Thank you to all who have submitted questions about our Resident Director search. We will update the page below with new questions and answers as we receive them. Ask a question.


What is the alcohol policy for underage students?

Our policy around alcohol is in accordance with Oregon state law.  Residents and their guests who are under the age of 21 may not possess or consume alcohol.  For the full alcohol policy, please see the University Housing & Dining Services Policy Guide.


What’s your policy regarding live-in partners?

Residential Education professional live-in staff can have whomever they wish live with them and need only provide their names so we can add them to our Assignments database and issue them keys.  If partners are wanting to have the benefits of being an OSU Affiliate (library access, recreation center, athletics discounts, etc), they do need to sign an Affidavit of Marriage or an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership with OSU. Regarding the live-in component of the position, there is an expectation that Resident Directors live in the communities that they are placed in. Should there be a case where two Resident Directors are partnered and want to request an exception to this expectation (one RD not living in their hall, but their partner’s hall), requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 


How many Student Staff and Graduate Assistants do you employ?

We have 140 Resident Assistants (RAs), 14 Academic Learning Assistants (ALAs), 14 Community Relations Facilitators (CRFs), and two Family Housing Community Assistants on staff.  There is one Graduate Assistant Resident Director that is supervised by a Resident Director.


When would the position begin?

We are hoping to have new RDs on campus by July 1st to begin training in the following week.


How many resident directors do you hire each year?

On average there are 2-3 openings each year, the number becomes clearer closer to the end of the year.


Are OSU students concerned about Social Justice & or are there Resident Hall programs that discuss Social Justice issues?

OSU students are concerned about social justice issues and are willing to get involved.  Many seem to have a genuine interest in the area and get involved through Community Relations Facilitators, the Cultural Resource Centers, or in-hall programming.  The Diversity Initiatives and Programming unit in UHDS is intended to increase the level of comfort, satisfaction, and academic success for students from historically underrepresented communities and thereby increase the student recruitment and retention.


Are there any images of the typical RD apartment?

Here are some images of one of our RD apartments (Bloss Hall RD apartment).  While there are a variety of differences between RDs apartment (layout, square footage, number of rooms, and appliances), all RD apartments come furnished, have kitchens, cable, and internet.

Bloss RD Living RoomBloss RD Living SpaceBloss RD KitchenBloss RD BedroomBloss RD RoomBloss RD Bathroom

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