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National Residence Hall Honorary

In 1964, the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH) created the National Residence Hall Honorary with the primary focus of recognizing leaders within residence halls. As promoted by the NRHH national website, "A leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students who value recognition and service."

Currently, NRHH thrives on over 200 NACURH affiliated college campuses in the form of student-lead chapters. Each chapter of student leader's values: Leadership, Recognition, and Service. The organization has been successful because of our commitment to enrich on-campus student living 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.

The National Residence Hall Honorary is an organization that encourages students, members or not, to promote their four pillars: Leadership, Recognition, Scholastic and Service. NRHH is a closed organization, but we encourage non-members to get involved through our service projects and programs!

At the end of every semester NRHH members and representatives from Housing nominate new students and invite them to become a part of the top 1% of students who live on campus. We encourage you to look reach out to NRHH members if you are interested and apply if you have been nominated!

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All members of National Residence Hall Honorary are leaders across campus. They hold positions such as resident assistants, Residence Hall Association (RHA) Executive Board members, area council executive board members, orientation leaders, and many more.


As an organization, NRHH puts value on serving the community. Throughout the year we host a variety of service projects ranging from helping the homeless in many ways, supporting off-campus non-profits such as Miracle League, working with the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, and support many on-campus initiatives.


A very important part of NRHH is the recognition of others. Through the submission of, Of the Month (OTM's) awards, NRHH is able to recognize the strong individuals and programs on UNC Wilmington's campus. Each month members and campus residents are able to submit OTMs in a variety of categories. One can submit an OTM for their RA, a special program, a friend who did something kind or a staff/faculty member who makes our campus so amazing. NRHH constantly reminds residents of the power of recognition and the importance of random acts of kindness.

Colors: Blue and White

  • Blue represents loyalty; loyalty to purpose
  • White signifies a blank page on which a student writes the successes and experiences which fill their days in the residence hallsNRHH Links

Symbols: Diamond and Three Interconnected Links

  • The Diamond is the world's most precious gem which signifies the value and beauty one finds in the resident hall experience
  • The Three Interconnected Links are: caring, dedication, and participation which together symbolize the never-ending leadership of NACURH and membership to NRHH

UNCW's NRHH Psi Phi Chapter serves the UNCW campus as well as the Wilmington community through a variety of small and large-scale service events throughout the academic year. Members and non-members are welcome to participate in volunteer events!

2017-2018 NRHH Partners in Service:

  • Miracle League
  • Office of Student Leadership and Engagement/Red Cross
  • Good Shepherd

If you are an organization who would like NRHH volunteers for your event, please email NRHH Vice President of Community Service, Kinsley Slaughter. Thank you for making NRHH a part of your community service!

SAACURH and NACURH also give out scholarships for which members can apply. We also provide bids for State, Regional, and National Program of the Year, NRHH or RHA President of the Year, Advisor of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, First Year Experience Award, NCC of the Year, Most Improved NRHH or RHA Chapter of the Year and School of the Year.

Golden Sammy: Given out by eboard members to someone who helped them this year and really made a difference

Outstanding Leadership and Service: This pin is the highest individual honor an NRHH Chapter can award to its members. The pin shall be awarded to NRHH Members (active, alumni, early alumni or honorary) that have provided outstanding leadership and service to their NRHH Chapter.

Bronze Pin: This pin is the highest individual honor given by the RHA or NRHH President. The pin shall be awarded to individuals who have provided leadership and direction to their campus organizations.