Future of the Profession

A forward-looking initiative to design a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable campus housing profession.



With a little help from our friends.

In today’s higher education world, one doesn’t go it alone. That is why ACUHO-I actively forges partnerships with other associations, organizations, and businesses to better fulfill its role as an indispensable resource for its members. Whether it is other housing associations around the world, corporate entities, or our peer higher education associations, everyone benefits from the power of collaboration.

Strategic Partners

Campus housing touches on a broad range of issues and responsibilities. ACUHO-I enjoys strategic partnerships with organizations to address specific initiatives and to provide services and benefits to our members.

AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Ratings System (STARS)

Recognizing the value of sustainability, ACUHO-I was a founding member of AASHE STARS, a transparent, self-reporting framework for campuses to measure their sustainability performance. The framework helps campuses

  • provide a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education;
  • enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community;
  • create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability;
  • facilitate information sharing about higher education sustainability practices and performance; and
  • build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community.

Association for Higher Education Facilities Professionals (APPA)

APPA is a leading resource on campus facility construction, renovation, and maintenance, and many institutions benefit from membership in both associations. ACUHO-I and APPA have collaborated on a number of efforts through the years, most notably the annual ACUHO-I / APPA Housing Facilities Conference held each October.

Benchworks by Elentra

Benchworks by Elentra brings more than two decades of experience in providing valuable surveys that offer in-depth analyses of academic and student programs. Their program assessment and research tools feature expertly written surveys that allow campuses to evaluate a program’s performance and benchmark against peer institutions.

Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification

The Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification advances student affairs services, including campus housing, by assessing and recognizing those who demonstrate competency in established domains, commit to professional development, and comply with a code of ethics. The certification features the core student affairs educator certification and six specialty area certifications, which include campus housing and residential life.

MGT Consulting

Campuses count on MGT Consulting to collect and compare enrollment trends with an assessment of a campus’ need for new student housing, renovations, demolitions, or public-private partnership (P3) developments. Their insights help higher education institutions develop master plans that utilize space in ways that support their enrollment and programmatic needs.

NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium

ACUHO-I and seven other student affairs associations, along with Campus Labs, created informative assessment instruments that can be administered during an academic year. That actionable campus-specific and benchmarking data can then be used to shape and enhance programming.

The Placement Exchange (TPE)

ACUHO-I and NASPA teamed up to create The Placement Exchange, the definitive resource for student affairs job seekers and hiring managers. The industry leader provides dynamic information, powerful networking opportunities, and a first-class job placement process.


Reslife.Net is an online resource that supplements higher education and student affairs departments through its subscription-based services. The Judicial Educator Service provides online courses that educate students who are involved in judicial violations on their respective campuses. In addition, its RAISE System for Academic Integrity Education educates students about academic integrity and cheating.

Peers and Partners

Along with housing, additional aspects of campus life fall under the larger umbrella of student affairs, each with its own representative association. ACUHO-I actively maintains relationships with several of these organizations and associations to help provide members with valuable and related resources.

The Council of Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA)

CHEMA members share information, compare experiences, and work collectively to maximize resources and create substantial benefits for the institutions they represent.

  • Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • American College Health Association (ACHA)
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Association of College Unions International (ACUI)
  • Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA)
  • Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA)
  • Association of Higher Education Cable Television Administrators (AHECTA)
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA)
  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA)
  • Association of University Real Estate Officials (AUREO)
  • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
  • Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO)
  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA)
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
  • Transforming Education through Information Technologies (EDUCAUSE)
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
  • National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
  • National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)
  • National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU)
  • National Association of College Stores (NACS)
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS)
  • Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS)
  • National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • National Consortium for Continuous Improvement (NCCI)
  • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
  • Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA)

Consortium on Government Relations for Student Affairs

Supports public policy interests by interpreting and reviewing legislation of significance to students and member organizations.

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • The Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)

Regional Associations

Independent associations that share the ACUHO-I mission of advancing the campus housing profession. Most ACUHO-I members are also members of a regional association, which allows them to access services, events, and opportunities at a local level alongside ACUHO-I’s international reach.

Association of Intermountain Housing Officers (AIMHO)

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Saskatchewan, Canada

Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO) 

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio

Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO)

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO)

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (NWACUHO)

  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Alberta, Canada

Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO)

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO)

  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO) 

  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Manitoba, Canada

The Western Association of College and University Housing Officers (WACUHO) 

  • California
  • Hawaii

Affiliated Housing Associations

ACUHO-I furthers its international mission by affiliating with housing associations across the globe. These partnerships honor the common bonds that unite campus housing professionals while embracing the differences that make each operation unique. 

  • Australasian Association of College and University Housing Officers (AACUHO)
  • College & University Business Officers (CUBO)
  • New Zealand Association of Tertiary Education Accommodation Professionals (NZATEAP)
  • Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers (OACUHO)
  • Residence Life Professional Association – Canada (RLPA)
  • University Colleges Australia
  • Chinese Association Real Estate Management in Higher Education.

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