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Leadership OpportunitiesResident Assistants
Residence life is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to explore
what it means to be a part of a community united in Christ and called
to care for each other in cooperative ways. Resident assistants aid residents
in creating a sense of community within living areas through the programs
they offer; they also assist students in developing a sense of responsibility
for their actions and for their contributions to the community. RAs serve
as role models and assist in the administration of the residence halls
to which they are assigned.
Students of Whitworth University (ASWU)
All undergrad students at Whitworth are an important part of the organization
called the Associated Students of Whitworth University (ASWU). Elected officers,
senators and hall reps, program coordinators, club officers and student
media are all dedicated to serving the social, spiritual, educational
and recreational needs of the student body. The student government is
the voice of the student body. There are opportunities for leadership
as residence-hall officers, club officers, activity and media coordinators,
committee members, and executive officers. Everyone is needed!
Cultural-Diversity Advocates (CDAs)
Cultural-diversity advocates are student leaders and are a part of the
residence-hall leadership. They work along with their leadership residence
team to encourage the development of a community that values individual
differences and respects the rights and opinions of all residents. One
of their primary responsibilities is to orient and provide personalized
attention to our international students as these students encounter
and Whitworth cultures. The CDAs also work alongside the International
Club and support the annual International Club Banquet. Additionally,
CDAs develop cultural programming in the residence halls to inform and
educate and provide social activities for all residents. They are trained
and supervised by the assistant dean for programming and diversity and
by their resident directors.
Health Advocates and on-campus EMTs are student leaders dedicated to health and
wellness. They provide health education, first aid, and emergency services
in the residence halls. These students are trained and supervised by the
health-center director (who is available 24/7); they also work in the
health center. The EMTs are certified and trained in emergency response
and the HAs are Certified First Responders. They have a thorough understanding
of the healthcare-delivery system both off and on campus. They are available
when the health center is closed to help you with simple first-aid needs
or to provide referrals for more complex care. The EMTs help the HAs with
more complex situations and coordinate after-hours care and emergency
response. If an ambulance is called, they will be first on the scene and
will coordinate care with EMTs as the ambulance arrives on campus.
Small-Group Coordinators (SGCs)
Small-group coordinators seek to motivate and empower students to minister
to one another. SGCs engage in their ministry by establishing and leading
covenant groups that build a supportive community to nurture and challenge
students to discover God's love and share it with others on campus and
in Spokane. Additionally, SGCs develop special programs, organize prayer
and fellowship groups, and gladly serve as listening and caring friends.
Small-group coordinators attend training
sessions, meet regularly with the associate chaplain, and work with student
leaders in each residence hall to create a community in which students
experience and share the love of Christ.
A list of local churches is provided in
Seeley Mudd Chapel.