Resident Mentors (RM) work with a diverse group of people and their 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. As an RM, students will guide their residents through various experiences by way of involvement in hall activities and campus events.
There are many other benefits that students receive by being a Resident Mentor. Resident Mentors are able to develop their interpersonal and leadership skills through their daily interactions with students. As a part of the Resident Mentor curriculum, RMs are aided in the process of creating a resume, study skill improvements, time management skills and much more.
Candidates must have completed one semester at the University of South Carolina and have a minimum USC GPA of a 2.75, both semester and cumulative. The length of Resident Mentor employment determines a student’s compensation. Currently, first-year Resident Mentors receive a yearly stipend of $4,135 per year and a 50% discount on housing fees. Resident Mentors who have completed two semesters of work with University Housing will receive a yearly stipend of $4,310 a year and a 50% discount on housing fees.
The deadline for 2014-2015 applications is December 1, 2013. Applications can be found online at www.housing.sc.edu/rm.
Questions about the process can be directed to Amy Kautz, assistant director of leadership and staff development, at 803-777-2481.