Housing Resident Life Association wins program of the year award

Housing Residence Life Association wins program of the year

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:54 | Written for: DSA News

 

UNT Housing won the Program of the Year award at this year's Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference.

This award seeks to recognize outstanding student planning and implementation of programming within the residence halls. For a bid to be considered at the NACURH level, it may be of community service, leadership development, diversity, educational, or social nature.

UNT's Residence Hall Association won for its 90s Night event held in Bruce Hall in September. The event featured karaoke, giveaways, and polaroid photos to fit the decade's theme. Residents connected with new people, met with friends, and had the opportunity to learn about alcohol awareness. 

Having won the local level, the Residence Hall Association will now submit that program at the national level at the upcoming National Association of College and University Residence Halls contest.

UNT’s RHA and National Residence Hall Honorary also won the conference’s case study competition by helping a student in the study with mental health concerns while navigating UNT’s campus resources.

Graduate student and Santa Fe/Traditions Halls Assistant-Community Director, Jacob Durrance, became the SWACURH’s Regional Director at the conference. Durrance is the third UNT staff member to sit on the director board. He joins Eric Johnson, who serves as the NRHH Regional Advisor, and Dakota Fountain, the Regional Business conference chair.