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May 30 - June 3, 2017
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC


The Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI) is an intensive professional development experience for entry-level professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in housing and residence life.  RELI is open to housing/residence life professionals with one to three years of experience. Participants are clustered with other participants and a faculty member who is a mid- to senior-level professional. In an effort to maintain the mentoring environment and ensure faculty/participant engagement, only 32 participants are selected per year.


We are pleased to announce that RELI 2017-2019 will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.


Faculty Applications

Each year, RELI host eight mid to senior level professionals as faculty members for the new professionals participating in the institute.

 Applications to be a faculty member for RELI 2017 will be available October 24, 2016 through November 21, 2016. Interested members can learn more by CLICKING HERE

Accepted faculty are expected to participate in conference calls during the Spring 2017 semester and will need to plan to arrive at USC on May 29 or 30, 2017. 


Participant Info

Applications are now being accepted for RELI 2017. The Application Deadline will be March 17, 2017.  Notification of successful applicants will be April 10, 2017 by 11:00 pm.  RELI will be held May 31-June 3 on the campus of The University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. 




Institute Info

The Regional Entry-Level Institute is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity for new professionals who aspire to mid-level positions:

RELI participants will:

  • Attend sessions facilitated by veteran professionals in housing and residential life.
  • Assess current skill levels and devise a professional development plan.
  • Learn practical information designed to help survive and thrive as a mid-level professional.
  • Participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions for in-depth conversations with a cluster leader.

The Institute‚Äôs eight faculty members will spend both classroom and individual time with the attendees making this a great professional and personal experience.  

This year's topics will include:

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Budget
  • Crisis Management
  • Facilities
  • Occupancy Management
  • Professional Development; Career
  • Social Justice
  • Staff Supervision

More details for RELI 2017, including the online application will be available in late Fall 2017. Interested individuals may also email the 2017 Co-Chairs, or speak with representatives who will be available throughout the SEAHO 2017 Conference in Chattanooga, TN.

For more information please contact:

Calvin Mosley - University of Florida at - RELI 2017 Chair & 2016 Co-Chair

Lauren Taylor - Samford University at - RELI 2017 Co-Chair & 2018 Chair


Please provide a brief statement as to why you would like to be considered and why you would be an effective mentor for new housing professionals (250 word limit).
A resume, specifically including current institution, completed educational degrees, work history, teaching experience and involvement in professional organizations.

Our Mission

SEAHO advances excellence in housing programs and staff by promoting best practices, networking, professional development and involvement opportunities.