Getting Involved in Your Hall and Campus
To get the most from your college experience, it is important to make good choices about the time you spend outside of class. With all the different organizations and clubs at Niagara University, you will find many ways to meet new people, improve your leadership skills, build self esteem, face responsibility and accomplish goals that will enhance your future endeavors. Getting involved in different organizations in college is a great way to improve your resume and make you stand out when applying for a job after graduation. Besides, you are bound to have fun doing it!
Here is a quick look at some ways you can be involved in your hall and campus community.
Community Advisor Position
Niagara University hires 47 students to serve as community advisors (CAs) and an additional eight to serve as lead community advisors (LCAs). CAs and LCAs live within the residence halls and the apartments and serve as a resource for residents. In addition to answer questions and create a comfortable and safe community environment, the CA and LCA staff also provides social and educational programming for residents. The CA position is an excellent way to develop leadership skills that will serve you in your future years at NU and beyond. Through ongoing training, CAs develop event planning, group leadership, advising, listening skills, the ability to confront peers in a constructive manner and so much more. LCA and CA recruitment takes place in the spring semester for the following academic year. A full position description is available here.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Each residence hall has an RHA to provide a variety of services and programming opportunities for residents. RHA plays a key role in setting the tone in each residence hall by planning social and educational programs and activities. They are very active within their communities and assist the residence directors with decisions that may impact the residents. RHA also work towards improving amenities and services provided. You will receive more information about your specific Hall Council from your community advisor.
Whether your interests are social, academic, athletic or Greek, NU has something for everyone. Not only do clubs and organizations enhance campus life at Niagara University, they provide students with a great way to build skills, get connected to campus and make long-lasting friendships.