Encourage Your Student to Lead where they Live!

Residence Life Leadership Opportunities

Is your student ready to lead where they live? There are many ways your student can get involved in the residence halls! This post offers an overview about applying to be a Resident Advisor and about opportunities to join the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)!

Resident Advisor Position:

The Office of Residence Life is excited to announce that it will be launching the application process for the Resident Advisor (RA) position for the 2022-2023 Academic Year in the month of October. Resident Advisors are leaders on the campus and are responsible for building community in their assigned residence hall. The Resident Advisor position is one of the best leadership positions on campus, and provides an opportunity for students to help their fellow River Hawks learn, change and grow as they live on campus.

Information about the application process, and dates for information sessions held in late October and early November to learn more about the position will be updated on our Resident Advisor website soon.

Resident Advisors are required to have attended UMass Lowell for a year (first year students are eligible to apply in this process for the position for next year). RAs are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. RAs also move back to campus about 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester for Residential Advisor Leadership Development. RAs may not participate in a time-intensive program such as an internship, co-op or student teaching in their first semester in the role.

Benefits of the position include a variety of leadership experience that can be shown on a resume such as event planning, crisis management, confrontation and mediation. In exchange for the Resident Advisor responsibilities, students receive a housing waiver for a single bedroom (can be in a suite or apartment with other residents) and a meal plan.  

If you have any questions about the Resident Advisor position, please contact Jonathan Bragg

What is RHA?

UML’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student run, on-campus residence hall governing body. Each residence hall has a hall council made up of representatives from the residents living in the hall. The hall council gives residents a chance to make a difference in their community. Each hall council also gains feedback from residents about ways they wish to see their halls improve. Members within RHA will gain valuable leadership skills, problem-solving skills, time management skills, project management skills, and learn how to better advocate for themselves and others on a variety of on-campus issues that affect the residential student experience. Also, did you know that as a resident living on-campus, you’re automatically a member?!

Want to learn more about creating positive change in the residence halls? Please email us at RHA@uml.edu.

What is NRHH?

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing.

Here at UML, we are named the Mill City Chapter of NRHH and we focus on recognition and service. NRHH members meet weekly in the residence halls to facilitate recognition projects to honor and thank the hard-working members of our campus community. Like our sister organization, RHA, we support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated (NACURH), the largest student-led international organization to date who support a network of RHAs and NRHHs around the world!

Want to learn more about joining our Mill City Chapter? Please email is at NRHH@uml.edu.