As a former member of residence hall association (RHA for short) for 2 years, I have seen different group dynamics that exist for this kind of group. Almost all groups that exist at Rutgers create programs for the university community and strategic and logistical planning
gives way to a relatively successful program. RHA discusses topics outside of programming, because they are pertinent to the residence halls themselves and they contribute to a community of students that will hopefully have an enjoyable on-campus experience. This year, I decided to take a break from it. However, I did have the time and opportunity to sit through an e-board meeting and I noticed the group dynamics were short of cohesive. I may have noticed it at a time when the group had just recently met officially, but I believe that the president and vice president are responsibly for holding the team up and engaged. After all, that is one of the major goals of any leader. While there are many types of leaders that exist in a diverse array of organizations, I would say that this particular leader is one that is laissez-faire but also autocratic.
All in all, the members that have specific roles, such as the treasurer and the advocacy director, are heavily invested in the team. They realize that the group must complete its tasks that are outlined in the constitution of the hall government. The programs have been interesting as well, if I do say so myself. They are worthy of turning out great.