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Get Involved

Connect with your community

Getting involved in your building can lead to many other opportunities later in your college career and help you get one step closer to achieving your long-term goals. Expand your network, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact on your building community.

Note: Some opportunities may not be available depending on the latest COVID-19 community safety guidelines.

House/Floor Community

This is your home base while you are on campus, and your ideas are a key part of creating the type of community in which you want to live. Your Community Advisor is available to help with your transition to life at the University and is committed to partnering with you in finding your success as a student.

Don't miss your house meetings! Your CA will expect all residents to be there to share information about upcoming opportunities, discuss community issues, and help you get to know each other. Reach out to your CA before the house meeting if you have a conflicting appointment.

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Housing Groups

Form a new Group or join one and find new friends right in your building. Groups are based on common interests and they are a great way for you to do what you love and share it with others throughout the year.

Make the most of your Group! Housing provides funds for Groups in each community upon request. Learn more about how to start a Group by talking with your Community Advisor or by visiting the Groups page.

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Social Justice Leadership Retreat

Over 50 students and a dozen facilitators will leave away from campus for three days and two nights of enlightening activities. Explore your identities by sharing your personal story in small groups and attending training sessions on privilege, understanding identities, and what this means in leadership.

Engage in theory and experiential learning to gain new knowledge around social justice issues, sharpen your self-awareness, and apply what you've learned into your life and the lives of others. Check back for updates for the 2021-22 academic year.

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Advisory Boards

Share your perspectives and feedback and help shape the on-campus experience by volunteering to serve as a member for one of the various advisory boards that convene each year.

In addition to these boards, each residence hall also has the option to send one resident to the Minnesota Student Association to serve as their representative. If you are interested in serving on an advisory board or being your hall's MSA representative, talk with your Residence Director or Community Advisor.

Students talking outside Burton Hall on a summer day

Student Conduct Board

Our peer review board is made up of students living on campus who are interested in resolving disputes about student conduct situations in the residence halls and apartment communities. The SCB is responsible for making decisions about student violations of HRL's Community Behavioral Standards and assigning disciplinary consequences as appropriate.

Develop life-long skills in facilitating and resolving conflicts while promoting civility and citizenship within the University community. Apply to serve on the board this year or contact Lauren Adamski at [email protected] with questions.

More Opportunities

Student Jobs

Join other Gophers on the Housing team! Students work in a variety of roles, and many positions are open until filled and offer flexible hours. Take advantage of the opportunity to earn some extra cash, gain work experience, and get to know your community.

Health Advocates

These student volunteers are appointed as a health resource in their residence hall or apartment community in partnership with Boynton Health. Health Advocates attend an online class every Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 4:25 pm, where they are trained to respond to common health-related issues.

Sustainability Advocates

This volunteer role calls on students who promote, inform, and educate peers on zero waste and sustainable practices within their residence hall. Gain hands-on leadership experience in partnership with the University of Minnesota Recycling Program, Office of Sustainability, and Housing.