Residence Life

Become a Student Leader

Become a New Student Mentor or Lead Mentor

The New Student Mentor position is a unique opportunity to welcome and support the transition of first year students into the Pitzer College community. Mentors work with first year, international and transfer students and educate them on campus resources, academics and co-curricular activities. Mentors play an active role during Welcome Week and the first few months of the fall semester as new students are full of questions and face new challenges for the first time. New Student Mentors are expected to support the ResLife program in developing a sense of community and supporting the needs of first year, international and transfer students.

For more information about becoming a New Student Mentor or Lead Mentor and to apply, visit the Mentor Selection page.

Become a Residence Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants (RAs) are friendly, helpful students who live in the residence halls and who respect and care about the rights and dignity of all people. They challenge and support growth in themselves and others, and strive to create a welcoming, positive living and learning environment for all residents. RAs are chosen because they have shown skill in time management, flexibility, patience, strong ability to communicate, a sense of humor and the enthusiasm for assisting others. They serve as information resources about the residence halls and campus life. Resident Assistants are vital members of the Office of Student Affairs team serving our residents’ needs.

For more information about becoming a Residence Assistant and to apply, visit the Resident Assistant Selection page.

Become an Orientation Adventure Leader or Coordinator

Orientation Adventure (OA) is the off-campus component of Pitzer’s new student student orientation program. Student participants spend four days on excursions with 10-18 of their peers in, above, and around the Los Angeles Basin and the greater Southern California area. From surfing to social justice, backpacking to bicycling, sustainability to dabbling in LA’s food scene; the breadth of trips is intentionally broad and inclusive.

There are two types of student-staff positions that you can apply for: OA coordinator and OA leaders. The OA Coordinators work part-time during the spring and full-time during the summer to plan all 25 of the OA trips. The OA Leaders are the folks who are actually leading the trips in real-time in August.

For more information about these positions and to apply, visit the Orientation Adventure selection website.