National Residence Hall Honorary
Of The Months (OTMs)
Do you want to nominate someone that you feel has made an outstanding impact on our residential community? Perhaps a Resident, R.A., Executive Board Member, Advisor, Staff Member, or Residential Community as a whole? Did you attend a program that created an impactful experience and deserves to be recognized for its outstanding efforts? Click on the Link to submit an OTM and your nominations. The NRHH general body chooses a winning OTM from each category during the first week of each month. Winners are announced at their respective meetings and on the USF NRHH Facebook page! In addition, each winner and winning writer receive a special surprise from the members of NRHH!
REMEMBER: ALL OTM'S ARE DUE BY 11:59 P.M. ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH!
It is highly recommended that you type up your OTM in a word document and check it for spelling and grammar errors prior to submission. Please remember, all submitted OTMS not only represent you but USF as a whole!
You do not have to create an account to submit an OTM, just go to the website and click on the category of your submission in the upper left-hand corner of the page!
If you experience any issues when attempting to submit an OTM, please contact the Vice President for Recognition, or the NRHH President.
HOW DO I WRITE AN EFFECTIVE OTM NOMINATION?
Make sure you pick the right category. If a person or program does not qualify for the award that person or program was nominated for, then it's not possible for them to win.
Remember that these are Of The Months. The information you base your nomination on has to be from that month. Make sure you use only month-specific examples in your nomination.
Give as much information as you can so you don't leave anything out. Remember that your nomination is the only thing that the OTM decision is based on. In general, try to write at least 350 words, unless your OTM category has an indicated word maximum.
Include what the person or program is expected to do normally. This is especially important if you are saying that they went "above and beyond the call of duty." Remember that not everyone knows everybody else's responsibilities. If you want to say the nominee did more than expected, list what was expected as well.
Proofread your nomination before you submit it. Nothing is more distracting for someone reading your nomination than typos, spelling mistakes, or grammatical errors.