Dear Residents:

To all of you who are new to our campus, Welcome! To those of you returning, Welcome Back!

Sunset over residence halls.The Residence Hall Association (RHA) would like to welcome everyone to the Home of the Nanooks! We look forward to building a community together that makes our Fairbanks campus feel like your home away from home!

RHA is a student-led organization made up of residents like you. In fact, if you are new, you have already joined your first club as all on-campus residents are members of RHA! As an organization, RHA seeks to enhance the Residence Life experience and provide students with opportunities to voice concerns and provide feedback to Residence Life and other university administrators and organizations.

We look forward to sharing new experiences and Nanook traditions with you this upcoming year, and we hope to see you at our social and community service events! We would also like to invite you to our general assembly meetings which are open to all on-campus residents. During these meetings, you can share your ideas for ways that we can advocate for your needs and help create a great experience for all Nanooks on campus.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, we encourage you to contact our executive board directly at uaf-rha@alaska.edu

If students need help or have questions about studying resources, financial aid, or how to maintain a healthy lifestyle check out these campus resources.


Timothy Ledna

Timothy Ledna

Area Coordinator & Student Conduct Administrator

Residence Life


Karen Doherty

Karen Doherty

Resident Director

Residence Life

Wickersham, McIntosh


 Executive Officers

Josh Navarro

Josh Navarro


Nathan VanOverbeke

Nathan VanOverbeke

Vice President





The following are some position-specific responsibilities executive officers are tasked with:

  1. All executive officers are expected to attend weekly RHA general assembly meetings. 
  2. All executive officers are expected to support and participate in RHA events and programs.
  • Meet with RHA advisor weekly
  • Write agendas for weekly RHA meetings
  • Facilitate weekly RHA meetings
  • Act as liaison between Residence Life and on-campus resident population
  • Set timeline and basic plan for major RHA events the following year including elections
  • Oversee event planning and delegate tasks
  • Supervise all RHA marketing initiatives
  • Regularly update RHA social media pages
  • Facilitate weekly RHA meetings in the absence of the RHA President
  • Assist in the planning for major RHA events the following year including elections
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes
  • Maintain attendance records for general assembly meetings
  • Create and update roster of RHA members
  • Communicate RHA business to RHA members and general campus population
  • Update and distribute RHA calendar of events
  • Give an updated financial report at every RHA general assembly meeting
  • Manage the fund-request process
  • Create a yearly budget and advise RHA Exec. Board on the allocation of funds
  • Maintain receipts and financial records
  • Assist in purchasing supplies for events

Eligible applicants must reside in an on-campus Residence Life facility for the 2020-2021 academic year, be enrolled in at least six (6) on-campus credits per semester, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be in good academic and conduct standing by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Department of Residence Life. Students may not hold an elected RHA position and an RA position at the same time.


The President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will each receive a $250.00 scholarship* per semester served on the RHA Executive Board during the 2020-2021 academic year.

*This scholarship will only be awarded should the officer complete their expected duties.