RA Katie Corp at Linfield's community Trick-or-Treat
Looking to make a difference on campus? Residence Life offers a variety of ways for students to get involved, to strengthen the Linfield community and to have some fun with the following leadership opportunities:
- Resident Advisor
- Resident Life Assistant
- Resident Housing Association
- Residence Housing Executive Council
- Peer Conduct Board
Become a part of Residence Life Staff
The Linfield College Residence Life Staff consists of student leaders in the positions of Resident Advisor and Residence Life Assistants.
Resident Advisors (RAs) are live-in students assigned with the duty of building and supporting safe living learning communities. Students in this position are charged with helping to create community within the residence halls and College apartments and houses. Each January Term and Spring Semester, the RA Training Class is offered for students interested in applying for one of these positions. The hiring process occurs in the Spring Semester for contracts beginning the following Fall. Students are strongly encouraged to have completed the RA Training Class, lived in the residence halls for at least a semester and maintain a good GPA in order to be eligible for a staff position.
Residence Life Assistants (RLAs) are paraprofessionals who support the Residence Life staff. RLAs live in campus housing and must have served as a Resident Advisor for a minimum of one year. There are three RLAs, each with a different focus: Programming Development, Leadership Development, and Community Relations.
Residence Housing Association
The Residence Housing Association (RHA) consists of a group of students who promote community and act as a collective voice for residents living in campus housing. While the structure of RHA is like a student government, the Council members work more as an intermediary between the students and the College rather than a governing body. Positions include Hall Presidents, Wellness Chairs, Birthday Chairs, and Senators for Residence Life.
Residence Housing Executive Council
The Hall Presidents comprise the Residence Housing Executive Council (RHEC). This council is lead by the Residence Life Assistant for Leadership Development. RHEC plans monthly programs that encompass all members of campus housing and surrounding community. Some of the programs that the RHEC sponsor include Holiday Decorating Contests, a community Easter Egg Hunt, shamrock scramble and Trick or Treating for McMinnville community children.
Peer Conduct Board
The Peer Conduct Board is a peer review board made up of representatives from each of the residence halls. The purpose of the Board is for students to be held accountable for their actions by their peers. The Members of the Peer Conduct Board apply for their position early in the fall semester and serve for one year on the Board, unless they move out of the residence halls. Each member will serve on the Board for one night a week on a rotating basis (which equals about four hearing days total per semester).