Housing Leadership Opportunities

Get Involved!

University Housing provides a variety of opportunities to become involved in your community and on campus.  Housing Leadership provides opportunities for personal growth and helping to be the voice of students.

Benefits of Getting Involved In Housing Leadership

  • Meet others in your community
  • Be an important part of campus traditions
  • Take pride in being an active member of YOUR community
  • Have a say in how YOUR money is spent
  • Be the voice of students like yourself 

Housing Leadership Groups


Hall Council

Be the Voice of Your Community!

Hall Council

Every residence hall has a Hall Council that is open to all residents of that hall

  • Hall Council hears the concerns of residents, plans activities that support and develop a spirit of community among residents, and purchases items for the residence hall.
  • Many of the pool tables, flat screen TVs, and gaming equipment were purchased by Hall Councils.
Hall Council

Hall Councils review and communicate community issues

  • Hall Council also provides clear communication among the UCM residence life community by assigning each Hall Council an USHA representative (read about USHA below).
  • As a result, Hall Councils empowers residents to stay informed about and invested in not only their hall community, but the UCM residence hall community at large. You can find out when hall meetings are by looking for their posters in your hall, or asking your CA or RHD.

Submit Hall Council Program Tracking Information Here!



United Student Housing Association (USHA)

USHA serves as the voice of the students living in the residence halls and acts as the liaison between residents and University Housing, and the UCM community.


  • USHA communicates the issues and concerns of residence hall living to University Housing and submits proposals and recommendations regarding policies and facility improvements.

  • USHA promotes, coordinates and facilitates activities in all facets of on-campus living and contributes to the general welfare of all residents in the residence halls.

  • The group strives to build community in the residence halls and provide on-campus residents with opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, personal growth and social interactions.

  • For information on joining or getting involved with USHA, email ushapresident@ucmo.edu.

Consider running for USHA Exec or as an USHA Rep!

  • USHA is highly involved on campus. They have a representative on Student Government Association (SGA), Spotlight and the Student Funding Committee.
  • Each year USHA sponsors the Family of the Year competition, Jim Wand the Hypnotist at the Week of Welcome, Battle of the Halls, and the Coolest Room Contest.
  • The group also sponsors student leaders so they may go to regional and national conferences, and also cosponsor an annual scholarship with NRHH for a student leader in Housing.
  • USHA oversees a variety of services for on-campus students as well like the refrigerator rental program, carpet program, welcome kit & finals kit program.


National Residence Hall Honorary

Top 1% of Students Living on Campus


Recognize and Serve with Heart

  • NRHH commits itself to two core values:  Recognition and service.
  • NRHH is designed to give local, regional and national recognition to students making outstanding contributions to their residence halls.
  • Student leaders often go above and beyond to participate and support these events and NRHH exists to honor these students. Students are nominated each month for "Of the Month" awards (OTMs). Find out more about OTMs or submit one today!

NRHH is the only nationwide organization that recognizes residence hall leaders. Membership in local chapters is limited to one percent of our school’s residence hall population, or 15 members, whichever is larger. Being selected into the membership is an honor in which one can take a great amount of pride.


Membership Requirements

  • Have lived in the residence hall for at least two semesters (including current semester) prior to induction
  • One semester of service must have been completed at UCM
  • Have made a positive contribution to the residence hall system
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

For more information, contact jhicks@ucmo.edu.

Housing Job Opportunities

Community Advisor (CA)

CAs are carefully selected and trained upper-class students, who are prepared to help with transition issues like homesickness, locating things on campus, roommate issues, and more. They plan events and activities for the floor and help residents get connected with the university and other students. CAs are the person that students report maintenance problems to, and they also confront inappropriate behavior to help the community be an orderly place to live and study. The most important thing to know about CAs is that they are a great resource, ally, mentor, and friend to their residents.

CA Applications open in the early part of Spring semester

Apartment Community Assistant (ACA)

This position exists to provide leadership in developing community among the residents living in UCM on-campus apartments. ACAs will develop community by assisting with communication between residents and University Housing, assisting with conflict resolution among neighbors/roommates, facilitating programs during the year, and being available to residents. ACAs also have administrative responsibilities such as responding to emergency situations and assisting residents in reporting maintenance requests.

ACA Applications open mid-Spring semester

Desk Manager

Desk Managers are students who have responsibility for scheduling Office Assistants (OAs) at the front desks within the halls to provide customer service and coverages for all desk tasks.  Desk Managers train and supervise the Office Assistants on desk operations as well as assist with the hiring of staff.  Desk Managers are also responsible for administrative tasks such as hall supply check-out procedures, monitoring the mail sorting and forwarding system, as well as communicating issues to the Residence Hall Director or Apartment Complex Manager.

Desk Manager Applications available in February

Office Assistant

OAs are students who work at the front desk of the residence halls, most of which are staffed 24 hours a day. OAs answer questions, distribute mail, and most importantly, monitor safety. They make sure the fire safety equipment is monitored at all time and provide services like selling stamps, making change, checking out equipment, etc.

Want to become an OA? Fill out an application anytime and return it to the University Housing Office in Ellis L23.



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