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SUNY Geneseo Inter-Residence Council. Presented By : Eric M. Blask & Brock A. Buffum. What Is IRC?. Voice of residential community Programming body Leadership training. Mission Statement.

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suny geneseo inter residence council
SUNY Geneseo Inter-Residence Council

Presented By :

Eric M. Blask


Brock A. Buffum

what is irc
What Is IRC?
  • Voice of residential community
  • Programming body
  • Leadership training
mission statement
Mission Statement

The State University of New York College at Geneseo Inter-Residence Council, as the largest on-campus organization, is committed to providing a positive, approachable, and effective forum for all students. The Inter-Residence Council strives to be the aware and involved voice of Geneseo’s residential community and seeks to develop a broader intellectual, social, and cultural on-campus environment. From this foundation, the Inter-Residence Council trains and develops the next generation of student leaders.

history lesson
History Lesson
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH)
    • Divided regionally into 8 Regions
    • Geneseo belongs to:

NorthEast Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (NEACURH)

residence hall associations
Residence Hall Associations
  • Usually divisions of Residence Life
  • Many varieties of systems
  • Geneseo unique
    • Student Association
      • Standing Committee
      • Director of Inter-Residence Affairs is IRC Chair
    • Integrally linked by mission and purpose with Residence Life and Division of Student Life
nacurh neacurh
Nationally – NACURH

8 Regions throughout USA and Canada

Large forum for networking and ideas

Provides RHA’s with unity and strength

Annual conference

Regionally – NEACURH

Intimate networking with schools close by

List serve full of ideas

Upward mobility to Regional Board of Director positions

Bi-annual conferences


What does IRC take home…

from nacurh neacurh
  • Programs and Leadership Development
    • Learn from attending presentations
    • Experience from presenting programs
  • Networking
    • Invaluable help information from other schools
  • Recognition
    • Annual awards (Regionally and Nationally)
leadership development
Leadership Development
  • Two day training at beginning of semester
  • Continuous training:
    • During IRC meetings
    • Campus Round Table
semesterly training
Semesterly Training
  • Attended by IRC members and RC members
  • Modeled after NEACURH conferences
    • Programming sessions
    • Halls work together to build community
  • SALT award
continuous training
Continuous Training
  • Campus Round Table
    • Hall Presidents Trained by CRC
    • Presidents take training back to entire hall
  • During IRC Meetings
    • Bi-monthly training moments
      • Ten minute training moments
      • Usually done by outside organizations:
        • Geneseo Organization for Leadership Development
        • National Residence Hall Honorary
        • Student Organizations
  • IRC programs
  • IRC co-sponsored programs
  • IRC funded hall programs
irc programs
IRC Programs
  • Wide range of students reached
  • Looking to diversify target groups
  • Example programs:
  • Nintendo
  • Rocky horror
  • Shopping trip
  • Siblings weekend
  • Sports game trip
irc co sponsored programs
Other organizations come to IRC for:

Man power




MidKnight Madness

MidKnight Breakfast

Condom Casino

FYE Events

IRC Co-sponsored Programs
irc hall funded programs
Come for partial funding for a hall programs

Little IRC involvement outside of funding and suggestions

Approximately 60-70 programs a year

Wide variety:



Mother’s Day Crafts

Floor dinners

Horse Back Riding


IRC Hall Funded Programs

(Many in conjunction with RA floor programming)

irc and residence councils
IRC and Residence Councils
  • Umbrella Organization
    • Facilitate RC Elections
    • Oversee training of RC
    • Partially fund many programs
  • Campus Round Table (CRT)
    • Bi-weekly meetings of hall presidents
    • Overseen by the Campus Relations Coordinator
    • Fun, informative, planning
irc meetings
Forum for discussion and ideas

Readily available source for student opinion

Open discussion to address concerns of students

Announcements about campus events


Readings to provide RCs with funding

2 Readings for request over $75

Debated and voted upon by General Assembly

IRC Meetings
Student Association (student fee money)

Majority for programming

Unique funding:

most RHA budgets from college directly or from Residence Life

how this ties into the college
How this ties into the College
  • Student Association
  • Residence Life
  • Administration
student association
Student Association
  • Our parent organization and source of funding
  • Direct link to administration
residence life
Residence Life
  • Programming body
  • Funding source for Residence Councils and RA’s through the Residence Councils
  • Available source for student opinion
    • RA involvement in student teaching
    • Furniture in Residence Halls
Direct link to student opinion (Residence Hall issues)

Residence Hall Renovations

Computers in Residence Halls

Faculty in Residence Report

Indirectly linked through the Student Association on all issues affecting whole campus

Possible laptop program

Snow Removal

Campus Auxiliary Service rule changes