National Association of College and University Residence Halls

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NACURH, Inc.
NACURH Line Logo.png
Founded 1954
Type Student organization, 501c3 Non Profit Student Corporation[1]
62-1190761[2]
Focus College residential life
Headquarters Lincoln, Nebraska (The host location of the NACURH Information Center)
Origins Midwest Dormitory Conference, 1954
Area served
North America, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Qatar, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates
Method Chapter affiliation, information sharing, conference hosting
NACURH Chairperson
Shannon Mulqueen[3]
Associate for Administration
Emily Braught [4]
Associate for Finance
Austin Lujan[5]
Associate for NRHH
Aaron Ringsby[6]
Key people
Dan Ocampo, NACURH Advisor
Christina Aichele, NACURH Conference Resource Consultant
Adam Schwarz, NACURH NRHH Advisor[7]
Slogan The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, NACURH Incorporated, seeks to create a network of engaged citizens sharing common experiences through residential leadership opportunities.[8]
Mission As an organization, NACURH empowers, motivates, and equips residence hall leaders by providing them with skills and resources in order for them to excel and positively impact their campus communities.[9]
Website http://www.nacurh.org/

The National Association of College and University Residence Halls Incorporated (NACURH) is an international organization made up of eight regions. The eight regions cover the entire United States, Canada, parts of Australia, Mexico, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates. NACURH brings together students who live in residence halls on college campuses to share ideas, resources, and best practices in order to improve their residential communities. NACURH is led day to day by a team of executives consisting of Shannon Mulqueen as Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Emily Braught as the Associate for Administration and Chief Administrative Officer, Austin Lujan as the Associate for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and Aaron Ringsby as the Associate for NRHH. The executive team and NACURH overall is advised by Dan Ocampo as the NACURH Advisor, Adam Schwarz as the NACURH NRHH Advisor and Christina Aichele as the Conference Resource Consultant.[10]

Mission & Vision[edit]

The mission of NACURH - As an organization, NACURH empowers, motivates, and equips residence hall leaders by providing them with skills and resources in order for them to excel and positively impact their campus communities.[11] The vision of NACURH - The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, NACURH Incorporated, seeks to create a network of engaged citizens sharing common experiences through residential leadership opportunities.[12]

History[edit]

In 1954, the Iowa State Residence Halls Government formed ties with RHAs at University of Colorado, University of Missouri, and University of Northern Iowa, and organized the Midwest Dormitory Conference. In 1955, the name of the group was changed to The Association of College and University Residence Halls (ACURH).

A similar organization, the Inter-Mountain Residence Hall Association (IMRHA), merged with ACURH in 1961, adding the word "National" to the name of the organization (NACURH). The association was split into two "associate" regions, MACURH and IACURH, based on the two original groups, which became devolved in 1964. In that year, PACURH, SAACURH, and NAACURH were also created. GLACURH was split from MACURH in 1968, and SWACURH likewise in 1980. In 1991, NAACURH was wholly split into CAACURH and NEACURH.[13]

NACURH incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit under Oklahoma laws in 1971, granting non-profit incorporation to its associates, which became "affiliates" under the now NACURH, Inc. corporate umbrella. In 1997, the corporation and its Affiliates gained tax-exempt status.

Strategic Planning[edit]

In 2014 through 2015, NACURH formed a strategic planning commission led by members of the Boards of Directors per a resolution passed in May 2014. The purpose of the NACURH Strategic Plan is to provide a clear direction for the future of the organization and company. With a clear direction, NACURH commits itself to providing residence hall leaders with skills and resources that they need in order to excel and positively impact their campus communities. This group performed the NACURH Services and Performance Assessment (NSPA) on the corporation as a whole, and, as a result, created a strategic plan for years 2015-2018. This document outlines necessary steps to improve NACURH and the way it serves member schools.[14]

NACURH Offices[edit]

NACURH Information Center[edit]

The NACURH Information Center (NIC) is the business office of NACURH, Inc. The NIC is currently hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The NIC's projects and responsibilities include: Maintaining the Resource File Index, updating and maintaining the national website, and keeping records of the dues of member schools. The current NIC Director is Ethan Schwarten.[15]

