RHLO makes a strong effort to work on many initiatives throughout the Columbia community. It is our hope that we leave a lasting impact on Residential Life, the Columbia community, and beyond. Check out some of our current issues we are tackling!
Enforcing the 20ft. Smoking Policy
The Issue: Many people violate the policy that one must be at least 20 feet away from any residential building while smoking.
The Solution: We are currently working with an effective solution with Residential Life
The Issue: Professors, faculty, and other relevant people on campus are not properly trained on the lockdown procedure and are therefore not prepared to respond in the event of an emergency.
The Solution: We plan to work with higher level administrators on campus to institute a training program for everyone who should be familiar with Code Blue, the lockdown procedure.
Tackling Food Insecurity
The Issue: There are students on campus that suffer from issues related to food insecurity and do not currently have access to appropriate resources to alleviate the problem.The Solution: We plan to partner with GSSC, FLIP, and other campus organizations to create a food bank on campus.
Residence Hall Hallway Decorations
The Issue: Due to a lack of clarity on Fire Safety’s parameters for permissible hallway decorations, residence hall hallways are bare and do not provide for as positive a living space as is actually possible
The Solution: After meeting with Fire Safety, we are now much better informed about the guidelines for safe decorating. Our Hall Councils will engage in a friendly competition to decorate their hallways within the Fire Safety guidelines.
Are you interested in collaborating with RHLO for an event or initiative?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact:
Director of Advocacy & Policy
Assistant Director of Advocacy & Policy