Residence Associations

University of Alberta Residence Halls Association (UARHA)

The UARHA (University of Alberta Residence Halls Association) encompasses every resident of the University of Alberta as a member and works to represent them to the university and to advocate on their behalf. They are dedicated to providing an enriching experience for all residents. The UARHA is made up of executive members (President, VP Public Relations, VP Finance & Administration, VP Community and VP Programs & Services), the Residence Council (representatives from each residence association), and finally the residents themselves. They have seats on six university committees and have working relationships with the Students’ Union, Graduate Students’ Association, and Residence Services. 

More information about their services can be found here.

East Campus Students’ Association (ECSA)

The East Campus Students’ Association (ECSA) is run by a team of elected residents and comprises all of the East Campus Village as members. Your ECSA Council’s duties include planning events and programs for residents, managing the East Campus Community Centre, coordinating a budget, recruiting volunteers and providing feedback to ensure that residents have the best year ever.  

For more information about the programs and services that they offer, please visit their website. 

HUB Community Association (HCA)

Your HUB Community Association is run by a team of elected residents. All HUB residents are members of the HCA, paying mandatory fees that help the HCA provide essential services to all. Your HCA Council’s duties include planning events and programs for residents, managing The Vault (HUB Community Centre, bottom of stairwell 9114), running the HCA executive office (renting movies, vacuums, etc.) and the HUB English Conversation Club, providing volunteer opportunities, creating the monthly HUB newsletter and providing feedback to ensure that residents have the best year ever. 

For more information about the programs and services that your HCA offers, please visit their website.

International House Spokescouncil

The I-House Spokescouncil is the students’ association at International House. All residents are members of the Spokescouncil. Spokecouncil meetings occur regularly throughout the academic year (check your I-House calendar!).   

Everyone is welcome to attend. Get involved in life at I-House – plan events and trips, write for the newsletter and make decisions that impact your community. 

Lister Hall Students’ Association (LHSA)

Every resident that lives in Lister Centre is part of the Lister Hall Students’ Association (LHSA). The governing body of the LHSA is called Joint Council and includes all Floor Coordinators from Lister Centre, several Vice Presidents with specific portfolios and one President to oversee the other positions. Joint Council is the student forum for discussion on how best to improve the residence experience for all residents.

The LHSA organizes an extensive variety of programming events and activities for students in Lister. It also provides academic resources, volunteer and fundraising opportunities for the community and purchases items such as flat-screen televisions and fitness equipment for residents’ use. If you are looking for opportunities to get involved, provide feedback or learn more about the residence experience, your Lister Hall Students’ Association is a wonderful resource for you. Visit the LHSA’s webpage

Michener Park Residents Association (MPRA)

The MPRA is a community based organization structured to identify community needs and provide quality programming and services to all residents of Michener Park. Their services, offered by enthusiastic volunteers, are rooted in Michener Park’s unique and diverse community and vary from settling-in counseling, to socialization programs, entertainment, and subsidized trips.
 
For more information about the programs and services offered by the MPRA, you can visit their website.

Newton Place Residents’ Association (NPRA)

Every resident in Newton Place is a member of the NPRA. The Association is run by a team of elected residents and volunteers who plan events and programs for residents, manage the Association, run the executive office and coordinate a budget.
 
For more information about the programs and services offered by the NPRA, visit their website.

Graduate House Student Council

The elected Executive Comittee manages the GHSC's yearly budget, organizes social events and represents our residence's interests at the Residence Hall Association and with the University in general. Residents of Graduate Resdience have access to programs and services that provide personal and academic support and community development. Every resident in the residence is a member of the Graduate House Student Council.

For more information about the programs and services offered by the GSA, visit their website.

Association of the Faculty Saint-Jean

ARFSJ (Association of the Residence of the Faculty Saint-Jean) is an association that occupies itself with promoting the French language within the residence and in the francophone community.  They organize multiple events for their residents and other students of the U of A.  They are there to assure that the residents enjoy their life in residence.