Student Leader Application

2017–2018 Residential Education Student Leader Application

2017–2018 Residential Education Student Leader Application

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the Residential Education team and with the residents.

"The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities and employment with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation and status as a veteran or disabled veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities.  Reasonable prior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these policies should be reported to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 801-581-8365 9V/TDD)."

Student Leader Application

This application is due January 23 at 12pm MST.
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On-Campus Living Information

Academic Information

*Please be aware that some graduate level programs require an orientation that is not compatible with student leader training. If you are unable to attend training you will not be eligible for a student leader position. Also please note that graduate students are placed in areas in specific communities.
Semester & Year


Prepare a current resume including; but not limited to: history of involvement, educational background, creativity and innovative practices, and list of honors or achievements you would like HRE to know.

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Student Leader Position Interest

Please select ALL positions you are interested in applying for. The process will be the same for all candidates; however you will only be considered for the positions you express interest. You will be asked again if your preferences have changed after the individual interview portion of the process, so you will have two opportunities to express preference.

The Residential Education selection process includes Resident Advisors, Social Justice Advocates, and Programming Assistants positions. Please review the position description of all positions you are interested in applying for prior to completing this application. You can also select interest in being a Summer Resident Advisor at this time.

*If interested in a Living Learning Community, you will be able to preference your community interest during your individual interview. Please note that applying for a Living Learning Community includes an additional review of your file and possible interview from the Faculty/Staff Partner of the Living Learning Community. Please see here for more information on Living Learning Communities.

If interested in a Summer Resident Advisor role, you must take 1 credit hour over the summer and be available for training and Summer Stay Over. We will review interest for Summer positions in March and notify candidates in April if they have been granted a Summer RA position. This is separate than the Resident Advisor position and is only for Summer 2016

Interview Information

As part of the Student Leader application process, each applicant must sign up for and complete both a group interview and one individual interview.

The individual interview process is estimated to take approximately 30 minutes on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Peterson Heritage Center. Please click here to schedule your individual interview. With questions or concerns about the dates or times, please contact

The group process will consist of approximately 16 applicants (depending on the number of eligible applicants) participating in group activities with Housing & Residential Education staff. This process is estimated to take two and a half hours and is offered in multiple sessions throughout the day of Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Peterson Heritage Center. Please click here to schedule your group process interview. With questions or concerns about the dates or times, please contact

Criminal History

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

University/Residence Hall Standing

Please read the following carefully:

  • I understand I must carry a minimum course load of at least 12 undergraduate credit hours or 9 graduate credit hours and a maximum of 18 undergraduate credit hours or 12 graduate credit hours.
  • I understand I must remain in good conduct/financial standing with the University in order to be selected as a Student Leader and to maintain my position.
  • I understand I must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA during the time of my employment as a Student Leader. (3.25 for Officer Circle RAs, 3.0 for Undergraduate Research Floor RA)
  • I am aware as a Student Leader I will be required to be available on Monday evenings from 9:00 PM until 11:00 PM to attend mandatory staff meetings and training sessions.
  • I understand if offered a Student Leader position I will be asked to submit information, for example social security number and birth date for a background check. A successful background check is a requirement to hold a Student Leader position. Completing the federal I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form will also be required.
  • Important dates – August 6, 2017 – August 20, 2017 (Fall Student Leader Training/Fall Opening)
    • Fall Training and Opening is mandatory for all student leaders to attend. 

Personal Statement

The goal of Housing & Residential Education is to develop an inclusive and engaged community where all members thrive.  We do this by supporting collegiate success, fostering a sense of belonging, promoting personal development, and stimulating civic engagement. Please write about how you would enhance our community based off of these four learning goals. What excites you about joining this mission as a student leader and what experiences do you have that will help us meet this goal? Below is the breakdown of the learning goals for clarification.

 Collegiate Success: Living on-campus balances all the fun and excitement of college life with intellectual growth. We advance skills such as implementing study groups, fostering a community of academia, and maximizing campus resources.

Culture of Belonging: In a culture of belonging, each member makes connections and sees themselves as a valued part of the university. An ethic of care supports all residents and emphasizes groups historically left in the margins of the academy.

Civic Engagement: Civically engaged students commit themselves to the local and global community. We serve people regardless of differences through advocacy, restorative justice, and interpersonal relations.

Person Development: Holistic wellbeing is imperative to success within and outside the classroom.  This requires an increased awareness about oneself and intrapersonal skills. Intentional and on-going personal development prepares students for participation in a democratic society.

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Prepare a personal statement (maximum of 500 words) addressing the following:

Student Authorization for Release of Information

I hereby certify all statements and answers on this application are complete and true. I understand that false statements or omissions will be cause for the termination of my application or subsequent employment. I also understand by signing this application, I am giving permission to Housing & Residential Education to access my academic and discipline records and to conduct reference checks. I also give my permission for Housing & Residential Education to discuss information relevant to my candidacy.