Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants have the opportunity to increase their understanding of people, develop leadership skills, plan and present social and educational programs, fine tune time management skills, solve group conflicts, learn how to be a better ally and advocate for students, learn to deal with the unexpected, and be a valuable part of a team. 

Desk Clerk

Desk Clerks assist in the day-to-day operations and provide service at a residence hall front desk. You'll learn to develop your customer service, administrative, and communication skills.

Associated Residence Halls (ARH)

The University of Iowa Associated Residence Halls strives to create an inclusive environment in the residence halls through programming and advocacy for residence hall life. ARH provides a voice for those who live on campus in order to make positive changes for communities in the residence halls.  This is done through intentional programming, leadership development, and through hall associations. 

Associated Residence Halls (ARH) is the governing body of The University of Iowa’s residence halls. ARH was awarded the Hawkeye Leadership Award for Student Organization of the Year in 2010 for its reemergence on campus and its continual drive to provide representation for its residents. The Hawkeye Leadership Awards aim to recognize the 400+ student organizations and members for their achievement over the academic year. Within the halls, all residents contribute to ARH upon signing their housing agreement. Early in the fall semester, each hall elects their executives who will contribute to ARH directly through representing their halls in several meetings, such as the ARH Senate, Financial Board, and Cabinet meetings. The ARH Board of Directors are elected in the spring semester through an election process conducted during a Senate meeting. The ARH Board of Directors is guided by an advisor (Residence Education Coordinator) who works within the Office of Residence Education. 

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, ARH will be operating differently. Instead of each hall electing executive members, individuals interested in being involved with ARH can fill out this form. Once we receive your interest, we will place you with a council. You may stay with your council the entire semester, or a month at a time-whatever time you have to give we'll gladly take it. You are also able to swap councils in between projects/programs.  

The Councils:  

  • Academic Growth and Sustainability: This council will focus on bringing opportunities for residential students to develop sustainable academic habits. This council will be responsible for ensuring communities have resources for sustainable living. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: This council will focus on bringing opportunities for residential students to explore identities and experiences of self and others. This council will be responsible for assisting in the planning and executing ARH’s DEI Signature Event 
  • Personal Development and Dining: This council will focus on bringing opportunities for residential students to develop sustainable habits contributing to their holistic wellbeing. This council will be responsible for attending monthly meetings with dining officials 
  • Service and Social: This council will focus on bringing opportunities for residential students to participate in service opportunities as well as general social programming. This council will be responsible for planning and executing NRHH’s Signature Service Event 

The time commitment:  

  • Attend monthly senate meetings to vote on ARH legislation, receive departmental updates, approve funding requests, etc. (Mondays 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) 
  • Attend weekly/ bi-weekly council meetings. 
  • Actively participant during council meetings to bring forth opportunities to the halls. 
  • For more information on councils please contact Izzie Halinowski, Student Life Director, at uhd-arhsld@uiowa.edu.

The ARH Board of Directors is taking new Bids for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. With the current regulations for COVID-19 we have moved this process online. This process will consist of the following steps: You will submit your Bid online, Councils will discuss bids and voting will take place, you will then be notified of your position via email. IF running for Multiple positions please be VERY thorough on each positional page regarding why you would like that position, how you plan to grow in that position, and what you want to see be done in that position. There is a bidding process template and contact information if you have questions while submitting your bids. All bids are due to Hannah Sunderman, uhd-arhncc@uiowa.edu by March 29, 2021. 

More information on the bidding process can be found below.

2021-2022 ARH Board Bid Guide

2021 Bid Example

ARH Funding Request - Student Orgs across campus can request funding from ARH for events that will benefit residents in the halls.  

ARH Hall Association Funding (This form is for Hall Association Finance Directors only) 

Housing Online Requisition Generator - Complete requisition for purchases 

Center of Student Involvement and Leadership Grant Funding - Student organizations must be currently recognized by UISG or GPSG at the time of the applications and at the time of the event or program. Additionally, other organizations, which include but are not limited to, university-wide collaborations and organizations are eligible to apply (e.g. Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival, CAB Events, Night Games, Family Weekend, Welcome Week, On Iowa).

The Associated Residence Halls (ARH) and the Hawkeye Chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) provide many fundraising opportunities for students in the Residence Halls. These fundraising efforts allow for these organizations to host/assist with a multitude of events to students across campus and in the halls such as Mirage, Spring it On, On Iowa Tie Dye, OTM Writing parties, and many more!  These opportunities are listed below:  

  • Micro-Chills: A Micro-chill is an approved Refrigerator, Freezer, and microwave combination. The partner company provides a free in room delivery at the beginning of the school year as well as constant communication and availability as the year goes on. 
  • Futons: Want a futon without the hassle of the store? This option allows you to purchase and receive your furniture in your room before you arrive to campus! 
  • Linens and Care Packages: Our Linens Program allows students and parents to order linen patterns they love and will fit the dimensions of the beds in our residence halls! These linens are delivered right to your residence hall for easy pick up during move-in! Care Packages are an opportunity to send someone you love a piece of home, a little study break fuel or just the essentials! Care Packages can be sent anytime throughout the year but most arrive at the beginning of the year, for special holidays, and during finals weeks. 

