GLACUHO - Providing the best opportunities for housing officers to learn, lead and serve.
GLACUHO will be widely recognized as a premiere regional housing association.
Personal, professional and organizational growth, service, visionary leadership, inclusivity.
- To better prepare housing officers to meet the diverse and changing needs of those we serve with primary concern for students.
- To contribute to the improvement of dining services, residential life, and residential facilities provided by housing officers.
- To advance and communicate professional knowledge and standards in the field of student housing.
- To provide opportunities for education of professional development of housing officers.
- To sponsor activities and services which assist housing officers in the exchange and distribution of information and ideas.
- To be supportive of the goals and purposes of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I).
Statement on Diversity
GLACUHO affirms and emphasizes the importance of creating a positive, educational and supportive environment for the increasingly diverse student populations of our campuses and residence halls.
As educators and housing professionals, we must foster environments that will:
- support, encourage and challenge all students during their enrollment and residency,
- foster educational growth and positive interactions among different groups in our residence halls, and
- prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, religious preference, gender, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical ability or veteran status.
GLACUHO is committed to actively promote a climate and involvement which welcomes and appreciates diversity at all levels of the organization.
Statement on Hate Crimes
The Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO) has a responsibility to communicate professional knowledge and standards in the field of housing and to provide for the education and professional development of housing officers. GLACUHO is concerned about the growing problem of hate crimes on college and university campuses. Such incidents are increasingly prevalent and damage the sense of community, particularly within our on-campus residential areas.
GLACUHO believes it is within our responsibilities, as housing officers, to protect human rights and to promote diversity and pluralism in higher education. Therefore, GLACUHO encourages housing officers to do all they can to understand and address the issues that drive hate crimes. Having an educated and planned response to hate crimes will sustain us in our important role of serving students.
GLACUHO believes it is within our responsibilities to promote decision-making and goal setting that focuses on positive and sustainable practices and methods.
As educators and housing professionals, we must:
- Educate ourselves and our students about sustainability issues and our individual and organizational impact on the environment.
- Employ and advocate environmentally sustainable best practices, e.g. recycling, waste and energy use reduction, and the construction of green facilities.
- Promote community partnerships, resource sharing and innovative thinking to foster responsible citizenship for a lifetime.
GLACUHO is committed to leaving the smallest possible environmental footprint in the communities where our members and students live, work, gather, and learn.
The association's by-laws were last revised on May 23, 2014, after a successful vote by the membership. Click here to view the by-laws.
The leadership manual outlines the roles and responsibilities of the board. The most recent version was published in November 2013. Click here to view the Leadership Manual.
The History of GLACUHO
On July 28, 1949, ACUHO-I was created in its earlier form. In the beginning days of ACUHO-I, only the senior housing officers attended the conference. Middle management desired to have the opportunity to meet, and regional organizations arose from that desire. At the ACUHO-I meeting in Flora (1972), delegates from the Great Lakes agreed to the idea of holding a winter meeting of the Great Lakes region in the winter of 1973.
GLACUHO was the last region to be organized. All other regions of ACUHO-I had been meeting for several years. The first regional conference was held on February 25 - 27, 1973 at Kent State University. It was known as the Great Lakes Region Housing Officers (GLRHO). The winter meeting provided opportunities for those who regularly attend the ACUHO-I meetings as well as other middle management officers who did not have this opportunity.
By 1983, the size of the institution had grown to 89 member schools. At that meeting, changes were voted on, and approved, that would bring the association into a structure more similar to today's. The membership voted to move the dates of the annual meeting from February, when it had occurred for the first 11 years, to October. This year also marked the change in the leadership from a Vice President position to the President-Elect position. That year was unique because the next meeting was held that same fall of 1983, meaning two conferences occurred that year.
Over time, our association has grown and changed, as has our membership. We continue working to serve the needs of housing officers in our region.
Conference History by Year
||1973 - Kent State University
||1996 - University of Toledo / Bowling Green State University
||1974 - Indiana State University
||1997 - University of Notre Dame
||1975 - Eastern Illinois University
||1998 - CASCHA (Chicago Area Small College Housing Association)
||1976 - Eastern Michigan University
||1999 - Grand Valley State University
||1977 - Ohio State University
||2000 - University of Dayton
||1978 - Purdue University
||2001 - University of Southern Indiana
||1979 - Western Illinois University
||2002 - Northern Illinois University
||1980 - Michigan State University
||2003 - Ferris State University
||1981 - Kent State University
||2004 - Northeast Ohio Housing Officers
||1982 - IUPUI
||2005 - Ball State University / Indiana University
||1983 Spring - Northern Illinois University
||2006 - University of Illinois at Springfield
||1983 Fall - Kalamazoo College / Western Illinois University
||2007 - Ferris State University
||1984 - University of Cincinnati
||2008 - University of Cincinnati / Wright State University
||1985 - CASCHA (Chicago Area Small College Housing Association)
||2009 - State of Indiana (Various Schools)
||1986 - Purdue University / Manchester College
||2010 - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville / Eastern Illinois University / Southern Illinois University Carbondale
||1987 - Ferris State College
||2011 - Grand Valley State University
||1988 - Wright State University
||2012 - The Ohio State University
||1989 - Ball State University / Indiana State University
||2013 - Butler University / IUPUI / Marian University / University of Indianapolis
||1990 - CASCHA (Chicago Area Small College Housing Association)
||2014 - Western Illinois University
||1991 - Ferris State University
||2015 - University of Michigan-Flint / Kettering University / Riverfront Residence Hall
||1992 - Northeast Ohio Housing Officers
||2016 - University of Cincinnati
||1993 - University of Evansville
||2017 - Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
||1994 - Western Illinois University
||2018 - Indiana University - Bloomington
||1995 - Eastern Michigan University
||2019 - To be selected at the 2017 Annual Conference (Michigan)
Other Regional Affiliates of ACUHO-I
GLACUHO is just one of many regional affiliates of the ACUHO-I, the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International. For a complete list of all regional affiliates, visit http://www.acuho-i.org/partners/regions.