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Build the Bridge

The Build the Bridge Program is designed to encourage individual institutions’ Residence Hall Associations (RHAs) or equivalent and NRHH Chapters to connect, engage, and collaborate with each other and within SAACURH.

 

The Build the Bridge Initiative is made up of the following three (3) categories:

  • Teaching the Cubs | Communication

  • Exploring the Savanna | Regional Involvement

  • Leading the Pride | Collaboration

Each category consists of a list of seven (7) tasks, each relating to the development of institutions’ RHAs and NRHH Chapters.

 

To receive credit for a completed task, SAACURH-affiliated institutions can submit information through the provided form. Tasks may be completed in any order, and institutions may receive credit up to one time per affiliation year.

Build the Bridge Task Submission Form

 

Awards for completing tasks:

  • 3 spirit points for each task.

  • 15 additional spirit points to complete all tasks in a category

  • 50 additional spirit points to complete all tasks in all categories

 

 

Task List for 2022-2023 Affiliation Year

Communication:

  • Have an RHA executive board member give a presentation about RHA at an NRHH meeting

  • Have an NRHH executive board member give a presentation about NRHH at an RHA meeting

  • Host an social event with both NRHH and RHA Executive Board members in attendance

  • Set up a form of communication between NRHH and RHA Executive Board members (i.e. GroupMe)

  • Have a joint Executive Board Meeting to set goals for the year between the two organizations

  • Subscribe your institution representatives and advisors to the SAACURH email listservs

  • Have your RHA and NRHH chapter tag each other on social media

 

Regional Involvement:

  • Have your NCC and NRHH Rep attend virtual business together

  • Have a representative present in both the NRHH boardroom and RHA stakeholders meeting at a SAACURH-affiliated conference

  • Have an RHA and NRHH member on a Regional Committee (does not have to be same committee)

  • Have an RHA and NRHH member set up a meeting with an SEC member and/or attend their office hours at least once

  • Collaborate between RHA and NRHH on writing a bid to submit at a SAACURH conference

  • Have an RHA and NRHH delegate attend an educational session together at a conference

  • Tag @saacurh on social media sharing info about a SAACURH event, initiative, or conference

 

Collaboration:

  • Have RHA and NRHH complete a community service project together

  • Have RHA and NRHH complete a recognition project together (recognizing a set of people on a campus level)

  • Have an OTM Writing Info Session or Writing Party with RHA and NRHH members in attendance

  • Plan a combined RHA/NRHH program for residents in the community

  • Plan a joint RHA and NRHH ceremony or banquet

  • Have RHA and NRHH work together on recruitment initiatives for NRHH (nominees, candidate members, induction if possible)

  • Tag @saacurh on social media sharing a joint event from RHA and NRHH

 

Any questions regarding the program should be directed towards the Associate Director for NRHH at sa_adnrhh@nacurh.org or the Coordinating Officer for RHA Development at sa_rhadevelopment@nacurh.org.

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