Get Involved in your Residence Hall

Getting involved is easy when you live on campus!

Students involved with organizations develop leadership skills and self-discipline, self-awareness and confidence, and learn time management while building relationships. These opportunities exist right in your residence hall!Did you know? BGSU has over 350 student organizations for students to join. 

Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences throughout your time here at BGSU! Through living with a roommate, meeting your Resident Advisor and getting involved in your residence hall, living on campus not only brings the convenience of classrooms to your front door, but also brings you into the life and excitement of everything BGSU from athletics to theater, student events and more!

All on-campus residents are members of RSA.


Resident Student Association (RSA)

RSA is the coordinating body of the residential community. The goal of RSA is to work with all of the residence hall and Greek house councils, the hall and house staff, and Residence Life and BGSU administrative offices to improve the quality of residential life at BGSU through the development and improvement of policies, procedures, program and facilities. Read more about the RSA

On-campus residents who are interested in finding more ways to get involved, are encouraged to join one of the following:


The purpose of NRHH is to work to provide students with opportunities and growth within the values of service and recognition. NRHH will accomplish this by collaborating with campus and community partners to provide programs to build and retain active membership. In these actions we, the members, of NRHH, hope to make the residence halls more just a "dorm." Read more about the NRHH

Residence Hall Council


All students are encouraged to become involved in their RHC. Each hall sets up its own system of governance, with committees and events based on the interests of the residents. Many upper class students say their involvement in co-curricular activities at BGSU began with their involvement in RHC.

The SMART Program

The SMART Program is a peer mentoring program offered by the Office of Residence Life. It is designed to help first-year residential students — especially those from marginalized populations—transition successfully to BGSU and to assist with retaining them into their second year and beyond. Participation in SMART is free and open to everyone.

Learn more about how to get involved in the SMART Program

Resident Success Mentor

A Resident Success Mentor serves as the first line of contact for first year residential students. The Resident Success Mentor is responsible for developing a positive, supportive relationship with students, providing leadership and guidance in helping them adjust to life as a college student. RSMs are also responsible for event planning, implementation, and management.

Learn more about how you can become a Resident Success Mentor

Updated: 12/04/2023 05:02PM