Student Organizations

Activity Waiver

The Organization of Residence Student’s Council and the Department of Housing Services host many events, sessions, and social activities each term through the residence life and education program. As the health and safety of the residence community is a high priority for Housing Services and the University, all staff are provided with training on event planning and risk management processes to ensure all sanctioned activities are reasonably safe, appropriate, well planned, and the risks and hazards are removed or mitigated accordingly.

Apply to Join ORS Council

“Hire a championship team, not a team of champions”

The ORS Council is not "one size fits all." A mixture and balance of personalities, strengths, leadership styles, levels of experience, and more needs to exist on each floor, within each facility, and residence wide. This mixture and balance is what has allowed ORS to be successful, year after year.

Available Opportunities

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  All others are thanked in advance for their interest.

Current ORS Council

Meet the Current ORS Council team 2017/2018

The ORS Council consists of a total of 39 current residents who hold the following paid positions:

  • ORS Executive (4)

  • Residence Assistants (RAs) (31)

  • Academic Resource Coordinator (1)

  • ORS Business Manager (1)

  • ORS Facilities Manager (1)

  • ORS Communications Manager (1) 

Residence Assistant on Duty (RAD)

In residence, help and assistance for any concern, situation or emergency is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When Housing Services is closed, a Residence Assistant on Duty (RAD) is available in each facility. RAD is in effect 4:30 p.m. – 9 a.m., Monday to Friday and 24 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday.

RAD numbers are displayed throughout residence. Residents are encouraged to note their facility’s RAD number by writing it down or saving it in their phone.


Skills and Knowledge

RAs receive a great deal of training before and during their time as a RA, so you don’t already need to know everything. However, it is important that you understand that confrontation and crisis management are a part of your position and you should feel confident in your abilities to learn more about this if you are going to be an RA.

Personal Characteristics

A Position of Trust

In performing their duties, Residence Assistants are in the position to deal with extremely confidential information, including the academic status and health information of others.

Because University student housing is not a program orientated to minors, staff are not subject to a formal security check. Consequently, it is critical that we get to know you on a personal and social level prior to engaging in a formal interview process.

Additional ORS Council Positions

Academic Resource Coordinator 

The ARC’s focus is to liaise with uLethbridge’s academic community (i.e. residents, academic advising offices, co-operative education offices, Student Success Centre, Writing Centre etc.). They develop and implement educational events, activities, and programming (professional and peer-to-peer) that connect residents with the understanding, information, skills, services, and resources necessary for academic success. 

They also create and enhance the academic study spaces, resource libraries and information displays within residence. 

Residence Assistant

A Residence Assistant is a supportive and approachable peer and leader for the residents of their section and facility. They liaise between their residents, their facility’s Vice-President, the ORS Council, and Housing Services.

With a co-RA, they develop, foster, manage and protect their inclusive community through social and educational events, programming, opportunities, and everyday interactions. They ensure their residents have the opportunity to:

  • Be active and contributing members

  • Be healthy in mind and body


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