University of Alaska Anchorage

On-Campus Living

Become Involved

Become Involved and Be Part of Our Team!

DRL and UHDCS provide a variety of fun and rewarding employment opportunities, with positions opening throughout the year. You can make new friends and have a convenient source of income with a flexible work schedule by working in your community.

To learn more about available jobs in the residential community and across the campus, visit UAA’s Human Resource Services website to view complete position descriptions and to apply.

Other Opportunities

Cama-i Room

Located in Commons 104, the Cama-i Room is a social gathering place for UAA students and residents. Everyone is invited to hang out or take part in the various activities and programs that focus on Alaska Native, Indigenous, Native American, and Alaskan cultures. Couches, tables, and chairs are available for students to lounge and relax or to study. Art supplies, a TV, board games, and food are available to pass the time and make connections. The Cama-i Room is a great place to meet other students and access additional UAA resources.

Community-Building Programs

In addition to their other duties described in this handbook, PAWs, IRLs, and RAs coordinate programs and activities for residents. These programs are designed to provide both educational and social opportunities for the residential community. Watch your front door and bulletin boards for flyers advertising these upcoming programs. In addition, we encourage you to contact your PAW, IRL, and RA for programs you would be interested in attending.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association is the student governing body for the residence halls and apartments and is made up of students like you. Members of RHA help create policies, host open forums to discuss residents’ concerns, and plan fun events open to all students. RHA seeks to give a voice to all residents in issues that impact their residential experience. RHA has a direct voice in University governance activities via a voting seat on student government (USUAA). RHA is not only a great place to meet friends and get your voice heard but also gives you a chance to contribute to an academic and diverse residential environment while expanding your resume. RHA is a great way to get involved!

RHA General Assembly (GA)

Each residential area receives a certain number of votes in the RHA General Assembly based on the population of that area. These representatives are selected at the beginning of each year and attend weekly RHA meetings. Representatives vote on funding requests, amendments to the RHA bylaws, executive board elections, and resolutions. Representatives are required to host at least one open forum in their area each semester to ensure they are in touch with the needs and opinions of their students.

Student Clubs and Greek Life Office (SCGL)

The Student Clubs and Greek Life Office (SCGL), housed in the Student Union, supports the UAA community by empowering student involvement.  They work to develop equal and diverse communities, interactive networks, collaboration, leadership skills, and personal, social, and intellectual experiences. 

Union of Students (USUAA)

USUAA Student Government provides opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills while representing student interests and needs. USUAA members make a difference on campus by giving input on policies, procedures, and programs. USUAA helps coordinate several campus activities to build a broader sense of community and belonging at the university. You can serve on boards, committees, and special task groups that help make policy decisions and recommendations which affect students, faculty, and administration. 

By becoming involved with Student Government, you will increase personal growth, learn how to work together in teams, gain problem solving skills, and practice citizenship through community engagement and advocacy.

Student Media

Involvement opportunities abound with Student Media! With the guidance of the UAA Media Board, this is where the KRUA 88.1 FM radio station and The Northern Light newspaper come together.