Student Staff

The student staff position is a unique leadership opportunity for students to learn about themselves and grow as leaders while at the same time performing job functions which fulfill the mission of Lafayette College.

Student staff members are eager to help you in making your residence hall a comfortable place to live that enhances your educational experiences and contributes to your overall success and enjoyment at Lafayette.

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (RAs) are assigned to live in each living community.  The RA articulates the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life and the College to their residents, and in turn, represents the needs of the students to the administration. The job of the RA combines many roles: information resource, activities organizer, liaison to the Office of Residence Life, adviser, and friend.

Fraternity House Assistants & Sorority RAs

Fraternity House Assistants (FHAs) and Sorority RAs live in each Chapter House to foster an environment that promotes the educational experience of residential living and furthers the values of their organization. These staff members articulate the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life, the College and the House Corporation to their residents, and in turn, represent the needs of residential students to the administration. The jobs of the FHA and Sorority RA combine many roles: information resource, activities organizer, liaison to the Office of Residence Life, adviser, and friend.

Grossman House Advisor

The Grossman House Advisor works with the Grossman House for Global Studies. In addition to the responsibilities of the RA position, they specialize in providing the residents with programs in line with the Global Studies theme.

Head Resident Advisors

Head Residents (HRs) oversee a residential area and supervise the student staff in those communities. The HR serves as a resource and referral person for all the residents of his or her area. The HR coordinates, supervises, and/or completes various administrative tasks and assists with various office projects throughout the year. Head Residents are juniors or seniors who have previous staff experience.

Staff Members of the Month

Each month, a student staff members is recognized as the “Staff Member of the Month”. Head Resident’s nominate those staff members who have excelled in their position and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to their residential community. View a list of past SOMA honorees.

JOIN THE STAFF!

The Office of Residence Life seeks candidates for student staff positions on a yearly basis. Specific information about the process can be found on the Student Staff Selection website.