Student Leaders in Residence

The support system in Residence at Western is unlike any other. We have over 500 student leaders who live here that can answer your questions or direct you to someone who can. Not just an amazing resource, they shape your experience and want you to enjoy everything Western has to offer!

Residence Advisors (RA)

RAs live on every floor in residence and play a key role in building an atmosphere that is conducive to academic, personal and social growth. An RA is a friend, resource, mentor, role model and community leader in residence.

Residence Dons

Everyone needs someone, so our Dons are here to support, mentor, and guide the RAs. Thanks to our Dons, programs exist to enhance the student living experience. Areas such as academics, social, personal development, safety and diversity are explored through a variety of residence and floor activities. Together, Dons and RAs connect students to resources to bond and form a community.

Academic & Leadership Programmers (ALP)

Your ALPs dedicate their time to helping you succeed academically! They set up one-on-one meetings to work through your concerns, and connect you to the many resources Western has to offer. ALPs receive additional training in academic areas such as, learning skills, study methods and campus resources. They can help you with study advice, time management tips, and all academic programs right here in residence! They hold breakfast clubs, study relays, guest speakers (visiting progressors), "What's your Major" events, and trivia contests all in your buildings.

Community Leaders (CL)

The CL is responsible for all things upper-year. They serve as the RA/Don, as the ALP, and as the de facto Residence Manager in Alumni House and London Hall. The CLs in these upper-year Residences are experienced members of Residence Staff who ensure upper-year students can have an experience comparable to which they had first-year, but in a more mature and relaxed living environment.

Rez and Faculty Sophs

Sophs are super spirited, and become like the siblings you never had. Their pride for the Western experience has granted them the role to be that connecting link for students starting on move-in day. Rez Sophs live on every floor in Residence, and Faculty Sophs connect with you to guide you academically. For information on how you can carry on the Sophing legacy, click here.

Residents' Council

Each residence has a student body elected to organize and run events, personal development programs and socials. The council also represents student interests through a variety of residence committees. Every floor/wing in each building has an elected representative on the council. This is an opportunity for all students to get involved in shaping the residence community.

Residence Tour Guides

These part-time positions are for students living in Residence who provide guided tours to visiting parents/students to show them the facilities in each residence, including their own bedrooms. They are front-line ambassadors to promote residence life as part of the Campus Tour program. For more information on joining the Tour Guide team, email

Upper-Year Street Team

Street Team Members are part-time employees that promote on-campus living for students in their upper years. They are trained to provide you with information on leadership opportunities and the unique benefits of living in residence after first year. For more information on joining Street Team, email

RezNet Staff Members

RezNet Staff members are part time students who provide technical support to students living in residence on at Western University, Brescia University College, and Huron University College.

Are you interested in applying for one of these positions? Check out our RezLife site for more information and recruitment dates.