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Last Year's Conferences
Great Lakes Association for College and Residence Halls (GLACURH)
GLACURH stands for the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls and this entity oversees affiliated institution's RHA and NRHH Chapters. The states/province that are affiliated with GLACURH are Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and Ontario! This international organization helps build and develop the leaders of tomorrow by improving student life on college and university campuses across the region through unique programming experiences and opportunities.
RLC is the Regional Leadership Conference; here all students, in GLACURH, in attendance are able to attend programs that help further their leadership skills. These programs also teach about different perspectives of students, that some may not be aware of. Some of these programs teach about advocacy and speaking up for the injustices that can happen on college/university campuses.
Regional Business Conference (RBC)
RBC is Regional Business Conference; here representatives, from affiliated institutions, gather and vote on the Regional Board of Directors and pieces of legislation that affects the outcome of the organization and the institution's own housing organizations.
National Association for College and Residence Halls (NACURH)
NACURH stands for the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. This international Company is the largest student ran organization in the world. They oversee all the different regions, like GLACURH, and ensure that they are speaking up for all students regardless of background. NACURH, and all of its entities ensures that there is inclusivity at an institutional level. NACHURH strives to empower student leaders within residence halls through motivation and skill-building to ensure a positive and impactful campus community experience. It strives to create networks of engaged citizens with common experiences shared through residential leadership opportunities.
Grand Valley State University's Residence Housing Association (RHA) sponsors delegations to both the regional and national conferences hosted by GLACURH and NACURH each year. Students develop team-building and time management skills as they work on pre-conference projects. Once there, students embark on a weekend's worth of programming and educational activities that expand students' leadership and professional skills. Aside from this growth, students are able to create long-lasting memories and even longer-lasting friendships.
The NACURH Annual Conference is a conference that students from around the world attend. Here similar programs to RLC are offered. Here there is more conversation about how to help organizations on your campus and how to be a successful student. The NACURH Annual conference moves around the continental United States every year.