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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!

Student Conduct Board (SCB)

  • The SCB is a group of students who adjudicate low-level alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook. An SCB hearing is an educational opportunity for students regarding behavior and community expectations at Carroll.
  • The SCB is an opportunity for students to maintain high standards of expectations for Carroll students through a peer-based conduct process.

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 Resident Assistants

The Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) position is a member of the Carroll University Residence Life and Housing Staff and is appointed for all Summer Sessions. The SRA has a basic responsibility for the entire Residence Life and Housing program with specific emphasis being given to the students in their community. First preference will be given to applicants with previous Resident Assistant experience; candidates hired for the following Fall semester will also be considered.  Since the SRA 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.  SRAs are allowed to take one class per session during the summer as long as they do not interfere with the SRA responsibilities.  The SRAs are required to work a set number of hours a week during typical business hours including some weekends, maintain at least 2 duty nights per week as well as participate in a weekend duty rotation.  Staff will work a maximum of 29 hours per week (Sunday to Saturday).  At the supervisor's discretion, SRAs may hold off-campus employment. SRAs may not hold additional summer positions on campus. Those SRAs employed by Residence Life and Housing 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 SRA Application in mid March

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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