History

MORHA, or the Michigan Organization of Residence Hall Associations, is a state-wide organization dedicated to fostering communication and networking between the different residence hall organizations in universities across Michigan. By providing a strong framework of communication through meetings, conferences, shared resources, and
different networking efforts, MORHA helps to develop leaders across the state as well as make the on-campus living experience a more dynamic and exciting environment.

The Michigan Residence Hall Association (MRHA) is founded at Oakland University on February 10th, 1979 by Aquinas College, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State College, Michigan State University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State College, University of Detroit and Western Michigan University. The first Annual Conference was held on October 22, 1980 at Central Michigan University.

In 1980, MRHA created the The Michigan Resource Library (later known as the Michigan Organization Resource Library, or MORL).

In 1992, MRHA changed its name to the Michigan Ontario Residence Hall Association (MORHA) in an effort to welcome Canadian schools to the organization. In 1996, after the lack of Canadian schools being interested in MORHA, the organization once again changed its name, this time to the Michigan Organization of Residence Hall Associations. At this point onward, school representatives were now referred to as Michigan Organization Communications Coordinators (MOCCs).

Since then, MORHA has continued to hold annual conferences and business meetings where student leaders connect, learn, and grow.

View the history of board members, conference hosts, and awards here.