Collegiate Housing Conferences
Conferences are a great way to enhance some of your leadership skills. To attend a conference, one must go to a RHA meeting and get an application for the specific conference, fill in the application and hand it in on time to the RHA office so that the ICC/NCC (Illinois and National Communication Coordinator) can go through the application. There will be an interview and after deliberation with advisors, the delegation for each conference is picked and announced to RHA.
Going to conferences is an experience of a lifetime! We encourage all students to attend at least one so that they can gain the experience. Check out these different organizations, and get involved!
IRHA — Illinois Residence Hall Association
IRHA is the state organization. This organization is there to help unite all affiliated schools within Illinois and transfer new ideas to each school. The IRHA Conference usually takes place during the second semester of the school year. You take a whole weekend off to a different school and get to know many new people while immersing yourself into many new ideas to bring back to UIC.
GLACURH — Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls
GLACURH is the regional organization that is under the national organization. You go to the conference and meet even more people, because it is an organization of affiliated schools that are from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, and Illinois. The conference is a host to about 500–700 students around the region. It is a great place to network, and learn a lot about how to make UIC better. The conference usually takes place during the first semester of the school year. Be sure to check it out!
For more information: GLACURH website
NACURH — National Association of College and University Residence Halls
NACURH is the national organization. The organization is divided into eight regional affiliates, each representing a particular geographic region, and takes place during the summer. During this conference, you are one of over 2,200 students attending! You meet so many people and learn a lot about yourself and those around you. It is a great experience and is recommended by everyone who has attended in the past.
For more information: NACURH website
NCSL — National Conference on Student Leadership
NCSL is a national conference for promising UIC student leaders. Students are picked from recommendations from Residence Life Staff and then invited to go to Florida for four days. While at the conference, you attend intense workshops learning to better yourself as a leader. After the conference, students go to Disney World, to relax from an amazing conference.
For more information: NCSL website