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Student Leadership

Residents participating in RA training

Living on campus offers many opportunities to engage in your community, expand your network, and develop leadership skills.

Over 200 students every year…

…fill leadership roles in their residence halls as part of the Residential Community Student Association, Hall Councils and other residential leadership organizations—contributing to their community, developing career skills and meeting new people.

Resident Advisers in training

Resident Advisers

Resident Advisers are student staff responsible for building safe, welcoming and inclusive residential communities, by developing meaningful relationships with residents and cultivating relationships between residents.

Residence Education Programmers

Residence Education Programmers

REPs are responsible for planning educational programs around
academic success, wellness and diversity in every residential

RCSA team 2021-22

Residential Community Student Association

RCSA provides an opportunity for you to join a group of leaders in your residential community and help make a difference where you live by engaging students.

Residential Programming Board for 2019-20

Residential Programming Board

RPB provides diverse, inclusive, and social campus-wide events to promote connections between HFS residents. By planning twenty-six programs for residential students each quarter, they gain career transferable skills.

Other ways to get involved

Talk to your Resident Adviser to find out more.


SEED is an environmentally-focused student organization dedicated to promoting sustainability in the UW’s residential communities. SEED students develop career transferable skills in project management, communication, activism and education.


Contribute to the performance of UW Dining by offering constructive praise and criticism, meet with UW Dining leadership 1–3 times a quarter and learn about factors that go into large-scale operation decision making. Everyone is welcome to apply to be on the board.


Develop skills in information synthesis, communication and organizational structures while providing informed budgetary feedback to HFS senior leadership.


Members of the board develop critical thinking and decision making skills while providing residents with a fair and just conduct system. Their efforts support healthy and safe communities by holding peers accountable for their actions.