RHA Awarded National Grant
The Residence Hall Association's innovative newly-formed Weekend Warrior organization was recently awarded a $1,900 programming grant from the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH). The NACURH programming grant is specially designed to help take university programming within the residence halls to the next level.
NACURH, Inc. focuses on promoting student intellectual, education, cultural, physical and social welfare and providing an avenue for assisting students to achieve fuller participation in the life of individual collegiate communities. NACURH, Inc. has over 400 member institutions from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Autralia, and Qatar, and has a highly selective grant proposal process. Grant proposals were awarded based on categories including leadership, diversity, community building/development, advocacy, safety, and education in addition to an assurance that all programs developed were alcohol-free.
RHA's Weekend Warrior organization was founded in 2010 to develop and implement weekend programs and initiatives designed to enhance the residential community. Their grant proposal outlined a multi-faceted program which will be held in April 2011. NACURH, Inc. has designated April as National Residence Hall Month, and the Weekend Warrior program proposal outlined a combination of social and community service events which will be coordinated to allow resident students to connect more with their campus and local community.