Student Leadership

Go to the front of the line. Become a leader at USF.

USF offers students many opportunities for leadership, including engaging in residential programs and roles. Get involved, learn about issues, help others, and find your strength for leadership.

Leadership Opportunities in SHaRE

Resident Advisors (RA)

Resident Advisors fill a vital leadership role in each residence hall at USF. Resident Advisors connect with peers, listen to issues, help find resources and solutions, and build a strong community in each residence hall. Students who become resident advisors will have the opportunity to build strong connections with peers, organize activities and events, and provide hands-on support to help new students find their home at USF.

Community Assistants (CA)

Community Assistants are very often the first face that students see when they enter the residence hall. The CA is a vital leadership position that balances the need for providing outstanding customer service while maintaining building security. Students in this role will have the opportunity to meet and greet other residents, parents, and visitors; provide information, give directions, and answer questions; and contribute to residents' peace of mind by maintaining a safe and secure living facility.

Community Office Managers (COM)

Community Office Managers coordinate the team of Community Assistants. The COM position is an essential leadership role that is responsible for the hiring, training, and scheduling of CAs. Students in this role will be able to develop and strengthen their management skills, cultivate communication skills, including communication in group settings; and learn to coordinate schedules and administer resources.

Find out more!
Read more about student leadership positions in Residence Life and learn about applying for those positions by visiting the student positions page.

Residence Hall Association and Councils

Each residence hall has an elected student council that focuses on building community in their hall and advocating for resident needs.  Additionally, student representatives are elected to the campus-wide Residence Hall Association (RHA) which serves as a student voice for the residential population.  More information about RHA elections can be found here.

Student Leadership & Engagement

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement offers students many kinds of leadership opportunities, including joining the Get Oriented (GO) Team, the Fall Leadership Institute, the Magis Leadership Program, ASUSF Senate, Involvement Fairs, Fall Fest, and more. Meet people, get involved in programs, and engage with the USF community!