RHA Resources

You can find the bill template here: RHABillOutline-2022-2023

Click here to find more resources for drafting a bill!

Who can receive funding?

Residence Hall Association is responsible for allocating funds for programs and events which benefit residence hall students. Resident Assistants (RA’s), Inclusive Community Assistants (ICA’s), community councils, and Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s) are eligible for funding. RHA focuses on programmatic themes that include, but are not limited to: community development, social events, educational initiatives, diversity/social justice/inclusion, sustainability, and residence hall improvements. Please follow the steps below to request funds.

When can they receive funding?

Requests for funding must be submitted to the RHA president account by 5 PM on Friday before the meeting in which they are to undergo their first reading.

  • Funding Requests for Senate are also due at least four weeks before the date of the event, but it is preferred that there are 6 weeks between the program and the request submitted.
  • Funding Requests under $500 may be submitted three weeks before the date of the event.
  • Any requests that require CSU Motorpool must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the event in order for paperwork to be processed in time.

All Funding Requests must then be tabled for a week so that the senators can consult their community councils on the request to vote at next week’s meeting.

After RHA approves funding, the organization must submit a Financial Request to SLiCE for a P-Card, and an additional 72 hours will be required for processing before funds are available. Funds will be made available to you by the Friday following approval, please plan the time of your Funding Request submission accordingly.

How can they receive funding?

Funding Requests for the 2022-2023 academic year will be evaluated starting September 19th, and continuing through the remainder of the spring semester or until funds run out.

Complete the steps below to receive funding from RHA.

According to the RHA Constitution and Bylaws, Article XIV Section 5a:

RHA will evaluate Funding Request proposals by the following criteria, in no specific order. The inability to adhere to the below criteria could potentially impact the amount of funding received.

  1. The organization shows the ability to plan and effectively deliver their services.
  2. The program has a direct impact on the educational, professional, and leadership development of the residents.
  3. The program promotes one or more of the residence life Residential Curriculum learning goals: Connections, Awareness, Thriving, and Learning.
  4. The activity and program is open to all those who live in the residence halls regardless of race, age, disability, religion, national origin/ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and genetic information.
  5. Funding is not used solely for the purpose of benefiting student staff members without a direct impact on fee-paying residents.

All requests for funding must come in the form of a Funding Request and budget. You’ll need to download this file, edit the information (italicized information is inserted as an example and is meant to be deleted as you insert your information), and then submit the completed form to the RHA President for review.

The Funding Request form should be emailed to the RHA President, Logan McGrew at hds_rha_president@mail.colostate.edu

After you’ve submitted your request form, the RHA President will work with you to make sure your forms are completed accurately. If corrections must be made, the corrected form must be received by the date specified by the RHA President. Once the forms are complete, the RHA President will send you a confirmation email with a day, time, and place to present your bill to the RHA Senate.

After submitting a request for funding form, the President will send you a confirmation email with the date, time, and location of your presentation to the RHA Senate. Presentations are intended to give authors time to elaborate on their request as well as answer questions proposed by RHA Senators. 

If your total request amount is under $500:

  • You will have 3 minutes to present, 3 minutes for Q + A, and the senate body will discuss for 5 minutes
  • Your bill will be presented, discussed, and voted on all on the same night

If your total requested amount is over $500:

  • You will have 5 minutes to present, 5 minutes for Q + A, and the senate body will discuss for 5 minutes
  • Your bill will be presented on and discussed. Voting will be tabled until the following Monday. 

Organizations or individuals working within Residence Life that recieve funding from RHA will be required to turn in a Post-Program Evaluation (PPE) form. PPE forms can be submitted via SharePoint. If an organization or individual works outside of Residence Life, a Post-Program Evaluation may be provided by email or printed copy by the Director of Finance after you’re approved for funding.

PPE forms must be submitted by email to the Director of Finance or  shared via SharePoint with Residence Hall Association within two weeks (14 days) after the funded program occurs.

Failure to complete the PPE form will disqualify the individual and organization from receiving funding from RHA for the rest of the Academic Year.