National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

About NRHH

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a service organization of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), which believes in the value of student involvement in all areas of on-campus life.  NRHH was established in 1964 to recognize outstanding student leaders within the residence hall systems on their campuses, in their regions, and nationally.  Now, there are over 200 NRHH chapters nationwide. NRHH is the only national organization that recognizes residential leaders.  Membership in NRHH is restricted to 1% of campus residents, so once inducted, members can consider themselves among the top 1% of residential leaders.

The chapter at Boise State University is the “Blue Gems.” We organize service projects, create recognition efforts, and provide leadership opportunities throughout the year. Some of these events have included a bi-annual “Roadside Cleanup” of a section of Boise Avenue, “Recognition Week,” and Of-the-Month awarding.


The Blue Gem chapter meetings for Spring 2018, are on Wednesday nights. Contact us for time and location details. Check us out and attend a meeting to see what NRHH is all about and get involved. If you have questions, email NRHH at

Of-the-Month (OTM) Awards

Know someone who has helped you in a tough situation? Want to thank them for “saving the day”? Was it a friend or a neighbor? A co-worker? Faculty or staff? What about an awesome program that you attended or planned that helped students connect, learn something, or make a difference?

OTMs are a great way to recognize individuals, groups, or events that have made an exceptional contribution to our campus community in a given month. OTMs are due on the 5th of each month.

To submit an OTM, go to (account setup not necessary, just click on the link under “submit OTMs”). You will then write a 300-600 word essay on why your nomination should win an OTM for the given month. Your submission provides recognition on the campus, regional and national level. For assistance, questions, or more information about the chapter, please contact NRHH at

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