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Residence Education Programmer

What Does a Residence Education Programmer Do?

We are excited that you are interested in the Residence Education Programmer (REP) position! REPs assist with the coordination of HFS programming spaces by planning educational activities aimed toward building diverse and inclusive communities. All programming covers the areas of wellness, academic success, and social justice/diversity. To learn more about what a Residence Education Programmer does, you can click here to view a copy of the 2022-2023 REP Position Agreement.

Community Development & Programming

Programming: The Residence Education Programmer team will collaboratively plan numerous programs each quarter, including both active and passive programs, social media campaigns, and other educational initiatives. The programs will fall into three program areas: academic success, wellness, and social justice/diversity. 

  • Passive Programming: REPs create bulletin boards, handouts, informative flyers, and many other means to passively engage the residential community in educational topics. 

Office Hours: Each week, on average, Residence Education Programmers will work 19.5 hours. These hours are devoted time to work on upcoming projects, any programming needs, and other REP obligations. 

Collateral Assignments: There are opportunities for Residence Education Programmers to participate in elective areas to gain more skills and insights, such as: social media management, staff team development activities, creating a newsletter and more! 

Collaboration and Teamwork: Residence Education Programmers are responsible for many different tasks that require working with a variety of campus and community partners. REPs routinely work with one another to achieve programming goals and to adequately support residential students. Additionally REPs will support efforts as needed for the Residential Programming Board (RPB), RCSA, and hall councils. 

Programming Areas

Academic Success: Academic Success encompasses a holistic definition of “academic”; it pertains not only to the success of students in their classes and GPAs but also in their study habits, academic resources, career planning, etc.

Social Justice & Diversity: We discuss the different identities and backgrounds of our residents in order to foster inclusive residential communities. We create programs that promote awareness and understanding of ongoing social justice issues.

Wellness: We take a holistic approach to defining wellness to promote personal well-being across a variety of areas which include emotional/mental, physical, environmental, financial, and spiritual wellness.

Administrative Responsibilities

Residence Education Programmers are responsible for many important administrative tasks that will help them be successful, such as time management, organization, and proactive communication. Some additional administrative tasks REPs will use on a daily basis: completing and submitting event plans; deliver marking to the appropriate campus locations; organize programming materials; REPs work within a specified budget, so being mindful of purchases; responding to emails in a timely manner, and others. You will receive training on these aspects of the position as well. 

Key Skills

Some skills of successful REPs include, but are not limited to

  • Time management 
  • Compassion & Empathy 
  • Organization 
  • Taking Initiative 
  • A desire to learn
  • Reflection (i.e. pausing to consider intent and implications of actions and words) 
  • Resourcefulness 
  • Proactive Communication for any support needed


Student Leaders are given in-kind compensation in the form of room, laundry, and a dining plan in exchange for completing the roles and responsibilities stated in the agreement. This role is not considered an employed position by the University.

REP Comp

REPs are provided housing credit up to the value of the cost of a double room with a private bath. For example, for a room that is equal to or cheaper than the cost of a double room with private bath, REPs would not be responsible for any housing cost. For a room, greater than the cost of a double room with private bath, REPs would be responsible for the difference between the cost of their selected room and a double room with private bath.

REPs receive a level 1 dining plan. For the 2022-2023 academic year, this amounts to $13.94 per academic quarter day. REPs are also compensated with dining funds during Autumn Training.

REPs do not receive laundry compensation at any point of the year.

Interested in Applying to be a Residence Education Programmer?

The application for the 2023-2024 academic year will be open from November 14, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Click below to learn more about the application process.

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Watch this video of HFS Student Leaders explaining what their roles mean to them: