Residence Life

Student Staff and Peer Mentors

Resident Assistant Application is LIVE!

Elon University Residence Life employs approximately 90 Resident Assistants (RAs). As integral members of the Residence Life staff, RAs endeavor to foster safe, healthy residential environments, supportive of students’ personal and academic growth through community support and development. RAs serve as community developers and help broaden the educational and living and learning experience of their residents, all the while remaining successful students at Elon University.

Application Available: Wednesday, October 1

Interest Meetings
Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. Global E 114
Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m. Colonnades C 100
Wednesday, October 8, 5:30 p.m. Historic West Commons
Monday, October 20, 8:00 p.m. KOBC 112
Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. Oaks Commons 207
Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. Station Depot

More Information:
See the Resident Assistant Application for all specifics related to this position.
Attend College Coffee, Tues, Oct. 7 to speak with Residence Life staff.
Email: workforresidencelife@elon.edu for questions or concerns in regards to the process.

Applications Due : Friday, November 7
Drop off or deliver to:
Residence Life
Attn: Laura Arroyo
Global C 103
2980 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Individual/Group Interviews (KOBC)
Saturday, November 15, Sunday, November 16

Candidate Notification Tuesday, November 25
Acceptance Letters Due, Monday, December 1

Resume Workshops by SPDC
Thursday, October 9 (Resume workshop)
4:00-5:00pm, McKinnon E
7:30-8:30pm SPDC

Wednesday, October 15 (resume review drop-in)
6:00-8:30pm SPDC

Thursday, October 16 (resume review drop-in)
9am-1:00pm SPDC

Wednesday, October 29 (resume workshop)
4:00-5:00pm KOBC 242
7:00-8:00pm SPDC

Tuesday, November 4 (resume review drop-in)
2:00-5:00pm SPDC

Thursday, November 6 (resume review drop-in)
5:00-8:00pm SPDC

Friday, November 7 (resume review drop-in)
8:00am-2:00pm SPDC
 

Students play an important role in the success of the residential campus initiative. In addition to involvement in Neighborhood Associations and coordinating hall or neighborhood events, there are a number of designated leadership roles for students.

Paid student staff roles with the Office of Residence Life include:

  • Residence Area Coordinator, or "RAC" -- a student staff leader who assists the professional staff with the leadership and management of the residential area they are assigned. The RAC position helps facilitate the success of the Neighborhood Association, develop and guide neighborhood program development, and serves as a general resource and mentor for the neighborhood residents and student staff. The RACs report directly to the Assistant Director of Residence Life of their neighborhood.
  • Resident Assistant, or "RA" -- serves as a campus and community resource for students. RAs are undergraduate students living in the residence halls who serve as peer mentors, develop floor and community, address issues like roommate/suitemate conflicts, disruptive behavior, adjustment difficulties, and help with administrative tasks. The RAs report directly to the Assistant Director of Residence Life of their neighborhood.
  • Housing Assistant, or "HA" -- serves as a resource for students who live in Elon-owned and leased apartments. HAs are undergraduate students who live in the apartments and serve as a liaison between Residence Life and the students. They help with administrative tasks, serve as peer mentors, develop floor/community and address issues like apartment conflicts, and disruptive behavior. They offer residents educational and social programming to foster community within the apartments. The HAs report directly to the Assistant Director of Residence Life of their neighborhood.
  • Community Assistants, or "CA"--students who serve as a resource for students who live in the Elon apartments, Station at Millpoint specifically. They serve as liaisons between residence life and the students. They help with administrative tasks, serve as peer mentors, develop the floor/community, and address issues in their community. They offer residents educational and social programming to foster community within their floor/buildings. The CA’s report directly to the Assistant Director of Residence Life of their area.
  • House Managers--is responsible for all aspects of the chapter house including safety, cleanliness, and day-to-day operations. S/he is also responsible for the check-in and check-out of each resident, closing the house at any and all scheduled university breaks, and the maintenance of the facility itself. The House Manager is also responsible for community development within the chapter facility and the Loy Center at large through the use of educational programs. Additionally, the House Manager is the official chapter contact person to the Office of Greek Life for housing related issues.

In addition to the Resident Assistants, there are several peer mentors who work within neighborhoods, depending upon the location and programs of the neighborhood. Some of these roles include: