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. 

There are two selection periods: one in the fall and one in the spring. During the fall, juniors who will be studying abroad the following spring may apply (as well as any students interested in a position on staff for the spring semester). In the spring, juniors who studied abroad in the fall, or who chose not to study abroad, may apply.

Fall Timeline for 2017-2018 Process (or to be considered for the 2016-2017 Alternate List):

Application Available: October 5, 2016

Info Session: October 7, 2016, in Cro's Nest at 3pm

Application Due: October 28, 2016

Interviews: November 1-3, 2016 

Decisions Released: November 9, 2016

Contracts Due: November 14, 2016

Spring Timeline for 2017-2018 Process:

Application Available: December 5, 2016

Info Session: December 2, 2016 (location TBA)

Info Session: December 5, 2016 (location TBA)

Info Session: December 6, 2016 (location TBA)

Application Due: February 17, 2017

Interviews for New Applicants: February 20-23, 2017

Interviews for Returning Staff: February 27-March 1, 2017

Group Process for New Applicants: February 24, 2017

Decisions Released: March 9, 2017

Contracts Due: March 31, 2017

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! 

When your application has been received, you will receive access to your Google Folder in approximately 2 business days. Any materials you have to add to your application will be uploaded here (projects, resume).

You will also need two letters of recommendation if you are a new applicant. Please make sure that one recommendation is a Faculty or Staff Member, and the other is a current REAL Student Staff Member. 

If you have any questions along the way, please contact Area Coordinator Meg Thompson at, or reach out to the office at (860)439-2834!