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).
History of GLACUHO
On July 28, 1949, ACUHO-I came into being. In the beginning 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 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 proveded opportunities for those who regularly attend the ACUHO-I meetings as well as other middle management officers who did not have this opportunity.