REC Student Leaders

    Residential Engagement Community Student Leaders

  • Theme Program Advisor (TPA) - Theme Housing

    Each Theme program must identify a Theme Program Advisor (TPA), a student leader who lives in the theme and is primarily responsible for meeting Theme requirements. TPAs coordinate programming initiatives and complete program requirements with input from their faculty/staff advisor.

    Theme Program Advisors will:

    • Be responsible for the application and interview process for the following year.  Current TPAs should discuss reapplication with their group members by the end of the fall semester to identify a new TPA for the following academic year.
    • Complete administrative tasks, such as maintaining financial records, as requested by the Residence Education and Assignments team.
    • Be responsible for communicating information between Residence Life and Housing and the group’s members.
    • Work alongside group members to make progress towards their group’s purpose and goals.
    • Be responsible for completing at least two programs per month.  TPAs are encouraged to work with members to complete the programming requirement.
    • Complete a monthly report of theme programs and initiatives.
    • Meet bi-weekly for 1-on-1 meetings with their supervisor (A Residence Education staff member or Graduate Assistant) and regularly with their faculty/staff advisor.
    • Attend a full-day Spring Training, as well as additional meetings and trainings that may be held throughout the year
    • Complete a monthly report of programs and initiatives (due on the 5th day of every month).
    • Training for TPAs will focus on intentional programming, training on administrative tasks and budget, and refining the theme plan for the upcoming year. TPAs will learn about further developing a theme purpose, goals, and learning outcomes and will be able to revise their group’s original plan if needed.

    TPAs will be compensated in the amount of $750 for the academic year.

  • Community Liasion (CL) - Interest Housing

    Interest housing communities function as student-led extensions of their parent organizations.  Each community must have a single identified student leader who lives in the community and acts as the Community Liaison, or point of contact between RL&H and the group’s members.  

    The Community Liaison WILL:

    • Be the primary contact during the application and evaluation process.
    • Be responsible for communicating information between the group’s members and Residence Life and Housing when necessary.
    • Work alongside group members and with their parent organization to make progress towards their group’s purpose and goals.
    • Meet with a member of the Residence Education team for a mid-year check-in to discuss the group’s progress towards their stated purpose and goals.
    • Complete a monthly report of programs and initiatives (due on the 5th day of every month).

    The Community Liaison position is unpaid and will not receive a stipend.