What are the membership statuses available to members?
Why did the membership statuses change?
The restructuring of the member statuses worked to better focus on the health of chapters and create stronger members. To address decreasing retention within chapters, a process focused on educating members about the honorary was introduced through pre-membership as candidate members. This allowed for members to have a larger picture of what being a member of NRHH entails prior to joining. In addition, the off-campus membership option was added to support members who were involved but were no longer eligible to live on-campus due to institutions no longer able to accomodate upper-division housing.
How long does a student have to live on-campus before being eligible for candidate membership?
Students must have lived on for a minimum of at least one academic term, as defined by the institution.
What does formal intent look like for candidate membership?
Depending on your chapter and campus structure will determine what formal intent for candidate membership looks like. Some chapters will utilize an application while others will ask for an oath. If you are unsure of what will be best for your campus you can reach out to your Regional Associate Director for NRHH who can assist in developing a plan for your campus.
How long should the candidate member process last?
Depending on your chapter and campus structure will determine how long the candidate member process should last. Some chapters will do one extended session while others will do multiple one-hour sessions. If you are unsure of what will be best for your campus you can reach out to your Regional Associate Director for NRHH who can assist in developing a plan for your campus.
What are the requirements of being an on-campus member?
Depending on your chapter and campus structure will determine what requirements on-campus members must complete. At the very least, on-campus members must be a student of the college or university, make positive contributions to the residence hall system through engagement with the values of service and recognition, and maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalency.
Does my chapter have to allow for off-campus members to have voting rights?
No. Chapters have the autonomy to decide whether or not that they want their off-campus members to be eligible to vote or not. Chapters though must recognize their off-campus
How off-campus members can have voting rights?
Up to 15% of the chapter’s membership cap may having voting rights. These members will be required to complete the Off-Campus Membership Pledge. We always round up when it comes to the percentage of members eligible for a membership status.
One of our chapter members is leaving the institution, what membership status are they considered?
A lifelong member. A Lifelong Member is a member of NRHH that is no longer affiliated with their host institution as a student due to either graduation or a discontinuation of education. If the student is attending another institution that has a chapter, encourage them to consider transferring their membership via the Transferring Membership Application. Members should also have the ability to transfer their OTM account to their new institution, if they are affiliated with NACURH.
My chapter used to induct honorary members, what should I do now?
While honorary membership no longer exists, chapters can recognize up to 8 non-NRHH members with the Outstanding Service Award. Certificates can be purchased through the NACURH Corporate Office.