National Residence Hall Honorary

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a leadership-based residential honorary comprised of students who value recognition and service. NRHH is known as the “Top 1% of on-campus leaders”. It is a sister organization to RHA. The National Residence Hall Honorary is a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students who value service and recognition.

The NRHH Diamond

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, signifies the value and beauty one finds in the residential experience. 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.

The NACURH Links

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 symbolizes the membership of NRHH. As leaders we are interconnected as caring and dedicated participants in the community of your university.

Today, well over 200 chapters are affiliated with the honorary through the NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) Information Center. 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.

In 2014 at the NACURH Annual Business Conference, NACURH celebrated 60 years in conjunction with NRHH serving our membership for 50 years! As an honorary we have seen many changes over our 50 year history and continue to see that today. We have developed values that guide our institutional chapters and greater organization. In 2016 we developed an NRHH Strategic Plan that looks to build upon the previous success of the honorary and focus on ways we can better the organization for generations to come.

NRHH at Northwestern

The NU Wildcat Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary was founded in Winter of 2017 by past Resident Director, DeRonnius Young, with support from Dr. Paul Riel, Assistant Vice President for Residential Services and Dining. NRHH includes student leaders who serve as RHA members, RCB members, RAs, and other student employees of Residential Services.