Student Leadership Opportunities
The Office of Residential Life employs over 60 Community Leaders (CLs) who live in residence halls, houses, townhouses, and apartments. If you’re interested in becoming a CL, applications are due at the end of January for the following academic year. For more information about becoming a CL, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More about community leaders
CLs are part-time student staff members of the Office of Residential Life. They live in the residence halls so that they can directly engage their peers in growing as individuals by becoming active and engaged learners and socially and civically responsible citizens. They help students learn about new challenges in residential living including self-care and risk reduction strategies. CLs are also responsible for facilitating the development of the larger learning community. They play a critical role in ensuring that each residential community is conducive to learning and empowering residents to co-create the residential experience they desire. CLs work closely with the staff and faculty in the Office of Residential Life and their Residential Commons in building intellectually-engaging residential communities and in the creation of communities throughout Colgate.
Room and roommate assignments for juniors and seniors
Juniors and seniors make their own roommate arrangements. Students seeking a traditional residential experience will select housing based on the block housing process or a random housing lottery. Students interested in participating in or forming interest-base communities will apply for interest housing. The availability of each residence type varies, so preferences cannot be guaranteed.
Gender-inclusive housing statement
The Office of Residential Life is committed to providing a living environment that is welcoming for students of all gender identities. Students have the option to live on campus with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. Incoming students may request gender-inclusive housing options at the time of their housing preference submission.
Restrooms throughout Colgate's residence halls may be labeled as gender-inclusive, men's, or women's restrooms. Regardless of the label, Colgate, the Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives, and the Office of Residential Life support students using the restroom that they feel most comfortable in. For a list of gender-inclusive restroom options, check out the campus map and click "Gender-Neutral Restrooms.