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Work in the Residence Halls

Are you interested in gaining valuable work experience, meeting great people, being challenged, and having fun? Residence Life is the place for you!

The Office of Residence Life Mission Statement

The Office of Residence Life provides a safe and positive learning environment that enhances student learning.

Join our Team

Residence Life student staff are the key to creating an unparalleled, first-rate living experience for our residents every day. Working with Residence Life provides the opportunity for you to gain tools, skills, and self-awareness while in a developmental and supportive environment. Residence Life student staff members are the student leaders in the residence halls, and they take personal ownership of the safety, wellness, and success of the entire residential community.

The Office of Residence Life hires, trains and develops student staff members based on the following competencies:

  • Community Development
  • Events
  • Personal Integrity
  • Respect
  • Conflict Resolution and Crisis Response
  • Campus Resource and Referral
  • Organizational Responsibility
  • Positive Change Mindset

Resident Assistant (RA)Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders both in the Residence Halls and across campus. The Resident Assistant position is a primary contact for students in the residence halls and is responsible for the social, academic, personal and cultural development of the residence hall community. RAs are responsible for articulating and supporting the philosophy and policies of Residence Life to the students in the residence halls. 

  • RA Compensation:
    The RA position receives a stipend that covers the cost of a private room and meal plan for the academic year. There is NO hourly pay for the RA position. 

Desk Assistant (DA) – Desk Assistants (DAs) play a vital role in supporting the day-to-day operations of the residence halls. DA's work regularly scheduled desk duty throughout the academic year. Desk duty includes greeting and welcoming residents, completing rounds, assisting with room lockouts, checking out equipment, and responding to incidents in the residence halls. 

  • DA Compensation:
    The DA position is paid a $12.15 hourly rate, 0-25 hours a week depending on department need, availability of funds, and student work-study eligibility.

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