Students Wrap Up NACURH Corporate Office Term

This Memorial Day weekend, five student leaders from Kent’s residence halls set off to set up shop at the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) 2017 annual conference hosted at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In the culmination of a four-year term with the NACURH Corporate Office at Kent State University, the students sold their new and remaining merchandise, including new NACURH and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) apparel, accessories, and pins during the three-day student leadership conference.

NACURH is comprised of eight regional affiliates and one corporate office. Each region serves the affiliated schools in their geographic region, providing opportunities to learn and engage with student leaders on a variety of college and university campuses through leadership and business conferences with sessions such as how to plan a program, how to advocate, and how to lead as novice and experienced student leaders. This peer-to- peer emphasis allows students to build relationships and network, while building transferrable skills for their personal toolbox. The NACURH Corporate Office handles various association wide responsibilities, including NRHH affiliation materials such as membership pins and honor cords along with NACURH merchandise and other Residence Hall Association affiliation services.

A bittersweet farewell, the NACURH Corporate Office provided 26 Kent State University students with leadership opportunities on the national and international stage during this term. As the largest student run organization in the world, NACURH annual conferences host upwards of 2,000 students. The impact and reach of our Kent State University students is a point of pride for the Kent State University’s Department of Residence Services. We hope that the opportunity provided memorable experiences for the students involved in hosting the NACURH Corporate Office.