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The Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO) Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI) is an intensive four-day experience developed for entry-level housing and residence life professionals who are committed to advancing within the field of university/college housing.

Each year, RELI provides a thorough professional development experience for 32 professionals with 1-3 years of full-time experience who are looking to continue a career in housing and residence life. Participants interact with other colleagues, establish mentor relationships with experienced staff in the field, and explore competencies needed to meet the current and future demands of the profession.

SEAHO is seeking experienced housing and residence life professionals who are interested in serving as faculty for RELI 2019, which will be held at the University of South Carolina May 29-June 1, 2019.  RELI utilizes eight experienced housing professionals to serve as faculty to instruct teaching sessions on specific topics, facilitate small group discussions and mentor small group members.


  • To facilitate participants’ competency development through presentations that includes opportunities for interactive learning. This is achieved through topic selection, curriculum building and presentation guidelines.
  •  To offer participants an opportunity to discuss and explore their career development with their mentor and other cluster participants.

RELI accomplishes these goals by ensuring the participants have multiple opportunities to interact and develop on-going discussion with other participants and faculty, including during presentations, cluster meeting times, meals, and informal discussions throughout the week.


Being a faculty member for RELI affords experienced housing officers the opportunity to contribute to the future of the profession by working directly with younger professionals and supporting their future plans within housing.

Eight experienced housing officers comprise the faculty for each institute. They develop, lead and instruct one presentation on a specific topic, plan and finalize the curriculum with other faculty, and serve as mentors for a cluster of four participants.

Selection CRITERIA

Criteria for successful faculty include:

  • Understanding of contemporary student issues, facilities and administrative practices
  • Presenting experience
  • Positive mentoring and role modeling characteristics
  • Involvement in professional organizations
  • Progressive responsibility and experience in housing or residence life (minimum 8 years)

Selection of the faculty will attempt to ensure a diversity of experience and demographics including:

  • Professional experience and background
  • Institutional type (small/large, public/private, etc.)
  • Location within the SEAHO region
  • Demographics reflective of state and regional involvement


 Individuals who wish to be considered for a faculty position with RELI 2019 must submit the following information:

  •  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

Applications should be submitted via the SEAHO website beginning Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, November 16, 2018. All information collected will be handled confidentially and viewed only by the RELI co-chairs and SEAHO leadership. 

 Faculty Timeline

October 22, 2018 Application Opens
November 16, 2018 Deadline to Apply
December 7, 2018 Applicants Notified of Status
February 2019 Faculty Meeting at SEAHO (If Attending)
March & April 2019 Faculty Conference Calls (Dates TBD)
May 27-28, 2019 Faculty Arrive at University of South Carolina
May 29, 2019 Participants Arrive and RELI 2019 Begins
June 1, 2019 RELI 2019 Ends - Faculty and Participants Depart



RELI faculty inquiries may be directed via e-mail to RELI Co-Chairs:

Name Role School Email
Shannon Jordan Co-Chair Appalachian State University
Stephanie Carter Co-Chair Wake Forest University


Our Mission

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