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NODA Region VI Conference:
SROW Hard or SROW Home

Region VI Conference Dates:
March 27 - 29, 2015
Conference Location:
Murray State University, Murray, KY

Contact Information

Conference Host: Mallory Laplant, Ashley Perry, Jamil Price
Conference Host Email:,,
Conference Host Phone: 270-809-5200, 270-809-3566, 865-975-4546

Get ready to SROW Hard or SROW Home at Murray State University for Region VI’s Southern Regional Orientation Workshop in Murray, KY on March 27-29, 2015! At this athletic event, undergraduates will be competing in SROW traditions, challenging themselves in educational sessions, and meeting other SROWmates within Region VI! These traditions include the infamous Song, Skit, and Dance competition, T-Shirt Swap, Case Study competition, and more!  Region VI professionals will have the opportunity to network and gain knowledge through professional-specific educational sessions and attend our Professional Luncheon and Reception. Select your team and be prepared to SROW Hard or SROW Home!

While awaiting SROW 2015, make sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter by utilizing #SROW2015!

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Click here for tentative schedule. Click here to view the educational session offerings at SROW Hard or SROW Home.

SROW Traditions
As you may know, Region VI is known for our SROW traditions! SROW Hard or SROW Home is excited to bring those traditions to Murray State University this next spring! You can register for these events during conference registration.

Get to SROW Your Neighbor and Roll Call
SROW 2015 is excited to continue on with our newest tradition of Get to SROW Your Neighbor! Students will participate in a huge human bingo activity that will allow them to meet students from institutions across the region. Immediately following Get to SROW Your Neighbor, Roll Call will officially kick off SROW 2015. As roll is called at SROW 2015, each institution will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the other teams with a cheer or chant. Make sure that your team’s introduction to the SROW crowd is kept to a minute or less!

College GameDay: Song, Skit, & Dance Classic
Continuing with our athletic-themed conference, SROW 2015 will host the College GameDay: Song, Skit, & Dance Classic! Each school will have the opportunity to compete within the Song category, Skit category, or Dance category. Your team should bring their creativity and "game face” for this year’s face-off! The Classic will be held on stage in our CFSB Center on Murray State’s campus! Click here for more information about this competition.

Case Study Competition
This competition is offered for graduate and undergraduate SROW "athletes”. Each institution will have the opportunity to have two undergraduate students and/or two graduate students compete in the Case Study competition. You will be able to register your students for this competition through the registration. Students are given the chance to test their problem-solving and communication skills through this competition. If you have any questions, please contact Marc Mobley ( and Ashley Grimes (

T-shirt and Banner Competition
SROW 2015’s T-Shirt and Banner Competition gives each institution the opportunity to design a t-shirt for their orientation team or their incoming class of new students and create a banner that will highlight their institution. This is an awesome way to show your school pride and share new ideas with the entire conference team! Click here for more information about these competitions.

T-shirt Swap
SROW 2015’s T-Shirt Swap gives our conference "athletes” the chance to trade and swap school swag!

Service Project
SROW Hard or SROW Home 2015 will be partnering with Need Line to help support their Back-Pack Program. The program was created to support the growing need of students who may not have a meal during the weekend. The bags created by your team will help support over 260 children! The SROW donations will give Need Line the ability to continue the program through the summer. GO HARD to make this plan a reality! Click here to learn more. For more information or questions contact Benjamin Stinnett - Phone: 270.809.2274 - Email:

Call for Education Session Proposals
Interested in submitting a Proposal to present an Educational Session at this year's Regional Conference? The submission deadline is February 12 at 11:59:59 PM CST. Submissions will be time-stamped upon completion. Please contact Erin Butler ( or Paige Phillips ( with additional questions. Click here to submit your proposal!

Scholarships & Awards
Interested in nominating someone for a regional award? Click here to learn more and view regional awards. Applications for Region IV awards will be open December 2 - March 5, 2015.

Hotel Information
Click here check out the SROW 2015 lodging list! As a courtesy to our contracted hotels, please call when making reservations, rather than using third party sites. When contacting hotels, be sure to ask if they are offering a "NODA rate" for SROW attendees. If you have any other questions about lodging, please contact Mallory LaPlant at

Registration Fees

 Early Bird Conference Fee:  $110
December 1 - February 26
 Regular Conference Fee:  $135
February 27 - March 12
 Late Conference Fee:  $160
March 13 - March 25
 Early Bird Conference Fee:  $115
December 1 - February 26
 Regular Conference Fee:  $140
February 27 - March 12
 Late Conference Fee:  $165
March 13 - March 25
 Early Bird Conference Fee:  $250
December 1 - February 26
 Regular Conference Fee:  $275
February 27 - March 12
 Late Conference Fee:  $300
March 13 - March 25
 Early Bird Conference Fee:  $200
December 1 - February 26
 Regular Conference Fee:  $225
February 27 - March 12
 Late Conference Fee:  $250
March 13 - March 25

*If you are an undergraduate student, you must be registered by a Graduate, Professional, or Professional Nonmember.  Graduates and Undergraduates are both charged the student rate. Graduate students must be NODA members to attend the conference and receive the conference student rate.

**All conference pricing is in USD


Regional Conference Refunds/Cancellation Policy
Please note that all NODA membership fees are nonrefundable once payment has been processed; however, you may request a refund for the conference registration fees based on the following refund timeline. Conference registrants requesting a cancellation that is received in writing to the NODA Home Office on or before 5 p.m., 2 full weeks before the conference, will receive a full refund. Registrants requesting a cancellation in writing on or before 5 p.m, with less than 2 weeks until the conference start date will receive a refund minus $100 late cancellation fee. Absolutely no refunds will be made to individuals canceling within 24 hours of the conference start date. Conference organizers cannot accept refund requests that result from canceled flights and/or natural disasters. The contact information for NODA Home Office is: NODA, University of Minnesota, 2829 University Avenue, Suite 415, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414; Toll free phone (866) 521-NODA (6632); Phone: (612) 627-0150; Fax: (612) 627-0153.
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