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NRHH Traditions

Ursa Major Chapter

The purpose of the Ursa Major Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary shall be to provide recognition for those individuals who have contributed outstanding service and who have provided important leadership in the advancement of the residence hall system of UNC. NRHH will provide a means by which they can continue to use these qualities in developing other leaders and to serve as a resource group to the rest of the University.

As per NRHH NACURH Policy, the Ursa Major Chapter shall consist of student leaders who exhibit the Ursa major Chapter's values who are selected by the NRHH executive team and the Advisor. Our current membership cap is 32 members. Meetings occur every Monday at 5:30 pm in Columbine B (unless otherwise noted) in the University Center, and non-members are always welcome to attend! Our meetings include both chapter business and values programming, including social justice programs, service opportunities, and leadership development.

NRHH emphasizes two values: recognition and service. As an organization we focus on upholding these values and representing NRHH to the best of our abilities.


The Colors of NRHH

The official colors of NRHH are blue and white. The blue symbolizes loyalty: loyalty to purpose and idea. The white signifies a blank page: a page on which a student writes the successes and experiences that fill their days in the residence halls and on campus.

The symbol for NRHH is that of a diamond surrounding the letters of the organization, and the three interconnected links, the chain of leadership. The diamond, the world's most precious gem, signifies the value and beauty one finds in the residence halls and on campus experience.

The first chain of the link represents caring. Leaders are people who care. They are concerned about themselves and others, and are committed to making things better.

The second link signifies dedication. Part of a leader's commitment is the dedication to cause which they display. Dedication is an important part of the involvement required to be truly effective.

The third link represents participation. True leaders participate fully in their academic pursuits, their friendships, their activities, and their lives. Leaders don't sit on the sidelines, but are competent team players.

Together the unbroken chain symbolizes the membership of NRHH. As leaders we are interconnected as caring and dedicated participants in the Residence Hall System.

NRHH encourages those who wish to use the logos to handle them in a way that represents NRHH and the schools that are a part of the organization.