Did you know that our Maryland RHA is actually a part of something bigger?We arepart of a collection of RHAs that form the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College andUniversity Residence Halls (CAACURH), which is the official affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH). Every year, select members from our RHA attend regional and national conferences, representing our university on a regionallevel and creating an extraordinary opportunity for members to interact and engage with student leaders from other universities across the nation.

In November, CAACURH holds an annual regional conference, where delegates fromover 50 different universities in the Central Atlantic region show off their school and (cougar) pride! This conference is a wonderful opportunity to get more involved in RHA on the regional level, and isencouraged for both new and veteran members.

Come February, CAACURH holds a more formal, business conference called NoFrills. This conference is usually reserved for executive board members who passlegislation on the regional level. However, schools also vie for regional awards in a process known as bidding. Anybody is welcome to join the "bid-team", and ifyou're lucky you may land a spot at NoFrills!
Last but not least, is the annual national conference, NACURH! This conference is similar to CAACURH, except schools from every region in the nation are present. During this three day conference, delegates get to attend sessions where they learn from a variety of topics regarding personal and leadership growth and developement. This conference is also open to all members of RHA, and is an incredible opportunity to meet other students from across the nation.

Additionally, delegates also bid for awards on the national level, showing off their school's recent accomplishments. And not to mention, each conference is spirit themed, so get ready to show off that Cougar Pride and Terrapin Spirit!

If you have any questions regarding a conference, the application, or want to learn more, email our NCC here.


This year's Regional Conference will take place on November 4th-6th at Temple University.
Apply to join the UMD delegation at ter.ps/CAACURH2016 by September 27th at 11:59pm. 

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