Become a Student Staff Member

Student Staff applications are OPEN!

To be considered for a student staff position, please complete the application at the link below before December 5th, 2017

What are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated leaders who would like to help mentor and educate first-year and upper-class students as they transition to college and continue their journey towards graduation. We create staff teams that represent the diverse communities within our residential areas, so individuals of all different backgrounds and personalities are encouraged to apply. Ultimately, we are looking for students who like to help others and want to have a meaningful impact on fellow students' lives.

What Student Staff Positions are Available?

Resident Assistant (RA): ​The primary mission of the Resident Assistant is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all residents living on the floor or in the stairwell. Being an RA involves spending a lot of time getting to know your community and being there for them as a resource. The RA is responsible not only for building community, but also for enforcing safety, putting on programs, completing administrative tasks, mediating difference, working the front desk, and so much more!

Social Justice Educator (SJE)The mission of the Social Justice Educator is to create educational opportunities in partnership with our student community that foster self-exploration, facilitate conversations across difference and support actions that create social change on campus.  The position requires a strong commitment to the principles of and action for social justice. The SJE is responsible for Community Development, Program Development and Execution, Administrative Tasks and Duties, Ongoing Training, and more!

Academic Success Educator (ASE): The mission of the Academic Success Educator is to help facilitate the academic success of a community by working in partnership with the other staff and with the community itself. The ASE is responsible for creating programming to develop academic skills, developing community, serving as an academic resource to students, to partake in ongoing training, and more!

What are the benefits?

We would like to highlight that you earn a free room & meal plan as compensation for your services, but there is so much more. There are immeasurable personal and leadership development opportunities, to the point that this will be a highlight to place on your résumé when you are looking for internships or jobs after college. You will have the perfect answer when an interviewer asks you "Talk about a time you had to work through a difficult situation" or "Tell us how you balance multiple priorities as deadlines approach."


Students applying for the RA/APA staff positions must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently are living on campus for their second semester, or have lived on campus for 2+ semesters.
  • Have already successfully completed the SAHE 317 class, or enroll in the SAHE 317 class during the Fall 2018 semester. New hires must successfully pass the class before starting the position.
  • GPA Requirements
    • To be a Resident Assistant, a 2.5 semester & cumulative GPA
    • To be an Academic Peer Advocate, a 3.0 semester & cumulative GPA
  • Be in good conduct standing with the university.

Apply Now!

Apply for student staff selection HERE


Contact the Residential Life Office at (812) 237-3993, or the Student Staff Selection Committee via e-mail at



Residential Life

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Residential Life: (812) 237-3993 or toll-free (888) 824-3920

Residential Life Office
218 N 6th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Fax: (812) 237-8525

Residence Hall Front Desk Numbers

Blumberg (812) 237-2420
Cromwell (812) 237-2354
Rhoads (812) 237-6222
Mills (812) 237-5999
Burford (812) 237-5371
Pickerl (812) 237-6111
Erickson (812) 237-3031
Sandison (812) 237-2068
Hines (812) 237-5666
Jones (812) 237-5777
Lincoln Quad (812) 237-5888

University Apartments

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone UA Office: (812) 237-2443

University Apartment Office
Box 107 201 Crawford Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Fax: (812) 237-4943

UA After Hours Duty Line: (812) 229-2041

Duty Hours:
Monday-Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Weekends 24 hours
Holidays 24 hours

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