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About us 

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a not-for-profit, student-led organization that positively contributes to residence life and liaisons between residents and UBC Student Housing alongside the Residence Hall Association (RHA). We function within the framework of 3 values - Leadership, Service, and Recognition.

Our Values


We advocate for residents alongside the RHA. We also provide leadership opportunities and support the growth of student leaders living in residence.


We continuously seek to serve the residence community and improve Residence Life Experience through philanthropic events and service initiatives.


We support, promote, and expand opportunities for student leaders in residence by recognizing them and their accomplishments. Currently, we practice recognition through OTM or "Of the Month" Award Nominations, BIDS or "Of the Year" Award Nominations, and Leadership and Service Pins. 

Our Story

The UBC Thunderbird Chapter of the NRHH was established in 2009 by the efforts of a few dedicated residents invested in bringing NRHH to the UBC Vancouver campus. As our Chapter grows, we continually to strive to recognize UBC’s residence leaders and seek new ways to serve our residents, our campus, and our community.

In 2015, the broader NRHH organization refocused its mission in establishing the core values of service and recognition. As a result, the Thunderbird Chapter has placed more emphasis on fulfilling the value of service in recent history, working on initiatives including residence-wide food drives and group volunteering opportunities.


NRHH is a branch of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) with which UBC is affiliated as part of the Pacific Affiliate Institutions (PACURH). Service and Recognition are the core values of the organization.

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is part of the largest student-run non-profit organization in the world. For a full history of the broader organization, including the symbolism of NRHH and NACURH logos, please visit the NACURH NRHH website.

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