Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience



The 2017-2018 RHAC grant season is now over. No more grant applications will be accepted at this time. Details concerning the 2018-2019 grant season will be posted on this webpage soon.

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 four pillars:

1. Supporting the connections between residence halls

2. Student Advocacy

3. Individual Development

4. Service

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 $750 per program. If your organization is an Involved Living Organization or your program is classified by the Office of Student Life as a “Signature Event” and you meet the criteria under the “Who can apply?” section, you may apply for up to $1,500 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.

NOTE: Any grant application that asks for more than $750 will automatically be denied.

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 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. for all events occurring between January 15 and February 25
  • February 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. for all events occurring between February 26 and April 8
  • April 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. for all events occurring between April 9 and the end of SP18 finals week

          The application can be found at our website at:

  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 1/24, 3/7, or 4/18) 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 at our website ( 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, Ross Guthery, at with any comments, questions, or suggestions about our funding process. He will get back to you within 48 hours. He is also available to meet with you during his office hours on Mondays from 12:45-2:45 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.