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Residence Hall Association is more than just a campus student group. It is part a national association founded in 1954 that has since grown into the largest student organization in the world. The University of North Carolina proudly affiliates with the following groups:
The National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) is the largest student-run organization in the world. It brings together over 400 schools from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Qatar. NACURH promotes living on campus as an integral part of the college experience, and strives to provide resources to help member schools create the ultimate residence hall environment and experience. An annual conference is held each summer at one of the member universities, where more than 2,000 students gather to network and learn how to improve their organization. In addition, national awards are given in various categories such as School of the Year,President of the Year, Program of the Year, and many others. RHA seeks enthusiastic residents each Spring to serve as delegates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The NACURH 2013 conference will be held in May 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh.
The South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH) is one of eight regional affiliates that comprise NACURH. Similar to the national organization, SAACURH attempts to improve communities within college residence halls by providing network opportunities through conferences and other resources designed to help schools improve their residence hall organizations. A regional conference is held each October with over 700 delegates from schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. In addition the National Communications Coordinators (NCCs) from each school meet in March for a business conference called No Frills, where they discuss legislation and distribute awards for the School of the Year, Student of the Year, and many others. RHA seeks enthusiastic residents each Fall to serve as delegatesof the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The SAACURH 2014 conference will be held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The North Carolina Association of Residence Halls (NCARH) is the state affiliation college and university residence halls. Like its regional and national counterparts, NCARH provides resources and networking opportunities to member’s schools to facilitate the continued improvement of campus residence hall associations. An annual conference is held each year in February, with over 150 students from across North Carolina gathering to learn new methods for growing their organizations.
The NCARH 2015 conference will be held at Western Carolina University.
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