Getting Involved While Living on Campus

With the fall semester already half over, chances are students have settled into a routine on campus. Classes are going well, studying has become second nature, and students have found a group with which to spend their free time. If you don’t feel overwhelmed with the obligations of college, getting involved with an organization on campus is the next step! There are some great options for getting involved at UCO right within your residence hall, and can be a great way to earn extra volunteer hours as well. 

Residence Hall Association (RHA) 

RHA or the Residence Hall Association is a national organization with chapters across the United States. The Organization is affiliated with NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) and is one of the largest collegiate student run organizations throughout the country.  RHA meets every Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in West Hall Lobby and are always looking for new members to create fun programs for all residents.  

 “RHA is an event planning organization within housing that is run by residents, for residents,” said KK Patton, president of RHA. “We are a group of creative and driven people trying to make housing feel like home and create a platform for the residents at UCO to use their voice and make change. That’s why our motto is One Home, One Voice.”  

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) 

NRHH was created to enact the academic vision of NACURH (National Association of College and Residence Halls) on college campuses. An honors organization that focuses on recognition and service, NRHH recognizes others for their contributions to the residence life community with their “Of The Month awards and works to serve community around them 

“NRHH has helped me to uplift and recognize others around me from residents to professional staff members,” said Joanna Schonauer, a resident assistant and active NRHH member. “I love to see leadership all around me and do my part to foster and encourage it.” 

Student Organizations 

Not quite seeing something for you? There are over 200 student organizations across UCO’s campus ranging from Student Government to Bass Fishing Club. These organizations are made up of students who live on and off campus and are passionate about UCO. Each organization participates in different events throughout the school year and can be easy to balance with other obligations throughout the school semester. To find out more information about organizations offered on campus, visit OrgCentral. 

There is a multitude of opportunities to get involved on campus and asking around in the residence halls and classrooms is a great way to connect to others! College is a great time to get involved in new activities and learn more about the different opportunities offered on campus.