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Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI)



The Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI) is an intensive professional development experience for entry-level professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in housing and residence life. RELI is open to housing/residence life professionals with one to three years of experience. Participants are clustered with other participants and a faculty member who is a mid- to senior-level professional. In an effort to maintain the mentoring environment and ensure faculty/participant engagement, approximately 30 participants and 10 faculty are selected per year. Based on application numbers and space, we may increase that if we are able to.


The individuals participating in RELI as either Faculty or Participants will spend time in a classroom setting as well as individual/one on one time. The goal is to make this a professional and personal experience for all individuals involved.  We will continue to provide presentations and discussions on the following competency areas:

  • Budget & Finance
  • Communication & Social Media
  • Contracts & Occupancy Management
  • Emergency Protocols & Preparation
  • Facilities Management
  • Management & Supervision at the Next Level
  • Policies & Legal Issues
  • Politics & Savviness
  • Program Development & Assessment at the Next Level
  • Theory & Competencies

Faculty Information

Our faculty applications have closed for RELI 2024. Notification have happened and announcement of the faculty will be coming to our UMR social media soon!  Please make sure you are following and help us thank them for their continued support of the region.


In recognition and appreciation of the time that is expected of faculty to participate in RELI, Brill Company will be providing each faculty member a $300 stipend at the conclusion of their time with RELI. 

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Participant Information

Participant application have now closed.  Our review team will be looking at those applications and plan to communicate with participants by April 15, 2024.  The cost per participant will be $185. This will include lodging, parking, supplies, and partial meal cost. More details about meals will be coming as we get closer to the conference. Transportation to Lincoln, Nebraska will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information on RELI please connect with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the following ways: