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Residential Programming Board

What Does the Residential Programming Board Do?

We are excited that you are interested in the Residential Programming Board (RPB) position! RPB engages residents in an inclusive community through large-scale, diverse, social programming. RPB provides unique, financially accessible opportunities often through collaboration with organizations both on and off campus. To see examples of programming RPB offers, check out our Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about what a Residence Education Programmer does, you can click here to view a copy of the 2022-2023 RPB Position Agreement.

Community Development & Programming

Programming: The Residential Programing Board will collaboratively plan numerous programs each quarter, including both active programs and social media campaigns. Each quarter, we host 26 free or low cost events, including cooking workshops, and movie screenings nearly every weekend. The other events are our “Passion Projects” — planned and led by RPB members for residents.

Office Hours: Each week, on average, Residential Programing Board members will work 19.5 hours. These hours are devoted time to work on upcoming projects, any programming needs, and other RPB obligations. 

Collateral Assignments: There are opportunities for Residential Programing Board members to participate in elective areas to gain more skills and insights, such as: social media management, staff team development activities, and more! 

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

Administrative Responsibilities

Residential Programming Board members 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 RPB will do on a daily basis include: completing and submitting event plans; deliver marking to the appropriate campus locations; organize programming materials; RPB works 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 RPB Members include, but are not limited to

  • Time management 
  • Compassion & Empathy 
  • Organization 
  • Taking Initiative 
  • A desire to learn
  • Reflection
  • 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.

RPB Comp

RPB Members 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, RPB Members would not be responsible for any housing cost. For a room, greater than the cost of a double room with private bath, RPB Members would be responsible for the difference between the cost of their selected room and a double room with private bath.

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

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

Interested in Applying to be a Residential Programming Board Member?

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: