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 navigatethe 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 foruniversity 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 (12 activities per semester).
- All RECs are required to attend a leadership class held once a week. The class includes
graded assignments that will help strengthen leadership styles
- RECs are expected to be in the office 6 to 10 hours each week to plan programs, make
assignments, manage budgets, create marketing materials and complete class assignments.
- RECs are required to attend various trainings and workshops throughout the year (mostly
in class) 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 both the fall and spring REC retreats.
- Each REC is also required to attend assigned UVU leadership days.