Staff

 

THE UHRL TEAM

Our motto at University Housing and Residence Life is "Together Everyone Achieves More" (aka TEAM). There is a TEAM of staff members available to answer questions, offer support, or laugh with at 2 am in the middle of midterms. This TEAM is in place to help student's transition to dormitory living smoothly and help each individual navigate college life. 

You can expect each member of the University Housing and Residence Life staff to:

Be friendly, respectful and patient
Accept all members of the community and appreciate individuality
Educate students about the resources available on campus
Support each student's needs
Promote positive social interaction
Set up monthly floor programs for their residents to get to know one another
Encourage floor members to get involved in University activities
Help resolve conflicts between roommates or floor mates

There are two main University Housing and Residence Life offices, staffed daily by Housing administrators. One is located on the first floor of Brookdale Residence Hall and the other is located on the first floor of 35th Street Residence Hall. 

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

There are five Graduate Assistants (GA's) living on campus to help facilitate residents' needs. They oversee the residence halls and manage all campus wide issues that arise throughout the evenings and weekends in conjunction with the Director/Assistant Director of University Housing and Residence Life. Additionally, GAs help facilitate all undergraduate student medical and psychological emergencies on campus. Security or the student's RA can contact the GA on duty at any time.

RESIDENT ADVISORS

Resident Advisors (RA's) are full-time undergraduate Yeshiva University juniors and seniors, living in university housing. There is an RA responsible for each floor in housing. Students often stop by their RA's room to ask random questions as well as to address more serious topics. The RA's are creative program planners, as well as resources and advocates for the residents on their floors. They serve as vehicles in the development of the residence hall communities and deal with concerns of the students. The RA's also assist with daily, Shabbat and vacation duty coverage, planning monthly floor programs, and administrative tasks associated with the operation of the entire University Housing community. 

RA's are on duty throughout the residence halls:

Brookdale RA Office: Sunday -Thursday, 9 p.m. - midnight
Schottenstein RA Office: Sunday - Thursday, 9pm - 10:30 pm
36th Street RA office: Monday and Wednesday, 9 pm -10:30pm
35th Street RA office: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

There are also University Housing and Residence Life staff members are on duty every Shabbat.


Want to Be an RA?

Are you creative, dynamic and responsible?  Do you want to organize floor and building programs?  Do you care for others and want to apply those skills?  Do you represent the values and ideals of YU and the mission of University Housing and Residence Life?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you may want to apply to be a Resident Advisor for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.  The application process will take several stages and is detailed below.  

First Stage (2/4-2/18): Submit an online application here.

Second Stage (2/20): Everyone will be invited to a group interview with current staff and University Housing and Residence Life Administrators.  

Third Stage (2/25-3/11): The strongest applicants from the first and second stages will be asked to submit an additional project.  Applicants will be given two weeks to complete this stage, before attending an in-person interview.

Fourth Stage (3/12-4/2): Finalists for the positions will be invited for an in-person interview with University Housing and Residence Life Administrators.

Fifth Stage (4/4): Offers will be made.


Interested in the GA Position?

Are you a leader, a doer, and a great communicator?  Will you be graduating college this Spring?  Do you want to build community on campus?  Do you enjoy working as part of a team to effect change?  Do you represent the values and ideals of YU and the mission of University Housing and Residence Life?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you may want to apply to be a Graduate Assistant for the 2019-2020 year.  The application process is detailed below.  

First Stage (2/4-2/18): Submit an online application here.

Second Stage (2/19-2/25):  All applicants will be invited to participate in a personal interview with University Housing and Residence Life Administrators.

Third Stage (week of 4/4): Offers will be made.

 

Recommendation Form (for both RA and GA applications).