Residence Life has a variety of themed and specialized 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 the application. Please note that some communities require additional approval from offices outside of Residence Life.
This RA position is located in Schiff Hall. Schiff Hall houses students who may be interested in the outdoors. RAs do not need to have experience with Outdoor Programs, but must possess the desire to learn, program, and experience outdoor adventures. The RA is also responsible for facilitating the creation of floor community standards.
One RA position, located in Todd/Phibbs Hall, supports the Business Leadership Program (BLP) Cohort and its development. This RA must be a member of BLP. The RA is also responsible for facilitating the creation of floor community standards.
One RA position supports the Students of Color Learning Community. This RA will support the development of the cohort, including additional programming responsibilities. Because this community centers around the experience of students of color, the RA should possess familiarity with the value of affinity spaces and a basic level of cultural competency to support the myriad and unique experiences of this community.
Posse Scholars are supported by a Houses RCC. The Posse Foundation is a national nonprofit organization committed to expanding the pool from which colleges and universities can recruit outstanding young leaders from diverse backgrounds. Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional colleges’ selection processes and places them in supportive, multicultural teams—or “posses”—of 10 students at top-tier colleges. The University of Puget Sound is the first university to recruit Posse Scholars from the San Francisco Bay Area.
This 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 RAs of the Healthy Living Communities will be responsible for facilitating the creation of floor community standards and promoting hall government events around wellness. The locations of these communities for Spring 2021 will be determined at a later date.
The Honors program has two positions within Residence Life. One RCC position is located in Langlow, at 1218 N. Alder Street. In addition to additional on-campus houses, this RCC assists the Honors Program in several ways 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.
The 2nd Honors position houses their first-year cohort in Regester Hall. This RA must be a member of the Honors Program. Each position supports these communities as a member of Residence Life, as well as a liaison to the Honors program.
The 3rd Honors position supports sophomore-and-above Honors students in Thomas Hall. This RA must be a member of the Honors Program. Each position supports these communities as a member of Residence Life, as well as a liaison to the Honors program.
The Michel Rocchi International District is located in Thomas Hall. It is an experiential living community with like-minded students with an international focus. This program will provide a home for study abroad students to orient themselves pre-departure and re-acclimate upon returning to Puget Sound. Beyond study abroad, this will also be a home for any students whose academic pursuits and interests include an international component. Possible activities associated with this program may include: study abroad returnee picture night; international movie night; study abroad interest meetings; international food night/celebrations of holidays from different cultures; speakers on topics such as international careers, grad school, international volunteer opportunities, political issues in relevant countries; a service project; and/or day trips or overnight field trips.
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 leaders will be asked to assist in this process. These cohorts will be housed in the South Quad.
This community is located in the new student area, and students who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or outside of traditional gender identity or expression have the option to explore housing that will enrich their experience at Puget Sound . Residence Life at the University of Puget Sound affirms the gender identity of all residents. Residence Life will always recognize and respect the stated gender of a student. Every attempt is made to match students to housing that fits their individual needs as they relate to their personal gender identity and expression.