Residential Engagement Coordinator Program
Where student housing becomes the true college experience!
The Residential Engagement Coordinator Program or REC Program is a unique residence
life program that works specifically to engage students in off-campus housing. The
REC Program is an integral part of the university and it makes off-campus housing
much more than just a place to sleep.
REC leaders are here to provide students with involvement opportunities and encourage
students to participate in in social, educational, service, leadership, and recreational
activities that establish the true campus life experience. Along with these activities,
REC leaders also act as a resource support system for their peers by providing campus
resources to each student at their events. Our leaders are educated to help students
better understand campus life, and trained to connect students with correct campus
resources so each student remains successful all the way through school.
By helping students actively come together housing community they will be supported
by their peers. In leading students to resources for success we help students strive
to reach graduation. With students being supported and reaching success, we establish
lasting tradition that helps each student to have the best college experience possible!
Through "Residential Engagement" we seek to leave powerful impressions through positive
experiences within the Off-Campus Housing Community. By accomplishing this goal we
establish school pride and student unity, which in turn perpetuates each student's
inward commitment to Utah Valley University and its future success!
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Why participate in the REC Program?
There are countless benefits to joining the REC program. When students participate,
they are able to
- Build a resume with leadership experience
- Successfully navigate the resources available at UVU
- Become a knowledgeable resource support for other UVU students
- Meet students with similar interests and create lifelong friendships
- Participate in fun and exciting activities
- Receive a housing scholarship exclusive to those accepted into the REC program
There are certain skills that will help coordinators be more successful as they create
engaging environments for their fellow students. Consider applying to be a REC if
the following describe you:
- Maintains positive relationship-building and listening skills
- Ability to interpret and solve complex problems
- Successful with scheduling and time-management skills
- Experience with selling, marketing or brand promotion
- Self-motivated, self-disciplined and self-supervised
- Strong follow-through and ability to complete assigned tasks efficiently
- Outgoing personality, with an enthusiasm for university life
- Each REC student must fully commit to the REC Program for the entire "Academic Year,"
running August 1st - April 30th. (Note: The REC Program does not function during
- Each REC partnership facilitates at least two on-site activities and promotes two
on-campus activities each month.
- All RECs are required to attend Student Leadership and Involvement Leadership Lectures (Twice a semester) that will help strengthen leadership skill sets.
- RECs are expected each week to plan programs, make assignments, manage budgets, create
marketing materials and fulfill all responsibilities as assigned.
- RECs are required to attend various trainings and workshops throughout the year that
will help them gain valuable leadership skills that they are expected to apply to
their leadership as RECs.
- Each REC is required to attend office hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4PM
- Each REC is required to attend the mini retreat in May, the fall retreat in August
and the spring retreat.
- 2.50 Cumulative GPA or higher when applying and a maintained 2.50 GPA each semester
- Successful Programming and Event Performance
- Full-time Student Status at UVU (12 credits or more)
- Physical ability to lift equipment unaccompanied
- Adherence to UVU Student Leadership Participation Clause
- Successfully pass a background check
- UVU REC’s must be willing and able to complete a minimum of 8-10 hours per week, to
fulfill their REC responsibilities. Because of this time commitment, REC members are
not permitted to participate in additional UVU extracurricular activities that exceed
5 hours per week.