Fonds RRRA - Rideau River Residence Association fonds

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Rideau River Residence Association fonds

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  • 1965-2006 (Creation)
    Carleton University. Rideau River Residence Association (RAAA)

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  • 0.89 m of textual records

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The Rideau River Residence Association, or RRRA (pronounced raw) for short, is the oldest and largest residence association in Canada. RRRA was founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1976. All undergraduate students living in residence at Carleton University are members of RRRA and their membership fee is included in their Residence fees. Residence living at Carleton University is a tradition that began when Lanark and Renfrew houses opened their doors in 1963. Since that time the residence population at Carleton has risen from only 300 residents to more than 2600 with the opening of the new Prescott residence in 2003. As residence life at Carleton has grown, so has the students' association that represents those who live, learn and work on the University's grounds. In 1968 the residence-wide Carleton University Residence Association (CURA) was founded. In late 1976 the residence association became incorporated and in 1977 the association's name was changed to the Rideau River Residence Association. (RRRA) RRRA is a non-profit organization and is the largest association of its kind in Canada.
Organisational Structure: The Rideau River Residence Association structurally consists of an executive council and Board of Directors (President, Vice-president, and Director of Programming and Marketing), and a Council. The Residence Council is the association's legislative body and consists of the Executive and one representative from each of the 44 floors in residence (called a "Floor Representative"). Council enacts policy and provides an avenue for Floor Representatives and students at large to become more involved in the formulation of policy and gives all students a chance to participate in the planning of their community. General elections are held in February and the President, Vice-president and Director of Programming and Marketing run as a "ticket" (team) and are elected for the following year. Floor Representatives are elected in February as well, but by-elections are held in September for all those floors who did not elect a Floor Rep. in February. Every undergraduate resident is eligible to run for a RRRA position.

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Accession 2006-30 was received as part of a records transfer from the Library Special Collections.

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Fonds includes records created or received in the day to day operations of the Rideau River Residence Association. The fonds includes five series: Committees and Minutes, Financial, Ephemera, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous. Records include minutes, financial statements, publications (The Resin and Needles), and miscellaneous materials.

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