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.