Involvement Opportunities

  • Getting involved at UNC is hassle-free and fun. We offer many employment opportunities through the Department of Housing and Residential Education, including: Resident Advisors, Residential Computing Consultants, Office Assistants, Community Managers, RLP Coordinators, Customer Service Representatives, Conference Assistants, Conference Advisors, and Marketing Interns. Explore all of our opportunities here: https://housing.unc.edu/employment/Student.
    • Don’t take our word for it! Here is what our students felt about their experiences as Resident Advisors from a recent housing survey:
      • 93% said that their ability to work as a team has improved.
      • 95% said that their ability to organize programs and events has improved.
      • 95% said that they are better able to understand multiple sides of a conflict to determine the best course of action.
      • 94% said that they are better able to help others through personal conflicts.
      • 93% said that they are better able to recognize world views and opinions different from their own.
      • 94% said that they have gained skills/experiences that they will use after college.
      • 94% said that their leadership skills have improved.
  • Student groups are another great way to get involved. The Residence Hall Association has multiple ways to get involved, from running for Community Governor, applying to be part of Community Government, or applying to be on the RHA Executive Board. Find out more here: http://rha.unc.edu/get-involved/.
  • Even if your student isn’t interested in a position with Housing or in a student group, just attending residence life programming and events can be a fun way to get involved! As a result of participating residence life programming and events, 71% of our students agree that they feel part of the campus community and 61% are more willing to try new things/attend new programs. 76% of students feel that they are able to meet individuals with different interests from their own, while 77% of students feel they are able to meet individuals with similar interests to their own! One student said “going to different events and meeting new people has increased my social and networking skills and has allowed me to become more comfortable meeting new people,” while another claimed, “my involvement in residence life programming and events has allowed me to develop skills necessary for communication and professionalism that I will use after college.”
  • Just living in a residence hall can allow students the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. 84% of our students agree that they interact with other residents (aside from their roommates) on a weekly basis. Living off-campus in isolated apartments can hurt a student’s chance to build networks and make connections.