RHA bridges gap between residents, administration

By Abigail Keefe
September 26, 2002

Cabrini has developed a new association, the Residence Hall Association. The RHA was formed to handle any issues or problems residents may encounter.

“Student government wasn’t able to handle all the situations of our residents,” the new adviser of the association, Mike Quickel, said.

Residents have many concerns. Their concerns were not address-ed to the fullest in previous years. The RHA will serve as a bridge of communication between residents and the residence life staff.

Their purpose is to form a governing body, to coordinate activities for the residents and to promote and protect the interests and concerns of the residents.

The new association will form its executive board. Their job is to run the day-to-day operations. They will also be responsible for planning campus events.

The officers of the executive board will have connections into Cabrini’s administration. They will ensure the policies and services that maintain the residents’ needs. This executive board will consist of a president, an executive vice president, a vice president of finance, and a vice president of communications.

All of these positions will originate from newly elected senators. Xavier hall will have four senators; Woodcrest six; Houses seven; Cabrini apartment complex three and the New Residence Hall will have six. All elected senators will have a chance to run for a position on the executive board.

The first meeting of this association will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The general assembly, which consists of 26 senators, will meet monthly, and the executive board will meet weekly.

Many issues will be discussed at the first meeting. One issue that was not addressed last year was smoking rights. The first meeting will address the issue of smoking inside certain residence halls.

The first meeting will also address campus-wide programming. The campus has encountered many problems with servers and Internet connections.

Concerns about housing facilities will be discussed. The general purpose of the meetings is to create positive changes on campus.

All residents will have the duty to express their concerns and ideas to their house senators. The changes brought about in the meetings will originate from the residents’ needs brought to the attention to the senators. The executive board will then bring the concerns to campus administrators and staff.

The RHA was formed for a reason. Important issues will be recognized and discussed. Residents will have a chance to voice their ideas and concerns. Determining if things will actually get done or not will remain at the hands of campus administration.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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