Student Leadership

Learn to Lead

University Housing offers students influential and meaningful leadership opportunities.


Resident Assistants

Resident assistants (RAs) are part-time live-in student leaders in the residence halls. As a resident assistant, you have the opportunity to act as a cultural navigator of students’ experience, assist students with academics, help students develop relationships across campus, and most importantly, assist students in having a positive experience living and learning in our communities. RAs commit an average of 20 hours per week.

Application Information

Applications are typically accepted beginning December each year. For more information about being an RA, read the position description.

Please note: the application for the 2024–25 academic year is closed.

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Sally Smith and Richard Romm Resident Assistant Enrichment Fund Program

This RA enrichment fund provides invaluable support for resident assistants to pursue experiential learning opportunities, share about their leadership experiences, create innovations to enhance the residential communities, and hear about and network with former RAs.

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Get Involved

Currently living in the residence halls and looking to get involved? Look no further. Become a member of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and represent all students by recommending policy changes to administration, collaborating with other student government groups, and creating fun events in the residence halls. Or join the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students who value recognition and service. UO students can join NRHH if they have lived on campus for at least one term and have a GPA of at least 2.50.

Students in room

Connect with RHA at general council meetings on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center Performance Hall (Room 101)

Follow RHA on Instagram

Visit the RHA blog

Students in Kalapuya Ilihi

Connect with NRHH at general body meetings on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in Justice Bean Hall 1269.

Follow NRHH on Instagram


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Student Job Opportunities

University Housing is one of the largest employers on the University of Oregon campus. See the About Us page for current opportunities.