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
Emily Braught[3]
Associate for Administration
Megan Jimmerson[4]
Associate for Finance
George McClellan[5]
Associate for NRHH
Jacqueline Ignacio[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 Emily Braught as the NACURH Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Megan Jimmerson as the Associate for Administration and Chief Administrative Officer, George Papp-McClellan as the Associate for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, and Jacqueline Ignacio 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 and crime fighters 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]

Created in 1968, The NACURH Information Center (NIC) was the business office of NACURH, Inc. The NIC's projects and responsibilities included: Maintaining the Resource File Index, updating and maintaining the national website, and keeping records of the dues of member schools. The NIC was merged with the NSRO to form the NCO following the close of the 2017 Annual Conference.

NACURH Services and Recognition Office[edit]

Created in 2007, when the NRHH office became the NSRO. The NACURH Services and Recognition Office (NSRO) was the services office of NACURH, Inc. and served as a support office for NACURH. The NSRO was created to provide non-technical services to NACURH and its member schools. The NSRO was 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. The NSRO was merged with the NIC to form the NCO following the close of the 2017 Annual Conference.

NACURH Corporate Office[edit]

During the NACURH 2016 Annual Conference, Boardroom Representatives voted to combine the NIC and the NSRO into the NACURH Corporate Office (NCO). The NACURH Corporate Office (NCO) serves as the Corporate Headquarters for NACURH, and is the central contact point for all correspondence. The NCO takes on the combined responsibilities of the former NSRO and NIC. Like other branches of NACURH, the NCO is entirely student-run by volunteer staff members from the host institution. The NCO is hosted at The University of Delaware and the Current NCO Director is Alexandra Adams. [15]

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 Territory 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: MALTO* the Duck
  • CAACURH: Campbell the Cougar
  • SAACURH: Louie the Lion
  • MACURH: Molly the Moo-cow
  • GLACURH: MOWII the Polar Bear and HOMES the Oar


During the 2016-2017 AY, the name of the SWACURH Duck was changed from Swackdaddy to MALTO (MALTO stands for Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma)

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-Corporate-Office/

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