NEACURH Policy Book
NEACURH & NACURH Awards
- Individual Awards:
- First Year Experience Award (FYE): given to a first-year student who has done an outstanding job of contributing to their residential community; selected by RHA Presidents at Mini No-Frills Conference.
- Advisor of the Year Award: advisors of residential leadership groups such as Area Councils, RHA and NRHH are eligible; nominations are limited to one advisor per school per year; selected by the RBD at the Mini No-Frills Conference.
- NEACURH Dan Hallenbeck Service Award: advisors, who are actively involved on a regional and/or national level; selected by the RBD after discussion at the NCC Boardroom.
- NEACURH/OCM NRHH Outstanding Member Of The Year: recognizes outstanding service to NEACURH by an NRHH Member; selected at the NRHH Business Meeting at the Mini No-Frills Conference.
- NEACURH Student Of The Year (StOY): recognizes outstanding service to NEACURH by an individual who has been directly affiliated with the organization; selected by the RBD.
- NEACURH Distinguished Service Award: recognizes distinguished student leadership while servicing NACURH, its affiliates and member schools over several years; selected by the RBD at the Mini No-Frills Conference.
- NEACURH/OCM NCC Of The Year: recognizes an outstanding NCC; selected by RBD and OCM Representative at the Mini No-Frills Conference.
- President Of The Year: recognizes the president of a residential housing organization (= RHA) who has had a direct, positive impact on their school, region and NACURH; selected by the RBD.
- School Awards:
- NEACURH Program Of The Year Award (POY): recognizes a student-implemented program concerning residence halls; selected by the NCCs at the Regional Conference.
- NEACURH Student Award for Leadership Training (SALT): recognizes student leadership training programs in the residence halls; selected by the NCCs at the Regional Conference; national winner will present at the ACPA Convention as well as the NACURH Conference.
- NEACURH Regional Building Block NRHH Chapter Of The Year Award: recognizes an NRHH chapter that has shown outstanding growth and development as a chapter or in the creation of a chapter during the year of nomination; selected by the NRHH Representatives.
- NEACURH NRHH Outstanding Chapter Of The Year: the highest honor a NEACURH NRHH chapter can attain; recognizes outstanding achievement of an NRHH chapter on the campus, regional and national levels; selected by the NRHH Representatives.
- NEACURH Building Block Award: recognizes RHAs that are still growing; honors outstanding achievement and growth on a campus, regional and national level; selected by the RBD at the Mini No-Frills Conference.
- NEACURH School Of The Year (SOY): highest honor a NEACURH member school can attain; recognizes outstanding achievements on the campus level by RHA and associated groups as well as contributions to the regional and national level; selected by the NCCs at the Mini No-Frills Conference.
- Commitment to Diversity Award (CTD): recognizes a school that involves a student directed yearlong commitment to awareness and education of diversity issues with the involvement of students; selected by the NRHH Representatives at the Mini No-Frills Conference.
- Outstanding Advocacy Initiative Award (OAI): recognizes a school that demonstrated a commitment to developing a more open and welcoming campus community for all students; selected by the RHA Presidents at the Regional Conference.
- NEACURH Two Year Service Award: The criteria for this pin is that a student is in good standing, is involved in his residence hall (either through Area Council, RHA, being an RA, NRHH member, etc.), and has attended at least two NEACURH or NACURH conferences over the period of two academic years. An application has to be submitted 30 days prior to the Mini No-Frills Conference and the pins for recipients are given out at the conference. If the student does not attend that conference, someone else from the institution can pick up the pin for him/her. (Anyone who fulfills the criteria and submits an application will receive a pin.)
- NACURH Four Year Service Award: The criteria for this award are having attended two regional (one can be a Mini No-Frills conference) and two national conferences over four years of service, having two years of service in RHA and two years that can be in another capacity in residential life, and a letter of support from the campus RHA advisor. The application needs to be submitted by April 1 and the award will be presented at the NACURH conference.
- NEACURH Regional AAFN Induction: AAFN stands for Association of Alumni and Friends. Each region inducts a limited number of members (students, who have had outstanding contributions to the region and are graduating at the end of the academic year) into the AAFN each year. Individuals can also choose to pay the $100 membership fee and become members. More information about the AAFN can be found at http://www.nacurh.org/aafn/.
Regional AAFN nominees tend to be members of the RBD; other students rarely have a chance of being one of those select few who have the membership fee paid for by the region. Nevertheless, it never hurts to nominate someone.
- The Antler Society: The Antler Society is an association of NEACURH Alumni. Applications along with the induction cost ($10) need to be submitted to the RBD prior to the Mini No-Frills Conference. Any individual, who will no longer be active in NEACURH at the end of that academic year, is eligible. Students can purchase induction themselves or can be inducted as an honor by the school. UConn’s RHA has not inducted anyone in the past; however in the long run, it may be nice to look into making this an award that graduating UConn RHA members could be nominated for. This could also possibly be something that NRHH collaborates with RHA on.
- NEACURH Outstanding Advisor Pin: The Outstanding Advisor pin is given out by the Regional Advisor at their discretion; there is no application/nomination process. The Regional Advisor can give out up to four pins each year.