Office of Residential Life and Housing

Leadership and Employment Opportunities in
Residential Life and Housing

The Office of Residential Life and Housing offers the following leadership opportunities:

Hall Council | Green Council | Resident Student Association
National Residence Hall Honorary | EXCEL Mentors
Resident Assistants | Hall Attendants

Hall Council
Hall Council members foster a firm spirit of leadership and citizenship, provide the cultural, educational and social atmosphere most beneficial to those who reside in their residence hall, encourage participation in cocurricular activities, aid the housing administrators in improving living conditions and represent the interests of the hall residents.

For more information about how to get involved in your buildings Hall Council, you may contact the Resident Student Association (RSA) at or call the Residence Hall Director (RHD) of the building you reside in.

  • Chapman RHD: 516.877.6717
  • Earle Hall RHD: 516.877.6740
  • Eddy Hall RHD: 516.877.6731
  • Linen Hall RHD: 516.877.6723
  • New Hall RHD: 516.877.6755
  • Waldo Hall RHD: 516.877.6704
  • New Hall B RHD: 516.877.3061

Green Council

Green Council was launched by The Office of Residential Life and Housing in 2009 as part of Chapman Hall's Green Community. The group rapidly established itself on campus, winning the Best Hall Council Award at the Resident Student Association Closing Banquet in Spring 2010.

Green Council engages in various community service efforts, such as park and beach cleanups and volunteering with environmental conservation organizations. Green Council has also painted tree murals in residence halls, runs pledge programs, and puts on campus events focused around environmental sustainability. "Lights Out" and "A.B.C. Fashion Show—Anything But Clothes" are two of Green Council's most popular annual programs. All Adelphi students are welcome to participate in Green Council.

For more information about the Green Council, please contact the Chapman RHD at 516.877.6717.


Resident Student Association (RSA)
The Resident Student Association (RSA) is one of the largest student organizations on Adelphi’s campus and is responsible for representing the entire resident student population. RSA is made up of dedicated resident students who represent each of the seven halls.

Some of the responsibilities of the RSA are to:

  • Represent the residents of the halls of Adelphi University in matters of student interest.
  • Serve as the communication link between the residents and the administration of Adelphi University.
  • Organize social, educational, and cultural activities for the benefit of the hall residents and operating expenses of the RSA.
  • Allocate the resident activity fees among the recipient hall councils and the programs and operating expenses of the RSA.
  • Establish and organize hall councils in accordance with the by-laws of this Constitution.
  • Initiate physical improvements in and around th ehalls and obtain equipment for the benefit of the hall residents.
  • Recommend to the Director of Residential Life, the Dean of Student Affairs, the President of Adelphi University, and the Board of Trustees of Adelphi University and changes in the amount of the resident activity fee.
  • Plan events such as the Block Party, Spa Night, Cat Cup, Diversity Awareness Week and Empire State of Mind.

The Resident Student Association meets on a weekly basis on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. To get involved in RSA, please email


National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
The purpose of NRHH is to recognize outstanding leadership, service and dedication to the Residence Hall System that went above and beyond the call of duty. Membership to this organization is exclusive and is decided on a yearly basis. NRHH aims to recognize those who are among the top 1% of resident students on Adelphi’s campus.

Get more information on NRHH and how to apply for admission into this society.

EXCEL Mentors
The EXCEL Program is an acronym for Entering Students Excelling through the Contribution of Experienced Leaders. The EXCEL Program connects first year students with mentors who are experienced campus leaders. Mentors live on the same floor as the first year students and are available to assist first year students with their transition into college.

Under the leadership of a Residence Hall Director, the EXCEL Mentor works with a floor to encourage meaningful relationships within the community that can be vital to an individual’s future academic and social success. The EXCEL Mentor must be committed to student growth and to creating and encouraging a sense of community within his/her residential area.

Staff Selection for Spring 2014 
The Staff Selection Application is available here. Please complete the forms with all required application information and return it to Residential Life, Earle Hall room 100 by November 15 by 12pm. For additional information, please contact the Residential Life Leadership Development Team at

Staff Selection for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available beginning January 22 at 12:00 noo.n For additional information, please contact the Residential Life Leadership Development Team at

Please note: A mandatory Group Interview is scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2014. No applications will be considered for those not in attendance at the Group Interview.

Resident Assistants (RA)
The position of RA is one of the most prestigious leadership roles within the University. These students are highly trained and trusted i nenforcing policies and building community within their respective ResidenceHall.

Responsibilities include coordinate programming efforts,with an emphasis on faculty involvement in all educational activities; promote a healthy and positive residential community; confront and document disciplinary issues or policy violation; advise residents; and work in a team of five to nine residential life and housing staff members to develop and implement residence-wide goals and objectives.

RAs are compensated with free room and board and meal plan. Applications for Resident Assistant are available in the month of February. Students who are interested should keep an eye out for campus wide emails and other promotional materials that will announce the selection process.

Staff Selection for the 2015-16 Academic Year
Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available beginning January 26. For additional information, please contact the Residential Life Leadership Development Team at

*Note that mandatory Group Interviews are scheduled for: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 4:30-8:30 p.m. and Friday, February 27, 2015, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Applicants must attend one of these sessions. No applications will be considered for students not in attendance at the Group Interview.*


Hall Attendants
Hall Attendants are Adelphi students that work in the lobby of each residence hall. Hall Attendants sign-in all visitors entering the residence halls nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. All guests are required to present identification to the Hall Attendant and be met by their host at the door. Hosts are responsible for their guests at all times. The Hall Attendant position is a great way for students to earn extra cash and build their resume.

Interested in applying for a Hall Attendant position? In order to become a Hall Attendant, you must submit an application, participate in a mandatory training session, and be interviewed by Res Life staff.  The Hall Attendant selection process takes place during the first week of each Fall semester.

For additional information or questions about Hall Attendant positions, please contact the Leadership Development Team at

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Residential Life and Housing
Earle Hall Room 100
Adelphi University
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
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This page was last modified on September 4, 2014.
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