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2020 Annual Conference - Springfield, Illinois

Annual Conference Initiatives
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An annual tradition, the GLOWCUHO 5K is a race to promote physical well being at the conference. This GLOW in The Dark run takes runners around the beautiful Michigan State Campus! Run and/or walk as you are able the full 5K (3.1 miles) -- OR join us for a fun leisurely walk in the GLOWCUHO (0.5K) to our post race after party location: FieldHouse


The Health & Wellness Committee is hosting a ZUMBA style fitness session at the annual conference! Pack some fitness gear and jumpstart your Wednesday morning with a fun routine facilitated by one of our very own housing professionals! 

Meditation & Relaxation Space

H&W will be hosting a sponsored Meditation and Relaxation Space at the Annual Conference. This space will be open throughout the duration of the conference and will have various activities, including lotion creation using essential oils, practicing mindful meditation with yoga mats, and more! 


We are excited to host the eighth annual Silent Auction at the 2019 Annual Conference. All attendees are invited to donate items to the auction, visit the Silent Auction to view the items and to place bids. At the conclusion of the Silent Auction, winning bidders will be announced and the winners will be able to donate the winning amount to the GLACUHO Endowment of the ACUHO-I Foundation by cash, check, or credit card.

Drink the Great Lakes: Wine and Beer Pull 

Sip, Sip, Hooray! This year, we have expanded the "Grape Lakes" wine pull to include beer.  To help make this a successful and delicious experience, consider donating a favorite (unopened) bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer; beverages of all varieties are welcome, but especially from our Great Lakes region. Simply bring the bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer that you'd like to donate to the Registration Table. Drop back by during Silent Auction times to “pull” a bottle of a great beverage!   

Duck in a Bag 

Duck, Duck, Prize! Come by the Duck in a Bag table during the exhibitor fair to press your luck winning big! Participants make a $5 donation and select a brown bag from an array of bag options.  Take a chance and win a gift card or a rubber duck! There are a quackton of surprises!


We are currently seeking donations to be entered into the Silent Auction and Drink the Great Lakes wine and beer pull. Individuals, institutions, and exhibitors may choose to donate items and services. Donations are not limited to commercially available items; we welcome your generosity, creativity, and any items you would like to donate! Some examples of past donations have included gift baskets, framed photographs, artwork, event tickets and university memorabilia. We gladly accept your personal artistic creations, too. Go to the Giving page to register your items or bring them with you to the registration table.

Case Study Competition                       

The annual case study competition provides a fantastic professional development opportunity for our members and is a long standing GLACUHO tradition. It highlights the GLACUHO Contemporary Issue and pairs teams of graduate, entry, and mid-level professionals to compete in an intense and theoretically-driven approach to creative problem solving. Judges for the annual case study are mid and senior level purchasing agents for their campus.  This year’s contemporary issue is Emergency Preparedness: Planning, Implementation, and Training.

Learning on the Go Space

Learning On The Go is a passive presentation opportunity in which professionals from across the region prepare presentations or displays that can be showcased during the annual GLACUHO conference. Learning On The Go offers an opportunity to learn from knowledge or best practices from your colleagues in an accessible and diverse way and can include posters, displays, pamphlets, handouts, or small digital displays. Click here to sign up for Learning On The Go.

Affinity Social             


GLACUHO and the Inclusion and Equity Committee host an Affinity Social for people with minoritized identities at the conference to meet and have a shared experience. The event involves appetizers as well as wristbands for attendees to wear that show what social identities they hold. This year, wristbands will acknowledge the multiple identities people hold at once. Wristbands will be given to those who identify with what each wristband represents. Wristbands will signify LGBTQ+ Professionals, Professionals of Color, and Women in Housing. Wristbands will be given out at the Affinity Social. Come enjoy a popcorn and ice cream bar after the opening banquet! Those who do not identify with any of the groups receiving wristbands are kindly asked not to attend but to encourage the attendance of others.                  

Marketing Gallery 

GLACUHO is bringing back hosting its Marketing Gallery to the conference. Take advantage of this opportunity to highlight marketing examples from your campuses and share with the association! Submissions will be displayed throughout the conference and will highlight the following areas: Social Issues, E-Marketing/Social Media, Programming, Internal Documents/Training Documents, Departmental Recruitment. All you need to do is submit your materials, and we’ll even help you print them, or drop them off to us at the conference! We look forward to seeing your great work. 

University Facility Tour 

This year, the facility tour will be of 1855 Place on Michigan State University’s campus. 

GLACUHO Cares           

GLACUHO and the Inclusion and Equity Committee are supporting MSU Safe Place, a program located on-campus at Michigan State University that addresses relationship violence and stalking. MSU Safe Place serves students, faculty, staff, their spouses/partners and non-affiliated members in the Greater Lansing Area. We are looking to collect Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Hand Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Diapers (sizes 4,5,6), and Hand Sanitizer. The state with the most items donated will win the GLACUHO Cares State Advocacy Award at this year’s annual conference.        

Coalition building Program   

The Inclusion & Equity Committee welcomes you to participate in our identity-based coalition building program. The aim of this program is to connect professionals on the basis of social identity with the goal of creating meaningful, identity-based partnerships. This includes but is not limited to similar identities, complementing identities, minoritized/majoritized identities, etc. Finding someone to build coalition with, whether it be for the duration of the conference, or a more lasting relationship, has a great value within this organization and Housing and Residence Life as a field. A relationship built on support and shared goals related to identity has the potential to make the coalition validating and rewarding. Please fill out this application in order to show interest in this program. Placement will be based on available interest. All entries may not be able to be matched. Due Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5pm. 

Please be aware of general guidelines:
-Attend one program session with your coalition building partner(s) as decided together
-Be respectful and set any necessary boundaries for personal time and space expectations of one another
-Come prepared to share three SMART/tangible goals associated with what you want to come from the relationship with your coalition building partner. One goal should be in relationship to GLACUHO.