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National Residence Hall Honorary
What is the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)?
Today, well over 200 chapters are affiliated with the honorary through the NACURH Information Center. NRHH has become more intertwined into the NACURH Corporate Structure by the addition of the National Associate for NRHH (NAN) to the National Executive Team and its continuance to be the organizations major source of recognition. Activities of the chapters vary from campus to campus. Some simply induct new members at an annual recognition banquet every year, thus, an honorary chapter. Others are extremely active on their campuses and in their communities, coordinating leadership retreats, conferences, socials, hall or campus wide programs, fund raisers, and a whole host of other events. Still others have found a middle ground which suits their campus. Membership selection is conducted by each individual chapter. The chapter members represent the top 1% of the student leaders on campus and are those who have contributed extraordinary amounts of personal time and energy in order to make the residence halls more than a“dorm.”
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. It ensures the advancement of member chapters through resource sharing, programming and leadership development opportunities to contribute and support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.
What is the history of NRHH?
In 1964, the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), Inc. found itself with financial difficulties. Jim Tschechtelin, NACURH Chair, began investigating possibilities for potential revenue sources and grants. Grants were found, but there were two requirements: a central NACURH office had to be established, and the member schools needed more services rendered. Thus, April 25, 1964 at the University of Denver during the annual NACURH Conference the National Residence Hall Honorary was created as an answer to the second requirement.
During the preliminary organization, the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) focused on the incorporation of old into new. Campuses with existing honorary organizations were contacted and coordinated into the NRHH structure. The preservation of chapter identity was primary, as it was incorporated into the NRHH structure, and as each campus is aware of its own individual needs. The primary focus of each chapter became the recognition of the residence hall leaders on its campus. This helped sustain a consistent membership in on-campus organizations, as well as, on the regional and national levels within NACURH.
The years between 1977 and 1987 were years of growth for the NRHH. Pins and certificates were produced to recognize the members of the honorary, the tradition of regional and national receptions during conferences began and formal recruitment and affiliation packets were produced. Regional Recruiter (now called Associate Directors) positions on regional boards were also established. Many awards were created including Program, National Communications Coordinator, Advisor, Student, and Resident Assistant Of The Month Awards as well as the NRHH Outstanding Chapter of the Year.
The Robert Morris Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is an organization dedicated to NRHH's four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service and recognition. The Robert Morris Chapter works hard to serve the Robert Morris University campus with programs and services related to the four pillars, and to recognize members of the RMU community who are committed to serving our campus.
Chapter Membership Standards
- Individual members need to have a grade point average of at least a 3.25 on the 4.00 RMU Grade Scale.
- Individual members need to have lived in RMU residence halls during the year or prior to the induction.
- Individual members need to exhibit outstanding leadership and service to the residence hall community.
Chapter Nomination Requirements
- Nominees must have resided in Robert Morris University Residence Halls for at least a two semesters (including the present semester).
- Nominees must have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.25 on the RMU scale;
- Nomination must be provided to the Office of Residence Life by the designated date and time for distribution to the Official Selection Committee.
- All NRHH members, university faculty, staff and students can make nominations. If this is an organization that aligns with your ambitions and values, you may also apply on your own.
- Nominees must be able to attend meetings on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. (1 semester may be missed because of night class responsibilities)
- If selected for NRHH, the induction ceremony will be November 3rd, 2014 at 8:00PM.
A complete application includes:
- The answers to the three essay questions.
- A copy of your resume. Please include all an and off campus memberships, offices held, service to the university, and local communities.
- Two references: 1 reference needs to be from RMU Faculty, Staff or Student staff.
Applications are due on Oct 20th, 2014 in the Office of Residence Life by 5:00PM.
2014- 2015 NRHH Leadership
As Executive Committee members of the 2014- 2015 Robert Morris Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honor Society, please do not hesitate to contact the officers as they work to support the mission and vision of Residence Life.
Advisor Mrs. Elizabeth Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Advisor Ms. Katie Johnstone email@example.com