HPU Inter-Residence Council Links Residents To Provide Better Programs, Services

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2010 – A new organization at High Point University has hit the ground running this year. The Inter-Residence Council, which began in April of 2010, has been working hard to make a difference in its first full semester at the university.

The IRC is a cross-campus organization that serves as a forum for student input on residential life, in addition to providing services to the residents at HPU. It is a place where students can voice their ideas, concerns and suggestions. The IRC also serves as a link between residents and the Office of Student Life. 

Hall Council members of the IRC have already been working hard to provide resident-created and resident-focused programming to meet the needs of students across campus and are encouraging all residents to participate.

“So far our IRC Executive Council has organized a Sunday Kickoff event where Hall Council members from across campus came together to learn how to work together and plan effective programs,” says Stacey Ayres, resident director at HPU. “We hope that we will be able to reach out to student residents and help this young organization really take off in the coming semesters.”

Individual Hall Councils have already put on some programs and have many more coming up this semester. The Complex Hall Council invited local police and firefighters to a Sept. 11 memorial in David Hayworth University Park on campus and hosted a “Glee” season premiere event.  The Belk and Blessing Hall Councils are planning a “Souper Bowl” in order to collect canned food for a local food bank.  The Finch Hall Council is partnering with the Campus Activities Team to expand Halloween Fest, an annual HPU program, to include a haunted house where Finch Hall will temporarily be converted into a haunted house for students to tour.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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 http://www.highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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