Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

Resident Mentors


Resident Mentors (RM) work with a diverse group of people and the goal is to maintain and continually improve the quality of the students' experience within our residence halls. The RM team is also committed to the development of students and each other. Being part of our team means there is always someone you can call on for assistance. As an RM, you will guide your residents through various experiences by way of involvement in hall activities and campus events. Resident Mentors are able to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills through their daily interactions with students.


Current recruitment information can be found on out website, please visit: www.housing.sc.edu/rm


Minimum Qualifications for Selection and Continued Employment: be enrolled as a full-time student at USC Columbia; completed a minimum of one academic semester at the institution and have at least a 2.75 USC system semester and cumulative GPA; previously lived in a residence hall; be in good academic and judicial standing (including Behavioral Intervention Team referrals, but not content of Counseling and Human Development Center sessions); advanced level of maturity, exhibited in sound judgment, emotional stability, flexibility and willingness to accept responsibility; committed to serving a full academic year in the position and work 15 hours per week; able to pass a criminal background check.

Class Requirements:

One-credit course during the spring semester.


The RM is expected to participate in staff trainings which assist the RM in developing professional skills to meet expectations set forth by University Housing. Therefore, the RM is expected to:
Participate in Fall, Mid-Year, In-Service and Spring training sessions.
Read and acquire a working knowledge of the appropriate staff documents.
Successfully complete EDHE 600 with a grade of C or better.
Actively educate themselves on the duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Participate in building and department committees.


Weekly staff meetings that are held on Wednesday nights at 8pm or later based on supervisor discretion. Once a month these meetings are with entire RM staff.
Bi-weekly individual meetings with supervisor. Determined around each schedule.

Time Commitment:

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


Amy Kautz, aekautz@sc.edu




Please check out our website for current remuneration and benefits: www.housing.sc.edu/rm