What Staff Have to Say

Residence Life staff members have lots to say about being a member of our team - read what they have to say. Ready for more? Check out our Residence Life Blog!

"Being a Trimble RCC has been a very rewarding experience. I have gotten to know a lot of great people I otherwise would not likely have met because of this position. Getting to know my residents and fellow staff members exposed me to a wide variety of new ideas and life experiences. Moreover, it helped me to realize the high caliber of Puget Sound because of how amazing all the students at this school really are. It has also been a chance to give back and get to know the inner-workings of this great institution we all love so much. If you are looking to challenge yourself and experience personal growth, I would encourage you to consider becoming a Res Life student staff member. It is a great way to round out your college experience while gaining skills that will be useful to you in the future." 

-Chris Marsh, RCC, Trimble Hall


"Res Life has challenged me to be more comfortable in a leadership position. I've become more organized and more assertive in everyday life. The opportunity to create a welcoming and inclusive community for my residents has been great and I've enjoyed my time as a House RCC."

--Brendan, 2011-12 House RCC


"Choosing to join Residence Life has been one of the best decisions I have made at Puget Sound. It has really challenged me to grow as a person and I have developed so many meaningful relationships. There's really no experience quite like Residence Life and I encourage everyone to give it a shot and apply."

--Anon. 2011-12 Residence Life Staff member


"Being in Res Life is one of the greatest experiences in my college life. I got to meet and connect with people of different backgrounds, talents, and personalities. This group of leaders in Res Life is the most energetic, thoughtful, and interesting bunch. Res Life encourages you to be yourself, inspires you to make a great impact in other students' college experiences, and gets you to enjoy college so much more. Be awesome and apply!"

--Thien Vu, 2012-13 RA, Anderson/Langdon


"Residence Life has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the past two years. I've met amazing people, bonded with my staff team, and grown in leadership skills that I look forward to taking with me into my future career. So much of the college experience happens within living on campus, and I have loved having the opportunity to be a positive influence, a source of support, a resource, and a friendly face for my residents. I wouldn't trade this experience for the world, and I encourage anyone that is even toying with the idea of applying to just take that step and go for it. You won't regret it."

--Anon. 2011-12 Residence Life Staff member


"I came into Residence Life with an open mind and a passion to help others, but also a skepticism of student government from negative previous experiences. The flaws I had seen in high school leadership were non-existent in Residence Life the moment that I met my staff team. In working with residents, my staff team, my RHA, and my supervisor, I have found acceptance, learning, fun, and growth. I have learned skills that will continue to benefit me in future endeavors and I have establised relationships that I hope will last throughout my life in an environment that has supported and challenged me to reach out to others and look within myself.

--Sarah McKinley, 2012-13 Trimble RCC