The Residence Halls Association (RHA) is an organization with the goal of promoting a healthy academic and social environment while serving as the student voice for concerns of the community in CSUN Student Housing. RHA provides engaging programs for students to get involved, and hosts regular community meetings to discuss concerns and suggestions.
Block Party: Block Party is a fun social event to kick off the new school year on the night of student move-in. In the past, Block Party has consisted of free food, a petting zoo, various forms of entertainment and much more. Meet the Clubs is invited to come to housing and provide students with information on how to get involved on campus. Right now, the Executive Board is planning for this year’s Block Party, so be on the lookout for details!
Welcome Week: Sunday August, 27th-Wednesday 30th Welcome Week is a series of events in the first week of school to get students excited about the coming year. In the past, welcome week has consisted of pool parties, casino nights, open mic nights, outdoor obstacle courses and more. Be on the lookout for details for welcome week!
What is the RHA Fee?
This one-time annual fee is charged to all CSUN Student Housing residents and it is established to partially fund the Residence Halls Association (RHA). RHA is essentially your student governing board in housing that promotes student advocacy and plans engaging events for residents to enjoy.
Your $15.00 goes a long way! Not only do we plan the largest-scale events in Student Housing, but we also work to respond to resident concerns within the residential experience.
If you have further questions about this fee, please contact Residence Halls Association (RHA) at email@example.com or (818) 677 -6532
If you are looking to opt out of the RHA Fee, please fill out the inquiry form at http://tinyurl.com/csunrhafee. Once you have completed the form, please allow 2 business days to process your request.
Past Event Highlights
Park Council Directors
What is a PCD?
Park Council Directors (PCDs) are RHA members and selected leaders for each of the residential communities (Park North, Park South, Park East, Park West, Suites North, Suites South, and the University Village Apartments). Park Council Directors act as liaisons between the residential community, and the Student Housing staff. They meet weekly with the Residence Halls Association (RHA) executive board to discuss program and student concerns. If you are interested in getting involved as a Park Council Director, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy in Housing
RHA works to respond to concerns that students may have while living in housing. Our Park Council Directors engage with the communities they represent to voice concerns coming from other housing residents. RHA also has a platform for submitting anonymous suggestions for housing leadership.
RHA Executive Board
RHA Executive Board is the leadership team that manages all aspects of the association. These individuals are responsible for planning large events, collaborating with Park Council Directors to create strategies to remedy student concerns and manage administrative duties as assigned. RHA Executive Board consists of a President, Vice-President/National Communications Coordinator, Finance Coordinator, Marketing and Media Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator and Program Specialist.
Meet the Current Executive Board
|RHA President||Lugardo Chavezemail@example.com|
|RHA Vice President & National Communications Coordinator||Jisel Ayonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|RHA Finance Coordinator||Perla Leyvaemail@example.com|
|RHA Marketing & Media Coordinator||Rosamia Morales Valdezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|RHA Administrative Coordinator||Deeja Rayemail@example.com|
|RHA Program Specialist||Angel Torresfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|RHA Advisor||Matthew Sotoemail@example.com|
|RHA Graduate Assistant||Dalila Melgarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Lugardo Chavez, RHA President
Hello, my name is Lugardo Andres Chavez and I'm from Susanville. California. I am currently a 4th year student here at California State University, Northridge, Majoring in Criminology and Justice Studies with a Minor in Business Law. I have aspirations of becoming a police officer after my time here, and some time after I would like to pursue a new career in owning my own ranch in Mexico. If my last comment did not give away my desired destination for adventure, I would tRHAvel to Durango, Mexico, because my heart says it is home and I would love to own property, land and animals there.
If need anything, feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will gladly respond within 48 hours.
Si quiere comunicarse conmigo porfavor de mandarme un mensaje a mi correo electronico firstname.lastname@example.org y con gusto tratare de responder a su mensaje dentro de 48 horas.