NACURH Services and Recognition Office[edit]

The NACURH Services and Recognition Office (NSRO) is the services office of NACURH, Inc. and serves as a support office for NACURH. The NSRO was created to provide non-technical services to NACURH and its member schools. Currently hosted by the Kent State University, the NSRO is charged with creating and selling merchandise (pins, apparel, etc.) and creating and maintaining special national projects and developing other services for NACURH, Inc. as needed.[16] The current NSRO Director is Breta Moore.[17]

Regions[edit]

Map of NACURH regions

CAACURH[edit]

The Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is made up of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Qatar, Washington D.C., United Arab Emirates, and West Virginia. Prior to 1990 this region was part of NAACURH.

GLACURH[edit]

The Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is made up of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. It was broken off from MACURH in 1968.

IACURH[edit]

The Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is made up of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Alberta, Canada, Saskatchewan, Canada, and South Africa. IACURH was formed from the Inter-Mountain Residence Hall Association, which merged with the original Midwest Dormitory Conference to form NACURH (then ACURH). As of 2016, per resolution passed at NACURH, Nevada left the PACURH region and joined IACURH.

MACURH[edit]

The Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is composed of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba. MACURH was formed from the original Midwest Dormitory Conference, which led to the formation of NACURH.

NEACURH[edit]

The North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Prior to 1990, this area was part of NAACURH.

PACURH[edit]

The Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is made up of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Yukon Territories and Australia. It was formed in 1964.

SAACURH[edit]

The South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is composed of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It was formed in 1964.

SWACURH[edit]

The Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls is made up of schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico. It was broken off from MACURH as its own region in 1980.

Annual Conference[edit]

Each year a school is selected to host the following year's annual conference (also referred to as NACURH Conference).

Past Conference Hosts[edit]

NACURH national conferences by total hosted in state, as of 2007; includes declared hosts for future conferences

Mascots[edit]

Some regions have mascots, which make frequent appearances on T-shirts at national conferences and elsewhere.

  • NEACURH: Marty the Moose
  • IACURH: Funk E(dward) Monkey
  • PACURH: Jeremiah T. Frog
  • SWACURH: Swackdaddy the Duck
  • CAACURH: Campbell the Cougar
  • SAACURH: Louie the Lion
  • MACURH: Molly the Moo-cow
  • GLACURH: MOWII the Polar Bear and HOMES the Oar

The National Offices also have mascots.

  • NIC: E the Elephant
  • NSRO: Sicilia the Seal

Association of Alumni and Friends of NACURH (AAFN)[edit]

In January, 1982, the NACURH National Board of Directors (NBD) approved a resolution authorizing a NACURH alumni association. This brochure was designed to introduce the "Association of Alumni and Friends of NACURH" to the general membership.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Got NCCs? - contains history on NACURH
  • Winston, Robert and Anchors, Scott. Student Housing and Residential Life: A Handbook for Professionals Committed to Student Development Goals. Jossey-Bass, 1993. ISBN 1-55542-507-0
  • Dunkel, Norbert and Coleman, Jon. "NACURH Inc.: Sixty Years of Residence Hall Leadership" Thornson-Shore, 2014 ISBN 978-0-615-99402-4

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "NACURH W9". 
  2. ^ "NACURH W9" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "NACURH Executives Contact". NACURH.org. NACURH Inc. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "NACURH Executives Contact". NACURH.org. NACURH Inc. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "NACURH Executives Contact". NACURH.org. NACURH Inc. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "NACURH Executives Contact". NACURH.org. NACURH Inc. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "NACURH Executives Contact". NACURH.org. NACURH Inc. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "NACURH Vision". 
  9. ^ "NACURH Mission". 
  10. ^ "NACURH Executives". 
  11. ^ "NACURH Mission". 
  12. ^ "NACURH Vision". 
  13. ^ http://www.nacurh.org/about/history/
  14. ^ http://www.nacurh.org/strategic/
  15. ^ http://www.nacurh.org/NACURH-Information-Center
  16. ^ http://www.nacurh.org/nsro/
  17. ^ http://www.nacurh.org/nsro/

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