Involvement Opportunities

Residential Life provides students with lots of opportunity to get engaged and connected! From student employment opportunities, to leadership, and advocacy.  We encourage students to check this page regularly for updates and information about are various engagement opportunities.

Student Employment

We are no longer accepting applications for desk receptionist and office assistant positions for the Spring semester.  The application was due by Monday, November 29, 2021.  We anticipate opening our search for 2022-2023 position in March 2022.

Additional information about the positions can be found below.

Apply now!  We are now taking applications for our paraprofessional positions for the 2022-2023 academic year. The application deadline is January 14, 2022.

Take a look at these information packets to learn more about each position and about our selection process!

Did you miss one of our information sessions?  No worries, you can watch a recording of our virtual information session here.  In addition, you can see the slides (also included in the session recording) here.

If you have additional questions, please contact

Residential Life offers several graduate assistantship opportunities. Individuals who have earned a Bachelor’s degree and who have been accepted into a post baccalaureate graduate program at any of the USM campuses are welcome to apply.

We are currently hiring for the the following Graduate Assistant Positions for the Spring 2022 semester:

Leadership & Advocacy

Resident Student Association is a student-run, representative organization that advocates for the residential population by encouraging students to reach their full potential as scholars and leaders by working alongside one another to  establish and maintain a safe and supportive community.  Please visit the RSA website to learn more.

The UMBC Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a prestigious organization comprised of the top 1% of leaders on UMBC’s residential campus. Our members are inducted based on their exceptional contributions to the UMBC campus and the surrounding community. NRHH also runs a number of recognition programs in appreciation of outstanding residents and organizations, including the nationally recognized Of The Month (OTM) program. Please visit the NRHH website to learn more.

Vision Statement

The Peer Review Council provides peer-to-peer accountability for all residential students at UMBC, fosters responsible citizens and a positive community modeling restorative behavior, and offers opportunities for personal development and reflection.

Mission Statement

The Peer Review Council upholds the Residential Life mission and vision to co-create exceptional and innovative living learning environments for our campus community by upholding the following core values:

Core Values

  • Citizenship: Residential students are members of a shared community; therefore, it is their responsibility to make positive contributions by respecting the principles.
  • Integrity: Every person is responsible for their actions. By being honest, trustworthy, and sincere, the residential community will be stronger.
  • Respect: Care and concern for ourselves and the residential community will foster a culture of acceptance, mutual understanding, and freedom.
  • Civility: Every residential student deserves dignity. Demonstrating courtesy and compassion for our diverse community members keeps our community healthy and promotes a sense of belonging for all. .
  • Living and Learning: Every moment offers an opportunity to learn and share our learning experiences with others.

Member Responsibilities

  • Protect the rights and responsibilities of students living in the UMBC residential communities.
  • Uphold the Residential Life policies, rules, and regulations as outlined in the Rights and Responsibilities Guide.
  • Hold each member of the community accountable for their actions through a restorative adjudication process.
  • Ensure that each student receives a fair and impartial hearing.
  • Dedicate approximately one hour a week to attend hearings and meetings with Council advisors.
  • Arrive early to hearings in order to prep for cases.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all parties in Council hearings.
  • Be familiar with Residential Life rights and responsibilities.
  • Be professional and responsible members by notifying advisors in advance when you cannot attend hearings, dressing professionally, and having a friendly demeanor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a current residential student at UMBC.
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing with UMBC and maintain this status throughout the tenure as a member.
  • Must be able to commit at least one hour a week during the semester in addition to training.

Student – Led Initiatives are an opportunity for YOU to host a program for the community! You can do this by Applying for a Student- Led Initiative Programming Grant!

All it takes is 3 easy steps:

  1. Think of an event for your Residential Community!
  2. Submit an application with your programming Idea!
  3. Receive funding from ResLife to execute your program!

We want to hear from you, participate in collaborative feedback with Residential Life.

Why should you participate in providing feedback to Residential Life?

  • Assessment in Residential Life allows the department to make informed changes and decisions based on resident student feedback. 
  • Over the past few years, UMBC has made important changes.Changes included creating Late Night hours in TrueGrits and providing complimentary laundry to all residents, all which came from YOUR feedback.
  • Check out this flyer (Welcome Back!) which outlined some changes made based on student feedback.
  • Keep checking this page for ways to participate in surveys or focus groups.

How does Residential Life use the information gained from feedback?

  • Any feedback Residential Life receives from an assessment is analyzed, compared, and then presented to various stakeholders within the department and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Changes are made accordingly based on feedback.

What types of assessments does Residential Life complete?

  • Focus Groups: A small group of residents are selected to come into the Residential Life office to answer a series of questions that could be about residential experience, satisfaction, or housing procedures. The goal is to gain as much detailed information as we can from a small group of residents that can make a BIG impact.
    • Attendees are given a Thank You gift for their time and participation.
  • Surveys: The Residential Experience Survey is administered through email to the entire residential community. The 2021 survey will launch on 11/22. Click here for information about the survey and prizes! The goal is to reach as many residents as we can for feedback–last fall we attained a 71.4% response rate for our Residential Experience Check-Up, the highest to date.