Committees

The committees are the backbone of the organization. Each standing committee has a Chair and a Vice-Chair, who are student members of the RHA Senate. They are advised by the Director of the four departments that RHA works in junction with: the Department of Dining Services, the Department of Resident Life, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Residential Facilities.

Committee Times:


Committee Day Time Location
Dining Services Advisory Board (DSAB) Wednesday  3:30-4:30pm Conference Room in
South Campus Dining Hall 
Resident Life Advisory Team (ReLATe)   Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm 3rd Floor Conferece Room
in Annapolis Hall
Transportation Advisory Committee  (TAC) Friday 1:00-2:00pm Regents Parking Garage
Meeting Room
Resident Facilities Advisory Board (ReFAB) Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm 3rd Floor in South Campus
Dining Hall -- RHA Office

Sustainability Committee (SCOM)
Monday 4:00-5:00pm 2113 Mitchell Building














Dining Services Advisory Board (DSAB)
The committee is made up of student members of the RHA Senate and works on areas related to policies within the on-campus dining facilities. 
Chairperson: Ishan Shah

Vice Chair: Rahsaan Beane
Email the DSAB Chair

Some Accomplishments:

  • Creation of the Apartment Plan
  • Compostable To-Go Boxes
  • Input on Korean Barbeque Station
  • Input on South Campus Pasta Station
  • Resolution Passed to Explore the Quality and Acquisitioning Practices of Food Served in the Dining Halls
  • Implementation of the green reusable takeout containers, OZZI Boxes
  • Extended Hours of the Mongolian Grill on South Campus

Resident Life Advisory Team (ReLATe)
The committee is made up of student members of the RHA Senate and works on areas related to policies within the residence halls.  
Chairperson: Jerry Mi

Vice Chair: Cairan George
Email the ReLATe Chair

Some Accomplishments:

  • Reordering of Housing Priority and Lottery Numbers
  • Made Housing Applications and Forms Available Online
  • Roommate Selection Process Online
  • Mixed Gendered Housing Option in On-Campus Apartments
  • Resolution Supporting the Responsible Action Protocol (RAP)
  • Implemention of Residence Hall Rules in the "Rights and Responsibilites" handbook
  • Implementation of gender-neutral housing
  • Increase in Department of Resident Life Policies in Regards to Emergency Preparedness
  • Input on the Strategic Housing Plan and its timeline
  • Input on differentiated housing rates

Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
The committee is made up of student members of the RHA Senate and works on areas related to the transportation needs of the on-campus students. 
Chairperson:
 Matt O'Brien
Vice Chair: Daniel Katz
Email the TAC Chair

 
Some Accomplishments:
  • Creation of Temporary Parking on South Campus
  • Input on New NextBus System
  • Input on LED Bus Schedule Screens
  • Advocacy for Creation of Bike Lanes
  • Advocacy for Bus Safety
  • Input on Bus Routes and Introduction of New Bus Lines
  • Advisement on Purple Line

Resident Facilities Advisory Board (ReFAB)
The committee is made up of student members of the RHA Senate and works on areas relating to the structure of the residence halls. 
Chairperson: Ivey Tucker

Vice Chair: Matt Stubeck
Email the ReFAB Chair

 
Some Accomplishments:
  • Wireless Internet in the Lounges
  • Enhanced Safety for the Cambridge Community
  • Reduced the Number of Lounge Refrigerators in the High-Rises
  • Exploration of the Usage of Landlines in Residence Halls
  • Increasing the Amount of Access Points for Enhanced Wireless Usage
  • Continued the battle for the increased quality of resources available to students

Sustainability Committee (SCOM)
The committee is made up of student members of the RHA Senate and works on areas relating to sustainability around the campus. 

Chairperson: 
Vice Chair:  
Finance: 
Email the SCOM Chair

Some Accomplishments:

  • Ban the Bottle Event to Promote Awareness About Bottled Water
  • Eliminated Non-Reusable Plastic Water Bottles from Residence Hall Association Meetings and Events
  • Supported and Participated in the Trash to Treasure Donation Drive
  • Organized and supported the Lose the Lights campaign
  • Input on composting in residence halls
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