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Michigan Learning Community: Honors Resident Advisor 2023-2024

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Job Description


The Honors Program is a four-year program that provides an especially rich and challenging set of academic offerings to talented and highly motivated students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Through special courses, research opportunities with faculty, and a vigorous intellectual community, the Honors Program enables students to identify their intellectual interests and to pursue them as deeply and thoroughly as they can.


Approximately 25 hrs. weekly (20 Traditional Resident Advisor hours weekly with an additional variable five hour LSA Honors Programming commitment). Please note ResStaff positions are expected to be your priority after academics. As you consider applying, please reflect on your current and future commitments and how you will prioritize your ResStaff appointment. If hired for a position, you will discuss a plan to balance your commitments with your supervisors. 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.


Each LSA Honors Program Resident Advisor will be required to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct a variety of academic, cultural, or social programs each semester geared specifically towards Honors Program residence hall activities. This will amount to variable hours weekly, planning and executing academic, social, and cultural events for all Honors students.
  • Attend Honors RA meetings on a weekly basis, as determined by schedule availability to discuss Honors community building activities and discuss ways to engage Honors students. The Honors Program Housing Coordinator will attend this meeting every other week.
  • Fulfill all of the advising, counseling, programming and administrative responsibilities outlined in the Resident Advisor position description.

This position reports to the South Quad Hall Director(s) and the Honors Program Housing Coordinator. An annual LSA Honors Program evaluation process is required.


Must meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the Traditional RA position. Preference given to applicants who are currently, or who have been, members of the LSA Honors Program.


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


As the Honors RA position exceeds 20 hours, this position includes hourly pay for time spent on Honors-specific events and planning. 

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.


Haley Charbonneau, LSA Honors

Email: hacharbo@umich.edu/ Phone: (734)-764-6274 / www.lsa.umich.edu/honors

How to apply

Please read instructions below and then visit our application site, eRezlife.

  • Enter your Uniqname and UM password in the UM WEBLOGIN screen then select Log In.
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  • Select the Apply now (green button).
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  • The system will direct you to the Submit application page, Click on the small box if you understand and agree to the statements listed below it. Then select the Submit button.
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You should note that the application includes short essay questions and you should dedicate sufficient time to complete them.