HPU Residence Hall Organizations Create Better Communication On Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2009 – High Point University has recently created new residence hall associations – Area Councils and InterResidence Council (IRC) – to help better communicate between living areas on campus.
“Both are student organizations focused on students living on campus in residence halls, allowing them to play an active part in making their building a home and creating a fun and caring community,” says Sarah Haak, director of residence life at HPU.
Haak explains that Area Councils are in place in each residence area on campus, while the IRC is a cross-campus organization that creates open dialogue between the various residence areas of campus. Both organizations are under the umbrella of Student Life but are solely run by students.
“The purpose of both organizations is to act as a sounding board for students, including their ideas, concerns and suggestions, as well as to act as a programming body that will help provide services to the residents of HPU,” Haak says. “They allow residents to have a clear voice in their community and to express their concerns. … It’s just another way for students to be actively involved in every aspect of their holistic education here at HPU.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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