In the month of June, the University of Arizona’s RHA has gone
above and beyond. To start the month, the 2012 NACURH delegation came
back to campus filled with excitement. Both U of A’s Eboard and the
delegation had spirit running through their blood as they began prep for
NACURH. Everyone made sure they had the IACURH flashmob memorized as
well as the role call and every U of A and IACURH cheer. Preparation
lasted a few days where the attendees from U of A’s Residence Hall
Association worked from sun up to sun down each day while bonding
closely with each other. Whether it was making spirit wear, hot gluing
close pins, button making, setting up the display, or crafting the
banner, U of A’s Residence Hall Association never stopped laughing,
working, or growing as a family.|
Once conference time came, the delegation’s enthusiasm grew rapidly.
After pulling onto the beautiful campus of CU Boulder, U of A
immediately began playing the cup game and teaching anyone who was
around them, the U of A and now IACURH tradition. They also ran around
talking to other delegations, trading pins, and getting to know all of
the different delegations of NACURH. U of A’s NCC, Harrison Redd,
encouraged all of his delegates to go to varying entertainment options
and the hospitality rooms to meet more people and enhance their
leadership skills. The University of Arizona has a tradition of making
door decs for every delegate at the conference and some of U of A’s
delegates were up until 3am hanging them on everyone’s doors.
When regional break off time occurred, U of A distributed the regional
t-shirts which were designed by their Residence Hall Association. They
also made sure not a quiet moment passed and that support for every
school was present.
During program sessions, U of A strategically planned which one each
delegate was going to so that everyone went to differing programs to be
sure U of A came back with the most amount of new ideas and inspiration.
Once back together as a group, the delegation shared what they learned
to pass on their knowledge to the others around them.
The University of Arizona has always had an extreme work ethic and it
certainly paid off during the awards ceremony. U of A brought home the
Hallenbeck Lifetime Service Award, OCM NRHH Member of the Year, and the
biggest accomplishment, School of the Year. The delegation also made
sure to show their support and cheer for all of the winning schools.
After NACURH, Residence Hall Association’s work did not stop. Eboard
came back into full swing by planning trainings, preparing for this
summer’s Hall Involvement Team which comes in early August to train both
incoming and returning residents, and RHA’s Annual Block Party event
that kicks off the school year for residents on the campus.
Communication was key since not everyone was on campus all of the time.
The advisor, Jess Crombie, made sure everyone stayed on track and that
when Eboard returned, everyone would be at the right place and not
The University of Arizona never stops working. Whether it is conference
prep or training to become better leaders, Residence Hall Association is
always putting 110% effort into everything they do. The month of June
both marked a big accomplishment of winning school of the year and
brought RHA together as a family to become stronger and have more
creative ideas next year.
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