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1 What is NRHH?

2 You Better Recognize! Adam Foley & Liz DeGroot Order of the Rose & Chessman Destination Leadership: Charting Your Course September 20, 2008

3 ORC/ NRHH is…. A honorary organization The recognition branch of National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) A leadership opportunity A community service entity A programming board A leadership development tool An advocacy group

4 What is the History? NACURH was in need of financial help Grants were found, but services had to rendered to member schools Thus, at the NACURH 1964 Conference hosted by the University of Denver, NRHH was born The years following were years of growth and development as other residence life honoraries were brought into the fold under the NRHH name Today NRHH has more than 200 affiliated chapters across the globe

5 What does NRHH do? The activities of Chapter vary from campus to campus. Induct Members into the Honorary Campus-wide Programs Of the Month (OTM) Awards Leadership Retreats Community Service Projects Recognition Programs Conference Attendance

6 Membership Requirements… Chapter – School is affiliated with NACURH, Inc. – Submitted Contact Form, Membership Roster and Constitution to the NIC Members – Must have lived in the halls for at least a year – Must have made a positive contribution to the residence hall system – Must have at least a 2.0 GPA upon induction – Must be in good standing with the institution

7 Types of Membership… Once a NRHH Member you are a member for Life!!! Active – Inducted into an affiliated NRHH Chapter – Resides in residential housing – Has voting rights Early Alumni Membership Status (EAMS) – Inducted into an affiliated NRHH Chapter – Can no longer fulfill activity level of chapter – Submitted request to Regional AD-NRHH

8 Types of Membership…(Cont) Alumni – Members who have moved off campus or graduated – May still be involved but do not have a vote Honorary – Individuals who do not qualify for other membership types Includes: housing personnel, instructors, college or university staff, and those who have demonstrated outstanding support and service to the residence hall students In some cases: graduating seniors, student who do not meet the GPA requirement, etc.

9 The Order of the Rose & Iowa State Originally formed as separate recognition organizations (for men & women) Now affiliated with NACURH & the National Residence Hall Honorary Students can be nominated by Community Advisors, Hall Directors, Graduate Hall Directors, and other University Staff Induction ceremonies in the Fall & Spring

10 What is an OTM? An OTM is a way of giving recognition to a deserving individual(s) that have worked hard on improving or enhancing a students’ experience in the residence halls. This award in general means different things to different entities. – Campus: Way of recognizing a job well done. – Regional: Going above and beyond the call of duty; Showcasing exceptional programming with emphasis on educating and enhancing residential communities; and Exemplifying commitment and dedication to a cause. – National: An Exceptional individual(s) who personify student leadership at its best going above and beyond the call of duty to improve/enhance residence life across all areas.

11 What is an OTM? (cont.) An OTM from a residence hall is supposed to showcase the best that a residence hall has to give to the campus level An OTM from the campus level in general should highlight the best your institution has to offer. – Exceptional Programming – Dedicated Resident Assistants – Passionate Residence Life Staff – Ambitious First Year Students – Driven Students An OTM from the regional level puts the regions best foot forward via originality, creativity, storytelling and grammatical expertise.

12 Still have questions… Contact Liz DeGroot, ORC President –


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