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Residence Council is a great way to get involved in residence.  If you were part of your student activity council in high school, enjoy planning events, enjoy student leadership, or are looking to start something new then residence council is a terrific place to start.  Each floor will elect a floor president in the first few weeks of school.  Floor presidents are the basis of the council with a representative from each floor/house in residence.  The council then works together to plan residence wide events and activities.


Leadership & Jobs

Are you interested in becoming apart of the Housing & Residence Life Team? Find the job that's right for you!

There are over 100 student leader positions with Housing & Residence Life. The majority of our positions also include a guaranteed space in residence, but if you're living off-campus we also have opportunities for you.

For a full description of each position you can check out the job postings to get more details about the position as well as which roles are currently open. At the same time ensure you check out the important dates and how to apply information, so that you don't miss out on an opportunity.


Housing & Residence Life - Student Consultation Committee (SCC)

Housing and Residence Life (H&RL) provides an array of student centred services and experiences for students living in residence at Ryerson.  As our operation grows and adds new functions, it is increasingly important for the staff in H&RL to seek out the ideas, needs and feedback from the very students who live within the residence buildings.

The Student Consultation Committee (SCC) is one of the opportunities for students to provide insight and feedback to inform our practice, strategic direction and policy decisions.  Other opportunities include: Town Hall Meetings, Residence Surveys and meetings with the Residence Council. The SCC provides a tremendous leadership opportunity for those interested in having a direct impact on life in Ryerson Residence. Housing and Residence Life will, in practice consult with the SCC as outlined in this document. This committee is an opportunity for two-way exchange of information about the operation of Housing and Residence Life.

In order to ensure the committees effectiveness, only major decisions/issues will be brought to the committee for consultation.  These include but are not limited to report on annual budget, fee increases, major renovations, changes to the residence contract, and revisions of major policy.  Agenda items, points of discussion and policies in question will be arrived at through discussion with members of H&RL management as well as committee members.  As the committee’s purpose is for consultation and not actual decision making all recommendations will be taken under advisement by members of the H&RL management team.

The SCC membership will be composed of nominated members of both elected and hired constituencies.

The composition of the membership is as follows:
- 1 Floor President/First Year Student from O’Keefe House
- 1 Floor President from ILC
- 1 Floor President from Pitman Hall
- 1 Residence Council Executive member (excluding the President)
- 1 Residence Advisor
- 1 Academic Link
- 1 Residence Service Desk Agent
- Residence Council President (Co-Chair)
- Director, Housing & Residence Life (Co-Chair)

Due to the importance of the information being discussed at these meetings full-time staff employed in HRL will be invited when appropriate. Relevant speakers from other areas of campus may also be invited to speak on appropriate topics.

You can find more detailed information in the SCC Term of Reference & Information.


Mystery Shopper Program

Want to get involved in residence? Looking to work on your acting skills? Help evaluate our Residence Service Desk team by joining the Mystery Shopper Program.

We are looking for current residence students to help with two rounds of "secret shopping' in the fall and winter terms. You will be asked to interact with RSD team members and evaluate them on their performance at the desk. Just like any undercover cop, mystery shoppers will need to keep their identity secret from friends and staff.

Help us use student feedback to improve the experience of all resident students! An honorarium will be provided for those who volunteer their help.

Information on applying will be sent via email during the school year.