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Student Leadership Opportunities

Student leaders form an important part of the LHSP community by helping to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of all LHSP students. They serve as role models who build connections between LHSP staff, faculty, and students, and communicate important program information to existing and prospective students. Students can serve in leadership roles as Student Assistants, Resident Advisors, or a Program Recruiters. They can also return to the program as second-year students.

Student Assistants

Students apply in the October of their first year in the hopes of returning to LHSP—and Alice Lloyd Hall—as Student Assistants in their second year. SAs in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program serve as role models by guiding and mentoring first-year students, and by actively helping students to feel included. SAs partner with RAs to lead LHSP clubs, plan small- and large-group activities, and encourage students to meet program and housing requirements. Student Assistants commonly express how integrated they feel among their peers and within the LHSP community. SAs receive a stipend, and students often serve in this role before becoming RAs. The call for applications goes out in October for the following fall, though students may express their interest any time by contacting lhsp@umich.edu.

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors in LHSP support the program and our students, though they are appointed by U-M's division of Housing to live and work in the residence halls. Typically, they are 3rd- or 4th-year students, but can also be appointed in their second year.  As the highest-level student leaders in the buildings, they are expected to carry out the philosophy and principles outlined in the Community Development Model, which states that they will work together to create positive, inclusive communities.  RAs undergo comprehensive training in leadership, conflict management and resolution, peer mentoring, crisis intervention, social identity and development, program planning, and budget management. LHSP RAs also co-lead clubs, work closely with SAs, and cultivate relationships with each resident, serving as role models and resources to help students thrive. RAs receive a stipend, and prospective RAs typically apply in October for the following fall semester. A current timeline and more information can be found at http://housing.umich.edu/resstaff.

Student Recruiters

LHSP Student Recruiters are the public face of our program to prospective students and their families.  Our Recruiters represent LHSP at both on-campus and off-campus recruitment events. They may visit area high schools to speak to students, participate in panel discussions, or staff tables at local college information fairs. While these events take place throughout the year, most activity takes place during the winter term, when prospective students visit the University of Michigan to attend Campus Days.  During Campus Day sessions, Recruiters meet with prospective students and their families to provide information and visit the program in the residence hall.  These are excellent opportunities for Recruiters to share their first-hand experience of life in LHSP: our program requirements, our educational, social, and enrichment activities, the many opportunities for personal and academic growth and development, and the community cultivated here.  Student Recruiters also correspond with prospective students via email as part of our recruitment campaign. The call for applications is made in November, and students in this role receive compensation. For more information on becoming a Student Recruiter, contact lhsp@umich.edu.

Second-year Students in LHSP

Students who are interested in returning to LHSP in their second year do so by participating in the Housing Sign-up process, which begins in the January of the year they wish to return.  Students must also complete a Program Application, available to students in early January.  Second-year students are not required to become student leaders; their decision to return to the program is typically based on their affinity for LHSP classes and instructors, the opportunities and activities the program offers, and the community they have helped to shape.  LHSP requirements for second-year students are minimal: they enroll in one LHSP course, preferably in the fall term, attend Community Meetings, and participate in an LHSP club. For more information on returning as a second-year student, contact lhsp@umich.edu and visit http://housing.umich.edu/sign-up/calendar.