Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience



The first SP19 grant funding application is live. Click on the link below to access it.

What are RHAC Grants?

RHAC grants are amounts of money given to on-campus organizations and programs looking to improve residence life on campus by focusing on any of RHAC’s five pillars:

1. Creating and Developing Community

2. Student Advocacy

4. Student Development and Wellness

3. Diversity

5. Recognition and Leadership

Who can apply?

Any Columbus campus housing organization can apply. Housing organizations consist of Community Advisors, Resident Managers, Housing Coordinators, Hall Directors, Resident Advisors, Hall Councils, and any Involved Living Organizations.

For a hall to request a grant, they must have an active RHAC Senate member. To be considered active, a senator must attend all meetings. Senators can have at most two unexcused absences. If a senator must miss a meeting, they must send an elected member of their Hall Council to attend the meeting in their place.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to $1,200 per program. The Finance Committee reserves the right to adjust the amount of the approved grant as they see fit. If your grant is approved, you will receive funding in the form of reimbursement after you’ve paid for the event and all necessary supplies.

If the event is being held in conjunction with multiple organizations, only one application may be submitted for said program.

How does the process work?

  1. Submit your grant application by the correct deadline in accordance with the date of your program. Deadlines this semester will occur as follows:
  • January 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. for all events occurring before March 13
  • February 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. for all events occurring befor April 17
  • March 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. for all events occurring before the end of the semester

     The application for the current session can be found at our website here 

  1. The RHAC Finance Committee will the meet from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on the Tuesdays following these deadlines to discuss all qualifying applications. If you are required to give a presentation for your grant, you will present during this time.
  2. You will receive notice of your grant’s approval or denial by the second Wednesday (either 1/30, 3/5, or 4/10) at 11:59 p.m. following each application deadline.
  3. If your grant is approved, you will file for reimbursement using RHAC’s Money form which can be found on this page. Please use your organizations official name when completing this form. This form must then be submitted to the Neil Building front desk along with all receipts (either originals or copies) within one week of the program.

          NOTE: Failure to submit the form and all receipts within this period will result in no reimbursement.

Who should you contact if you have any questions?

You should contact our Director of Finance, Gokul Rajan, at with any comments, questions, or suggestions about our funding process. He will get back to you within two business days. He is also available to meet with you during his office hours on Mondays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the RHAC Office which is in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership on the second floor of the Ohio Union.