Commission for Housing and Residential Life

Mission and Purpose

Residence halls are one of the primary settings for student development programs in colleges and universities. The Commission for Housing and Residential Life (CHRL) is one of the largest of ACPA's commissions and actively involves its members in meeting seven major objectives:

  1. To provide leadership to ACPA and the profession in general for student development in college residence halls.
  2. To identify issues of special concern and advise colleagues regarding these concerns through the support of research efforts, survey information, reports, position papers, and task force investigations.
  3. To communicate innovative ideas, special issues, problem resolution, and research information with a broad base of individuals throughout the country who are involved in residence education.
  4. To maintain a working relationship with other professional organizations, student associations, and other commissions, divisions, and agencies within ACPA that maintain similar or overlapping objectives.
  5. To cultivate professional development experiences through sponsoring and implementing convention programs and regional workshops.
  6. To assist in developing a set of professional standards for staff working in residence halls.
  7. To develop a plan and a process for evaluating the work and leadership of the Commission.

The voices of our membership are important. Join the discussion on our blog, Commission Conversations: Share with us your thoughts, feelings, good news and good ideas. We welcome your voices as we explore the challenges and triumphs of our colleagues in housing and residential life. And once you've explored that opportunity, please check out other opportunities to get involved with the association.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @ACPA_CHRL

Our Current Directorate Body Leadership 2016-2017

  • Chair: Troy Seppelt 
  • Vice Chair: Megan Wyett
  • Vice Chair: Nathan Winters
  • Vice Chair: Catherine Kellman
  • Vice Chair: Ali Guokas
  • Past Chair: Amy Franklin-Craft 
  • Chair Elect: Laura Arroyo



Commission for Housing and Residential Life Awards

ACPA Commission-Wide Awards

2016 Residential Curriculum Institute

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHRL Sponsored Webinars

Tuesday, Sep 13     2:00pm - 3:00 pm EDT     CHRL Series: Islamophobia (Co-sponsored by Commissions for Social Justice Educators and Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning) - POSTPONED! A New Date & Time Forthcoming

Thursday, Oct 20    1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT     CHRL Series: Programming is Out and Relationships are In

Friday, Oct 28   1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT     CHRL Series: Social Integration of Sorority Women Living in Residence Halls - RESCHEDULED! Please join us!