ME+YOU programming exists so that individual residence hall students (not student groups or residence life staff members) can put on a program for their floor, building, or the entire on-campus community. Planning and holding a ME+YOU event is a great opportunity for students to have a positive impact on their community, and enhance their resume, all while having lots of fun at no or little cost to themselves.
To request funds please complete the ME+YOU application online.
Funding for ME+YOU programs is approved by RHA members (though funded through OHRL and not the RHA budget). Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend RHA meetings to advocate for their event and learn about the approval process. Once you’ve held your event- come back to another RHA meeting to help guide future ME+YOU funding discussions!
How much money can you receive through ME+YOU?
RHA is guided by the following MAXIMUM funding levels. This doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to be approved for the maximum, but you will not be eligible for any more than the maximum.
Events will require more than just providing free food, but are designed to build student confidence in their abilities and strengthen community.
Proposals must demonstrate how the event will connect students.
Student initiating must consider where and when the event will occur and what logistical considerations exist as well as advertising.
EXAMPLES: Oscar Party, Football Watching Parties, S’mores Night, Birthday Celebrations/Decorating
Programs may not have food as the focus of the evening (except in the cases where the making of food compromises the bulk of the program i.e. Learn to Bake a Pie), but food may support the fun of the event. Proposals must demonstrate how community will be built through the event, and students initiating should consider logistics as well as how they might effectively draw students out to the event with program design as well as advertising.
EXAMPLES: Learn to Crochet Night, Pumpkin Carving Contest, DIY Face Masques, Pinterest Nights, Video Game Tournaments
This level requires the same conditions be met as with the $100 programming level, but meet one of the following qualifications: late night weekend or a community service program. Late night weekend events are planned to occur after 9:30 on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday nights. Service programs should clearly state what population or non-profit will be the recipient of the goods produced from the program. Proposals must demonstrate how community will be built through the event, and students initiating should consider logistics as well as how they might effectively draw students out to the event with program design as well as advertising.
EXAMPLES: Letters to Soldiers, Peanut Butter Jelly Making for a local soup kitchen, as well as previously listed program ideas occurring late night on weekends.