Residence Halls Association


The Residence Halls Association (RHA) is an organization with the goal of promoting a healthy academic and social environment while serving as the student voice for concerns of the community in CSUN Student Housing. RHA provides engaging programs for students to get involved, and hosts regular community meetings to discuss concerns and suggestions.

RHA Executive Board

RHA Executive Board is the leadership team that manages all aspects of the association. These individuals are responsible for planning large events, collaborating with Park Council Directors to create strategies to remedy student concerns and manage administrative duties as assigned.

 Perla Leyva, RHA President

Perla Leyva, RHA President

Hi, My name is Perla Leyva, and I’m a fourth-year, Speech Pathology major here at CSUN. I want to give back to my community by opening a practice in my hometown. I’m from Lamont, California and my favorite thing about it is all the huge farming fields, and because of that I have always loved cows and decorating. Especially decorating with cows!

 If you have any questions or want to get in contact with me you can email me at: presidentrha@gmail.com (Hablo Espanol)


 Jesse Hernandez, Training and Recruitment Manager

Hello, I’m Jesse Hernandez the new Training and Recruitment Manager for CSUN Residence Halls Association. I am a fourth year Philosophy major, and I want to pursue a career in immigration law. Growing up in North Hollywood, California,  I always liked the reminder of the valleys and hills in my hometown. Some of my favorite things are mainly sweaters and dinosaurs; or even better a dinosaur on a sweater!

If you need to contact me please email me at: recruitment.trainingrha@gmail.com (Hablo Espanol)


Arlenn Galvan, Finance Manager

Hello, I’m Arlenn Galvan, and I’m the new Finance Manager for RHA. I am a third-year student here at California State University, Northridge. I’m majoring in Early Child Development, and my goal is to work with kids. I love frosted sugar cookies and blankets, but most of all sports especially soccer. I’m from Hayward, California in the Bay Area and the diversity, culture, and people will always be my favorite thing about my hometown.

If you have questions please ask me at this email: financerha1@gmail.com (Hablo Espanol)

 John Krossa, Program Manager

Hi, my name is John Krossa or J.T. and I am from San Luis Obispo, California. I am the Program Manager for RHA. I am majoring in Film and, my dream is to work in the entertainment industry and work on new upcoming films. Besides movies, I enjoy Sour Patches, Guitars, and cars. In my quiet hometown spending time with my golden retrievers will always be a reminder of home.

If you want to contact me email me at:  programsrha@gmail.com 

Leeza Jackson, Marketing and Media Manager

Hey, I’m Leeza Jackson, the Marketing and Media Manager for RHA. I am a second year CSUN student and I’m majoring in Journalism. I plan on working in politics and helping legal campaigns. I’m from San Diego, California and I always loved the beautiful beach sunsets from back home. I also enjoy Hot Cheetos, cats and sunglasses!

Any questions or concerns email me at: marketingandmediarha@gmail.com



Alex Gallardo, Operations Manager

Hello, my name is Alex Gallardo, and I’m a third-year student here at CSUN. I am a Communication Studies major, and I intend on working in the event planning field. I grew up in Lancaster, and in my community the outdoors and quietness is a staple that always reminds me of home. When I am indoors, I enjoy dogs and watching Game of Thrones. Here at RHA, I am the Operations Manager, and I’m excited to meet new people this year!

If you need anything feel free to email me at: operationsrha@gmail.com (Hablo Espanol)

Dalila Melgar, RHA Advisor

Hello my name is Dalila Melgar. I am excited to be serving as the Assistant Coordinator for Residential Student Engagement and RHA Advisor. I received my B.A in Child & Adolescent Development and my M.S in College Counseling & Student Services from CSUN. I am a Proud Alumni of CSUN and am excited to continue my time here. My passion to serve, advocate and support college students drives my work. I am a big outdoor person, I love to hike, be around nature and I love watermelon!

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact me at dalila.melgar@csun.edu (Hablo Espanol)

Shannon Ashford, RHA Graduate Assistant

Hello, my name is Shannon Ashford, and I am thrilled to be this years Graduate Assistant for RHA. CSUN has been my home for the past 6 years! I received my B.A. in Communication Studies and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Higher Education and Administration. I am passionate about higher education and being a resource for our students. I believe CSUN is a perfect place to foster students and offer many resources that will not only enhance their college experience, but give them the opportunity to flourish. Some fun facts about me, I love dogs, Taco Bell, and watching YouTube videos! If you ever want or need to connect with me, feel free to reach me at rha@csun.edu



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What is the RHA Fee?

This one-time annual fee is charged to all CSUN Student Housing residents and it is established to partially fund the Residence Halls Association (RHA). RHA is essentially your student governing board in housing that promotes student advocacy and plans engaging events for residents to enjoy.

Your $15.00 goes a long way! Not only do we plan the largest-scale events in Student Housing, but we also work to respond to resident concerns within the residential experience.

If you have further questions about this fee, please contact Residence Halls Association (RHA) at rha@csun.edu or (818) 677 -6532

If you are looking to opt out of the RHA Fee, please fill out the inquiry form at http://tinyurl.com/csunrhafee. Once you have completed the form, please allow 2 business days to process your request.

