The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is an organization dedicated to improving the residential communities on college and university campuses, recognizing excellence as a whole as well as reaching out locally to the Mustang community through service projects and other volunteer work.
The national website explains that the group “advocates for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development.” Nationally, the association works to ensure “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.”
Membership in this group targets the top 1 percent of Stevenson residential students who are looking to highlight the all-around excellence that occurs around the university.
One specific project focuses on recognizing those who have made significant contributions to life on campus. Whether it’s for students, professors, administration, or staff, committee members, led by the vice president of recognition, Caroline Izzi, submit monthly recommendations for those they believe best showcase greatness on campus. The top entries, decided by the committee, will have a full spotlight summary written about them as well as be invited to attend an honorary brunch at the end of the year.
Applications for membership in the society are sent out to eligible candidates through Stevenson email and provide all information needed for application to the organization. A 3.0 GPA is a minimum requirement to apply, according to Izzi. After applying, the committee will review applications and select the top 20 eligible applicants for admission.
“We just want to see that you’re involved on campus and that you’re positively contributing to the community. You don’t need to do anything other than show a genuine interest and that you do care,” said Izzi.
Members in NRHH work steadily on recognizing “OTMs” — “Of the Months” — or ways to recognize what is happening on member campuses. This recognition begins at the campus level and can possibly reach regional and NACURH levels.
According to the NRHH website, there are two types of OTMs: individual and program. Each category has multiple subcategories where members nominate campus leaders, students, and programs and events once a month.