Mission & History
Portland State University Residence Hall Association
The RHA strives to help develop community on campus by embracing the diversity of residents, encouraging development of leadership ideals, promoting successful academic lifestyles, and inspiring students to be an active part of the on-campus community while working constructively with Residence Life Staff and the Resident Life Administration. RHA serves as a governing voice, representing the needs and wants of the residents to the campus populations.
NACURH Mission Statement
NACURH is the leading national 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, as well as stimulating engagement and involvement among students who reside in college and university residence halls. Through regional and national 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.
NACURH 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 resources for college and university students seeking to create the ultimate residence hall environment and experience.
NACURH Unification Statement
NACURH is a student-run organization whose members’ purpose is to provide communication, education, and leadership development opportunities for student leaders in residence hall systems across the country and around the world. The students who comprise our organization represent different abilities, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, genders and political affiliations. As such, NACURH is a representative body of a truly multicultural population in which individual differences are accepted and welcomed. We accept the responsibility to act aggressively and proactively toward educating our membership. We strongly encourage member schools to build conference delegations that are representative and inclusive of the diversity of people from their individual campuses. Ultimately, we strive for an appreciation, understanding, and acceptance of diversity. Finally we encourage member schools to work together to provide a unified front in order to achieve our basic goal of improving residence halls nationwide, and internationally.