Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

NRHH: January Of The Month (OTM) Nominations are DUE


Time: Friday, February 2, 2018 11:00 PM - 11:55 PM


Write an OTM to recognize others

January OTMs are due Friday 2/2 by 11:59pm

Want a fun and easy way to recognize the amazing things taking place in your residence hall? Write an “Of the Month” nomination through National Residence Hall Honorary. Anyone can write an OTM! These awards are exciting ways we like to recognize leaders on campus who are going above and beyond for their communities and their peers. With categories like Resident Advisor of the Month, Student of the Month, Social Program of the Month, and more, there is a large variety to who and how you would like to recognize someone for their work.

Click the link below to submit an OTM nomination on the top left hand corner of the page, click “The Ohio State University” and fill in the required boxes.



What is an OTM?

OTMs (Of the Month Awards) are an easy way to recognize people, organizations and programs for all of the awesome stuff they have done in a specific month! OTMs can be filled out for residents, RAs, RMs, Hall Directors, faculty, maintenance, and everyone in between!

How do I submit a meaningful OTM?

  • OTMs are specific, detailed, and well explained. No specific length is required for a meaningful OTM, but regional and national winners usually have 300 + words.

  • Remember, OTMs are "Of the Month" awards, so keep the explanation centered on what the person / program did in a specific month. For instance, Jonathan Adams might be a great Hall Director all the time, but focus on what he did in that month.

  • Verify that you input the nominees correct email address. Double check everything from spelling to characters used. Make sure to edit your OTM for spelling and grammatical errors. Many people find it helpful to write them in Microsoft Word before submitting them at!

  • Make sure you spell out what some acronyms are. Other institutions might not have a "Resident Manager" or "Office Assistant" position, and may be confused as to what those mean! Give a brief description of the duties.

  • Lastly, OTMs are meant to recognize and empower those who are being nominated. Tell a story about the wonderful things the person/program/organization had accomplished and how they made an enduring impact!

I am not sure what category to use!

The OTM system is used all over the United States, and the world, so the categories and job titles are generalized! Here is a short cheat sheet --

Resident Advisor (RA) @ OSU = Resident Assistant

Assistant Hall Director (AHD) @ OSU = Advisor

Resident Manager (RM) @ OSU = Student Staff Member

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