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Residential Education Leadership Opportunities

Residential Education offers its own forms of involvement. From our Residence Hall Council, where students can take a leadership role in their hall and floor communities, to becoming a member of the Residence Hall Conduct Board, and facilitating the conduct process at DePaul, there’s something for all students.

Resident Advisors
The Resident Advisor (RA) is a part-time student staff member (paraprofessional). The RA works in a specific building/complex and has specific responsibility for working with students on his/her floor or building. She/he is the primary facilitator for the development of community on the floor/area. RAs accomplish this through peer education, assessing needs, programming, crisis response, and establishing a relationship with students in their residential community. This position also requires that the individual be dependable, efficiently manage time and resources, communicate effectively, complete administrative tasks, exhibit creativity, and demonstrate an interest and willingness to assist others.

Minimum Position Requirements for a Resident Advisor:

  • Full-time undergraduate student status.
  • Both your Fall and cumulative G.P.A. must be at or above a 2.5 (throughout your application and employment).
  • Good standing judicially.
  • One academic year commitment.

Application Steps

  • Attend an information session in January. All candidates MUST attend one in order to apply.
  • Review the job description and Resident Advisor Selection Guide given out at the information session.
  • Apply via the student employment website; the application becomes available in mid-January.
  • In early February, applicants will be notified of the next steps in the application process
Application Information
  • Please Check back in early 2018 for updates regarding information sessions and application availability

Residence Hall Council (RHC)

RHC is an organization that represents students living on campus. With student representatives in each hall, led by an executive board, they strive to "make DePaul home". RHC works as a liaison between organizations, university departments, and residential students to enhance the quality of life in the residence halls by creating a safe and comfortable community. They serve as a voice for residential student concerns and praises and are dedicated to upholding DePaul’s Vincentian mission. RHC plans events in both the residence halls and the wider campus community to enhance the college experience and to create a friendly environment for all residents. 

Check out more Residence Hall Resources.

Residence Hall Conduct Board
Within the student conduct process, residents within campus housing have the option to have their case heard by a panel of peers. This panel consists of students from the residence hall community. They are empowered to determine the facts and outcome of the case as well as sanctions as deemed appropriate. If you are a resident student interested in becoming a member of the Residence Hall Conduct Board, please contact Stacey Jaksa at sjaksa@depaul.edu  for more information. There will be opportunities to join the Board at the start of each quarter

Minimum Requirements for Board Members:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (first year students are accepted pending the outcome of Fall quarter grades)
  • Reside in an on-campus residence hall
  • Maintain full-time status as a student
  • Have no prior conduct history, including both academic or non-academic infractions
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