What is NACURH and how is it structured?

NACURH stands for the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. The operating structure of NACURH is comprised of eight regional affiliates and two national offices. Each region is responsible for all schools in its geographic area. The two offices, the NACURH Information Center (NIC), and NACURH Services and Recognition Office (NSRO), each handle various association-wide responsibilities.

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 RD and ADF from each region, the Director and ADF of each of the national offices, as well as three national executives elected by the NBD from their own ranks. These executives are the National Chair, National Associate for Finance, and National Associate for Administration. In addition, the NBD Liaison from the national conference staff, the Conference Resource Consultant, and the National 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 debate. For more details, please refer to the NACURH Constitution and Policy Book.

Vision Statement

The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated, recognizes living on campus as an integral part of the college experience, and therefore strives to be the organization of choice for residence hall leaders by providing comprehensive opportunities and resources for college and university students seeking to create the ultimate residence hall environment and experience.

Mission Statement

NACURH is the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. It is an organization of students committed to developing leadership, honoring diversity, recognizing achievement, promoting scholarship, as well as stimulating engagement and involvement among students who reside in college and university residence halls. Through programs and services, NACURH provides leadership opportunities for students, shares residence hall programming resources and best practices, and coordinates activities with appropriate professional associations and business partners.

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