Within the Resident Student Association (RSA),
there are CABs that represent each individual community. They provide
social programs, events and activities that benefit their communities.
In addition, they address issues facing their students.
CABs setup their own meeting times and will be
posted in each community. You can receive more information by speaking
with the community staff member or contacting RSA.
and Building Programs
Your RA will organize and sponsor a variety of
programs each semester. These programs will be as diverse as the
residents who live around you. Typical programs may include a faculty
discussion, a self defense workshop, card tournaments, an international
dinner, a weekend picnic, a cultural awareness activity, a softball
game, a discussion on critical social and world issues, a drug education
program, a roommate workshop, and more. Whatever your interests
are, these programs provide opportunities to get to know the people
you live with and to learn new skills and information while enjoying
yourself. If you have an idea for a program that you would like
to attend or help plan, do not hesitate to let your RA know.
Peer Review Council
The PEER REVIEW COUNCIL (PRC) is a group of residential student leaders who decide the outcome of cases involving fellow students alleged to have violated the residential life rules outlined in the guide to community living. PRC membership is a wonderful volunteer leadership opportunity. No experience necessary--Training will be provided.
The Resident Student
Association (RSA) at UMBC is an organization dedicated to improving
the residential community. They meet meet weekly to discuss important
issues, share ideas among the Community Action Boards (CABs), and
sponsor programs and events benefiting the residential community.
Residential Life hires more than 160 students
each year to work at the desk, to fill RA and DM positions, to serve
as MAs, and to work as office assistants. Working for Residential
Life is more than just a job. You will receive in-depth training,
gain leadership skills, and learn to handle all sorts of issues
and emergencies with confidence. You will become part of one of
the most important teams on campus while developing marketable job
Most new staff are selected during the Spring semester for the following
academic year. Look for advertisements about Spring staff selection
toward the end of the Fall semester and at the beginning of the
Spring semester. A smaller number of staff continue to be hired
throughout the year as vacancies occur. If you are interested in
being part of the staff, you can contact people who are currently
in these positions to get information about the job. Call or stop
by the Erickson Hall office (410-455-2591) for RA, MA, DM, PA, DS,
and Office Assistant applications. If you are interested in working
on desk staff, stop by the residence hall and/or apartment desks
to pick up an application.
Week Leaders (Woolies)
Returning students can serve as a Welcome Week
Leader. As a Welcome Week Leader, you will become involved in helping
new students in their adjustment to UMBC and living on campus. You
would probably agree that your first year at college is a critical
one. A Welcome Week Leader helps by introducing new students to
UMBC's community, resources, and activities. Welcome Week Leaders
receive training and a chance to hold a campus leadership position.
Look for information during the spring, or contact Student
Life at (410) 455-3462 for more information.