Get involved in SWACUHO by joining a committee! Browse each committee and find a place YOU fit in! All of the committees listed are integral to the success of SWACUHO. Ask any veteran, getting involved on a committee is one of the best professional development experiences you can get!
[CHO STEERING COMMITTEE]
The CHO Committee encourages greater involvement and facilities issues of concern to Chief Housing Officers within SWACUHO.
The committee coordinates the CHO workshop held each fall, the CHO
roundtable breakfast held at the annual conference, and forwards
feedback on key issues to the Executive Board of SWACUHO.
The Diversity Committee ensures that an environment exists within the region that is positive, equitable. Respectful, educational, and supportive of people regardless of their national origin, race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, physical ability sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background.
The committee serves as a resource for programs and articles, awards
and recognition for achievements in supporting diversity, conducts
regional research, and develops strategies to encourage greater
diversity representation in the region.
The Exhibits and Displays Committee works closely with our vendors to
create an exhibits & display area at the annual conference with
institutional and commercial exhibits which are useful and informative
to the SWACUHO membership.
A host institution is generally chosen two years in advance by the Executive Committee at the annual meeting following the review of bid presentations by all interested parties. Host Committee responsibilities generally include: providing a relevant conference theme; designing a conference logo; providing housing accommodations; securing appropriate meeting room reservations; registration and related promotional efforts; provision for banquet meals, coffee breaks and the annual business luncheon; transportation arrangement recommendations and coordination; clerical and hospitality services.
The Mid-Level Committee offers professional development and networking opportunities for mid-level administrators (such as area coordinators, assistant and associate directors).
In addition to a mid-level roundtable breakfast at the annual
conference, the committee works to expand mid-level opportunities such
as establishing workshops, social events, and soliciting presentations
from mid-level staff for the annual conference.
The Newsletter and Communications Committee gathers and distributes
information to member institutions. The committee compiles newsletters; contacts member schools to request updated information and
to solicit articles. This committee provides information about SWACUHO
and its membership to other organizations.
[PLACEMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE]
The Placement Services Committee is
responsible for providing an
organized system of bringing candidates and potential employers
together. The committee also works to maintain job announcements that
occur within housing and food service areas via the SWACUHO web page.
This committee also works cooperatively
with the SWACUHO Newsletter
Editor to publish position announcements that occur within housing and
food services at member institutions. Click here to learn about
year-round employment opportunities and placement services at the annual
Established to promote staff development and training opportunities
and for entry level residence life professionals, this committee
coordinates the New Professionals Institute (SWACUHO-U) held in the fall. The
committee also facilitates the New Professionals’ Case Study Competition
at the annual conference.
The Program Committee has the charge of creating a conference
program with interest sessions of the highest quality and broadest
appeal by soliciting topics from all staff levels, identifying and
offering programs of value to our members, and selecting keynote
speakers who will enhance individual professional development.
The Recognition and Awards Committee provides a way to recognize
excellence, service, and contributions to SWACUHO, the housing
profession, and institutions represented. Institutions and individuals
deserving of special merit are recognized at the annual conference.
This committee is responsible for studying specific areas of interest
to the association and to make recommendations to the Executive
Committee for implementation. The committee also gathers statistical
information from member institutions and distributes the results. Member
institutions are surveyed on a regular basis concerning services, rates
and other topics of interest.
The Time and Place Committee solicits bid proposals for the RA and
SWACUHO conferences from member schools. The chair serves as a
consultant to conference and Host Committee and as a liaison with the
SWACUHO executive board and the various host institutions.