RCL stands for Residential Community Leaders. RCL students create engaging events and activities to encourage student involvement in social, educational, service, leadership, and recreational opportunities to establish a true campus life experience.

RCL students also act as a resource support system for their peers by

  • Promoting on campus events that connect students back to campus
  • Helping students better understand campus life
  • Connecting students with campus resources so each student remains successful

RCL Program Brochure

When Can You Apply for the Program?

 

Applications open in February each year.

Students interested in becoming a RCL (Residential Community Leader) will need to apply online.

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed.

Why Participate?

There are countless benefits to joining the RCL program. When students participate, they are able to:

  • Receive a housing scholarship exclusive to those accepted into the RCL program
  • Meet students with similar interests and create lifelong friendships
  • Participate in fun and exciting activities
  • Build a resume with leadership experience
  • Successfully navigate the resources available at UVU
  • Become a knowledgeable resource support for other UVU students

Group of RCLs

apartment living area

Participation Requirements

UVU RCLs must be willing and able to complete a minimum of 8-10 hours per week to fulfill their RCL responsibilities. Because of this time commitment, RCL members are not permitted to participate in additional UVU extracurricular activities that exceed 5 hours per week.

Requirements

  • Each RCL student must fully commit to the RCL Program for the entire "Academic Year," running fall and spring semesters. (Note: The RCL Program does not function during the summer)
  • Each RCL partnership facilitates at least two on-site activities and promotes two on-campus activities each month.
  • All RCLs are required to attend Student Leadership and Involvement Leadership Lectures (Twice a semester) that will help strengthen leadership skill sets.
  • RCLs are expected each week to plan programs, make assignments, manage budgets, create marketing materials and fulfill all responsibilities as assigned.
  • RCLs 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 RCLs.
  • Each RCL is required to attend office hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4PM
  • Each RCL is required to attend the mini-retreat in May, the fall retreat in August and the spring semester retreat in January.
  • 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

Events

UVU hosts events at many of the off-campus housing complexes that caters to UVU students through our Residential Community Leadership program. Our student leaders plan two events each month to connect students living in off-campus housing back to the university. Our events are great places to meet new people, learn new skills, have fun, or hear about UVU events and resources. All of our events are FREE and we encourage all UVU students to attend!

 

Browse Upcoming events!

UVU RCL Program Partners

The Green on Campus Drive
 

Axis Student Living

Brianna Bastian

Sophomore

Major: Early Childhood Education

 

Brianna Bastian

Liz Aparicio

Senior

Major: National Security Studies

 

Liz Aparicio

Kaitlin Smock

Junior

Major: Family Science

 

Kaitlin Smock
The Green on Campus Drive
 

The Green on Campus Drive

Alyssa Grant

Senior

Major: Criminal Justice

 

Alyssa Grant

Max Taylor

Senior

Major: Psychology

 

Max Taylor

Mandy Williams

Sophomore

Major: Family Science

 

Mandy Williams
Promenade Place
 

Promenade Place

Ivette Pimentel

Junior

Major: Communication

 

Ivette Pimentel

Jonah Walker

First-Year

Major: Commercial Music

 

Jonah Walker
Summerwood Student Living
 

Summerwood Student Living

Hannah Hoffman

Senior

Major: Exercise Science

 

Hannah Hoffman

Mary Jackson

Sophomore

Major: Animation & Game Development

 

Mary Jackson
Village on the Parkway
 

Village on the Parkway

Meg Robinson

Junior

Major: Applied Communication

Meg Robinson

Savannah Evans

First-Year

Major: Secondary Education

Savannah Evans
Wolverine Crossing
 

Wolverine Crossing

Gwenna Nichols

Junior

Major: Biology

 

Gwenna Nichols

Hadley Willyerd

First-Year

Major:  Elementary Education

 

Hadley Willyerd

Lilly Hall

First-Year

Major:  Public Health

 

Lilly Hall

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The RCL Program partners are not an affiliate or unit of Utah Valley University. The only relationship between UVU, the Off-Campus Housing, and Residence Life Department is a contractual relationship. Through this relationship, our Residential Community Leadership Program works with these off-campus properties to provide off-campus programming and student leadership opportunities to help create communities and school pride at these properties. Neither Utah Valley University nor the RCL Program partners are authorized to act as agent for the other.