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 2015 conference will be held in May 2015 at North Dakota State University.
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 delegates of 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.
Who Attends Conferences?
- Anyone who lives on campus! We look for a diverse group of people to be a part of our delegation for each conference. This includes but is not limited to: Governors, Executive Officers, Community Government Members, RAs, NRHH members, and most importantly, underclassmen who are interested in getting more involved with RHA! An application for each conference is put out at least one month in advance to allow for ample delegation planning.
- Delegates’ duties for conferences include: Attending all delegate meetings; preparing programs to be presented to other schools; creating a banner and display; assisting with fundraisers that go toward the conference; creating a roll call video; and keeping a positive attitude!
- All delegates will be responsible for presenting a program at the conference, either individually or with partners. A program is a presentation about a topic that will give other delegates from other universities knowledge about how to better serve their residents. Programs can be about becoming a better leader, how to deal with cultural diversity, how to create a successful fundraising event, etc. They can be as original, creative, and fun as you want them to be. The main idea is to explain something that the other delegates can take back to their schools and use to better the lives of their residents
- Most importantly, we want delegates to HAVE FUN!
- Questions? Contact the RHA National Communications Coordinator