Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

Resident Mentors

Description:
The RM is responsible for actively assisting individuals and groups of students in his/her residential learning community by performing all job duties and responsibilities within the foundational A-Frame philosophy and 6 I’s Community Development model (Introduction, Interaction, Involvement, Influence, Investment and Identity).

Recruitment:
Year-round; fall 2012 recruitment for spring 2013 placement occurs in October/ November, while spring recruitment for the following academic year takes place in January 2013; offers are made before students leave for Spring Break; applications are available online at www.housing.sc.edu/rm

Qualifications:
2.75 GPA for most except 3.0 GPA requirement for Capstone Scholars and Honors College in Honors Residence and Horseshoe; group living experience; good university standing; full-year commitment

Class Requirements:
One-credit course during the first semester of service

Training:
August, for 10 days prior to move-in and January for 2 days prior to classes starting

Meetings:
Weekly staff meetings; individual supervisors plan meetings in consideration of students academic endeavors

Time Commitment:
Staff are expected to spend a significant portion of their evenings and weekends helping students and supporting residence life events.

Contact:
Amy Kautz, aekautz@sc.edu

Website:
www.housing.sc.edu/rm

Pay:
Students receive a stipend of approximately $3000 per academic year. Students also receive a private room in the residence hall and a 50% discount on housing. Resident Mentors are paid a stipend of 15 hours/week