Residence Hall Executive Board Elections

The Residence Hall Association is looking for student leaders who are interested in supporting community development while serving as the voice for EIU Residence Halls and Greek Court students. RHA Executive Board positions serve on various university advisory boards and have the option of attending residence life leadership conferences.

In order to run for a position, please complete Candidate Application 

Spring 2014 Elections Packet

Positions Available for 2013-2014

President- elected by RHA General Assembly

Vice President- elected by RHA General Assembly 

National Communications Coordinator - elected by RHA General Assembly

Treasurer- elected by RHA General Assembly 

Secretary- elected by RHA General Assembly 

Full position descriptions are provided in the RHA Elections Packet.

Elections Timeline

❑  February 27 – Application and Election Packet Available
❑  Friday, March 14th – Applications due by 11:59pm
❑  Thursday, March 20th – Nominations at 5:00pm in Lawson Hall Basement
❑  Monday March 24th – Candidate profiles due electronically to RHA Secretary by 11:59pm
❑  Thursday, March 27th – Elections at 5:00pm in Lawson Hall Basement

Election Requirements

  • Application must be submitted by Friday March 14th by 5:00 pm in order to be considered in the  election
  • Agree to release of academic and judicial records to ensure candidate is in good academic and judicial standing
  • Candidate Profile Requirements:
    1. The profile shall be two pages in length:
      • Page one will be a profile of the candidate containing the candidates qualifications, goals, and an about me section.
      • Page two will be a letter of recommendation written by a member of housing professional staff, student staff, or other advisor/faculty members.
    2. Due to the RHA Secretary electronically by Monday March 24th at 11:59 pm

Election Procedures:

  1. Nominations for RHA Executive Board Members will happen on March 20th at 5:00pm
  2. Speeches and voting will happen on March 27th at 5:00pm
  3. Each candidate will give a speech no longer than three minutes in length
  4. Each candidate will submit to a question and answer period from the General Assembly not to exceed five minutes in length
  5. After all candidates for an office have completed this process, the association will enter a period of discussion. The candidate will wait in a designated waiting area during the discussion.
  6. ­If no candidate receives this majority percentage, the candidate with the lowest percentage will be dropped and the association will vote again.
  7. ­The association will then vote and a winner will be determined by percentage greater than 50.
  8. ­The candidates will be made aware of the results that evening directly after the vote.
  9. An individual may run from the floor for a position in the event that have not been applied/bid for.