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Students

The WCHS welcomes involvement from students across campus. The Houses maintain public hours so that all students can take advantage of the dining rooms in the House System and attend the public programming that occurs nearly every week. These programs range from language conversations over dinner to discussions hosted in the House Professor's apartment. Employment opportunities are also available for graduates and undergraduates.


Undergraduate Students

Student Assistants (SAs) are undergraduates who serve as pillars of the community in the house. Often juniors and seniors, these residents are committed to supporting the well-being of individuals and community in the house. An active presence on their floors and helping to facilitate a cohesive community lets the SAs have a pulse on how things are going. They partner with Graduate Resident Fellows to create a healthy community. Interested candidates from across campus are encouraged to apply. Information sessions will be held in Houses in the fall semester, with applications available online. You are encouraged to reach out to a current SA to learn more about position.

The House Office is the central hub of the house. This office distributes residents' mail and packages, assists with lockouts, troubleshoots facilities, supports the house programming through advertising and social media, and assists all residents and guests of the house. Personable, engaging, organized, and responsible undergraduate students serve as Office Assistants. Interested students should apply directly the House Office they are interested in being a part of. Staffing occurs at the beginning of each semester.

We are currently accepting applications for Student Assistant (SA) positions for the 2018-2019 academic year. Click here for the SA application. It is due by 12:00pm, Monday, November 6, 2017.

SA Job Description | SA Conditions of Employment

For House-specific inquiries, please contact the Assistant Dean:
Alice Cook House | Jen Majka, majka@cornell.edu
Carl Becker House | Amanda Carreiro, ajc3@cornell.edu
Hans Bethe House | Derron Borders, db788@cornell.edu
William Keeton House | Sheryl Mauricio, mauricio@cornell.edu
Flora Rose House | Geoffrey Hill, gbh38@cornell.edu


Graduate Students

We will be accepting applications for Graduate Resident Fellow (GRF) positions in November 2017 to start in August 2018. Materials are due January 31, 2018.

Graduate Resident Fellows (GRFs) are graduate or professional students who live-in and work directly with undergraduates in the House System. The GRFs are an incredibly dynamic group of students who value the learning that occurs outside of a classroom and take on a leadership role within the house community.

The GRF's role is demanding and rewarding. GRFs share on-call responsibilities for their house and are trained to support residents' well-being. Looked to as the community leader, GRFs will partner with their Assistant Dean to address student concerns and enforce community standards. As an intellectual role model and mature community member, the GRF can also expect to serve as a friend and mentor to residents.

A very competitive GRF selection process occurs annually to fill vacancies across the House System. Information sessions are held in late fall and early spring semester. Applications are due early in the spring semester. You are encouraged to reach out to a current GRF to learn more about the position.