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Tech to host TARH this weekend

Tech will host the Tennessee Association of Residence Halls conference Feb. 3-5.

The yearly conference is for resident assistants, Residence Hall Association members, hall council members and other students involved in Residential Life.

“At the conference, schools compete for things like spirit points as well as place bids for the next year’s executive board members and the privilege to host the next year’s conference,” Allie Sampson, conference co-chair, said.

Last year, Tech placed a bid to host the 2012 conference and won. This will be the University’s third time hosting TARH. Eleven different Tennessee colleges will attend this upcoming conference.

TARH is made up of an executive board of four students from different schools around the state and two advisors from various state schools.

“We have 10 delegates that we are sending to represent Tech, and what they’re going to learn from the other schools to bring back to our halls is just limitless,” Andrew Moneymaker, Tech area coordinator for Capital Quad and Crawford Hall, said. “A lot of the stuff we do now we have learned from other schools at these types of conferences, programming-wise, and getting students to interact is going to be tremendous.”

Attendees will stay in hotels and Tech will provide shuttles to campus, where programming sessions will be available throughout the day.