Residence Life: Leadership & Involvement
Leadership & Involvement
The University of Portland residence halls offer a variety of leadership positions for students to consider while living on campus. Student leadership and involvement contribute to a strong and vibrant residence hall community. The following are several leadership and employment opportunities students can pursue to engage more deeply in their college experiences.
Student Leadership Opportunities
Resident Assistants (RA) are full-time students carefully selected for their leadership experience, interpersonal skills, and desire to have a positive impact on the residential community. Responsibilities of an RA include educational programming, planning community activities, providing individual advisement/referrals, assisting in the general management of the hall, attending staff and training meetings, serving as a role model to residents, and explaining, confronting, and reporting violations of campus and residential policies and regulations. The RA is a University official who lives in the hall and reports to a hall director. RAs are compensated with a full room and board scholarship. RA selection takes place in the spring semester for the following academic year.
Each residence hall has a Hall Council consisting of officers and wing representatives. Hall Councils exist to enhance the residence hall community through programming, advocacy, and hall improvements. Hall Council members work closely with residence life staff to promote positive change and foster tradition, in an effort to provide students with an exceptional residence hall experience.
If you are interested in participating in your hall's Hall Council, please see your Assistant Hall Director for more information.