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The Michigan Community Scholars Program is a living-learning program whose students “make a difference.” Michigan Community Scholars Program focuses on:

  • Community Service
  • Social Justice & Democracy
  • Small Courses with Excellent Faculty from Across the U
  • Academic Excellence through Tutors and Workshops
  • Student Leadership.
  • Identity Development
  • Modeling a Strong and Culturally Diverse Community on the Floors.
  • Successful Transition for First Year Students.

As a living learning program, Michigan Community Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for students to put into practice their values and ideals about community, personal and social responsibility, the linkage of arts and civic engagement, inter-group relations, social change, and social justice in a diverse, democratic society. Michigan Community Scholars Program’s diverse community includes students of color and many international students, representation from majors all over the university, and first-year students through seniors who are all actively engaged with our program.

Michigan Community Scholars Program Resident Advisors, Peer Advisors, Peer Mentors, Faculty, Community Partners, Staff and student leaders are extremely involved in creating this supportive community that fosters learning and collaboration inside and outside the classroom. First Year Students are required to participate in a one-credit seminar with sections facilitated by the Resident Advisor’s.

First-Year Seminars, community service projects, group study sessions, and various leadership opportunities are also all available.


An average of 27 hours per week. If ResStaff participates in extracurricular activities outside of their ResStaff Appointment (i.e. another job, committees, sports teams, etc) that have the possibility to interfere with their ability and willingness to perform the full range of responsibilities associated with their ResStaff Appointment, they are expected to discuss this with their supervisor in advance. The supervisor, in consultation with Residence Education Central Staff and HR, will determine if a potential conflict of commitment exists and what the options are.


  • One of the following responsibilities per semester: facilitate two sections of  ALA 102 – this is a one-credit course offered as a program requirement for all Michigan Community Scholars Program first-year students.
  • Fulfill all of the advising, counseling, programming and administrative responsibilities outlined in the Resident Advisor job description.
  • Assist in actualizing the Michigan Community Scholars Program mission through interaction, programming, workshops, recruitment, and additional activities.
  • Report to the Hall Director and Michigan Community Scholars Program Associate Director.


MCSP would prefer applicants who have facilitation experience in courses such as those offered from the Program on Intergroup Relations, in dialogue groups, or work within an organization. Experience as a member of a living/learning residential community and previous community service experience is also desirable.

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


Co-supervised by the Hall Director and MSCP Professional Staff member.


As the MCSP RA position exceeds 20 hours, this position includes a stipend.


Phone: (734) 647-4860 or http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mcsp