Leadership Opportunities

Leadership and Service Learning Community

The Leadership and Service Learning Community is a cohort of residential students who believe leadership development and making a difference in the community are fun and rewarding experiences. This community strives to promote a vibrant group of socially conscious individuals focused on developing leadership skills through academics and community based experiences.

Community Structure

The Leadership and Service community is a residential program in which participants live in the residential halls on the same floor or within close proximity to each other with a Residential Adviser directly assigned to this community.

The following categories outline the main opportunities for leadership and service community members:

  • Leadership: Students will participate in regularly scheduled leadership workshops focusing on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (SCM). Participants will also complete the StrengthsQuest® assessment.
  • Civility with an emphasis on the campus and local community: Completion of at least 10 hours of service in the Greater Spartanburg and Greenville Communities per semester. Participating students can complete these requirements through individual service projects, community projects coordinated by the group or by projects offered through the other campus offices.
  • Capstone Project: During the spring semester, students will participate in the student-led initiative in which they work in groups to plan and implement a service project for the community using the skills they have learned from this program.

Participation Requirements

All students will be required to complete an application explaining why they would like to be part of and what they hope to bring to the community. Decisions regarding who is admitted into the program are made by Housing and Residential Life.

If selected to be part of this program, participants will be expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Live in the residential hall as assigned by Housing and Residential Life and abide by all housing policies;
  • Have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA while participating in the program;
  • Be in good social and academic standing with the University of South Carolina Upstate;
  • Complete the required leadership and service components of the program.
  • Participants should anticipate dedicating two-four hours each week to the program.

Why you should consider the Leadership and Service community?

The Leadership and Civility LLC is ideal for students with a passion for community engagement and leadership development. It is the ideal place for you to meet others interested in giving back to the community and learn important skills to become a leader. It is fun and engaging and will help you feel at home here at USC Upstate.

The Leadership and Civility LLC community not only offers involvement in service projects and leadership development, it also provides a welcoming sense of community and fosters friendships among participants.

To apply and become a part of the Living Learning Community for Leadership and Civility, please fill out the application.

For more information, please contact:

Daphnie Glenn
Assistant Director of Housing and Residential Life

Residential Hall Council

Residence Hall Honor Council is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in their residence hall environment. Students in RHHC are trained on the USC Upstate Student Code and the judiciary system of the University. These students hear judicial cases and then work together to determine the sanctions for a Student Code Violation. Student who are found in violation of the rules and regulations of Housing or the University have the opportunity to appeal their case to this group of campus leaders. For more information on RHHC please refer to the Student Handbook.

The requirements to serve on RHHC include:

  • Application and interview process for the position
  • 2.5 GPA, with the exception of first semester, first year student
  • Be in good behavioral standing with the University

If you are interested in becoming part of RHHC or would like more information please contact Daphnie Glenn or Shannon Coleman.

USC Upstate Resident Advisers

The HRL staff includes 24 outstanding USC Upstate student leaders.They are called Resident Advisers (RAs). You will get to know these leaders, as they will be planning a variety of program opportunities, enforcing rules and policies, as well as maintaining safety through evening duty. They are a good resource for you and your link to HRL.

RAs are undergraduate student leaders that are instrumental in the day-to-day operations of HRL.Their primary tasks are to help students adjust to on-campus living and to become acclimated to USC Upstate. Other RA tasks include, but are not limited to, the following items:

  • Protect the primary rights of students
  • Create a caring community conducive to student growth and development
  • Listen to and make referrals regarding residents’ personal, academic and adjustment issues
  • Serve as role models on behalf of HRL and USC Upstate
  • Enforce all rules and policies
  • Assist residents in times of need
  • Keep residents informed of pertinent information regarding HRL
  • Ensure that all residents and guests act in a responsible manner
  • Provide social, academic, vocational and educational programs and activities to residents
  • Mediate conflicts between roommates and/or suite mates

Your RA has been trained to be a valuable resource as you live, learn and grow at USC Upstate.They are here to help you, so be sure to take the time to get to know them and take advantage of their wisdom and talents.

Interested in becoming an RA?

Are you interested in becoming a member of our Resident Adviser team? Do you have a passion for your fellow students and leadership? This position may be exactly what you have been looking for. Resident Advisers serve our students in many capacities, but specifically they are there as a resource to connect students to campus resources. Resident Advisers receive specialized training and tools to help them create a hall environment that is welcoming, inclusive and positive for all.

More information on becoming an RA:

2017 - 2018 Selection Information

The application for the 2017 - 2018 RA selection process will go live in November. Information sessions will be held in Sparty's Den from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Applications will be available starting on November 15, 2016 and are due on January 24, 2017. Applications for the 2017-2018 selection process will not be accepted after this date.

Please contact Shannon Coleman with any further questions.

Student Employment Portal

2016 - 2017 Resident Adviser Team Member Directory

Palmetto House - First Floor Kaleeah Rivera
Palmetto House - First Floor Brandy Bjerke
Palmetto House - Second Floor Malcolm Vanhannegeyn
Palmetto House - Second Floor Kathryn Braddock
Palmetto House - Third Floor Jazwaniqua Harris
Palmetto House - Third Floor Tasia Wilder
Palmetto House - Fourth Floor Denetria Herndon
Palmetto House - Fourth Floor Alexis Glenn
Magnolia House - First Floor Tyesha McDaniel
Magnolia House - First Floor Moseanique Swint
Magnolia House - Second Floor Kimberly Wilson
Magnolia House - Second Floor Kaylyn Pinckney 
Magnolia House - Third Floor Zachery Wall  
Magnolia House - Third Floor Cerano Harrison 
Magnolia House - Fourth Floor Christopher Walker 
Magnolia House - Fourth Floor Drake DelosSantos 
Villa 1 Ashley Jones 
Villa 2 & 3 Itzel Tello 
Villa 4 & 5 Dominque Lindsey 
Villa 6 & 7 Destinee Johnson 
Villa 8 & 12 Rozlynd Taylor 
Villa 9  Ta'nesha Willingham 
Villa 10 Alexis McAllister 
Villa 11 Je'Vone Starks 

Information for Current Resident Advisers

How to write a Maxient report (pdf)
Recording Desk Hours
Student Employment