The "Of the Month" process serves to recognize outstanding contributions to college and university residence halls in the following categories: Advisor, Community,
Community Service Program, Diversity Program, Educational Program, Executive Board Member, Faculty, First Year Experience, Organization, Residential Assistant, Social Program, Spotlight and Student.
Any school affiliated with NACURH is eligible to make, or receive, an "Of the Month" award and/or nomination. The OTM must be month specific, meaning the nomination should only focus on the month for which it is written. For example,
nominations for November need to submitted in December.
OTMs are awarded at the campus, regional and national levels.
Who can write OTMs?
Anyone living on campus in any of the residence halls is elligible to submit an OTM.
Why should I submit an OTM?
There are so many different people involved in trying to ensure that the on-campus experience is amazing for everyone involved. They put on programs that serve to create community, among other things.
Recognizing these people puts a smile on their face and makes them feel good about their service to the community. It also makes it more likley that they will continue to work really hard. This process can also serve as insipation to other schools who may try something that was mentioned in another school's OTM.
How do I submit and OTM?
OTMs can be submitted at otms.nrhh.org. Simply click on one of the links on the top left, depending on what your OTM is about. First time OTM writers will need to create an account before submitting their OTMs.
When are OTMS due?
OTMs are due each month on the 5th at midnight, following the month of nomination.
How do I know what category to write about?
If you would like to recognize a program, use the "program" category. All other nominations should be submitted under the "general" category.
For descriptions of all the categories please click HERE.
If you would like more information about OTMs, or would like help writing an OTM, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Recognition Alexis Silva.