Leadership Opportunities

Resident Advisor:
The Resident Advisor position is a live-in student leader who serves as a university resource for the residents in a given area, floor or residence hall. The RA also provides on-call and crisis response services within Housing and Residential Communities and connects all residents to their campus community through activities and information.

Night, holiday and weekend hours are required throughout the year. Candidates must be enrolled as full-time, continuing students and have an overall GPA of 2.8.

A successful candidate will be organized, possess the ability to interact and communicate with a diverse group of people, work cooperatively on a team, maintain confidentiality and professionalism, and plan and implement activities designed to meet the needs of the residents on their floor.

Residence Hall Association:
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-led organization that encourages creative thought with the empowerment of diversity; development of future campus leaders at the Capstone; membership in student housing organizations for state, regional and national recognition; evolutionary partnerships with other UA student organizations; and educational enhancement of a traditional college experience with programs that support wellness, safety, environmental awareness, social living and shared learning. All students living on campus are members of RHA. RHA is governed by an elected executive board and is the umbrella organization for Hall Councils. Each residence hall community has a Hall Council, comprised of elected and appointed positions. The purpose of each Hall Council is to foster community within the residence hall and encourage leadership among residents. For more information, please visit rha.ua.edu.

National Residence Hall Honorary:
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the only nationwide organization that exclusively recognizes leaders in the residence halls. The purpose of the Omega Rho Sigma chapter of NRHH is to honor and recognize outstanding members of the residence halls and to promote a higher quality and standard of involvement, interaction and academics in the residence hall community. Membership of The University of Alabama Omega Rho Sigma chapter of NRHH is limited to the top 1 percent of the total residence hall population. NRHH is a very select group of leaders; thus, being selected into the membership is an honor in which one can take a great amount of pride. Membership is based on a nomination process. All potential members are required to have lived in the residence halls during the year prior to induction; have exhibited outstanding leadership and service to the residence halls; have a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and be in good judicial standing. For more information, please contact Jenn Glenn at jlglenn1@sa.ua.edu.

AHE 450:
Open to all UA undergraduates, this course serves to enhance and expand leadership skills through understanding and practice of the Social Change Model of leadership development. Through assignments, discussions and active participation, students will gain an understanding of the practice of successful leadership. The philosophy of teaching and learning in this class recognizes that learning can be challenging both personally and intellectually. To meet the objectives for this course, students must be prepared to actively participate in each class session. For more information, please contact Jenn Glenn at jlglenn1@sa.ua.edu.