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


This committee is responsible for bringing educational campaigns and awareness to our halls around sustainability matters, but also helping monitor ways in which we can continue to make UNH a sustainable campus. 

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 Campus Living Association (CLA) or other student leadership outreach roles. 

The RA Engagement Committee focuses on both large-scale training events such as the state-wide RA conference, Winter Training, online training modules and the post-RA Selection event in April, as well as smaller events like developing staff level RA enrichments.  They also know that having fun is key in feeling appreciated and connected to our department as well as developing department traditions that welcome in new staff and provide a sense of closure for those that are leaving the 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, 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 members serve on the Sophomore Summit Committee in 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 students to find their passion and harness how they are going to positively contribute to their hall and university community in their second year at UNH.

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.