Apply to be a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, or Peer Mentor

February 11, 2013

We are now accepting applications for Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, and Peer Mentors for the 2013–2014 academic year. Full-time degree seeking students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors are eligible to apply (graduate students are also eligible to apply for RA positions). Students are welcome to submit applications for both positions.

Serving as a student leader is a great way to get involved with the Corcoran student body. You will be able to meet the incoming class of students and guide them through their first few days on campus, and beyond. You will gain great leadership experience and you will play an important role in developing a sense of community among students. Selection to the Student Leader team is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.


The Resident Assistant serves as a vital function in a variety of ways. Among these is their role as a role model, community builder, policy enforcer, resource person, advisor, and representative of the Office of Student Affairs. Their success depends upon both commitment and attitude. A Resident Assistant should display a good understanding of confidentiality as well as enthusiasm and creativity in the Housing community.  A Resident Assistant is available to all residents in Corcoran Housing, yet devotes particular attention to the students of his/her floor. They actively promote both floor and inter-floor unity. As a localized extension of the Office of Student Affairs, they must be especially sensitive to residential concerns. They provide a valuable service to new students by orienting them to the College and providing assistance in adjusting to college life throughout the year.


New Student Orientation will select a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing orientation programs for fall. Orientation Leaders serve as resources for new students and family members, who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of the Corcoran. Orientation Leaders are expected to possess a specific body of knowledge about the Corcoran acquired through training and experience, and they must be sincerely interested and skillful in sharing this information with orientation participants.