Apply to become a Housefellow, Floor Governor or Independent Living Coordinator!

The REAL Student Staff positions are of great importance for the Residential Education and Living Office as they are the face and voice of the department. As such, all REAL Staff members must be committed to the mission of the REAL Office, which is to foster and inspire strong, inclusive communities; encourage and support students in their academic, social, and personal growth; help students develop skills to succeed in a diverse, global society; and promote the appreciation of diversity. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please look for emails from our office with instructions for applying, and this website.  Students studying abroad in the spring semester, and therefore unable to participate in the general process, will receive a targeted invitation to apply during a mini November process.  Please see the general process timeline below:

Spring Timeline for 2018-2019 Process:

Application Available: January 22, 2018

Info Session: January 26, 2018, Unity House, time TBA

Info Session: January 31, 2018, Hillel House, time TBA

Info Session: February 2, 2018, Cro's Nest, time TBA

Application Due: February 5, 2018

Group Process: February 9, 2018

Invitations to individual interviews go out: February 12, 2018 

Individual Interviews (by invitation) February 14-28, 2018

Decisions Released: March 8, 2018

Contracts Due: March 28, 2018

Application process:

To apply, fill out the REAL Student Staff Application. If you are a new applicant, you will participate in Group Process, which is an afternoon of leadership building, problem-solving, and creativity. 

You will also need a letter of recommendation from a current REAL Student Staff Member. 

If you have any questions along the way, please contact Assistant Director Caitlin Kay at, or reach out to the office at (860)439-2834!