Student Life

ResStaff - Make a Change, Join ResStaff

Residence Education is beginning our search for next year’s ResStaff, specifically those who will work in all of our undergraduate residential communities. ResStaff are our live-in student employees, who perform the roles of Resident Adviser (RA) and Diversity Peer Educator (DPE). We are looking for driven, compassionate, and caring student leaders looking for a challenging and rewarding employment opportunity. Our ResStaff focus on building inclusive, welcoming communities in support all of the students who live with us. The application is open from October 5 and will close Monday, October 23 at 11:59 pm EST.


The requirements for our RA & DPE positions are the following:

  • Completion of 2 semesters (Fall and Winter) by the end of Winter 2018.

  • 24 credit hours (sophomore standing) of college or university coursework, not including credits completed via AP, IB, or college units taken during high school, by the end of Winter 2018.

  • Candidates must successfully complete ALA 421 prior to employment. (Note: Candidates offered a position beginning Winter 2018 will take the course concurrently to their employment.)

  • ResEd Student Staff in communities serving Undergraduate Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and be able to commit to the full academic year - both fall and winter terms.  

  • Further information about our eligibility requirements can be found here:


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