The Traveling Recognition Award is sponsored by the Columbia National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and recognizes the contributions of a specific residential community (hall or sub-area) towards the NRHH's mission of building a culture of appreciation within the Columbia community at large.
Every month, the Traveling Recognition Award moves to a different community based on the following scoring system:
- Every Of-the-Month nomination for the given month associated with a community increases the point score for that community by one point
- Every Of-the-Month winner for the given month associated with the community increases that community's point score by an additional five points
- The total point score is then divided by the number of residents within the community; the community with the highest "weighted score" wins the Traveling Recognition Award for a given month