Liaison & Role Model

Housing & Residence Life seeks current students to serve in a student leadership role as positive role models and active participants in advancing the mission of the Residential Learning (RL) Community.  Students interested in these leadership opportunities as either a Liaison or Role Model in one of our RL Communities need to know the following:

 Process Details and FAQs

Liaison- a student of sophomore+ status who is selected to be a resource to the first-year and other students in the RL community.  The liaison is a leader who will help to drive the specific mission of the RL community through:

  • engagement (4 events/initiatives per semester)
  • mentoring (assignment of mentees to be done by RLC in collaboration with community partners)
  • collaborating with RA, RLC, and partners (share information)
  • role modeling in the community
  • participate in ongoing leadership development series
  • Paid up to 6 hours a week at $11/hr

Liaison Position Description

Role Model- a student of sophomore+ status who wishes to live in an RL community regardless of if they previously lived there.  While Role Models do not have specific parameters of responsibility in the way that a liaison does, their expectations include:

  • role modeling in the community
  • support and participation in engagement opportunities
  • being a positive and active member of the community
  • Volunteer position, unpaid
  • The RL Community Liaison/Role Model Interest Form is due on Thursday March 4, 2021.
  • Those who submit an application will be notified through their TU email by Tuesday March 23, 2021 if they have been selected for their RL Community.
  • For consideration of your interest, room deposits must be paid by Friday March 12, 2021.

For those interested in applying to one of the RL Communities below, please be aware of the following:

  • SAGE Community: Residents interested in this community must be selected as a SAGE mentor for placement. Contact Tammie King-Kelly for more information at .  DO NOT COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION.
  • Political Engagement: Any Liaison or Role Model selected who has not completed POSC 103 must enroll in the course for Fall 2021.
  • Liaisons: exceptions will be given for students whose credits require them to move to an apartment, 30-89 credits.
  • SAGE Community: To live in the SAGE Community as a sophomore+ student you must be selected as a SAGE Mentor.  SAGE Mentors will be selected by the SAGE Program.  Exceptions will be given for students whose credits require them to move to an apartment, 30-89 credits.  Students 90 credits and above at the end of Fall 2020 may return as long as they are continuing for the full academic year.
  • No credit exceptions will be made for Role Models.

Applicants interested in the liaison role will complete the application and also submit a 3-5 minute video.  An email will be sent to you with instructions on how to submit the video and its requirements.  Videos are due by March 11, 2021.


Process opens Monday February 8, 2021


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Department of Housing & Residence Life

Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
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