Residence Life Recruitment

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Available Positions

Title PDF Job Description Link to Application
Area Coordinator for Community Standards Area Coordinator Job Description Area Coordinator Application
Residence Life Coordinator RLC Position Description RLC Application
Associate Residence Life Coordinator ARLC Position Description ARLC Application

Residence Life Program


Residence Life Coordinator Apartment Tour Video

RLC Apartment Tour from UWM University Housing on Vimeo.

Mission Statement and Departmental Values

Mission Statement

Programming facilitated by the Residence Life team must be well planned, thought-out, and include learning outcomes for student development. University Housing aims to provide opportunities for residential students to learn outside of the classroom as well. Below are just a few different learning areas that we focus on.

Cultural Understanding
Cultural understanding speaks to learning and living with people that have different values, backgrounds and opinions than one’s own.

Leadership Skills
Developing leadership skills takes getting involved in campus life and activities. University Housing aims to not only provide leadership opportunities but events and programs that help students understand personal leadership styles.

Academic Success
University Housing is dedicated to encourage academic success in all residential students. Through providing academic resources to programs based around academics, University Housing works to support the college educational experience.

Social Connections
Residence Life aims to provide opportunities for college students to be SOCIAL. This involves, programming planned on the evenings and weekends that encourage students to get to know one another.

Social Responsibility
Taking responsibility for personal decisions and actions is another important area for learning in the C.L.A.S.S. model. Social responsibility speaks to the importance of understanding how personal decisions impact not only the individual but oftentimes also the community.

University Housing Values

  • Inclusivity
  • Community
  • Adaptability
  • Responsibility
  • Excellence


For more information on the University Housing Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Planning Process, visit

Living Learning Communities


LLCs are themed housing where residents share a common interest or are studying similar topics. Most of our LLCs also have a common course which all residents enroll in and take together. It is a great way for students to get to know people who will be sharing classes together, have common interests, and do events, activities, and field trips related to the LLC topic. Student in LLCs typically excel more than their peers in social satisfaction, grades, and retention.

Living Learning Communities for 2018-2019

There are 20 LLCs that will be offered in 2018-2019. See below for the list of LLCs; see if there are any that interest you!

American Sign Language
This LLC focuses on American Sign Language & Deaf Culture. The community is for anyone interested in or learning ASL or Deaf Culture, including but not limited to ASL Studies, interpreter Training Program, or ASL World Languages majors and minors.

Architecture Design
This LLC is a second-year focused community that helps students learn about Architecture. Students in the community are BSAS degree seeking students.

Architecture Sustainability
This LLC is a first-year focused community that helps students learn about Architecture. Students in the community are BSAS degree seeking students.

Art & Design
This LLC is for Art & Design, Art Education, and Inter-Arts (with a focus in Art & Design) majors. It is a creative and collaborative community.

Community Engagement & Leadership
This LLC focuses on community service, giving back, and creating strong leaders. It is great for anyone in a helping profession or who like to volunteer in the community.

Cultures & Communities
This LLC encompasses everyone interested in learning about different cultures, and is a combination of the former Social Justice LLC, U1.0 First Generation LLC, and MKE Scholars LLC. It will have a variety of majors, including Women & Gender Studies, Africology, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, etc.

Early Childhood Teacher Education
This LLC is for aspiring teachers majoring in Early Childhood Education. It focuses on exploring early childhood education and the teaching profession.

Engineering House for CEAS Majors
This LLC is for any Engineering Major and will have students studying Industrial, Mechanical, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering. This LLC has a fun tradition, the Engineering Olympics.

Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres
This LLC is for Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres majors. Each year they have a 24 hour film festival, as well as multiple smaller fun projects students work on together.

Health Professions
This LLC is for Nursing majors and those in the College of Health Sciences. It is a close-knit community that helps educate students on options for working in the field of health professions, as well as start early collaboration amongst students and different majors.

Honors House 1 (HH1)
This LLC is for freshmen who have been admitted to the Honors College. They can be any major, but must be in good standing with the Honors College. It is an active community that is often out in the lounge!

Honors House 2 (HH2)
This LLC is for any non-freshmen who is currently in good standing with the Honors College. Many students will move from HH1 to HH2 after their first year, but other students who hear about HH2 often join as well!

Journalism, Advertising, & Media Studies (JAMS)
This LLC is for JAMS majors and focuses on learning about the field. They do interactive events like touring a news station.

Local 2 Global
This LLC is for open to anyone interested in global or international affairs. Many International Affairs, International Studies, Global Studies, or Language majors will live in the community, but those interested in global politics or human rights will also be present.

Outdoor Recreation
This LLC is for anyone interested in getting outside or the wilderness. Conservation and Environmental Science, Biology, and Geoscience majors, ROTC and former military individuals, as well as those interested in camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and outdoor skills will be in this community.

Performing Arts
This LLC is for admitted Music, Dance, and Theatre majors. It focuses on performance arts being a major instead of a hobby, and bridges the gap between areas of PECK that will commonly work together in the real world.

School of Information Studies: Local Hosts
This LLC is open to anyone interested in computers or web and app design. There will be Information Sciences & Technology majors, as well as those interested in computers and technology in general.

Social Welfare
This LLC is for Social Work & Criminal Justice majors. It will focus on learning about what students can do with majors in social work and criminal justice.

The Transfer LLC is for any student transferring to UWM. It is a great place for students to live with others going through a similar experience – it’s not their first time ever at college, but it’s their first time at UWM.

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Resident Handbook and Behavior Process

The University Housing Resident Behavior Process is a part of community development within the residence halls and apartments at UWM. Members of a community have both rights and responsibilities. Inherent to the success of the University Housing Resident Behavior Process is an awareness of all residents of the need to acknowledge their responsibility for their behavior and how it affects the community in which they live.

Primary emphasis is placed on the educational and developmental progress of the resident and is part of the educational mission of the University. Increased understanding of self and others has the strongest potential for educational impact.

For more information on the University Housing Behavior Process rules and regulations, please see the Resident Handbook, pages 37-65.

Our policy and procedure guide is applicable to all University Housing buildings, and is updated annually.

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