Residential Life Staff

Each complex has designated professional and para-professional live-in staff. The most important role of the Residential Life (Res Life) team is to promote a sense of belonging and community in housing facilities.

Resident Directors
Each of the six Resident Directors is assigned to SVSU a residential community:

  • First Year Suites
  • Living Center North
  • Living Center South
  • Living Center Southwest
  • University Village West
  • Pine Grove Community

Resident Directors are full-time professional members of the University staff.  One is on duty at all times, 24 hours per day/365 days per year.   The Resident Directors supervise their staff of Resident Assistants.

Resident Assistants
Resident Assistants are part-time, student employees who live in assigned areas of SVSU housing areas. R.A.s are required to get to know residents, assist residents in getting to know each other, communicate a sense of outreach in order to address the needs of residents and promote accountability among residents for their participation and care for the community. Events and programs are sponsored by the R.A. during the year that are open to all individuals in their house/floor/area. The R.A. is supervised by the Resident Director.


How to become a Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants (RAs) are hired for an academic year.  Each year we accept applications for the RA positions.  The financial compensation that an RA receives is equal to the cost of housing and a board plan and it issued in the form of a scholarship.  To be eligible to apply, students must meet the minimum qualifications listed below:
  • Be currently enrolled at SVSU
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at time of application
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of application
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity and moral/ethical standards
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities
  • Must limit additional on-campus work/employment obligations to a maximum of 15 hours per week
  • Off-campus work/employment is not permitted
If you are interested in a position, or want more information, please contact Greg Behe at