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Get Involved in Residence Life!

Hall Council

  • Many residence halls contain an organization to which all residents are invited to become active participants. The hall councils are resident-led organizations and are advised by the Area Director and/or Community Coordinator. Joining a hall council is a great way for a student to become involved and allow his/her voice and ideas to be heard.
  • Some activities the hall councils have planned include Winter Olympics, Community Trick or Treat,  finals week de-stressor, game night, and more. With each hall's residents planning these events, the possibilities are endless.

CURHA (Carroll University Residence Hall Association):

  • CURHA is an inter-hall organization within the Department of Residence Life and Housing, aimed to organize and focus student leadership within the residence halls.
  • CURHA aims at enhancing the residential experience at Carroll by engaging students with learning and social opportunities to build lifelong skills and relationships that will forever connect them to the Carroll community.

Resident Assistant (RA) Programming

  • RAs are given resources to create and host a variety of programs to strengthen their floor communities and build strong relationships with their residents. Based on the needs and wants of each floor, the RAs plan educational and social programs to help foster continued growth outside the classroom. Each educational program is designed to align with one of Carroll’s Four Pillars.
  • Some examples of RA programming are volunteer day, autism awareness, CarrollStock, PIO-PALOZA, Sushi Night, Wheel of Fortune, Mark up the Night, resume building, study tips, ice cream socials, etiquette dinner, microwave madness, etc.  Have a program idea? Let your RA know!

 

Our NRHH Chapter

The National Residence Hall Honorary is an organization with chapters at more than 180 American colleges and universities.

NRHH provides recognition for students living in residence halls and university-owned apartments who have given outstanding service and provided important leadership in the advancement of Carroll’s residence hall system.

The Pios Chapter of NRHH provides leadership training, student and staff recognition days, and student and faculty awards. We annually select student leaders living in Carroll-owned housing to join this organization.

NRHH promotes activities that encourage leadership development for campus residents, and brings recognition to Residence Life programs and programmers.

The Pios Chapter works closely with campus organizations and offices such as the Residence Hall Association and the Office of Residence Life.

Of the Month Categories

ANY person or program that has made a significant impact on your past month is eligible for an Of the Month Award! One winner per month can be chosen in each of these 15 categories.

To submit Of the Month awards for outstanding people and programs, go to: 

General Categories

Individuals

Advisor: This category can be used to recognize RHA, NRHH, or hall/apartment council advisors for their contributions related to their role as an advisor. Advisors of student organizations outside the residence halls should be nominated as either institution or residence life faculty/staff.

Executive Board Member: All RHA, NRHH and hall/apartment council executive board members and RHA representatives can be nominated in this category. Executive board members of student organizations outside the residence halls should be nominated as first year students or students.

Institution Faculty/Staff: This category is for university faculty and staff who aid students in academics, such as professors, instructors, teaching assistants, counselors, and the like. These faculty members have contributed to bettering the Carroll community inside and outside of the classroom.

Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Any university employee who works in a residence hall is applicable for this category including Residence Hall Area Directors, maintenance/ground staffs, custodial staff, and front desk staff. Resident Assistants should be nominated in the Resident Assistant category.

Resident Assistant: Resident Assistants who have gone above and beyond in their job duties.

First Year Student: Students in their first year at Carroll (this includes transfer students) who excel in adapting to a new environment within their residence hall. If the first year student is on RHA or their hall council, then they should be nominated in the executive board member category.

Student: Any individual enrolled as a student who does not fit into the executive board member, resident assistant, residence life faculty/staff, and/or first year student categories is eligible for the student category. This category recognizes students that have gone above and beyond in improving the Carroll community.

Student Staff Member: Any individual within a residence hall student staff position that has worked to create a positive experience for the residential community. This category is intended to recognize student staff members while these students are not working in the capacity of a Resident Assistant or Executive Board Member position.

 

Spotlight: Any individual who has benefited the Carroll community and is not eligible for any other category should be nominated for spotlight. Dining hall employees and guests to the university are two examples.

 

Groups

Organization: Formal student organizations that have benefited the Carroll community through programming, advocacy, fundraising, or through other means. RHA, hall/apartment councils, student organizations, or any other student group are eligible for this category.

Residential Community: Any community of students living in a university residence hall or apartment, (a floor or wing, for example), would fall into this category.

 

Program Categories

Community Service Programs help the community — whether it's going to a soup kitchen, having a food or clothing drive or raising money for a non-profit organization.

Diversity Programs celebrate and teach about our similarities and honor our differences.

