Residential Life Committee Work

Here at UNH, we are committed to your professional development. We also like to share your talents with the rest of the Division of Student & Academic Services.

Hall director at the yearly UNH rally
 

Residence Hall Directors have the opportunity to spend four hours per week working on a team or office-based committee. These committees allow each Hall Director to pursue a topic they are excited about outside of the normal day to day tasks of being a RHD.

RHDs can choose to serve on a second team or committee, inside or outside of Residential Life. This not only allows each RHD to share their unique talents and passions with our department and the division, but gives RHDs a chance to develop new skills as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Committees

 

Each year we run an initiative that recognizes students who have been very engaged in diverse ways in their time at UNH. We ask the campus to nominate students, read nominations, select students, write and publish their stories, and honor these students as well. This is a collaborative initiative bringing faculty and staff together on behalf of student  achievements. 

The RHDs on this committee will be challenged to understand the latest student leadership research; train-the-trainer by facilitating RHD department meeting sessions; collaborate with the office of Student Leadership and Development; and develop hall council leadership modules. RHDs may be involved with advising RHA or other student leadership outreach roles. 

The RA Morale and Development Committee focuses on both large scale training events such as the state-wide RA conference, Winter Training, online training modules and the post-RA class training in April, as well as smaller events like developing staff level RA enrichments.  They also know that having a little fun is key in feeling appreciated and connected to our department. This group also spends time assessing the effectiveness of Fall Training and giving input into the electronic RA manual and the RA calendar, hosts events, updates the RA Facebook page and works with RHDs to promote spirit within our staff. 

The RA Selection Committee works year round to effectively recruit our 148 new and returning RAs.

The Community Service committee oversees the UNH Serves: Day of Service in the fall and works to connect the department to additional campus and community resources to provide service opportunities for hall communities.

The members then serve on the Sophomore Summit Committee for the spring which develops and implements a two-day overnight retreat after spring finals are over for rising sophomores who will be living in the halls in the fall. The retreat is meant to serve as a call for less involved sophomores to find their passion and harness how they are going to positively contribute to their hall and university community.

This committee supports our department in all things computer and technology related.  We provide knowledge and labor for other committees or department initiatives that need some technical knowledge – such as filming and editing videos.  We also provide direction to our department for equipment and software purchases. 

The Inclusive Excellence Committee strives to bring continual Departmental support and education in the areas of social justice and multicultural education for student and professional staff.