What is RSA?
The Resident Student Association (RSA) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a student-run organization supported by Residential Life that works to promote a safe and clean living environment for everyone and to represent the rights and interests of resident students on campus. The General Body meets as a group every Tuesday night at 8:00 pm to discuss sponsored events and hear reports, special presentations, and proposals. General Body membership is open to anyone.
RSA is a student-run, representative organization that advocates for the residential population by encouraging students to reach their full potential as scholars and leaders by establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive community. We do this by: making ourselves visible and accessible through various outlets and strategies, forming partnerships with the faculty and administrators that impact the student experience, providing opportunities to make connections through programming, and empowering students to be a part of creating their community.
What is CAB?
There is one Community Action Board in each residential community (residence hall or apartment community). Community Action Boards are allocated an amount of money each semester from RSA and work to hold events that address the needs and wants of their community. Each CAB is required to send a representative to every RSA General Body meeting to report on the CAB's activities and relay concerns from within the community.
What is NRHH?
The National Residence Hall Honorary is an organization recognizing leaders living on campus. NRHH works alongside RSA to hold service events and recognition efforts. For more information about RSA, see their website here.
Why join RSA and CAB?
Students who are involved in RSA and CAB receive numerous benefits from their involvement in residence hall government. Students have the opportunity to gain leadership experience by planning programming, working to change policy that impacts residential students, and get involved with a closely knit, involved group of students with tons of energy and potential.
CAB members get an opportunity to make their residence hall a better place and meet new people living in the same residence hall.
RSA and CAB members have the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences to bring back new ideas and enthusiasm to their residence hall.