Jisel Ayon, RHA Vice President & National Communications Coordinator
My name is Jisel Ayon and I am the vice president and national communications coordinator for Residence Halls Association. I am a second year at CSUN, majoring in Speech Pathology and minoring in Musical Theater. I am working on becoming fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Some of my favorite things include pandas, Broadway, romantic comedies, music, stand-up comedians, and sour patch watermelon. If I could tRHAvel anywhere, I would tour Europe, going to Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Greece, and England. But my priority is Italy because I love all things pasta!
If you have any questions or want to get in contact with me you can email me at email@example.com.
Perla Leyva, RHA Finance Coordinator
Hello, I am Perla Leyva and I am from Lamont California. I am currently a Junior here at CSUN majoring in Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology. I am happy to say I will be your new finance coordinator and I am very excited for what is to come this coming year! I enjoy drawing on my free time as well as trying new foods anytime and anywhere. I hope soon to tRHAvel to Kenya in Africa to stay at the Giraffe sanctuary hotel and be woken up by giraffes! I would love to visit this place because giraffes have always been one of my favorite animals since I was small. If I could own a giraffe, I would most definitely would!
If you want to contact me you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Hablo Español)
Rosamia Morales Valdez, RHA Marketing & Media Coordinator
My name is Rosamia Morales Valdez. I was born in Lima, Peru, and moved to East Palo Alto, CA when I was eight years old. I am a senior majoring in Marketing. I am really excited to enter my fourth year, and hopefully graduate this upcoming spring. I love listening to music especially Latino Music (Salsa, Afro Peruvian music, Merengue and Cumbia) and Hip- Hop. I can’t wait to start meeting and getting to know everyone. If I could tRHAvel anywhere in the world, I would tRHAvel to South America (I can’t pick just one country) because I would love to go back to Peru and see my family. Also, visit Brazil since its one of the countries I have always wanted to tRHAvel to.
If any of you have questions about RHA or life at CSUN both academically and socially, you can email me at email@example.com. (Hablo Español)
Deeja Ray, RHA Administrative Coordinator
Hello, my name is Deeja Ray and I'm the Administrative Coordinator for RHA! I'm in my second year at CSUN studying Computer Science. I was born in Inglewood but I was raised in Lancaster A.K.A the desert. Back home I live with my mom and little brother and we love going to Universal Studios Hollywood (we've gone 5 times since we got passes in June: D). If I could tRHAvel anywhere I would go to England because I've wanted to go there since I was 13 :)
If you want to ask me any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angel Torres, RHA Programming Specialist
Hi my name is Angel Torres, I am an athletic and active person. I like playing sports, especially soccer. I love being outdoors, and listening to music. I am into philosophy and I am a deep thinker. I am in my Senior year. I am an English as a subject matter major, with an emphasis on literature Program Specialist. If I could tRHAvel anywhere in the world, I would travel to the Galapagos Islands for the nature, the scenery, and for the possibility of adventure.
If you want to contact me you can email me at email@example.com. (Hablo Español)
Matthew Soto, RHA Advisor
Matt Soto serves as the Coordinator for Residential Student Engagement, and the Advisor for RHA. He got his B.A. in Communication from California Lutheran University, and his M.A. in Educational Administration from CSUN. He has worked at CSUN since 2013 and is passionate about leadership, engagement, social justice and service. If Matt could tRHAvel to anywhere in the world, it would be to return to Florence, Italy, where he studied abroad in college.
Dalila Melgar, RHA Graduate Assistant
Hi my name is Dalila Melgar. I am the graduate assistant for RHA. I am excited to be a part of the team and can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us. I am currently in my second year of graduate school. I am pursuing my Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in College Counseling & Student Services. I am passionate about working with 1st generation, freshman students and supporting, advocating and guiding them through the college experience. If I could tRHAvel anywhere in the world, it would have to be Hawaii. It’s my dream place and I would love to explore the culture, beaches and food there J.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (Hablo Español)