Any individual who directly advises a housing-related student organization and has made outstanding contributions to the organization or its officers and members. The individual may be the main advisor or the graduate advisor. Examples include, but are not limited to: RHA Advisor, NRHH Advisor, Area Council Advisor, Hall Council Advisor, Resident Assistant Advisory Board, Etc. The focus of the Advisor OTM should be based on the advisory role of the person rather then their professional role. Personal examples are often the best way to express the intangible contributions of an advisor. The nomination should display how the advisor was instrumental in helping the leaders they work with grow, learn, and develop. Please be sure to include the nominator's relationship to the nominee.
Any student employee within a housing related desk assistant/attendant position that has worked to create a positive experience for the residential community. The OTM should focus primarily on the nominee’s accomplishments related to that position, and should involve more than simply satisfying the position’s requirements.
Any individual serving as an officer of a housing-related student organization. Examples include RHA, NRHH, or a local hall/complex government. If the person serves in other roles on campus, the nomination should primarily focus on the contributions they have made in the role for which they are being nominated. The OTM should focus on the individual’s work within and related to that role, and should illustrate how he/she has gone beyond the basic requirements of that position.
Any student who is within their first year of being at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (freshman, transfer student, non-traditional, etc.) who excel in adapting to a new environment within their residence hall, takes an active role in their community, and positively impacts those around them. Submissions in this category may emphasize academics, leadership, involvement, and contributions to community, floor, hall, residence life organizations, etc. Individuals that would be eligible for nomination in any other category are ineligible for nomination in the First Year Student category.
Any faculty/staff outside of housing and residence life who aid students in their academics and/or personal affairs. This category is intended to recognize institutional faculty or staff who have made a contribution to the residence life community both in and out of the classroom. Examples include, but are not limited to: Professors, Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Counselors, Other Academic Affairs Staff, Custodial, Maintenance Staff, Public Safety Officers, Dining Service Staff, Health Services, etc.
Any housing or residence life staff member who aid residents within the housing campus community. This category is intended to recognize the staff who are not eligible for the advisor or student categories category and who have made contributions to the residence life community in the month of nomination. Examples include, but are not limited to: Hall Directors, Graduate Assistants in Residence Life, Directors of Residential Life, Area Coordinators, Residential Life Office Secretaries, etc.
Any student serving as a Resident Assistant or Senior Resident Assistant that has contributed to their residents and left positive impacts within their community. The OTM should focus primarily on the nominee’s accomplishments within the RA role and ways in which they go above and beyond their general position requirements to support residents in the communities/hall in which they work or any residence life organizations during the month of nomination.
Any student in the second year or after at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln who have made outstanding contributions to the residence halls during the month of nomination. Nominees could include, but are not limited to students who have made a contribution to their floor, hall, or residence life organization through leadership, motivation, programming, volunteering and/or being a role model for other residents during the month of nomination. Please note that first year students, Executive board members, and staff and not eligible for this category.
Any individual within a housing or residence life related student staff position that has worked to create a positive experience for the residential community. This category is intended to recognize student staff who have made outstanding contributions to the residence life community in the month of nomination. Nominees should have gone above and beyond the duties as outlined in their job description, and the OTM should focus on the nominee's accomplishments within the student staff role, but may also include other roles or responsibilities taken on during the month of nomination. Desk assistants, resident assistants, senior resident assistants, and executive board members are not eligible for this category. Examples for this category include student maintenance/custodian assistants, marketing assistants, residence hall safety/patrol workers, or learning community mentors.