Leadership Opportunities in the Halls
There are many leadership opportunities on campus that offer the chance to make friends, have fun, and build valuable skills. One of the easiest ways to get involved is to express your interest to your RA or RD. Talk with them about your interests and ask them where you could put your skills to good use. Housing and Residence Life staff plan social activities and educational events throughout the year and anyone is welcome to help.
Here are some specific organizations that offer involvement opportunities:
Department of Housing & Residence Life
The Department of Housing & Residence Life hires for the positions below in the spring. Talk to your RA if you are interested in applying!
Resident Assistants (RAs)
RAs are full-time students and serve in a paraprofessional leadership position. The RAs primary responsibility is to assist the RDs in managing the housing operations, buliding a sense of community and respect on each floor, and maintaining University policy. RAs are responsible for planning activities that encourage involvement and interaction on each floor. They have been trained to be someone with whom you can talk and to be a link to many campus services and resources.
Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs)
SRAs are specially selected veteran RAs. In addition to all responsibilities of the RA position, SRAs assist the RDs in staff selection and training, Hall Council advising, and administrative tasks.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
RHA is the voice of all students in the residential community. The association includes executive positions and representatives from each Hall Council. RHA’s three main areas of interest are facility and policy concerns that affect residential students, activities and programs for residents, and overseeing each Hall Council. Like Hall Council, everyone is welcome to attend open forums, regardless of whether or not you hold an elected position. Contact a Housing and Residence Life staff member for more information.
Hall Councils exist to address student ideas and concerns in residential buildings, provide social opportunities for students, and to develop leadership skills in residential students. The Hall Councils have a variety of formal leadership positions, as well as members-at-large positions. Information regarding how to become involved in Hall Council is distributed each semester. Open forums are held on a regular basis and are open to everyone in the hall; you are encouraged to attend whether or not you hold an elected position. Hall Councils represent the students residing in each residence hall and are overseen by RHA. Contact a Residence Life staff member for more information on being involved in your hall council.
National Residence Hall Honorary
The National Residence Hall Honorary is the only nationwide organization that exclusively recognizes leaders in the residence halls. NRHH strives to give back to the Pacific University residential community through through recognition, service, leadership, and scholastics. While voting members are selected each year, all residential students are invited to participate in NRHH events and activities.
Student Conduct Officers
Student Conduct Officers are students or staff authorized by the Student Conduct Advisor to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code and to impose sanctions when a violation has been committed. A Student Conduct Officer may serve as a member of a Student Conduct Board or may adjudicate a case individually. If you are interested in serving as a Student Conduct Officer, contact Ryan Aiello. Contact Ryan Aiello, Conduct Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get involved.