The Office of Residence Life and Housing is dedicated to maintaining the residence halls on campus. The office is focused on creating a living learning environment by maintaining a convenient space for the growth of students in the residence halls and to offer professional development for students in our office.
We offer both work study employment, internship opportunities and Resident Advisor opportunities.
Work-study is based on Federal Financial Aid and provided to specific students on campus every semester. This position is available to both upperclassmen and freshman students. As a work-study employee in the office of housing operations, the students assist administrative staff in maintaining office supplies, keeping inventory of the resource room, and more importantly learning basic clerical work which includes answering the phones in a professional manner as well as learning how to develop professional emails/reports. We hire a minimum of three work-study students in the fall semester. For more information about federal work-study please see the Financial Aid home page.
Pepsi Marketing Internship:
The Office of Residence Life and Housing manages an internship program supported by Pepsi. This partnership offers an opportunity for students to actively have “on-the-job training.” Pepsi Marketing Internship is reserved exclusively for upperclassman students. The objective is to market/endorse Pepsi Products at University events through programming and more importantly networking. Pepsi Marketing Interns are selected in the spring semester for the following school year.
Being a Resident Advisor opens up many doors in college and in the professional world. The Resident Advisor position offers common work experience that helps students develop management skills, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to carry out projects. The Resident Advisor staff works closely with campus security and Public Safety in order to ensure the safety of residents residing in the residence halls. They are mandated to attend all training sessions on campus and mandated to report and keep track of residents that do not seem to adjust well to independent living. RAs are your “go-to” staff member for any concerns you may have because they are upperclassmen that can assist or advise on next steps.
Criteria for being a Resident Advisor is as follows:
- 2.7 GPA or higher
- 30 or more credited hours taken at Cheyney University
- The student must have no prior judicial record.
- Student must be in good financial standing with the University, meaning no “stops” on their accounts.