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UWSP Residence Halls Honored


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The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Residence Hall Association wins a state honor.

This is the news release sent out by UWSP about it:

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was recently honored as the Large School of the Year as it hosted the Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association (WURHA) conference. 

RHA was chosen from 17 other state university residence organizations to win the honor as well as host the conference this year. In addition, RHA won the Best Banner award for a large school, the Wisconsin Honorary of Involved Leaders Platinum Award and two Top Ten Program Presenters awards.

UWSP student Liz Westberg, the national/Wisconsin communications coordinator for RHA, put together the bid for the large school award by highlighting RHA's projects and achievements over the last year.

"This is a great honor and everyone is excited," said Westberg. "This award is a reflection on the students and their hard work over the last year. It makes us feel really special."

Westberg said that WURHA was especially impressed with the sustainability efforts of UWSP's RHA, which has students act as "green advocates" in each hall and has a "green associate" who works with the advocates, organizes competitions that advocate sustainability and oversees UWSP's Greenest Residence Room. RHA also contributes to the use of the NatureWise program on campus and has discontinued using plastic soda and water bottles in the residence halls.

The WURHA also recognized UWSP for the RHA's involvement in national awards and the construction of the new environmentally friendly suite-style residence hall on campus.

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