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PLUS Resident Counselor Application

Resident Counselors serve as peer advisers to program participants, guiding students during this week-long introduction to life at William & Mary.

This is an exceedingly demanding job that requires teamwork and the ability to make responsible decisions quickly as situations arise. Self-reliance and a strong commitment to the PLUS Program are essential.

Resident counselors will receive a stipend with room and board for the duration of the one-week program. During this time, Resident Counselors are not permitted to have full-time jobs, internships, positions, or to take more than one class to ensure that they are committed and entirely available to PLUS students.

Apply to be a resident counselor


Expectations / Requirements:
  • Must be in good academic standing: Must have a cumulative 2.0-grade point average to be eligible for application, appointment, and continuance. Student staff whose semester grade point average falls below a 2.0 may not be eligible for appointment or continuance.
  • Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills
  • Must attend training sessions
  • Live on-site in the residence halls with students for the entire program.
  • Serve as a role model for students
  • Sit in class with students during lectures
  • Abide by university policies; confront, enforce, and report violations of policies and inappropriate behavior in the assigned area.
  • Limit outside activities so that those activities will not conflict with their position responsibilities.
  • Must request and receive approval from the Head Resident Counselor for absences from PLUS activities.
  • Student staff members are reminded of the provision in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Maintain communication with freshmen throughout the Fall semester
  • Stay connected with the CSD throughout the academic year.


For more information, please contact Shené V. Owens, PLUS Program Coordinator, at (757) 221-1589 or [[svowens]].