The University of Portland residence halls offer a variety of leadership positions for students to consider while living on campus. Student leadership and involvement contribute to a strong and vibrant residence hall community. The following are several leadership opportunities students can pursue to engage more deeply in their college experiences.
Each residence hall has a Hall Council consisting of officers and wing representatives. Hall Councils exist to enhance the residence hall community through programming, advocacy, and hall improvements. Hall Council members work closely with residence life staff to promote positive change and foster tradition, in an effort to provide students with an exceptional residence hall experience.
If you are interested in participating in your hall's Hall Council, please see your assistant hall director for more information.
Faith & formation ambassadors are supported by a team from Campus Ministry, the Moreau Center, the Office of Residence Life, and the Department of Theology. Faith & formation ambassadors live in the residence halls and serve to connect students to opportunities for faith development in the halls and on campus. Faith & formation ambassadors participate in a variety of activities, including assisting with the first-year Connect retreat, the hall retreat team, and Religious Education for Exceptional People (REX). Students in the program also take a one-credit theology course each semester. For more information, please contact Tyler Hale.
Intercultural coordinators are sponsored by International Student Services, the Department of International Languages & Cultures, the Office of Student Activities, and the Office of Residence Life. Intercultural coordinators live and work in each residence hall to increase intercultural competency and awareness. Students take a one-credit course on intercultural communication and have the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of leaders from both inside and outside the University. For more information, please contact Michael Wode.
A residential computing consultant (RCC) lives in each residence hall. This position is charged with aiding residential students in connecting their computers, troubleshooting problems and answering questions related to the network, and educating residents about computing responsibly. Additionally, the RCC maintains the computer lab in each hall. Contact Information Services for more information.
Each service and justice coordinator helps connect interested students to numerous volunteer opportunities, such as Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, tutoring, environmental agencies, or individualized interests. If you would like more information about the SJC position, please contact the Moreau Center.
Sustainability coordinators are sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies, the Moreau Center, and the Office of Residence Life. Sustainability coordinators live in each residence hall and work to increase awareness of environmental issues within the residence halls. They participate in a one-credit sustainability course during the academic year. Sustainability coordinators also collaborate with student groups, such as the College Ecology Club, to work on specific projects. For more information, please contact Nathan Widdicombe.