Student Leaders | University of Portland

Student Leaders

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 opportunities students can pursue to engage more deeply in their college experiences. For more information, please contact us at

Hall Council

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.

Faith & Formation Ambassadors (FFA)

Faith & formation ambassadors are supported by a team from Campus Ministry, the Moreau Center, the Office of Residence Life, and the Department of Theology. Faith & formation ambassadors live in the residence halls and serve to connect students to opportunities for faith development in the halls and on campus. Faith & formation ambassadors participate in a variety of activities, including assisting with the first-year Connect retreat, the hall retreat team, and Religious Education for Exceptional People (REX). Students in the program also take a one-credit theology course each semester.

Service and Justice Coordinators (SJC)

Each service and justice coordinator helps connect interested students to numerous volunteer opportunities, such as Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, tutoring, environmental agencies, or individualized interests. If you would like more information about the SJC position, please contact the Moreau Center.

Wellness Ambassador (WA)

Wellness Ambassadors (WA) are a committed group of students who understand the dimensions of wellness--emotional, physical, occupational, social, intellectual, environmental, and financial--and the value of connecting to resources on campus in order to be successful while at the University of Portland. Through the collaboration and support of the Office of Residence Life and Wellness Center, the Wellness Ambassadors are supported to help foster a healthy environment within the residence hall by connecting their peers with resources that allow each member of our community to thrive and sustain the challenges, rigors, and stress of pursuing an academic degree while living in intentional community in a university residence hall. This position may be incompatible with other leadership opportunities on campus. For full job description and application details, please see the Wellness Ambassador page. 


More information about student leadership opportunities for current UP students