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    Work With Us

    If you are interested in working with us in any of the roles below, please visit our departmental selections portal for more information.  It can be found my logging into Mercury and clicking “Apply for a Job”.

    Residence Life Coordinators

    The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) role is a 12-month, full-time, live-in employee responsible for creating opportunities to live, learn, and lead in their assigned residence hall. They are charged to help create a safe, diverse, inclusive, stimulating, and vibrant living and learning community. Responsibilities will expand in scope and depth as DKU grows in size and complexity, but will always include overseeing the community development of a residence hall, adjudication of student conduct cases, student of concern follow up and referral, supervision of student staff, campus duty coverage and crisis response, and residence hall finance and facilities management. Programmatic leadership responsibilities may include office email account management, occupancy management, assessment initiatives, living learning program development, faculty-in-residence program development, student staff recruitment and hiring, student staff training, and residential-based student leadership opportunity development. 

    Resident Assistants

    Resident Assistants (RAs) are upperclass undergraduate or graduate students whose role is to help residents be at home while living in our residence halls by creating opportunities to live, learn, and lead. To assist in residents’ academic and social integration at DKU, RAs host many events intended to extend learning beyond the classroom, enhance a sense of belonging in their area, and encourage self-discovery. RAs are role model student leaders who also take the time to get to know and promote their individual residents’ growth and development. They represent the depth and breadth of diversity in our student body. Additionally, RAs serve in a critical after-hours “on duty” capacity where they respond to different inconveniences, emergencies, and crises.

    Office Assistants

    Office Assistants (OAs) are students whose role is to assist Residence Life operations. Most of the work is completing different administrative tasks assigned by Residence Life professional staff, at the Residence Life office front desk. In the past, tasks have included flier making, email answering, photo taking, video promotion help, file sorting, survey creating, public area inspections, organizing and inventorying departmental property, contributing written pieces for the Student Affairs newsletter, etc.

    Share an Idea

    We welcome any and all ideas for one-time or recurring events! You can either share your idea directly with your RA, your RLC, or Residence Life at

    Engage with Us!

    We use the DKU Engage platform to post information about our events. Be sure to check out our main departmental page and request access to your specific residence hall’s page: