The Northeast Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls or, NEACURH is one of the eight regional affiliates of NACURH, Inc, the largest student run organization in the world. NEACURH and NACURH are organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for all students living in residence halls. The region is led by an elected Regional Board of Directors, who works to bring resources and opportunities to the members of the region through conferences, virtual chats, and service projects.
NEACURH is built of student leaders who participate in sharing resources and ideas by attending two regional and the NACURH Annual conferences, and communicating with one another through extensive networks, such as email listservs and social networking sites. NEACURH currently represents over 65 member schools and we are always looking to welcome new ones! As an organization, we focus on five aspects of residence hall living: Programming, Leadership, Recognition, Communication, and Inclusivity.
Annually, NEACURH hosts two conferences throughout the academic year. The regional leadership conference occurs at the end of October or the beginning of the November. The spring leadership conference or business conference (often referred to as “No Frills”), occurs during the month of March.
During conference, there are two main aspects incorporated. The first aspect is programming. Following the opening of conference, delegates attending the conference have the opportunity to go to a series of program presentations to grow and learn from leaders across the region. The topics of these programs range from successful events a school has put on to how to bridge the gap between RHA and NRHH at your institution.
The second aspect is boardroom. In boardroom, official regional business is conducted. The Regional Board of Directors (RBD) propose pieces of legislation to be passed, denied, or tabled following the majority vote from schools in the region. There are three different boardrooms: NCC Boardroom (where most legislation is heard), RHA President’s Boardroom, and NRHH Representative Boardroom. Throughout these boardrooms, different bids are heard in addition to the pieces of legislation. These bids can be anything from Program of the Year to Commitment to Diversity. At the conclusion of conference, there are opportunities for bonding amongst the delegates at events such as the banquet, swap shop, and the dance.