The Rutgers National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) welcomed 24 new members on Friday, Apr. 21 during its Spring Induction Ceremony in the B.E.S.T. Multipurpose Room on Busch Campus.
A national honorary, NRHH is dedicated to recognizing individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. Created at the University of Denver during the annual National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) on April 25, 1964, NRHH focuses on two pillars of recognition and service.
Forty-five years after the creation of NRHH, the Scarlet Knights’ Chapter was founded on April 25, 2009. Representing the top one percent of student leaders who live on campus, Rutgers NRHH is one of the biggest chapters in the country, having the capacity to accommodate 160 active members.
With friends, family, and peers in attendance, inductees enjoyed a catered dinner before opening remarks from Rutgers NRHH’s executive board members. Keywuan Caulk, Assistant Director for Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities, made the keynote speech encouraging students to “aspire to inspire”.
Membership in the Scarlet Knights’ chapter of NRHH is based on the following criteria:
- Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 based on the university’s 4.0 scale by the end of the previous long semester
- Be a current resident who plans to reside in a university residence hall for at least one semester, following application for membership (excluding summer sessions), and is working to complete a degree at Rutgers University- New Brunswick.
- Have lived in the residence halls for at least one semester prior to induction
- Demonstrate outstanding leadership, service, and dedication to the Scarlet Knight’s Chapter of NRHH Rutgers-New Brunswick
- Show significant interest in NRHH which meets membership criterion established by the Membership Selection Committee, executive board of this chapter of NRHH, and/or the General Assembly
- Commit to attend general assembly meetings, NRHH sponsored events and committee meetings as held.
- Have made a positive impact within the residence halls