Leave Your HEELprint!
At Carolina, there are many opportunities that allow you to Leave your HEELprint and make a difference. Getting involved in the residence halls is a great way to expand yourself through various leadership experiences. You will be able to become active in a variety of educational and cultural programs, activities, and organizations.
The benefit of becoming involved on campus is that you develop an identity with the University community, build social networks, and develop strong leadership skills that will enhance your student life experience. We encourage you to take advantage of your time on campus and become exposed to the opportunities that are here for you to leave your HEELprint.
Work for Housing
The Department of Housing and Residential Education offers a variety of employment opportunities for students on campus. As an employee, you'll gain valuable life skills assisting fellow students with the transition to university life, providing them a safe place to talk openly and explore ideas. You'll not only build your resume and grow as an individual, you'll form lasting friendships and connections that will extend far beyond your four years at UNC.
Examples of student staff opportunities include Resident Advisor, Office Assistant and Community Manager.
Residential Learning Programs (RLPs)
RLPs at Carolina introduce students to an opportunity to have a unique learning experience combining academics with residential life. The RLP experience centers around three key concepts: connection, commitment, and citizenship, which prepare students for taking their next steps towards developing strong leadership skills. These communities are meant to help students begin to make a positive change within themselves and the communities they live in.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
The Residence Hall Association is a student organization that is representative of all students who live on campus. It serves as the governing body of the residence halls. The members of this organization are responsible for providing input to develop ideas for activities and programs that improve and enhance the residence hall experience.
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
Society of Janus NRHH focuses on highlighting members of the residence hall community who demonstrate outstanding and selfless service to the University’s residence hall community. The purpose of this organization is to encourage leadership, service, and recognition throughout the residence halls and the greater Chapel Hill community. The Society of the Janus was founded in 1959 and restricts membership to the top 1% of students living in residence halls.
View its website here.
ResNET Residential Computing Consultant
ResNET (Residential Networking, Education, and Technology) is an organization designed to provide professional, timely, and reliable on-site technological support for all residents that live on campus. They focus on enhancing the intellectual environment by hosting educational programs and providing cutting-edge IT tools and services. Students take the lead in this department through their roles as Residential Computing Consultants and Senior Residential Computing Consultants.
We welcome thousands of first-year students as they travel to Chapel Hill every fall for the start of a new academic year. Moving to Chapel Hill during your first year can be has hectic as it is exciting. To assist in this process, Carolina Housing has created the Haulin’ Heels program. Volunteers sign up for shifts working at one of our first-year residence hall communities while helping first years and their families move in, and they get the benefit of moving in early and meeting lots of wonderful new friends.