LSU Wins Bid to Host National Student Leadership Conference in 2019
BATON ROUGE – LSU Residential Life and its student Residence Hall Association announced today that the university will host the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, or NACURH, annual conference in summer 2019 that brings together more than 2,000 student leaders who live in residence halls on college campuses across the United States to share ideas, resources, and best practices in order to improve their residential communities.
NACURH is an international student-led organization that empowers, motivates, and equips residence hall leaders by providing training, networks, and resources to positively impact their campus communities and overall student residential experience in support of academic success.
LSU’s Residence Hall Association is a member of NACURH and acts as the student voice and the representative governing body of all on-campus residents to advocate for enhancements to the campus living experience for its residents. As the second largest student organization at LSU, RHA has students involved at the campus, regional and national levels.
LSU RHA Past President and 2019 Conference Chair Camille Flint said, “I had no clue how much my residence hall experience would shape me. But now having been involved and serving as president for two years, I can say being involved in campus through RHA and Residential Life has given me experiences and opportunities I could not have dreamed of move in day as a freshman. My RHA experiences also helped me find my career passion – student affairs at universities. I’m excited to develop the next generation of leaders.”
To win the host bid, LSU RHA leadership secured buy in from campus partners, prepared conference logistics and budget proposals, and pitched LSU as a host site to the NACURH national board of directors with an oral presentation and prepared marketing book.
The student leadership team will plan and lead the conference for 2,000 peers with support from Residential Life professional staff. These experience-building opportunities abound for campus residents through the Residence Hall Association at campus, regional and state levels. RHA members often travel to regional and national conference, where they present to their peers about best practices in improving campus communities that are a foundation of student academic success.
“I am proud of our student leaders for taking initiative and earning this host bid. We support student success and leadership development by sending residents to these regional and national conferences, and I and my team are thrilled to now host the many student leaders in our own backyard,” said Assistant Vice President of Residential Life Steve Waller.
Learn more about NACURH’s mission of equipping student leaders with the skills and resources needed for success at www.nacurh.org.
For information about LSU’s Residence Hall Association, visit www.LSU.edu/rha.
Contact Catherine David
LSU Residential Life
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