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2019-2020 RHA Area Presidents and Vice Presidents Elections Process

The 2019-2020 Area Presidents and Vice Presidents Elections Process has begun. Please review the information below for a brief overview of the elections process. For more detailed information and resources, please download the RHA Area President and Vice President Responsibilities and the RHA Area Application Form.

2019-2020 Area Presidents and Vice Presidents Elections Timeline

Applications Available
Available through Email

Saturday, April 13th

Candidate Application Forms & Resumes Due

Monday, April 22nd by 11:59pm EST

Email Confirmation of Eligibility to Candidates

Tuesday, April 23rd

Electronic Voting Opens

Wednesday, April 24th

Electronic Voting Closes Friday, April 26th @ 11:59pm EST
Qualifications for Candidates:
  1. Must by full-time undergraduate students living in on-campus housing during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  2. Members may only serve on Area Leadership Teams in the residential area in which they will reside.
  3. Must serve for the entire academic year, unless a junior who is studying abroad and meets the protocols set in the RHA Constitution.
  4. Area Leadership Team members are not permitted to be Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs may be involved in RHA through the RA Liaison positions.
Directions for Candidates:
  1. Read all information provided on this web page and within the RHA Area President and Vice President Responsibilities and the RHA Area Application Form.
  2. All applications must have two names, 1 President and 1 Vice President. You will run together and be elected together to serve in your position through the 2019-2020 academic year.  
  3. If you are a junior and plan on studying abroad, you must have 2 Presidential candidates, one for each semester, along with 2 Vice Presidential candidates staying the full year.  
  4. Download the RHA Area Application Form; fill it out using a computer. Only typed applications will be accepted, handwritten applications will not be considered
  5. Applications are due on April 22nd, 2019 @ 11:59pm EST by email to Amanda Stankiewicz and Abbas Hill: aestankiewicz@loyola.edu; ashill@loyola.edu. You must "Cc your running mate on the email. 
Area President and Vice President positions are available in the following Areas:
  • Campion Tower 
  • Charleston Area (Hopkins, Lange, Southwell, Seton) 
  • Eastside Area (Ahern, Aquinas, McAuley, Rahner) 
  • Gardens Area (Avila, Bellarmine, Claver, Dorothy Day) 
  • Newman Towers 
     

2019-2020 Executive Board Elections Process

The 2019-2020 Executive Board Elections Process is underway. Please review the information below for a brief overview of the elections process. For more detailed information and resources, please download the RHA Executive Board Elections Packet and the RHA Executive Board Candidate Declaration Form.

2019-2020 Executive Board Elections Timeline

Applications Available
Available through Email

Wednesday, March 27th

Candidate Declaration Form & Documents Due

Friday, April 5th by 11:59 pm EST

Email Confirmation of Eligibility

Sunday, April 7th by 7:15 pm EST

Presentations and Elections

Sunday, April 14th at 7:30 pm EST

Qualifications for Candidates:
  1. Must by full-time undergraduate students living in on-campus housing during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  2. Must serve for the entire academic year, unless a junior who is studying abroad and meets the protocols set in the RHA Constitution.
  3. Candidates must be in good student conduct standing and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  4. Candidates for Executive President must have previously served one academic year on RHA Full Board.
  5. Executive Board members are not permitted to be Resident Assistants (RAs), with the exception of the RA Liaison positions.
  6. Only RAs for the 2019-2020 academic year may run for a Resident Assistant Liaison positions.

***Contact the RHA Advisor, Abbas Hill, at ashill@loyola.edu for questions regarding eligibility.***

Directions for Candidates:
  1. Read all information provided in the RHA Executive Board Elections Packet and the information on the Residence Hall Association page located at: www.loyola.edu/rha
  2. Only typed forms will be accepted, handwritten forms will not be considered.
  3. Email the RHA Executive Board Candidate Declaration Form, your letter of intent, and your resume to rha@loyola.edu and RHA Advisor Abbas Hill at ashill@loyola.edu by 11:59pm EST on Friday, April 5th.
  4. Attend elections night on Sunday, April 14th at 7:30pm to present their platform (why you should be elected) to the Full Board. Each candidate has six (6) minutes to present. More information and tips regarding the presentation can be found in the RHA Executive Board Elections Packet. The location will be provided once eligibility has been confirmed.