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Leadership Opportunities

Residential students at Elmhurst have plenty of opportunities to get involved. By taking on a leadership position, you'll develop important skills, meet new people—and make a difference in your college community. For more information, email us at reslife@elmhurst.edu.

Conference Housing Assistant
Hall Government
Peer Review Board
Resident Adviser
Residence Hall Association

Conference Housing Assistant
Conference Housing Assistants work with a wide variety of organizations that use the College's facilities over the summer. Students in this live-in, paid summertime position develop valuable customer service skills and live on campus for the duration of the job.  

Hall Government
Hall governments are student-led organizations that sponsor events and promote the development of students and their communities. Each hall's government meets on a regular basis and plans programs such as scavenger hunts, theme dances, building Olympics, band showcases, community service projects, and barbecues. Participating in hall government builds students' leadership, programming, and interpersonal skills. Membership in hall governments is open to all campus residents. See your Resident Adviser or your Residence Life Coordinator for more details.

Peer Review Board
The Residence Life Peer Review Board hears judicial cases involving policy violations that occur within the residence halls. Board members help establish community expectations and standards from a peer point of view. To apply, you must live in the residence halls and have sophomore standing or higher.

Resident Adviser
The Resident Advisers (RAs) or Apartment Resident Advisers (ARAs) plan and implement social and educational programs, foster a sense of community among residents, develop leadership skills, promote a well-balanced and healthy environment in the residence halls/apartments/houses, and serve as advisers for the other members of the residential community. RAs also represent the Office of Residence Life at many College functions, including orientation and recruitment of prospective students. RAs have the most frequent and direct communication with resident students. Therefore they have an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the development and education of individuals. They also have the responsibility of implementing programs and policies through which the mission and goals of the Office of Residence Life can be accomplished. It is our expectation that the RA is sincerely interested in the welfare of the students of Elmhurst College. 

Summer Resident Adviser 
Candidates interested in applying for the Summer RA position may apply by selecting the "Summer RA Application" under the Residence Life section of BlueNet and logging into the Office of Residence Life Online Applications.

 If you have additional questions concerning either the RA or Summer RA positions, please contact Nate.

 Residence Hall Association
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an organization composed of representatives from all five residence halls. RHA members participate in fundraising, make recommendations regarding residence life policy, and plan programming for the entire residence community. To get involved, contact your Residence Life Coordinator or Assistant Director.

 

 

 

 

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