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MLC Health Science Scholars Program Resident Advisor 2024-2025 Position Description


The Health Sciences Scholars Program (HSSP) is a 150‐student living‐learning program whose students spend their first year living together and learning about the range of health care systems, challenges, and career opportunities in the health sciences in the United States and globally. Selected second‐year HSSP students are invited to return as Peer Mentors.

HSSP is a substance‐free residential community and expects its members to abide by University Housing’s Substance‐Free standards. As a living‐learning program, HSSP provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the health sciences in a supportive and focused residence hall community.


An average of 25 hours per week. Resident Advisors are expected to meet the expectations and responsibilities of the Traditional RA position and through the HSSP RA commitments listed below. Michigan Housing recognizes that Resident Advisors have other academic, personal, and professional time commitments as well. A Resident Advisor’s Hall Director is available to discuss strategies to help balance the Resident Advisor responsibilities with other time commitments as needed.


Fulfill all of the advising, counseling, programming, and administrative responsibilities outlined in the traditional resident advisor position and additional HSSP responsibilities including:

  • Lead and facilitate a community programming committee with Peer Mentors and first-year students. 
  • Collaborate on and actively promote HSSP community inter‐floor community‐building events.
  • Meet individually and as a group with the HSSP Director of Student and Community Development as scheduled.
  • Support of HSSP Peer Mentors working with first‐year students.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of Peer Mentors and Resident Advisors.
  • Keep HSSP staff informed of student needs, interests, and concerns.


  • Learn about health care and the breadth of opportunities in the health sciences through HSSP’s two‐semester core course, ALA 106 & 109.
  • Explore their health science interests through direct observation of professionals in health care/science settings.
  • Take advantage of on‐site pre‐health academic advising.
  • Enjoy direct mentorship from HSSP’s Peer Mentors.
  • Pursue academic excellence through Peer‐Led Study Groups.
  • Negotiate the transition from high school to college in a supportive and safe environment.
  • Build leadership skills in academic and social programs organized through HSSP’s various student‐run committees and Events Planning Council.
  • Commit to a substance‐free residential experience as outlined by HSSP and University Housing’s Substance-Free standards.


This position is co-supervised by the Hall Director and the HSSP Director of Student and Community Development.


Must meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the Traditional RA position.


As the HSSP RA position exceeds 20 hours, this position includes a stipend for time spent on HSSP-specific responsibilities. 

Compensation includes room and board. The meal plan included is to be used as a tool to connect with residents.

Please consult with the Office of Financial Aid to determine how the position compensation may impact your award package.


Phone: (734) 763‐6091 OR www.lsa.umich.edu/hssp