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Want to make an impact?

Learn more about how you can get involved with Housing & Residence Life at the University of West Georgia!

Way to Get Involved with Housing and Residence Life

Hall Council

Each residential community at UWG has a hall council with elected officers. The goal of the hall council is to provide social programming, respond to community concerns, and make recommendations to improve the hall.

Contact your hall director or residence life coordinator to join today.

Resident Assistant (RA)

RAs are responsible for creating and maintaining a residence hall environment that is conducive to living and learning. They serve as a community developer by planning events, building relationships, and assisting residents with their concerns.

Check out our open positions.

Residential Students Together Assisting Residents (ResSTAR)

ResSTAR employees assist residents with issues such as lockouts, noise complaints, and maintenance concerns. They connect residents with the right resources to ensure residents receive the correct information.

Check out our open positions.

Housing Student Assistant

  • Assisting Housing staff members in the office
  • Assisting with HARC
  • Members of the Red and Blue Crew (event logistics)
  • Greeting all visitors at the front desk of the Housing and Residence Life Department

Check out our open positions.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA acts in an advisory capacity for residence life, plans activities campus-wide, raises funds for charitable causes, and travels to regional collegiate leadership conferences.

Contact RHA@westga.edu to get more information.

Visit the Residence Hall Association page for more information.

Ambassador Scholarship Program

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing an engaged and supportive living and learning community through on-campus living.

UWG’s Housing Ambassador Scholarship Program is a competitive merit scholarship program designed to recognize exemplary academic success in varying amounts towards a student's housing costs up to $5,000. Scholarship criteria include a high school academic GPA of 3.5 (calculated by the Office of Admissions), SAT Critical Reading score of 550 minimum or ACT English score of 24, SAT Math score of 550 minimum or ACT Math score of 2), and a desire to become involved in student leadership opportunities within the Office of Housing & Residence Life or campus organizations and community service activities while at UWG.

The following are the three main scholarships offered:

  • Housing Ambassador
  • Housing Music Ambassador
  • Move-In Day Ambassador

Visit the University of West Georgia's Scholarship Portal to learn more.

The Residential Curriculum supports the University of West Georgia’s mission, aligns with Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiatives, The Wolf Experience, and supports our department’s mission to provide comfortable housing, academic support, and opportunities that challenge our residents to succeed.

It has four experience pillars:

  • Health and Wellness,
  • Community Engagement,
  • Academic Preparedness,
  • and Positive Social Experience.

Learn more about these learning outcomes

Residential Curriculum is learning that takes place outside the classroom, creating connections between individuals, offering opportunities to learn and engage in dialogue that challenges and supports our students.

The Residential Curriculum is the groundwork for the experience of Living West!

Our student staff is trained to be a resource, a mentor, and a safety net. The Residence Halls are designed with study spaces, tutoring, and putting resources at the fingertips of our students. All of the events, programming, and even the conversations with our staff are all geared to support student success.

The following references have been used when discussing the impact living on campus has on student success and engagement: