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Resident Student Association

The Resident Student Association provides a student voice to the University and the Office of Residence Life and Housing.  The organization serves the residential student body in three primary ways:  making student-requested improvements to residence halls, advocating for the residential experience, and building community for the Wake Forest residential student body.  It is a unique group of students that work together to improve the residential aspects of student life. If you are interested in joining the RSA, contact Zach Blackmon or Elizabeth Leslie (Co-advisors).  The RSA office is located in Benson 503.


Resident Student Association meets weekly, if you would like to be added to the listserv, click here.

The Residence Student Association (RSA) is a student led and run organization committed to improving residential life for Wake Forest’s student in three primary ways: Building Improvements, Student Advocacy, and Residential Activities.

Since receiving official recognition as a student organization on Mary 16, 1988, RSA has been guided by the ideas and ideals laid out in our Vision station: RSA strives to develop a strong on-campus residential community through programming, facilities improvements, provision of leadership opportunities, and by serving as a liaison between resident students and Wake Forest administrators.

Building Improvements: RSA prides itself on making improvements to residence halls based on student requests.  Ping-pong tables, artwork, furniture, dry-erase whiteboards, and televisions have all been provided by RSA for the residential population.  Students can use this <web form> to fill out a request for amenities for their residence hall and the request will be processed by RSA before approval by Residence Life and Housing.

Residential Activities: RSA helps create a sense of community on campus by putting on fun and interesting activities for Wake Forest students.  RSA mixes together annual favorites like PigSkin PigOut, Treasure Hunt, and Exam Breaks with new events that RSA members create every year. RSA is also open to co-sponsoring campus events that benefit the student body. Contact RSA’s programming Chairs about potential event co-sponsorship at RSA@wfu.edu.

Student Advocacy: RSA provides a student voice to the Office of Residence Life and Housing and represents the interests of the general student body in University decision making.

All of RSA’s actions on-campus are intended to benefit the residential student body of the Wake Forest University campus. It is a unique group of students that work together to improve the residential aspect of student life. If you are interested in joining RSA, please contact Elizabeth Leslie or Zach Blackmon, Co-advisors. The RSA office is located in Benson 503.

For more information about residence hall associations, refer to the following:

The National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH)

The North Carolina Association of Residence Halls (NCARH)

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