Theme Living Staff Positions

Residence Life has a variety of themed living opportunities that may be of interest to potential candidates. If you are interested in being placed in one of these themed areas, please indicate your preference in your cover letter and why you would make a good match for each particular community you are interested in. Please not that some communities require additional approval from offices outside of Residence Life.


Adventure Education

Three RA positions located in Schiff Hall.  Schiff Hall is the Adventure Education Living and Learning center, which is part of Puget Sound’s Outdoor Programs.  RAs do not need to have experience with Outdoor Programs, but must possess the desire to learn, program, and experience outdoor adventures.  The RAs are also responsible for facilitating the creation of floor community standards.


Healthy Options Floor

One RA position located in Harrington Hall.  The theme is based on a wellness concept; that of intentionally living a balanced, healthy, substance free life by focusing on the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and vocational dimensions of wellness.  The RA will be responsible for facilitating the creation of floor community standards.  This RA must be committed to model a balanced, healthy, substance free lifestyle.



One House RCC position located in the Commencement Hall.  This RCC works with residents who are enrolled in the Humanities Program’s residential seminar.  The RA assists in bringing classroom learning back to the hall environment and also facilitates the creation of floor community standards. Candidates for this position will be reviewed by faculty from the Humanities Program.


Substance Free Floor

This position is located in Harrington Hall.  Selected upper-class and first-year students live in this community accommodating students who are committed to substance-free lifestyle.  The RA is responsible for developing social and educational programs which support the residents’ desire to live and socialize without the influence of alcohol, tobacco, or other illegal substances. Candidates for this position must commit to being drug and alcohol free. 


Honors Program

The Honors program has two staff positions within Residence Life. One position located in Langlow, at 1218 N. Alder street.  This RA assists the Honors Program in several areas such as Langlow Teas, Honors outings, and the Honors Senior Graduation Celebration (among others) and must be a member of the Honors Program. Langlow is a sophomore and above living community. In addition, the honors program houses several first-year residents in Regester hall. Each RA supports these communities as a member of Residence Life, as well as a liaison to the Honors program. Candidates for this position will be reviewed by Lina Bloomer of the Honors Program.


Residential Seminar Floors

A number of first-year students taking the same seminar course will be living together on floors throughout first-year communities.  The topic of each seminar is very different, and will thus influence the environment on the floor.  Students are encouraged to discuss information garnered in the classroom in the comfortable setting of their residential environment.  Faculty members will plan activities in the halls, and occasionally staff will be asked to assist in this process.  The exact locations of these seminars are still to be determined for next year.