Resident Advisor

What is an Upward Bound (UB) Resident Advisor:

Resident Advisors are responsibility for the safety and supervision of students. They will live in the residence hall, lead routine student meetings, and assist in the implementation of the Summer Academy, a five week residential program for high school students. Resident Advisors are assigned specific tasks to perform throughout the duration of the Summer Academy that are essential to its success.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in college and a fulltime college student.

  • Successful completion of at least 35 credit hours.

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Ability to live on campus for the duration of the residential Summer Academy.

  • Must have a high school diploma/GED.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

What to expect as a Resident Advisor:

  • Responsible for the safety and security of UB students during the Summer Academy.

  • Mentor and serve as a college role model.

  • Attend and encourage student participation in all meetings and activities.

  • Lead weekly student meetings.

  • Perform assigned daily duties.

  • Supervise 8-14 students in the residence halls.

  • Live on campus from Mid-May through Mid-July.

Past Successful Advisors were:

  • Engaging

  • Energetic

  • Invested in student success

  • Creative

  • Problem Solvers

  • Able to maintain multiple deadlines

  • Flexible

  • Organized

Please see the FAQ page for specific information about summer dates, compensation, etc.