Throughout the semester, the National Residence Hall Honorary presents the following awards to recognize hard-working staff and students at SUNY New Paltz.

A.B.C.D. – An ABCD stands for “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.” This award is given to student organizations that have had an unforgettable impact on our campus community. NRHH members “crash” their meetings in order to present these groups with their award and let them know that their contributions have not only been noticed, but are appreciated.

B.O.C – A BOC is a “Breakfast of Champions.” This award is given to faculty or staff groups that have done something truly extraordinary in order to better serve the students on campus. NRHH members go to their offices and present them with these awards, and an actual breakfast.

D.N.A– A DNA is a Distinguished NRHH Alumni who has used the skills they learned while in NRHH, in their lives after graduating.

D.O.E – DOE is an acronym for “Department of Excellence.” It is given to an on campus department that makes outstanding contributions to the campus and/or students.

F.R.O.G- The FROG award is an acronym for “For Recognition of Growth.” It is given to an individual whose growth has been recognized by those individuals around them.

G.R.E.A.T. – The GREAT award is an acronym for “Giving Recognition to Exceptional Athletic Teams.” It is given to sports teams who do more than merely excel at a sport: they are a true family, they have drive, perseverance and more.

Inspiring Professor Award – This award is given to a faculty member that has made a personal and academic impact on students at New Paltz. This person goes above and beyond their classroom duties.

M.A.D.E- The MADE award is an acronym for “Making A Difference Everyday.” It is given to an individual or group in the Hudson Valley Region who benefits those around them.

R.A.D.- The RAD award is an acronym for “Recognizing Academic Dedication.” It is given to a student who is truly dedicated to their studies as well as extracurriculars.

S.O.F.A. – A SOFA award stands for “Staff or Faculty Award.” This award is given to individual support staff members that have profoundly changed the lives of students as well as others around them. The recipient of this award is sneakily invited to a luncheon where they are presented with this award.

S.T.A.R.– A STAR award is given to “Students That Are Remarkable.” These STAR students work tirelessly in order to improve our campus and make it the best that it can be. These students are leaders on campus, whether in defined leadership positions or not and are gifted scholars.

Transfer Award – This award is given to a transfer student who has dedicated herself/himself to being involved on campus.

Y.O.G.A – is an acronym for “Young Outstanding Graduate Award” – This award is for a graduating student that has shown growth and has positively impacted our campus. (This student does not have to necessarily be in the NRHH Chapter).