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11/8/2020 » 11/10/2020
2020 Annual Conference - Springfield, Illinois

Information about GLACUHO Committees
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Committee Member Involvement

The GLACUHO Leadership Team is currently seeking housing officers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio to serve on one of the GLACUHO committees.

In order to serve GLACUHO as a committee member, you must be able to fulfill the following expectations. Please complete the checklist below as you consider serving in this capacity:

  • Correspond with your committee chair on a regular basis (at minimum twice per month).

  • Attend the Winter Meeting at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, on February 9 - 10, 2020 (GLACUHO covers the cost for meals and lodging on site)

  • Attend the GLACUHO Annual Conference, November 8 - 10, 2020 in Springfield, IL.

  • Attend any additional meeting(s) such as monthly committee meetings (online).

  • Accept and complete any assignments to meet the goals of the committee and GLACUHO.

  • Gain immediate supervisor’s and institutional approval to serve prior to submitting this application.

Appointment Process

All individuals interested in serving on a committee need to submit a committee member application online by Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. This includes new and returning committee members. Appointment to committees will be made 3-4 weeks after the Annual Conference. Committee membership runs from December 2019 to December 2020* to coincide with GLACUHO’s Annual Conference. The  Committee Chair Delegate will notify applicants in December of committee status.

*Communications and Marketing Committee will end at the 2021 Winter meeting in February.

The Committee Chair Delegate, in consultation with committee chairs, selects committee members. Factors used to make assignments include:
  • Balance of state representation
  • New and returning members
  • Professional experience levels
  • Diversity representation
  • Experience individual professionals bring to the committee
  • Interest, motivation, commitment, and dedication to the committee (current committee chair provides a recommendation for returning committee members)

Committee Descriptions

Campus Safety and Crisis Management

Researches trends and provides resources and best practices in the area of campus safety and crisis response.

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Campus Safety and Crisis Management Committee include:

  • Provide educational opportunities for members to learn best practices on campus safety and crisis management

  • Provide table top exercises for members to use on their home campus

  • Present sessions at the Annual Conference on Campus Safety and Crisis Management.

Health and Wellness

Creates resources for students and staff members in the area of Health and Wellness.

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Health and Wellness Committee include:

  • Plans and host the GLOW-CUHO 5k and 5k for all fitness levels

  • Sponsor the Minutes to Fitness wellness initiative

  • Has a well-read blog with wellness and fitness challenges as well as wellness tips and tricks for professionals and students alike

  • Additional focuses on mindfulness, meditation, wellness technology, and more!

Inclusion and Equity

Provides resources and opportunities on various multicultural and diversity-related topics.

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Inclusion and Equity Committee include:

  • Host and sponsor the Affinity Social

  • Review documents and provide educational opportunities for members on Inclusion and Equity throughout the year

  • Provide engagement opportunities in Learning on the Go space at the Annual Conference

Professional Foundations

To provide resources and opportunities for the education and professional development of Residence Life professionals in the foundational skills of the housing profession.

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Professional Foundations Committee include:

  • Plan and host the Professional Development Institute (PDI), a professional development seminar featuring a range of activities for professionals with 3 to 5 years full-time experience

  • Plan and host the Mid-Level Institute (MLI), a professional development seminar for professionals in mid-level roles who are considering a move to the next level and/or searching for opportunities to improve their skills in their current positions

  • Explore new educational initiatives for Residence Life professionals

Student Learning

Researches trends and provides resources and best practices in the area of student learning.

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Student Learning Committee include:

  • Plan and host Lunch and learn discussion at the annual conference

  • Choose and host monthly article discussions around student learning and assessment

Facilities and Operations

Reviews facility trends and sustainability options for housing operations

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Facilities and Operations Committee include:

  • Plan and coordinate Facilities Tour at the annual conference

  • Provide on-going engagement opportunities around technology and application

Contemporary Issues (Topic: Performance Management and Professional Resiliency)

This year, the committee will examine emergency preparedness and planning in Residence Life and Housing. See statement from President-Elect  Sarah Meaney

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Contemporary Issues Committee include:

  • Manage all logistics related to bringing the Contemporary Issues Expert to the Annual Conference

  • Solicit membership/find articles related to the Contemporary Issue to educate members

  • Write articles for Trends on the Contemporary Issue

  • Host Case Study at the Annual Conference surrounding the Contemporary Issue topic

Communications and Marketing

Creates our GLACUHO publications and is responsible for the marketing and social media of the association.

Initiatives and traditions put on by the Communications and Marketing Committee include:

  • Edit articles and designs format for every TRENDS publication

  • Design materials for multiple committee and conference initiatives.

  • Oversee and manage the various social media accounts for GLACUHO

  • Take photos at various GLACUHO activities and events, including the Annual Conference and Winter Meeting

Programming and Development

Responsible for our program sessions at the Annual Conference. Initiatives and traditions put on by the Programming

and Development Committee include:

  • Conduct annual assessments for GLACUHO professional development needs; assemble longitudinal program data to identify trends

  • Manage conference program messaging, marketing, proposals, review, selection, slating, and evaluation

  • Identify strategies to reach and engage more professionals in the region in meaningful ways through various sub-committees

Conference Host Committee

Starting in 2020, the annual conference planning and coordination will be performed by this committee, taking the place of host institutions under our old structure. Membership on this committee is open to all members across the region. As technology has offered new opportunities for collaboration and work, committee membership is not limited to certain geographic regions or states. 

Responsibilities of the Host Committee include:

  • Plan, coordinate, and host the 2020 GLACUHO Annual Conference Springfield IL on Nov 8-10 2020

  • Collaborate with other members of the GLACUHO leadership to successfully implement conference initiatives

  • Manage the Request for Proposal (RFP) process seeking bids to host future annual conferences, including the issuance of the RFP, collection of bids, evaluation and vetting, and recommendation of top 2-3 sites to the Board of Directors.

Stewardship Committee

This ad-hoc committee is appointed by the President with the goal of fostering stewardship in the region and support GLACUHO's fundraising endeavors. GLACUHO offers support via scholarships for GLACUHO affiliated members to attend ACUHO-I related events like Stars College, the James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute, and the ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE).

We are excited to enhance these opportunities for GLACUHO members and this  team will lead initiatives, fundraising, and stewardship.

Given the unique nature of this committee, we are looking for members with some of these specific skills:

  • Experience in developing and executing a public relations/communications plan

  • Experience in major gift, endowment and legacy fundraising, ideally with demonstrated results

  • Willing to conduct research as needed

  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • Able to give a reasonable time commitment to complete responsibilities over 1 year, including regular meetings, independent assignments, and collaborative work

  • Imaginative, creative, and highly self-motivated

  • Strong passion and belief in the mission, vision, and goals of GLACUHO


To learn more about committees, please contact any member of the Leadership Team. Committee applications will be accepted online and through Friday, November 1, at 11:59pm CST. GLACUHO has advanced its goals as an organization, and furthered the objectives of the housing profession through strong, effective committee membership. The GLACUHO Leadership Team hopes you consider joining a committee this year.


Ready to sign up?

Please note: In order to apply, you must be signed in with your individual account on our website.

(If you are the account holder for an institutional or exhibitor account, you will need to set up an individual account for yourself since committee membership is tied to individuals rather than institutions or companies.)