National Residence Hall Honorary chapter
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Mark Hudson Chapter was founded at the University of North Dakota in 1986.
NRHH is an organization dedicated to residence hall student recognition and service. NRHH values recognition for individuals and organizations who contribute to the advancement of UND Housing. The organization also strives to create an inclusive community that focuses on programming, community service, and leadership development while supporting the vision and mission of the National Association of Colleges and University Residence Halls (NACURH) and Midwest Affiliate of Colleges and University Residence Halls (MACURH).
NRHH makes up only one percent of selected residence hall students that value recognition and service. The following are ways to get involved with NRHH: Attend a NRHH sponsored event, write an "Of The Month" to recognize students and staff dedicated and committed to residence hall living, or volunteer for a NRHH service project.
Residence Hall Recognitions
Of The Months
Of the Months or OTMs are a type of recognition for the wonderful things happening at UND. OTM winners start at the campus level and could possibly reach regional and National levels. Winning a Regional OTM is a great way for UND to be recognized by the MACURH region and National OTM winners represent not just UND but the whole MACURH region. OTMs have two categories: Individual and program. Individual categories includes writing an OTM for an Advisor, Executive Board Member, First Year Student, Resident Assistant, any UND student, a Residence Life Professional Staff Member, a Student Staff Member and many more. Programming categories include writing an OTM for a Social Program, Educational Program, Community Service Program, Diversity Program or Passive Program. OTMs are submitted and reviewed monthly.
Of The Years
Of the Year awards recognize great achievements from the academic year.
Hall of the Year is awarded to a residence hall that has shown outstanding leadership, has created an inclusive and involved community, excels in recognizing individuals in the hall, and is committed to community service.
Program of the Year is awarded to a program that is well thought out, has a positive influence on program attendees, and provided an opportunity for students to not only get involved but engage in their community.
First Year Student Leader of the Year is awarded to a first year student that has demonstrated outstanding leadership, service, and recognition for UND's residential community.
Student Leader of the Year is awarded to a student leader that has shown commitment to community service, leadership, recognition of others, and academic success.
Resident Assistant Appreciation Award is awarded to a Resident Assistant that values and has shown dedication to community service, academic success, recognizes others, and is an exceptional leader. This individual has also demonstrated the importance of community within the residence halls.
NRHH members are nominated by faculty, staff, NRHH members, peers, Resident Assistants, Hall Directors, Residence Lfie Coordinators, and more! Nominees are contacted to submit an application to become a candidate member. Our candidate members participate in member education and learn about NRHH to see if they are a good fit for the chapter. Candate Members that complete membership education and are actively involved in NRHH are invited to be inducted into the Mark Hudson Chapter of NRHH.
The diamond surrounding the letters of the organization and the three interconnected links, the chain of leadership, form the logo of the honorary. The diamond, the world's most precious gem, signified the value and beauty one finds in the residence halls experience.
The first link of the chain represents caring. leaders are people who care. They are concerned about themselves and others, and are committed to making things better. The second link signifies dedication. Part of a leader's commitment is the dedication to a cause, which they display. Dedication is an important part of the involvement required to be truly effective. The third link represents participation. True leaders participate fully in their academic pursuits, their friendships, their activities, and their lives. Leaders don't sit on the sidelines, but are competent team players. Together the unbroken chain symbolized the membership of NRHH. As leaders we are interconnected as caring and dedicated participants in the community of your university.
The colors of the honorary are blue and white. The blue symbolizes loyalty: loyalty to purpose and idea. The white signifies a blank page: a page on which a student writes the successes and experiences that fill their days in the residence halls.