Student Leadership

Opportunities to get involved include residence life student employment, as a Resident Assistant or working at the resident hall front desks.  Participating in our student organizations and hall government also known as CAN (Community Assembly Night) also offer great opportunities to grow. 

August:
Opening
Blue and Gold Welcome

September:
Homecoming
Stop Light Dance - hosted by Randall Hall, September 26th 
Piece by Piece - Nester Courtyard, September 27th

October:
Fall Ball/Oktoberfest - hosted by URN/S, October 28th

November:
Ice Skating - hosted by Campus CAN, November 3rd: Viero Center
Taste of Housing, November 6th 6:30- 8:30 PM
Sign up for Housing Event, November 14th
World Theater-hosted by CTW, November 28th: At the World Theater

December:
Study Break- hosted by Campus CAN, December 4th: At The Market

January:
Holiday Coffeehouse New Student Social - hosted by Residence Life
Jan Jam - hosted by First Year Programs
Bowling & Laser Tag - hosted by Men's Hall, January 24th: At the Big Apple

February:
Ice Skating - hosted by Campus CAN, (Tentative): Viero Center
Not Your Mom's BINGO - hosted by Antelope/Nester, February 27th: Pondo

March:
The Puppy Project - hosted by NRHH
Donut Hole Eating Contest - hosted by Mantor Hall, March 27th

April:
Recognition Week - hosted by NRHH
The Big Event - hosted by Student Government
Study Break- hosted by Campus CAN, April 30th: At The Market

Community Assembly Night (CAN) is your hall governance which meets to discuss issues, concerns, events and activities. CAN meetings are held every TUESDAY NIGHT in a common area in each hall set by the Hall/Complex Director at 9:00 PM. This is a great way to get involved at UNK!

Campus CAN is the governing body over the Residence Halls. We also plan and host events, work to resolve problems or concerns for residents and represent UNK nationally!

Campus CAN Meetings

Every Monday at 5:00 PM in the Nebraska Student Union room 310.

Campus CAN Executive Board

The Campus CAN Executive Board is made up of students who live in the residence halls. The student leaders work to improve on-campus living for all residents.

President: Kolton Morse

Vice President: Haley Pierce

Secretary/Treasurer: Cierra Wynn

National Communication Coordinator: Annalise Lecher

Program Chair: Michael Coe & Jaime Hoefer

Advisors: Andre Lynch, Ashley Bruha, & Trelana Daniel

Campus CAN Governing Documents

Campus CAN Constitution & Campus CAN Bylaws

Have an issue or concern? Campus CAN is here to help make your experience in the residence hall memorable. If you have an issue or concern, click here to submit it and RHA will look into it. We want everyone to feel at home here at UNK! 

nrhh - National Residence Hall Honorary

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. It ensures the advancement of member chapters through resource sharing, programming, and leadership development opportunities to contribute and support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.

NRHH is responsible for the “Of the Month” (OTM) awards that are written to recognize individuals or organizations that have done outstanding things on our campus every month. 

Membership to NRHH is by nomination and application only, but encompasses the best of the best on UNK’s campus!

Executive Board

Director: Krayton Conell

Assistant Director: Kelsey Gretch 

Advisors: Ben Naveaux

Employment opportunities for students are plentiful within the Office of Residence Life.  In addition to offering numerous full-time and professional positions, the department is one of the largest employers of students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Student staff positions are varied. Working as a student staff member provides a great opportunity to develop work skills and gain experiences.  On-campus employment offers the convenience of working for employers who are flexible with students' class schedules, walking between work and class.

Click here for more information on Residence Life Student Employment.