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Residence Hall Federation

Residence Hall Federation


Residence Hall Federation (RHF) serves as a governing and programming body for the on campus Virginia Tech community. The RHF mission is to improve the on-campus living experience through advocacy, leadership, and programming.

RHF volunteers, who are committed to providing residents with a positive living-learning environment through legislation, programs, campus-wide activities, and community service, carry out this mission. The RHF executive board and general assembly serve as a voice in decisions that affect the quality of life for on-campus residents. Leaders meet regularly with the Housing and Residence Life staff to provide feedback on initiatives, bring items of concern to the attention of the university staff, and review policies and procedures affecting on-campus students.

Your concerns are our concerns and we appreciate your opinions and feedback. One of the best ways to offer this input is to get directly involved with RHF. You can also communicate ideas or concerns you might have to the hall councils or RHF executive board members. You can visit us in Hillcrest Hall (basement level), contact us by email at vtrhf@vt.edu, or by phone at 540- 231-9RHF (9743).


Get Involved with RHF

RHF presents many opportunities for becoming involved in one of the university's largest student organizations, representing more than 9,000 students. As a member of the organization, you will be given a chance to develop as a leader, a key factor looked at by employers, form relationships with others outside of the classroom, and serve fellow residents by helping to provide a voice in an advocacy role.

Hall Councils: Each residence hall has a hall council serving as a programming body and as the building representatives to the general assembly. The hall council receives a budget for activities within that hall. This group also provides a conduit for residents' concerns to be voiced and discussed at the larger campus level through the general assembly.

General Assembly: The general assembly serves as the primary decision-making body for RHF. Members of all hall councils meet and discuss residential issues, create new programs for their residents, and report on their hall council's proceedings at this bi-weekly meeting.

Executive Board: This body serves as the campus-wide organizational leadership team for RHF. The members coordinate the activities of the general assembly and meet regularly with Housing and Residence Life leadership.

Conference Opportunities: The Virginia Tech RHF is affiliated with the Virginia Association of College and University Residence Halls (VACURH), South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH), and the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). Every year, delegates from Virginia Tech travel to conferences for these affiliations to meet other campus leaders and discuss ideas for programming and legislative issues affecting students all over the United States. Hall councils are highly encourages to apply to attend these conferences in order to broaden their horizons and expand their leadership ability.


Sales/Vendor Information

RHF sells residence hall amenities to students during the summer and some items at move-in. Companies have a unique ordering deadline for room delivery so be sure to place your order early!

In addition to residence hall amenities, RHF also sells care packages throughout the year.

Proceeds from these sales are used to fund programming and leadership opportunities for residence hall students throughout the year. Please visit the RHF website for information on these items.