The best way to be successful? Get involved in campus life! NHTI offers a wide variety of opportunities that allow students to explore exciting topics, meet new people, and have a positive impact on our campus community and beyond. Below you’ll find information about two unique ways that Residence Life can help you get involved on-campus, as well as information about student organizations and other ways to get involved at NHTI.

Residence Hall Councils

  • Each Residence Hall has its own council that meets on a weekly basis to plan events, discuss community concerns, and purchase hall amenities. Each council has its own elected Executive Board that provide opportunities for residents to take on a leadership role in a relatively relaxed setting. Residence Hall Councils have their own budget (funded through the Resident Activity Fee) that allow the executive board to learn more about college purchasing processes. Executive Board members have the opportunity to plan larger events with the other hall council Executive Boards – previous groups have planned private movie screenings at local theaters, outings to Canobie Lake Park, Laser Tag and Trampoline park events, and trips to see the Red Sox. Each council elects their own Executive Board every year – look for advertisements during the first week of classes for details about meeting times and locations.

A group of residents gather at a hall council meeting.A group of residents attend a hall council event with live animals

Resident Assistant (RA) Positions

  • Resident Assistants are returning students who live in the Residence Halls and work to create a wide array of opportunities to challenge and support the residents in their communities. Resident Assistants are knowledgeable about campus resources, receive extensive training on a variety of topics, and are here to assist residents as they navigate the college experience. Resident Assistants are hired using a tiered selection process, and these selection processes take place twice a year – once in the fall semester, and once in the spring semester. For more information about this position and its requirements, visit

Resident Assistants discuss training topics in small groupsA resident assistant is smiling at the camera during a hiring event

Looking for other ways to get involved?

Check out these opportunities from our Student Life Office: