The UTSC Residence Life Team (RLT) is team of upper-year student staff who the Residence Life Coordinators supervise. The RLT is comprised of the Residence Advisors, Lead Residence Advisors, and the Residence Engagement Facilitators. Members of the RLT have a wealth of knowledge obtained through their experience as University students and through specialized residence life training. They work together to organize and facilitate events, provide support to students living in residence, mediate situations, build community, and ensure that residence community standards are understood and followed.
Here's an overview of each position on the Residence Life Team:
Residence Advisors (RA)
Residence Advisors are community leaders (student staff) who organize events and advise students on access supports and services on campus. They also mediate situations, build community and ensure residence community standards and policies are understood and followed. Each RA is assigned to a community within the residences and is responsible for the students within this area. Residents are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their RA.
Lead Residence Advisors (LRAs)
Lead Residence Advisors are upper-year students who have typically had previous Residence Life experience. These individuals perform the duties of an RA, in addition to providing advanced on-call support after-hours. The LRAs serve as a support to the RAs and students in the residence community.
Residence Engagement Facilitators (REF)
The Residence Engagement Facilitators help plan, promote, and run the Res Cup Events and residence-wide programming. Res Cup is an annual points-based hall versus hall competition that occurs in residence.