The following scholarships are available for students. 

Associated Residence Halls (ARH) George Droll Scholarship 

This award is granted to a current residence hall student who plans to return to the halls. This student has demonstrated leadership and commitment to community in the halls, and or to ARH. 

  • Amount: $500-$1,000 
  • Qualifications: Returning residence hall student who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to community in the residence halls. Students can apply directly for this scholarship, by April 16. Students can submit an application here

ARH Shining STARS 

This award is granted to a current residence hall student who is interested in the field of Student Affairs. This student has sought out acceptance into the STARS College program through ACUHO-I. STARS College is a three-day experience for undergraduate students interested in learning about the student affairs and campus housing professions. STARS College offers large group presentations, interactive activities, role play situations, self-evaluation, and small mentoring groups to educate participants about what a career in campus housing offers. 

STARS College 2021 will be held virtually July 12-16, 2021 immediately prior to the ACUHO-I Conference & Expo. STARS College participants are also eligible to register for the ACUHO-I Conference and Expo for a reduced rate. 

STARS College accommodates up to 60 students who must have at least one full year of undergraduate study remaining after August of 2021. Each participant must show commitment from an on-campus mentor who will play a vital role in continued mentoring and exposure to the field after STARS College has concluded. 

If awarded the ARH Shining STARS Scholarship, you will be provided up to $2,000 to cover the registration, travel, and food during the duration of STARS College. All outside purchases must be made on your own accord. 

Students can submit an applications here.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) - The Hawkeye Chapter

NRHH is a student organization representing the top 1% of student leaders in the residence halls. The mission of NRHH is to promote the organization’s two values: Service and Recognition. These are promoted primarily through initiatives such as “Students in Service” events and “Of the Month” awards. Members are chosen and inducted in the spring semester based on an application process.

The University of Iowa serves as the Hawkeye Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) of the National Association of College and University of Residence Halls, Incorporated. NRHH is a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students who value recognition and service. The purpose of this organization shall be to provide recognition and leadership development for those individuals living in the residence halls that have provided outstanding service and leadership in the advancement of the residence hall system at The University of Iowa and in other facets of their lives. In addition, this organization will plan activities and events which embody the two values of NRHH: recognition and service. 

The Hawkeye Chapter accepts candidate members all year round! Candidate membership Is a pre-membership status in which the student has shown interest through intent to become an NRHH Member. Candidate members are students of the college or university with which the chapter is affiliated who possess at least a 2.5GPA on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent at the time of induction. Candidate Members must be living in institutionally owned or contracted housing and has lived in institutionally owned or contracted housing for at least one academic term upon induction. 

For candidate membership information please contact the NRHH Vice President of Membership and Education at uhd-nrhhvpedu@uiowa.edu.  

One of the many services of NACURH, Inc. is the 'Of the Month' Award, which is administered through the National Residence Hall Honorary. The 'Of the Month' process recognizes outstanding contributions to College and University Residence Halls in the following categories: Advisor, Community, Community Service Program, Desk Attendant, Diversity Program, Educational Program, Executive Board Member, Faculty/Staff, First Year Experience, Organization, Residential/Community Assistant, Social Program, Spotlight, Student. Any school affiliated with NACURH is eligible to make or receive an 'Of the Month' award and/or nomination. The OTM must me month specific, meaning the nomination should only focus on the month for which it is written. The information outlined below is designed to assist you in writing a quality nomination. 

Students should complete the following steps in order to submit an nomination.

  1. Visit, otms.nrhh.org and click on the appropriate link under 'Submit OTMs' on the left side of the website.
  2. If you want to submit a Program OTM, click on 'Program Category.'
  3. If you want to submit an OTM in another category (Advisor, Community, Executive Board Member,, Organization, etc.), click on 'General Category.'
  4. Under 'Please select your University,' please select 'University of Iowa.'
  5. Complete the entire online form .
  6. Nominee's organization and nominator's organization refers to the residence hall the individual lives or works in. 
  7. Press 'Submit.'

The Hawkeye Chapter aims to plan and complete two service events a month. These events are open to chapter members as well as the University of Iowa Community. Join us for service events! To learn the dates and how to get involved with service email uhd-nrhhvpservice@uiowa.edu.

Questions?

For a complete list of student organizations, cultural houses, leadership and service programs visit the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

Have additional questions? Feel free to reach out to us at, 319-335-3000 or housing@uiowa.edu.