The Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary
has had an amazing National Residence Hall Month. This is the
University of Northern Colorado's first time participating
in National Residence Hall Month (NRHM) and this charge was led by
The NRHH began its NRHM celebrations on April 1st, when 11 new members
were inducted into the organization. This is our largest induction
class in the last 4 years! This included our induction of 2 honorary
members (making a total of 3 this academic year), a number that we
have not accomplished in several years. Several NRHH alumni members
were attendance, including our Director of Housing Operations and a
member of our Housing & Residential Education Adminstrative Staff.
Our Induction ceremony included recognition of our members including:
Inducting Members into NACURH's Diamond Dean's List (including our
entire executive board), OTMMYs (OTM awards for the best OTMs this
academic year), and the NRHH member with the most OTMs submitted. We
also corded members who were becoming alumnis of the organization.
Later that week on April 7th, 5 NRHH members participated in a service
opportunity. The Servive Project included working with the Poudre
Learning Center. The Poudre Learning Center is an educational
organization that teaches about the importance of the Poudre River in
the Greeley community. NRHH members wanted plants, weeded invasive
species, and learned how to build a fire. The Service Project ended
with a barbeque over a fire pit. This was a great scholastics and
service program for our members.
A few days later on April 9th, NRHH sponsored a campus-clean up for
the Residence Hall Association General Council. After cleaning up
trash for an hour participants got to enjoy ice-cream treats.
For Advocacy Week our NRHH members proposed to the Department of
Housing & Residential Education (HRE) a meal-plan option for our
Student Staff members. This meal-plan if approved would give student
staff the opportunity to pick between two meal plans--one with greater
meals or one with greater dining dollars. Although our organization
was comended on our proposal, it was unfortunately not considered
feasible for the next year. Student Staff of the HRE Department
appreciated the effort though.
For Recognition Week we recognized all the members of our HRE Family!
We took photos of all the Hall Staffs and had them developed. Often
times Hall Staffs struggle with the end of the year and the end of
their staff. We hoped that by making a photo keepsake for every
student staff member they would feel recognized. Every Professional
Staff member recieved a fancy University Pen or Mug from NRHH, and
NRHH set-up a brunch of Einstien's bagels, fruit, and orange juice for
the custodial staff.
Recognition Week had a huge impact on our recognition but also on our
visibility within our own department.
On our April 15 meeting, our organization even made Candy-grams to
recognize someone in their life. I was suprised by my organization
when they presented me with flowers and thanked me for being President.
At this same meeting we elected two vice-presidents for next year's
Executive Board. Our other two Vice-President positions were filled
later that week via application. This is our first Spring with a full
E-Board for the following year.
On April 26th we hosted a campus-wide trivia bowl. Students paired up
jeopardy style. Winners recieved UNC swag. This was a great program
for us as it was one of our first programs where non-NRHH members were
in attendance! It was also one of our first successful scholastic
This month has also saw the completion of our bid for NRHH Building
Block of the Year, a wonderful opportunity and honor for us.
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