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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 Assistants

The Resident Assistant (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.

The Department of Residential Education is excited to announce our Resident Assistant Recruitment schedule for the 2023-2024 academic year. Information Sessions will be held virtually, in person, and Asynchronously. Dates for the in-person and virtual experience are January 9th, 12th, and 20th, more information can be found on the ResEd Deb. Applications will launch on the Campus Jobs board on January 9th and will close at 10 AM on January 27th. If you have any questions, you can email resed@depaul.edu. Please, provide 24 hours for a response.


The following conditions must be met in order to serve in the RA position.

  • Enrollment Status: RAs must be currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students (minimum of 12 credit hours) and have/maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Conduct, Financial and Academic Standing: RAs must be in good academic, financial, and conduct standing at DePaul University prior to and throughout the period of employment.
  • Selection Process: RAs must successfully complete the application and selection process.
  • Commitment to community: RAs must role model and demonstrate good judgment, flexibility, responsibility, involvement, and commitment to student life and the University. Commitment to students and appreciation for multiculturalism and diversity is crucial. RAs should have a clear understanding of a Catholic, Vincentian, and urban institution.

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.

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