Future of the Profession

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


Talking Stick magazine delivers six issues a year, overflowing with stories that address the latest in campus housing projects and programs, best practices, and innovative approaches, as well as insightful strategies to enhance your career.

Talking Stick articles provide practical, actionable information written by subject matter experts from all aspects of the field. When you finish reading the Talking Stick, you are better prepared to meet the challenges of the day. 

Talking Stick Talks to the Experts

One of the things that makes the campus housing profession exciting is the way it relies on the knowledge and experience of both practitioners and researchers. That partnership is on full display in the May issue of Talking Stick as our feature articles are filled with insights from noted experts in  as well as . Learn how their research impacts the day-to-day work of campus housing (and vice versa).

Read On

Make the Talking Stick a cornerstone of your professional development, staff training, or classroom. Each issue includes carefully crafted discussion questions that make the magazine a valuable resource for staff training. Information from Talking Stick may be used for educational purposes without restriction. However, ACUHO-I does request that proper identification of the author, the publication, and the association be included. Users are also encouraged to link readers to the online version of the publication where applicable.

Advertise with ACUHO-I

Industry partners support the Talking Stick through their advertising because they know the value of being associated with a resource trusted by thousands of campus housing professionals. With affordable rates and high visibility, you will want to be part of that winning combination. View the 2024 Media Guide to learn about all the available opportunities for industry partners, or email ACUHO-I staff to discuss additional customized options.   

Lend Your Voice

What makes Talking Stick the authoritative resource for campus housing professionals? The magazine’s editorial choices are guided by the ACUHO-I Strategic Plan and a commitment to addressing the ACUHO-I core curriculum. Volunteer members of the Talking Stick Advisory Panel and a wide range of volunteer authors also help identify pertinent topics and stories as they offer their expertise and experience to strengthen the campus housing community. 

If you are an ACUHO-I member – either as part of an institution or an industry partner – you can add your voice to the Talking Stick in several ways.

  • Feature stories offer in-depth and multi-faceted examinations of a topic. Approximately 2,500-3,000 words.
  • Department stories provide a more focused look and rely on fewer sources than features. Approximately 1,500-2,000 words.
  • First Person columns allow a more personal viewpoint of campus housing subjects. Approximately 750-1,000 words.
  • Spotlight columns profile new construction and renovation projects.
  • Snapshot columns introduce readers to the diverse world of ACUHO-I members. Let us know about a colleague you think people should know better.
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