Resident advisers

The Housing and Residential Life 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 Housing and Residential Life.

RAs are undergraduate student leaders who are instrumental in the day-to-day operations of Housing and Residential Life.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 Housing and Residential Life 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:

Please contact Shannon Coleman with any further questions. 

Student Employment Portal

2017 - 2018 Resident Adviser Team Member Directory

DeNia Epps
DeNia Epps
Magnolia House - First Floor
Jamar Faulk, Jr.
Jamar Faulk, Jr.
Magnolia House - Fourth Floor
A'Keriah Praylow
A'Keriah Praylow
Magnolia House - Second Floor
Jonai Crawford
Jonai Crawford
Magnolia House - First Floor
Drake DelosSantos
Drake DelosSantos
Magnolia House - Fourth Floor
Christopher Walker
Christopher Walker
Magnolia House - Third Floor
Zachery Wall
Zachery Wall
Magnolia House - Third Floor
Kimberly Wilson
Kimberly Wilson
Magnolia House - Second Floor
Carliss Blackwell
Carliss Blackwell
Palmetto House - Third Long
Jackie Harkey
Jackie Harkey
Palmetto House - First Long
Zachary Jones
Zachary Jones
Palmetto House - Second Short
Makenna Templeton
Makenna Templeton
Palmetto House - Second Long
Diona Zeigler
Diona Zeigler
Palmetto House - Fourth Long

Brandy Bjerke
Palmetto House - Fourth Short
Alexis Glenn
Alexis Glenn
Palmetto House - First Short
Jazwaniqua Harris
Jazwaniqua Harris
Palmetto House - Third Short
Alexis Richter
Alexis Richter
Villas 8 & 12

Maria Paula Robayo Vargas
Villa 1
Alexis McAllister
Alexis McAllister
Villa 10

Destinee Johnson
Villas 6 & 7
Kaylan Pinckney
Kaylan Pinckney
Villas 4 & 5
Itzel Tello
Itzel Tello
Villas 2 & 3
Ta'nesha Willingham
Ta'nesha Willingham
Villa 9

Information for Current Resident Advisers

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