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Work & Volunteer Opportunities with Residence Life
Opportunities currently available:
SMU Res Consent Project 2019-2020
Residence Committees 2019-2020
Green Team 2019-2020
Residence Leadership & Engagement Awards
Each year, Residence Life strives to create an inclusive, engaged and diverse residence community through our programming initiatives. The RLEAs recognize and reward Residence students who actively help build our community. Students must participate in at least one of each of the 'Basic 8' ways to get involved in resiednce in order to be eligible. The more you participte, and the more leadership positions you take on, the higher your chances are of receiving an award.
Life courses are fun sessions where experts are brought in to teach students about practical life skills. Life courses are usually interactive and full of activities to make learning about useful information fun! Some past Life Courses include Public Speaking, Careers in Mental Health, and Scholarship applications.
Res AfterDark is a reoccurring social program held most Thursday nights in residence from 9pm-11pm. We are always holding new events to accommodate different student interests, but all programs are a great way to meet new students or hang out with your friends! Some examples of last year’s programs include Pie Your RA, Tie Dye Night, Pumpkin carving and more!
We have three Residence Committees at SMU, the Events Committee, Multicultural Committee and Big Three Committee. All committees are run by students who are interested in planning events in residence that cover a variety of themes. Residence volunteers are recruited throughout the year for these committees!
Res Contest is competition between floors in residence, held in both the fall and winter semesters, where points are earned by attending residence events, varsity sports, or intramurals with your floor! At the end of each semester the floor with the most points wins a prize!
SMU Res Consent
The SMU Res Consent project is run by a team who work to educate students about sexual violence and how to prevent it. The team runs upstander training several times during the year to teach students to stand up in situations that could lead to sexual violence, and also carryout passive programming throughout the year!
RA Special Projects
Throughout the year RAs plan a variety of residence-wide events outside of their monthly programming commitments to their floor in order to provide larger programming for all residence students to enjoy! Some examples of our past RA special projects include, Giant Board Game Night, the Res Art Gala, Battle of the Floors, and many more.