Apply for RHA Executive Board


Residence Halls Association is currently recruiting for its 2018-2019 Executive Board. Apply online at www.tinyurl.com/csunrhaeboard.

Available Positions:
RHA President
RHA Recruitment and Training Manager
RHA Finance Manager
RHA Marketing and Media Manager
RHA Operations Manager

Recruitment Timeline
• Monday, 02/05/18- RHA Exec Board Application Open
• Monday, 02/12/18- RHA Exec Board Info Session (3 one-hour sessions) (7-10pm, Building 21 MPR)
• Wednesday, 02/21/18- RHA Exec Board App Closes (11:59pm)
• Tuesday, 02/27/18- RHA Exec Board Group Process (5-7pm, MPR)
• Friday, 03/02/18- RHA Exec Board Individual Interviews
• Friday, 03/09/18- RHA Exec Board Individual Interviews
• March 12-16, 2018- RHA Exec Board Notification

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Upcoming Events

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Park Council Directors

What is a PCD?

Park Council Directors (PCDs) are RHA members and selected leaders for each of the residential communities (Park North, Park South, Park East, Park West, Suites North, Suites South, and the University Village Apartments). Park Council Directors act as liaisons between the residential community, and the Student Housing staff. They meet weekly with the Residence Halls Association (RHA) executive board to discuss program and student concerns. If you are interested in getting involved as a Park Council Director, please email rha@csun.edu

Park West (Building 1,2 & 3)
PCD NameEmail
Rebeca Garciaparkwestpcd@gmail.com
Arlenn Galvanparkwestpcd@gmail.com
Vivian Hidalgoparkwestpcd@gmail.com
Park North (Building 4,5,6,7,& 8)
PCD NameEmail
Leeza Jacksonparknorthpcd@gmail.com 
Destiny Hollomonparknorthpcd@gmail.com
Yaocihuatl Reyesparknorthpcd@gmail.com
Park East (Buildings 9, 10, 12 & 15)
PCD NameEmail
Megha “Maggie” Khylani parkeastpcd@gmail.com
Isabel Villanueva parkeastpcd@gmail.com
Leslie Mercado parkeastpcd@gmail.com
Park South (Buildings 11, 13 & 14)
PCD NameEmail
Avion Bakerparksouthpcd@gmail.com 
Sam Lomeliparksouthpcd@gmail.com
Esperanza Ortizparksouthpcd@gmail.com
Suites North (Buildings 16 & 17)
PCD NameEmail
John “JT” Krossasuitesnorthpcd@gmail.com
Diana Arzatesuitesnorthpcd@gmail.com
Michelle Cardozasuitesnorthpcd@gmail.com
Suites South (Buildings 19, 20 & 21)
PCD NameEmail
Rodrigo Alvarezsuitessouthpcd@gmail.com
Brenda Galvansuitessouthpcd@gmail.com
Madison Seiffertsuitessouthpcd@gmail.com
Transfer Support Cohort (Support for Transfer Student Initiatives)
PCD NameEmail
Jesse Hernandeztransferpcd@gmail.com
Jose Valdeztransferpcd@gmail.com
Caroline Pulidotransferpcd@gmail.com


Questions? Contact rha@csun.edu for more information

Past Event Highlights

Block Party

RHA welcomes all our residents to our housing community and to experience first hand who and what RHA is all about. This event is also an opportunity for our residents to engage with campus clubs and organizations while enjoying fun activities that RHA has brought to housing. This includes vendors such as airbrushed tattoos, a tie-dye station, and fun foods to eat.

Welcome Week

Welcome week is a series of events throughout the first week to provide all our residents with a fun welcoming to the new school year. As RHA, provides a space to make all our residents feel welcomed here at CSUN we wanted to bring the community together to show that Cal State Northridge will be their home away from home. In addition, this event gave students the opportunity to show our residents that living in housing can be enjoyable.



cRHAm gave students the opportunity to relief some stress as we all prepared for finals. RHA provided students with free supplies to prepare you for finals from scantrons, to pencils, to highlighters and flashcards.




 A music and arts festival for students who are interested in showcasing their talents during performance hours. Students will also enjoyed a various of activities from roller skating to henna followed with fun foods such as funnel cakes

Wild Wild West

At our Wild West event, RHA planned a milking cow contest, pie eating contest, while enjoying delicious Western style barbecue. Students were able to take a ride on the mechanical bull or enjoyed petting animals in our petting zoo.

Spread the Love

Love is in the air and so is RHA! Students joined RHA as they indulged in making a gram for their friends or loved ones. Students were able to join University Counseling Services and enjoy our mock weddings all while enjoying delicious and chocolatey treats and heart shaped pizza.


Advocacy in Housing

RHA works to respond to concerns that students may have while living in CSUN Student housing. Our Park Council Directors engage with the communities they represent to voice concerns coming from other housing residents. RHA also has a platform for submitting anonymous or non-anonymous suggestions for housing leadership. To submit feedback, please visit the RHA Resident Feedback form at http://tinyurl.com/csunrhafeedback. Once this feedback is received, your Park Council Directors and Executive Board members will develop plans to respond to student concerns.