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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. The 2018-2019 SA application deadline has passed. Check back here fall 2018 for information about applying to be an SA for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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 to the House Office they are interested in being a part of. Staffing occurs at the beginning of each semester.

 

Graduate Students

We are currently accepting applications for Graduate Resident Fellow (GRF) positions to start in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Materials are due January 31, 2018. A very competitive GRF selection process occurs annually to fill vacancies across the House System. You are encouraged to reach out to a current GRF to learn more about the position.

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 the 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.


Letters of Recommendation: Your two professional references should email their letters of recommendation to Jenny Tindall at jmw247@cornell.edu.

The GRF application is available online here

All application materials are due January 31, 2018.