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Conferences and Affiliations

Conference Opportunities

The Residence Hall Association at Western Kentucky University is affiliated through the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), Inc., the Southeastern Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH), and the Kentucky Association of Residence Halls (KARH). Through this membership, there are numerous opportunities to travel to other institutions to learn about what other Residence Hall Associations are working on and to present and share what WKU is doing on our campus.

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Upcoming Conference!

Every year, the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) provides opportunities to promote student leaders on the national and regional level. WKU falls within the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH). Therefore, this fall student leaders have the opportunity to attend SAACURH – Regional Leadership Conference. 


The conference will be held from October 20th – October 22nd  and is being hosted at the University of West Georgia in Carrolton, GA.


At this conference, student leaders are able to: (1) gain leadership skills, (2) interactively learn about successful programmatic opportunities on other college campuses, (3) network amongst students in the region, (4) participate in large-scale philanthropic events, (5) present a session at a regional conference, and so much more!


SAACURH 2017 has placed a delegation cap of a maximum of 7 students from each individual institution to attend. Given this, we are unable to allow everyone to attend SAACURH; however, future conferences will be available for students to attend during the 2017-2018 academic year such as KARH, Kentucky Association of Residence Halls, and NACURH, National Association of College and University Residence Halls.


All students interested in attending SAACURH 2017 must complete an online application. Please see below for the timeline and additional links:


  • 8.6.17 – 8.14.17
    • All SAACURH 2017 applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on 8.14.17
    • *A “How to write a Application and Conference What to Expect” program will be held by Morgan Thompson the NRHH Representative. Please keep a look out for more information to come.
  • 8.15.17
    • All applications will be reviewed and up to 10 applicants will be selected to further in the process. Those furthering on in the process they will be asked to schedule an interview for Tuesday, September 19th.
    • Applicants will also be notified of their application status.
  • 8.18.17
    • Applicants who were selected to further to the interview stage must secure their interview timeslot by noon on Monday, September 18th.
  • 8.19.17
    • Interviews will be conducted. Additional times will be extended to accommodate class schedules of those selected to interview.
  • 8.21.17
    • Applicants in the process will be notified of their status.
  • 8.22.17
    • Delegates must accept or decline their offer by 4:30pm


SAACURH 2016 Recap Video:

SAACURH Application

About NACURH, Inc.

The National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) was founded in 1954 at Iowa State University. It was founded to help encourage the exchange of information and ideas between residence hall governments. NACURH is a tax-exempt corporation that is incorporated through the state of Oklahoma. NACURH is made up of eight different regions: CAACURH, GLACURH, IACURH, MACURH, NEACURH, PACURH, SAACURH, and SWACURH. In addition, NACURH has two national offices: the NACURH Information Center (NIC) and NACURH Services and Recognition Office (NSRO). The organizations official colors are blue and white. NACURH promotes living on campus as an integral part of the college experience, and strives to provide resources to help member schools create the ultimate residence hall environment and experience. NACURH also strives to recognize leadership and programs on its members’ campuses. On Campus Marketing is the official corporate sponsor of NACURH.

NACURH hosts an annual conference that takes place each summer. More information will be posted here once it becomes available.

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The South Atlantic Affiliate is the largest affiliate of NACURH, and is comprised of the nine most southeastern states in North America. These states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH) was formed in 1964 to advocate on behalf of all affiliated schools. While most affiliates of NACURH have a Regional Board of Directors, SAACURH has the SAACURH Executive Committee that is charged with the daily functions of the region and serve as a resource to our affiliated institutions.

SAACURH hosts two conferences each academic year: the Regional Leadership Conference and the Regional Business Conference. If you are interested in the regional conference, please continue to check back here to apply. 

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About KARH  

KARH is the Kentucky Association of Residence Halls! We are an organization that helps to unite all the universities and colleges in Kentucky through conferences and information exchange! We serve as the central hub that connects all the schools together. We are here to make sure that all the schools affiliated with KARH receive all the information they need regarding conferences, housing, and other schools. We want to insure that Kentucky “houses” the best leaders in regards to Residence Halls!

KARH hosts a state conference each year, typically in February. WKU would like to see you attend, so please check back for the application in November. 

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 Last Modified 9/12/17