Chapter Spotlight Series: UNH

Emerson has always been a chapter that likes to take risks, so emailing the chapter network to spotlight different Her Campus Chapters at other schools was no different. One of the schools that we decided to introduce to you is the chapter at UNH, located in Durham, NH. The University of New Hampshire has a lot of really cool features about it, however, the chapter most wanted to highlight those that surrounded their environmental impact. The CCs stated that “UNH was the first university in the nation to earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR rating for residence halls––Congreve, Lord, and McLaughlin halls. UNH was [also] the first university in the nation to use landfill gas as its primary fuel source with EcoLine™, an innovative project that uses purified methane gas from a nearby landfill to provide up to 85 percent of campus energy needs.” In addition to their impact on the environment through those two facets, “UNH was the first land-grant university in the country to have an organic dairy research farm.” So overall, the school cares a lot about the environment, and they the chapter is really proud of their school for this. The chapter at this 15000-person school was founded in 2012 by a about 5 women, and they have since expanded to nearly 100 members!

Running the team, UNH has Co-campus correspondents Ariana Horne, a sophomore business administration: marketing major from Concord, NH and Allison (Allie) Lawson a sophomore wildlife conservation biology major from Silver Lake, NH. The teams senior editor is Hannah Donahue, a sophomore business administration: marketing major from Dover, NH. Running the chapter’s social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is their social media coordinator Margaux Munick, a junior communication major from West Newbury, MA. The chapter’s marketing executive is Emma Porter a sophomore IT major from Newport, RI, and their senior events planner is Katie Rascoe a sophomore business administration: marketing major from Queensbury, NY. Finally, the chapter’s business manager is Danielle Beegan, a junior business administration: marketing major from Nashua, NH.

In terms of the content that writers from UNH have produced for the chapter’s Her Campus Page (where you can find more of their content), the CCs wanted to take the time to highlight three articles. The first of which is by Gwenyth Bergstrom entitled “How to Start an Art Journal.” The second article that they wanted to highlight, by writer Rowan Metivier, is “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe.” And finally, the chapter also wanted to highlight “Beauty and The Power Of Image” by Brittany Burkett. All three of these articles display the work that UNH puts into their pieces, so you should definitely give them a read, along with their other content! In terms of the events that HC UNH runs, they are mostly internal for their members. This semester, they have gotten to go on an apple picking trip and some college woods clean up trips. These clean up trips are also home to the CCs’ favorite memories, “I loved seeing everyone walking around the woods of our campus, cleaning it up. It even starting *downpouring* near the end, but we all trudged through!” The chapter also likes to attend events together, such as the school’s University Day (which is where you can find them if you want to join!). They also like to attend the campus’ Women’s Expo where they get to advertise their chapter and hand out free beauty samples. Some of the members choose to attend Power Yoga classes at the UNH gym together with Co-CC Ariana, and some attended the campuses “Take Back the Night” together to raise awareness for domestic and sexual violence. 

The chapter is looking forward to their events that they are hosting during the month of November. They have a Fall team photoshoot coming up, where they will take group and individual pictures for marketing and social media. The event will also serve as team bonding while they take pictures. They are also planning a “Hersgiving” celebration. Which will be a Thanksgiving potluck to bring the team together.

Right now, the chapter is focused on growing their social media presence and their presence on campus. They want to do more in the way of advertising locally to help drum up support for their chapter on the UNH campus. If this sounds like something you would like to help the chapter with, you can certainly join to help them achieve this goal! 

If that doesn’t seem like something you would be interested in, that is okay too, you can still join the team as a member of their writing staff!  You can find them on the University of New Hampshire Wildcat Link, where all of their student organizations are in the database, or you can follow them on their social channels and directly message them through there! 

This self-described “inclusive, progressive, and driven” chapter wants to make sure that everyone knows that they “promote female empowerment and strong connections, and if [HC UNH] members take one thing away from their membership in [this] chapter, it’s the feeling of inclusivity and acceptance!”

Bonus Questions: 

TS: What Hogwarts house does your chapter most identify with? 

CCs: We would be Ravenclaw, because they value “intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit.” We at Her Campus UNH find those characteristics to be very important in all our members.

 

TS: If your chapter could be described with one animal, what would that animal be and why? 

CCs: We would be a leopard because we are fierce, and stand strong with one another. 

 

TS:Is your chapter team Edward or Team Jacob? Or for daring, Team Kristen Stewart as a person?

CCs: We are for sure Team Kristen Stewart! We believe in female empowerment and standing up for what you believe in (aka Kristen Stewart against President Trump)!! It’s important to us that our favorite celebrities like Kristen Stewart stand behind their values and never back down in the face of adversity.

 

TS: Is your chapter more cat people or dog people?

CCs: We are a fair mix of cat and dog people, and we don’t discriminate against one or the other. All animals deserve love, just like all people deserve love.

 

TS: Does your chapter identify more with beaches or lakes?

CCs: Beaches, because here in New Hampshire we love our short 13 miles of coast. It’s one of Ariana’s (CC) favorite activities to go to Rye Beach, NH and study on the water. 

*All photos provided by HC UNH*