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Residence halls offer many opportunities to enjoy rich experiences while developing leadership skills. Through the hall councils and the Residence Hall Association, student residents can become more involved with their peers and with campus-wide decisions.

Students working in paraprofessional positions, such as resident assistants, are vital to the residence hall program and provide great services to their fellow residents. Students can become desk assistants, office assistants and student assistant coordinators for Residence Life.

For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at or (813) 253-6239.


Resident Assistants (RAs)  live and work within one of the residence halls to foster a welcoming community for residents. Under the direct supervision of an Area Coordinator (AC) or Assistant Director (AD), RAs work to create a positive and safe community by utilizing our Spartan Living residential curriculum. 

Students interested in becoming a resident assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year can apply online by Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, via the link RA application.

All applicants for the RA position must: 

  • Complete an online application with all required supplemental materials.
  • Have been enrolled at The University of Tampa as a full-time student for one year prior to the start of employment.
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.6 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) semester and cumulative GPAs.
  • Satisfactory passing of both a student record check and background check 

Candidates who successfully meet the above requirements will be invited to participate in a virtual RA interview via Zoom in early February. More information on times and structure of the interview will be provided to those candidates who move forward in our selection process.

Desk Assistants (DA) staff the main desk area of each residence hall. DAs also check out materials to residents, such as vacuum cleaners, recreational equipment, and act as liaisons to the building supervisor and resident assistants during operating hours. These students also answer phones, take messages, answer questions and perform other related duties as directed by the student assistant coordinator and/or building supervisor.

Information Desk Attendants (IDA) provide knowledge about University services and events to the campus community and guests of The University of Tampa. IDAs are responsible for providing excellent customer service 24 hours a day while managing the daily operations of the Vaughn Center information desk including the distribution of loan keys and logging packages.

Student Assistant Coordinators (SAC) work with the assistant directors and area coordinators of each residence hall to coordinate a variety of administrative duties, assist with programming, and staff training and development. The student assistant coordinators work up to 20 office hours each week.

Office Assistants(OA) serve as first point of contact and representative for the Office of Residence Life and are responsible for assisting with day-to-day administrative and customer service responsibilities. These student employees are a service provider and resource for current residential students, families, visitors and persons outside of the University community. OAs report directly to the staff assistant. 

Housing Operations Student Assistants (HOSA) are responsible for providing customer service and administrative support to the residence life team while managing the daily operations and processes of key inventory, data entry and marketing of housing operations. HOSAs report to the associate director of housing operations and housing coordinator.  


Hall Councils develop, plan and implement various activities; educational and cultural programs, intramural events, dances, movie nights, picnics, formal and informal dinners, community service projects and more.

Hall councils provide a governmental structure for each residence hall. Each council provides opportunities to get involved with hall programs and issues. Each student who signs an agreement for University housing is a member of their respective hall council by virtue of his or her housing status.

All students are encouraged to attend and participate in the weekly meetings that determine policies, programs and events in their residence hall. Hall council members determine how their residence hall's allocated programming funds are to be used. They also represent their residents to the Residence Hall Association, the hall staff and the University community.

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) plans and coordinates programs and activities during the academic year. RHA also works closely with hall representatives to develop and implement policies that promote respect and acceptance of all students in the residence halls. Through their committees, RHA members are able to inform the UT community of residents' concerns. RHA meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Brevard Community Room or you can contact this organization at You can also connect with RHA on Facebook, Instagram and Engage.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) The Minaret Chapter of the NRHH of The University of Tampa provides recognition for those top 1% of student leaders living in the residence halls. NRHH values outstanding service, recognition, commitment and provides important leadership in the advancement of the residence halls. Students can send emails to NRHH at or connect with us via  Facebook, Instagram and Engage