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 Community.  Students interested in these leadership opportunities as either a Liaison or Role Model in one of our Learning 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 learning community.  The liaison is a leader who will help to drive the specific mission of the learning community through: 

  • engagement (4 events/initiatives per semester) 
  • mentoring (assignment of mentees to be done by the Residence Life Coordinator in collaboration with community partners) 
  • collaborating with Resident Assistant, Residence Life Coordinator, and partners (share information) 
  • role modeling in the community 
  • participate in ongoing leadership development trainings
  • Paid up to 6 hours a week at $15/hour

Liaison Position Description

Role Model - a student of sophomore+ status who wishes to live in a learning 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 Learning Community Liaison/Role Model Interest Form is due on Thursday, March 10, 2022. 
  • A 3–5-minute video application must be submitted by Thursday, March 17, 2022.  Instructions for recording and submitting your video will be sent to you upon your submission of the    
  • Those who submit an application will be notified through their TU email by Wednesday, March 30, 2022 if they have been selected for their RL Community. 
  • For consideration of your interest, room deposits must be paid by Thursday, March 17, 2022. 

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. This is a separate process; do not utilize this application process outline for other learning communities.  For more information, contact. 
  • STEM Community: Residents interest in this community must also have a professor or mentor complete a reference form by March 17 in addition to completing other steps of the process.  The link to the form to provide to your reference is included in the application.  Please be sure to allow your reference enough time to complete the form by the deadline. 
  • 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 if 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 submit a 3–5-minute video.  You will receive an email containing instructions on how to records and submit the video after submitting your application.  Videos are due by March 17, 2022. 

The application is currently open and closes on Thursday, March 10, 2022.  

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Department of Housing & Residence Life

Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.