National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

The Hawkeye Chapter

NRHH is a student organization representing the top 1% of student leaders in the residence halls. The mission of NRHH is to promote the organization’s two values: Service and Recognition. Members are chosen and inducted in the spring semester based on an application process. To be a member, you must be living in the residence halls, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have shown commitment to making the residence halls at Iowa a welcoming and thriving community. If you aren’t a member of NRHH, you are still encouraged to participate in all our Service and Recognition efforts! NRHH organizes many events for students living on campus that you can attend. For more information, like us on facebook.


Of The Month Awards (OTMs) – OTMs are monthly awards that recognize outstanding students, staff, and programs in the residence halls. Anyone can nominate a deserving person or program for an OTM! If you would like to nominate someone, visit and select “Submit” on the left hand side of the page. Nominations are due on the 4th of each month. OTMs that win on the campus level are passed on to the regional and national levels for further recognition.

OTM Dinners – As a way to further recognize our OTM winners and nominators, each month we host a private OTM dinner to celebrate their accomplishments. These dinners are held in either Burge or Hillcrest Private Dining, and feature a delicious five star, three-course meal.

Staff Attacks – NRHH strives to recognize other groups of students around campus that are creating a positive impact. We make surprise visits to various meetings and take a moment to recognize these groups for their outstanding work.


Students in Service (SiS) – NRHH hosts two events each month called Students in Service (SiS). SiS is one of NRHH’s signature events, and gives students the opportunity to engage in service on campus and also in the Iowa City community. Past service partnerships have included the Ronald McDonald House, Hope Lodge, Potentially Yours Thrift Shop, Witty Kitties, the Iowa Children’s Museum, and the Johnson County Crisis Center.  For more information, like us on Facebook –

Additional Opportunities:

Conferences – Students living in the residence halls have the opportunity to attend regional and national leadership conferences for students living in the residence halls. These conferences give participants the opportunity to network with other student leaders, present and attend educational programming sessions, and have fun! The regional conference (MACURH) is held in the fall, and the national conference (NACURH) is held in the early summer. Applications to attend these conferences will be sent out the month prior to the conference. If you have any questions about attending, please contact us!

Alumni Events – NRHH hosts events once a semester where current members can network with alumni members of NRHH. Past events have included pizza parties, ice skating, and a BBQ. 

Executive Board – NRHH chapter members who wish to get more involved can run for an Executive Board position. There are currently eight positions. Elections occur in the spring for the following school year.

Executive Board

President: Josh Abdo –

The NRHH President is responsible for the overall management of the organization. The President plans and conducts NRHH Executive Board and Chapter meetings.

Vice President: Colton Jacob Jensen –

The NRHH Vice President is responsible for the new member recruitment and selection process, and also plans the spring induction ceremony. 

Executive Secretary: Paige Kies –

The NRHH Executive Secretary maintains all administrative files for the chapter, including a detailed list of current and alumni members and meeting attendance. The Executive Secretary maintains records of NRHH finances, is the author of the NRHH newsletter, The Diamond Times, and plans one chapter alumni event each semester.

Liaison: Alison Moss

The NRHH Liaison is responsible for representing NRHH to other organizations on campus. The Liaison meets specifically with the liaisons from ARH and Herky C.A.R.E.S on a consistent basis to collaborate on events and stay informed of each other’s work.

Public Relations Chair: Vacant –

The NRHH Public Relations Chair designs all advertising and marketing for NRHH events. The Public Relations Chair is also responsible for designing new marketing materials to brand the organization itself.  

NRHH Communications Coordinator: Kris Yambao–

The NRHH Communications Coordinator is the primary liaison to our regional (MACURH) and national (NACURH) organizations. The Communications Coordinator selects and leads a delegation of students to attend regional and national leadership conferences. The NRHH CC also serves as the Chair of the Recognition Committee.

Community Service Co-Chairs: Anna Haller and Harli Thompson –

The Community Service Co-Chairs coordinate all Students in Service events for NRHH. They collaborate with other student organizations and community organizations to find new service opportunities for students living in the residence halls.

Advisor: Jennifer Reinus

The advisor offers support to the executive board and chapter members. Executive Board members meet individually with the advisor twice a month. The advisor also attends all chapter meetings and events.