The Office of Residence Life is pleased to announce that applications are available for Resident Assistant (RA), Community Advisor (CA), and Community Leader (CL) positions!
Residence Life is looking for responsible, motivated, organized students who want to develop strong communities within our residence halls and houses! As Residence Life staff members you are expected to develop relationships with their peers, address and assist students with concerns, facilitate community building activities, and serve as educators helping their peers develop through the residential experience. All current students with above the minimum GPA requirements (2.25: CL, 2.5: CA, 2.5: RA) and who plan on being enrolled for the upcoming academic year are eligible to apply.
If you think one of these positions are for you, Residence Life encourages you to apply! Applications will be available in our office (CUB 250) and due in January. There will be info sessions happening and we highly encourage you to attend! It's a great opportunity to get your questions answered! Check back later for dates!
Students have the opportunity to make a difference at Gettysburg College by actively engaging in the community as a student leader with the Office of Residence Life. You can apply to be a Resident Assistant (RA), Community Advisor (CA) or Community Leader (CL), and returning staff can apply to serve as Residence Coordinators (RC). We look for students who are responsible, motivated, organized, and willing to develop strong communities within our residence halls and houses. They must be willing to accept the label "Role Model." As a Residence Life staff member you are expected to develop relationships with your peers, enforce college policies, assist students with concerns, and facilitate community building activities. Becoming involved on campus as an RA, CA, CL, or RC provides you with the chance to learn from your peers and impact the lives of others. The professional staff, within the Office of Residence Life, approach their work as educators and seek to provide student staff with a rich learning experience. As a residence life staff member you will be challenged to:
- Consider the principles and significance of being an effective citizen leader
- Explore ways of being creative through exploration of multiple perspectives
- Gain a clearer sense of your own self while also better understanding others
- Develop and hone your communication skills
- Cultivate a leadership and administrative skill set that will help you be successful in your work with Residence Life and beyond
View the Residence Life Staff Photo Gallery
Read "In Their Own Words" to learn how being a Residence Life staff member has impacted students.
Student Staff Roles:
Resident Assistants - RAs provide leadership with a focus on community development within highly interactive living environments in traditional style residence hall. In the first-year buildings, most RAs work in pairs on each floor. RAs are also part of the Orientation and First-Year Experience staff and are therefore integral in new students' transition to the College. RAs are directly supervised by one of two Residence Life Coordinator (East or West RLC).
Community Advisors - CAs are involved in developing relationships with their residents and facilitating the formation of a sense of community within their living space. The CA position is unique in that students are specially trained to serve as peer advisors with the skills to facilitate discussions that support their residents' academic progress, personal development, and career exploration. CAs are pivotally important student leaders involved in new initiatives intended to enhance the College's outreach to sophomores.
Community Leaders - CLs provide leadership with a focus on community development and facilities management in more independent living areas where students reside in suites, apartments, or small houses. CLs are supervised by either the Assistant Director.
Residence Coordinators - RCs serve as RAs, CAs or CLs for their assigned location while also provide staff leadership for their building or complex. RCs have at least one year of experience as part of the Residence Life staff. The role of RCs is critical to both the success and effectiveness of a building or complex staff. In addition to their responsibilities within their building or complex, each RC works closely with a team of Area RCs and their supervisors to provide guidance and leadership to the entire Area. There are 10 RCs with 6 working in the First-Year Areas, 3 in the Sophomore and Theme Housing Area, and 1 in the Apartment and Suites Area. RCs are supervised by one of the three Residence Life Coordinators or the Assistant Director.
Office and Student Staff Documents for 2013-2014 (.pdf documents)