Educational Programs are intended to teach about a topic, issue, or idea.

Passive Programs do not require anyone to actively run them, such as bulletin boards, newsletters, displays, and the like.

Social Programs have the purpose of bringing people together to do something fun.

 

Front Desk Workers

Front Desk Workers are hired to create a welcoming community for residents and guests as they enter the residence hall. The Front Desk Worker (FDW) distributes mail and packages in a timely fashion, and serves as a point of contact for resident questions and concerns. FDWs are responsible for answering the phone, taking messages, checking out equipment, in addition to any other tasks assigned. The FDW is an integral part in maintaining residence hall services and supporting the safety and security of Carroll University housing facilities.

Front Desk Workers have the ability to work in their housing area or within another area of campus. Towards the end of the Spring semester, returning students have the opportunity to apply to be a FDW for the following school year. First year students who complete a campus employment application may be placed in the FDW position. Federal Work Study funds are required to be hired as a FDW

Resident Assistants

The Resident Assistant (RA) serves as a member of the Carroll University Residence Life and Housing Staff and is appointed for a full academic year. The RA has a general responsibility for the entire Residence Life and Housing program with specific emphasis being given to the students in their community/floor. The RA is a full-time student and must be enrolled in at least 12 credits while in the position. Since the RA position is reserved for those who can maintain a satisfactory level of scholastic achievement and still fulfill the responsibilities of the position, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required of all applicants. This minimum GPA must be maintained during the tenure of the position. 

The RA position is a 29-hour/week responsibility, including overnight on call rotations and weekend on call rotations. Due to the Affordable Care Act, RAs will not be eligible for other on-campus paid employment positions.

The RA position begins prior to Fall semester, continues through the end of each semester and during periods in which the University is in session. All training sessions and break period closings throughout the year are mandatory; RAs will need to work during some break periods.  All RAs must be available to return to campus approximately two weeks prior to the fall semester and be able to complete online training lessons during the summer. 

A RA is expected to give priority to this position over all other areas of activity with the exception of academic work.

Applicants may not be considered for first year RAs if they have/anticipate significant academic requirements.  Specifically, the Office of Residence Life and Housing may not consider applicants who will be student teaching, completing a nursing practicum or other significant internship/practicum.

 

Look out for the Resident Assistant application towards the end of October!

Community Coordinators

The Community Coordinator (CC) is a member of the Carroll University Residence Life and Housing staff and is appointed for a full academic year. All CC candidates must have prior resident assistant experience.  The CC has a general responsibility for the entire Residence Life program with specific emphasis being given to the students in their community, front desk operations and programming. The CC is a full-time student. Since the CC position is reserved for those who can maintain a satisfactory level of scholastic achievement and still fulfill the responsibilities of the position, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required of all applicants. This minimum GPA must be maintained during the tenure of the position.

 The CC position begins prior to Fall semester, continues through the end of each semester and during periods in which the University is in session. All CCs must be available to return to campus approximately three weeks prior to the fall semester. All training sessions throughout the year are mandatory. CCs will also be required to work certain university break times.

A CC is expected to give priority to this position over all other areas of activity with the exception of academic work. CCs may not work a second on campus position.

Resident Assistants interested in applying for the CC role should discuss this with their supervisor during the Fall semester. Application are generally available in November. 

Summer Conference Assistants

The Summer Conference Assistant (SCA) position is a member of the Carroll University Residence Life and Housing Staff and is appointed for all Summer Sessions. The SCA has a basic responsibility for the entire Residence Life and Housing program with a specific emphasis on camps and conferences.  Qualified applicants do not need to have Resident Assistant experience.  Since the SCA position is reserved for those who can maintain a satisfactory level of scholastic achievement and still fulfill the responsibilities of the position, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required of all applicants. This minimum GPA must be maintained during the tenure of the position.  SCAs are allowed to take one class per summer session as long it does not interfere with the SCA responsibilities.  The SCAs are required to work a set number of hours a week during typical business hours including some weekends.  SCAs will provide overnight support for outside constituents according to the camps and conference schedule including staying overnight in buildings where the camps or conferences are staying.  Staff will work a maximum of 29 hours per week (Sunday to Saturday).  At the supervisor's discretion, SCAs may hold off-campus employment. SCAs may not hold additional summer positions on campus. SCAs employed by Residence Life and Housing as RA/CCs for the following academic year will be released from their summer positions on the start day of their fall assignment.  International students have specific requirements regarding employment and should discuss those requirements with the International Education Office.

 

Look out for the SCA Application in mid March! 

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