NACURH Questions (2)
The operating structure of NACURH is comprised of eight regional affiliates and two offices. Each region is responsible for all schools in its geographic area. The NACURH Information Center (NIC) handles association-wide responsibilities and the NACURH Services and Recognition Office (NSRO) handles all NACURH merchandise.
On the regional level, each region is led by a Regional Board of Directors (RBD) elected by the school representatives from that region. Each Regional Director and their Associate Director of Finance also sit on the National Board of Directors (NBD). The NBD is comprised of the Director and Finance Officer from each region, the Director and Finance Officer of each of the national offices, as well as four executives elected by the NBD from their own ranks. These executives are the NACURH Chairperson, NACURH Associate for Finance, NACURH Associate for Administration, and NACURH Associate for NRHH. In addition, the Conference Resource Consultant and the NACURH Advisor also sit on the board.
In most circumstances, each of the eight regions receives one vote, with the offices and national executives participating in discussion only. For more details, please refer to the NACURH Bylaws and Policy Book, both of which can be found on our Resources page.
AAFN – Association of Alumni and Friends of NACURH
ACUHO-I – Association of College and University Housing Officers – International
CO – Coordinating Officer
CTD – Commitment To Diversity Award
CRC – Conference Resource Consultant
DSA – Distinguished Service Award
FYE – First Year Experience Award
NAA – NACURH Associate for Administration
NAF – NACURH Associate for Finance
NACURH – National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc.
NBD – National Board of Directors
NNB- NRHH National Board
NCC – National Communications Coordinator
NCC-it – National Communications Coordinator in Training
NIC – NACURH Information Center
NRHH – National Residence Hall Honorary
NSRO – NACURH Services and Recognition Office
OCM – On Campus Marketing
OTM – “Of The Month”
POY – Program of the Year Award
RBD – Regional Board of Directors
RFI – Resource File Index
SALT – Student Award for Leadership Training
SOY – School of the Year
STOY – Student of the Year
NIC Questions (2)
The NACURH Information Center serves as the headquarters office of the organization. The NIC, like the rest of NACURH, is entirely student-run by staff from the host institution. Responsibilities of the office include this website, handling all affiliation and dues issues, publishing the NACURH Network at least five times a year, granting voting rights at conferences, promoting the organization to prospective members, and making all reports and bids in the Resource File Index available to member schools.
The NIC is currently in transition to University of Nebraska Lincoln. They are constantly updating our affiliation records, adding new files to the RFI, and developing new systems to better serve you. For the most up to date information regarding current projects and their status at the office, please visit the NIC website!
Affiliation Questions (4)
NIC office (or representative at a conference) the annual dues payment, a submission for inclusion into the Resource File Index (see more about NIC Reports below), and have filled out the affiliation form online. Schools affiliating for the first time or under the one-time trial membership may have the NIC report requirement waived. See the NIC section below for more information regarding the office.
Dues are currently $110 per year. Schools with under 1,000 students living in university (on-campus) housing pay a reduced rate of $85 per year. A school may also choose a one time only Associate membership, which provides all benefits of affiliation except voting rights at conferences. Dues for the Associate membership are only $35. These fees are for both RHA and NRHH affiliation as passed at NACURH 2007.The affiliation year lasts from the end of one National Conference to the end of the next. For example, the current affiliation year ends at the close of business of the NACURH national conference.
A school is granted voting rights at conferences if they are a fully affiliated school in good standing with NACURH. To be in good standing, a school must have paid their dues, submitted an approved NIC report, and have a NACURH debt of less than $10. The NIC representative at a conference must certify a school’s good standing by the start of business for a school to have voting rights at that conference. For this reason, we HIGHLY recommend schools send their dues payment and NIC report to the NIC at least two weeks prior to a conference to allow adequate mailing and processing time. Otherwise, please bring these materials directly to the conference, where an NIC representative will be happy to assist you. The NIC representative has the final say in voting rights and affiliation matters and is unable to make exceptions to these guidelines.
Of course! The NIC has an Associate Director of Affiliations who can help you with all of your affiliation needs. This person can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be glad to help you out. The NIC AD of Affiliations is also the one to talk to if you have any problems with your affiliation information on the website.
RFI Questions (4)
The Resource File Index is a massive collection of several thousand documents written by students from member schools over the fifty-year history of NACURH. For convenience, the RFI is divided into several categories. The first set contains all of the reports submitted by member schools each year, broken down by topic area. The second set indexes all of the award bids and other documents that the NIC receives. Both types of documents are available for ordering by registered schools.
The NACURH.org website contains an electronic version of the file index. To order files, you need to have a NACURH.org username and password. Your username is the email address provided to us when your school filled out the online affiliation form. Every NCC, advisor, RHA President, and NRHH President with an email address in our system has their own account. If you want to check what email addresses we have, check your school’s information on the affiliation/directory page and click your school name. To have your password sent to you, just enter this email on the ‘forgot my password’ page, and it will be emailed to that address. Once you log in to the site, the file index will include “add to order” links next to every file. Simply click the files you wish to add to your order. To see your current order, remove files, or complete your order, just click the ‘edit order/checkout’ link on the right and follow the instructions on the screen.
Files are delivered via Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The immediate past NIC converted the nearly 100,000 pages of resource files into electronic format for your convenience!
Conference and Bidding Questions (3)
An Intent to Bid is an e-mail stating a school’s or individual’s intent to bid for a particular award, position, or conference. Intents to Bid are used by the Regional Director to help schedule time for bid presentations and discussion during GLACURH business meetings.
There are many things you can do to prepare for a conference, both as a CC and a delegate! First, make sure you and your institution are registered and affiliated with NACURH and GLACURH! You will have to pay a fee if you are not affiliated! Second, make sure your check is sent to the conference early or that you bring it with you to the conference! NACURH has a very strict no pay, no key policy and we wouldn’t want you to miss out! Third, read all the bids and legislation! Remember, you are voting on behalf of your institution! Lastly, be sure to prepare your delegates for the conference! Whether this be teaching them cheers, going over the schedule, or trading numbers, as it is always important to keep in contact! If you have any questions, reach out the conference chairs or anyone on the RBD! Their contact information is can be found on the RBD page!
Regional Questions (2)
The Regional Board of Directors, or RBD for short, is made up of students leaders across the region. The board is lead by the Directorship (Director, Associate Director for Finance and Administration, and Associate Director of NRHH), and consists of the Directorship and the Regional Communication Coordinators (RCCs) from each state/province in GLACURH. The board also includes a professional advisor, a parliamentarian, and the regional conference chair(s). Get to know them here!
NRHH Questions (3)
The National Residence Hall Honorary is representative of the top 1% of student leaders in Campus Housing based on GPA and involvement. NRHH was established by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) in order to recognize outstanding efforts of residents across the nation. NRHH founded on the four pillars: leadership, service, recognition, and academics. Contact you AD-NRHH for more information about how you can get involved!
No! Anyone can submit OTMs, regardless of if they are in NRHH or not!
OTMs are “Of the Months” which are a way to recognize the amazing things going on at your campus. This recognition starts on your campus level and can possibly reach regional and national levels.