Get Involved

Photo of residence students attending Residence Orientation Welcome in August 2019.

There are ample opportunities to be a leader in residence. Students can lead the community while developing leadership skills through experience and training opportunities.

Residence Life Team (RLT)

The Residence Life Team consists of student staff in three different roles.

A Lead Residence Advisor (LRA) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has many responsibilities and duties that are essential to developing a cohesive and safe residence community and to provide additional support and direction to Residence Advisors on the Residence Life Team. Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator, this live-in position is fundamental in promoting a community culture of inclusivity and acceptance through facilitated dialogue, community development and peer education. LRAs are exceptional role models within the residence community and on the Residence Life Team and foster relationships through their skills in communication, conflict resolution and leadership.

A Residence Advisor (RA) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has many responsibilities and duties that are essential to developing a cohesive and safe residence community. Reporting to the Residence Life Coordinator, this live-in position is fundamental in promoting a community culture of inclusivity and acceptance through facilitated dialogue, community development and peer education. RAs are exceptional role models within the residence community and foster relationships through their skills in communication, conflict resolution and leadership.

A Residence Engagement Facilitator (REF) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has many responsibilities and duties that are essential to developing a cohesive and engaged residence community. Reporting to the Residence Life Program Coordinator (RLPC), this live-in position is fundamental to creating a sense of community through events, activities and leadership committees. The REF is a role model within the residence community and fosters engagement through their skills in communication, creativity, student engagement, and leadership

Hiring for the 2023-24 year will begin in December 2022 and more details can be found on our Job Posting webpage. 

Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Housing Advisory Committee (SHAC) provides residence students with the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas with Student Housing & Residence Life at UTSC. This committee is critical in providing feedback on matters that include services, resources, programming, policies, budget, and departmental priorities.

Membership

The committee is composed of the following people:

  • Two UTSC Residence Council representatives
  • Two first-year residence student representatives
  • One upper-year residence student representative
  • One Residence Life Team representative (e.g., Resident Advisor, Resident Engagement Facilitator)

Nominations

If you’re interested, submit a nomination on the SHAC Nomination Form, no later than Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 @ 11:59pm.

Meetings/Commitment

The committee begins in September and ends in March. The first four meetings are once a week in October, afterward meetings will occur once a month or as needed. Note: All meetings will be conducted virtually.

1.      Meeting #1 – Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 9am (via Zoom)

2.      Meeting #2 – Week of Oct. 10

3.      Meeting #3 – Week of Oct. 17

4.      Meeting #4 – Week of Oct. 24

Future meetings will be scheduled on a monthly or as needed basis

Scarborough Campus Residence Council (SCRC)

The Scarborough Campus Residence Council (SCRC) is the representative body of all students living in residence that are not employed by Student Housing and Residence Life. As one of the five student societies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the SCRC is a levy-funded group meaning all residence students pay a fee to support its operations.  In practice, the SCRC provides opportunities for residents to get connected with their community through planning engaging programming, running beneficial services, and advocating for the needs of students to the staff of Student Housing and Residence Life. We are currently recruiting for the 2022-23 SCRC Executive Team which consists of the following four roles:

  • President
  • Vice-President, Residence Life
  • Vice-President, Finance
  • Vice-President, Communications

Full positions descriptions can be found here, To apply for any of the four roles, email our Residence Life Programing Coordinator, Jonathan Collaton, at jonathan.collaton@utoronto.ca by Monday, September 19th at 11:59 PM with your application. Your application should include your name, resume, and a brief paragraph indicating why you are interested in the specific roles for which you are applying. You can apply for multiple roles and are only required to submit one application. Just be sure to explain your interest in each role. Please also attach a copy of your class schedule for the purposes of scheduling an interview. Applicants will be contacted for an interview during the final two weeks of September before the council begins operations in October.

You can follow the SCRC on Instagram to see what kind of programming the council provides for students.