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Housing Leadership Opportunities

Get Involved!

student leaders

University Housing provides a variety of opportunities to become involved in your community and on campus.  Housing Leadership provides opportunities for personal growth and helping to be the voice of students.

Nominations now open for 2019 STAR Reception

Click link below for STAR Reception award nominations!

Nomination Form


Hall of the Year Bid Criteria


USHA/NRHH Scholarship Application 2019


Benefits of Getting Involved In Housing Leadership

  • Meet others in your community
  • Be an important part of campus traditions
  • Take pride in being an active member of YOUR community
  • Have a say in how YOUR money is spent
  • Be the voice of students like yourself 

Housing Leadership Groups


Hall Council

Be the Voice of Your Community!

Hall Council

Every residence hall has a Hall Council that is open to all residents of that hall

  • Hall Council hears the concerns of residents, plans activities that support and develop a spirit of community among residents, and purchases items for the residence hall.
  • Many of the pool tables, flat screen TVs, and gaming equipment were purchased by Hall Councils.
Hall Council

Hall Councils review and communicate community issues

  • Hall Council also provides clear communication among the UCM residence life community by assigning each Hall Council an USHA representative (read about USHA below).
  • As a result, Hall Councils empowers residents to stay informed about and invested in not only their hall community, but the UCM residence hall community at large. You can find out when hall meetings are by looking for their posters in your hall, or asking your CA or RHD.


United Student Housing Association (USHA)

USHA serves as the voice of the students living in the residence halls and acts as the liaison between residents and University Housing, and the UCM community.


  • USHA communicates the issues and concerns of residence hall living to University Housing and submits proposals and recommendations regarding policies and facility improvements.

  • USHA promotes, coordinates and facilitates activities in all facets of on-campus living and contributes to the general welfare of all residents in the residence halls.

  • The group strives to build community in the residence halls and provide on-campus residents with opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, personal growth and social interactions.

  • For information on joining or getting involved with USHA, email ushapresident@ucmo.edu.

Consider running for USHA Exec or as an USHA Rep!

  • USHA is highly involved on campus. They have a representative on Student Government Association (SGA), Spotlight and the Student Funding Committee.
  • Each year USHA sponsors the Family of the Year competition, Jim Wand the Hypnotist at the Week of Welcome, Battle of the Halls, and the Coolest Room Contest.
  • The group also sponsors student leaders so they may go to regional and national conferences, and also cosponsor an annual scholarship with NRHH for a student leader in Housing.
  • USHA oversees a variety of services for on-campus students as well like the refrigerator rental program, carpet program, welcome kit & finals kit program.


National Residence Hall Honorary

Top 1% of Students Living on Campus


Recognize and Serve with Heart

  • NRHH commits itself to two core values:  Recognition and service.
  • NRHH is designed to give local, regional and national recognition to students making outstanding contributions to their residence halls.
  • Student leaders often go above and beyond to participate and support these events and NRHH exists to honor these students. Students are nominated each month for "Of the Month" awards (OTMs). Find out more about OTMs or submit one today!

NRHH is the only nationwide organization that recognizes residence hall leaders. Membership in local chapters is limited to one percent of our school’s residence hall population, or 15 members, whichever is larger. Being selected into the membership is an honor in which one can take a great amount of pride.


Membership Requirements

  • Have lived in the residence hall for at least two semesters (including current semester) prior to induction
  • One semester of service must have been completed at UCM
  • Have made a positive contribution to the residence hall system
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

For more information, contact jhicks@ucmo.edu.


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