevate the positive impact they see across campus and inspire others to rise up and meet that standard. Through large-scale events that bring people together, writing Of The Month (OTM) recognition nominations, and exploring servant leadership in an urban environment, NRHH offers students contemporary and tangible opportunities for encouraging and serving communities of people in an ever changing world. NRHH helps shape the leaders of tomorrow, today.

To learn more about or join NRHH, visit our Google Site or email