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Residence Hall Leadership Organization (RHLO)


Leadership skills begin at home, and the collegiate experience of the Columbia residence halls helps to develop these further. The Residence Hall Leadership Organization (RHLO) is a set of student-run groups called Hall Councils. Each Hall Council unites students in a particular residence hall by planning engaging events, fostering a sense of community, and most of all, serving as advocates, representatives, and leaders.

More broadly, Columbia RHLO is the unique consortium of hall councils that seeks to optimize collaboration on planning and ideas between residence hall communities, and to engage students in larger residence-hall-based events on a campus-wide scale. RHLO members manage a budget, plan events, and foster a sense of community in their residence halls. Past RHLO members have used the experiences they’ve gained to serve as Residential Advisers, take on leadership roles in clubs and student organizations, and secure internships.

Meet the Team

Nicholas Wolferman, CC'17

Executive Director

Major: Math-Statistics
Columbia Life: Films Society, Board Games Club, America Reads
Hidden talent: I can touch my tongue to my nose
Personal theme song: Everything is Awesome from the Lego Movie
Favorite thing about NYC: Accessibility to everything I could want to do


Sean Ryan, CC'17
National Communications Coordinator

Major: Political Science and Hispanic Studies
Columbia Life: Columbia Catholic Undergraduates, College Democrats, RealityStep, MentorZen, Pre-Law Society
Hidden talent: German and Spanish speaker
Personal theme song: Angels on the Moon by Thriving Ivory
Favorite thing about NYC:  It's hard to pick just one, there's always something to do!  The city is incredibly diverse in both people and culture.


Ravi Sinha, CC'17
Director of Finance

Major: Mathematics/Economics
Columbia Life: Multicultural Business Association, Club Zamana, Columbia Mentoring Initiative, and Beta Theta Pi
Hidden talent: Poker
Personal theme song: Young Folks by Peter Bjorn
Favorite thing about NYC: Brunch


Chan Mi Lee, SEAS'16
Director of Communication

Major: Operations Research
Columbia Life: Board member of Columbia University Financial Engineering
Hidden talent: I am a barista
Personal theme song: Twinkle by Girl's Generation (This is K-pop! Give it a try everyone :))
Favorite thing about NYC: Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and NYC Restaurant Weeks and so much more!



Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6805

Fax: (212) 854-6815

Office Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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