National Association of College and University Residence Halls

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Founded 1954
Type Student organization, 501c3 Non Profit Student Corporation[1]
Focus College residential life
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
Key people
Nathan Tack, NACURH Chairperson
Danielle Melidona, NACURH Associate for Administration
Jacob Crosetto, NACURH Associate for Finance
Coty Behanna, NACURH Associate for NRHH
Dan Ocampo, NACURH Advisor
Christina Aichele, NACURH Conference Resource Consultant[2]

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.


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. [3]


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.[4]


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.[5]

NACURH incorporated as a 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.

NACURH Offices[edit]

NACURH Information Center
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.[6]

NACURH Services and Recognition Office
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.[7] The current NSRO Director is Breta Moore.[8]


The Central Atlantic Affiliate of NACURH, Inc. (CAACURH) comprises nine states in the Central Atlantic region of the US.[9] Their regional website is The regional board of directors is composed of Justin Schwendeman, Regional Director from Kent State University; Thomas Brown, Associate Director for Administration & Finance from Kuztown University; Nickole Watson, Associate Director for NRHH from Towson University; Noah Boksansky, Coordinating Officer for Bidding from Case Western Reserve University; Shane Guinan, Coordinating for Leadership Development from Rutgers University - New Brunswick; Emily Nightswander, Coordinating Officer for RHA Relations from University of Pittsburgh; Hannah Adkins, Coordinating Officer for Recognition from The Ohio State University; Claudine McKinney, Coordinating Officer for Interactive Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Laura Hellwig, 2015 Regional Conference Chair from The George Washington University; Collin Claywell, 2016 No Frills Conference Chair from Bowling Green State University and Andrea Polleys, Regional Advisor from Towson University. [10]








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

In January, 1982, the NACURH 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.[11]

See also[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


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