Housing & Residence Life

Student Leadership

There are many ways for you to be involved and enhance your campus experience. Several opportunities are available within Housing and Residence Life:

Quad and House Councils

Each residential community has a council charged with providing community events, advocating for community improvements, and communicating community concerns. Councils help sponsor events as well as purchase house merchandise. 

First-Year Advisory Counselor (FAC)

The purpose of the First-Year Advisory Counselor (FAC) Program is to transition incoming first-year students to college life in order to maximize their experience as a Duke University student and community member.

Transfer Advisory Counselor (TAC)

The Transfer Advisory Counselor (TAC) program provides all incoming transfer students with an upperclass peer mentor. The TAC is your personal guide to life at Duke, from an expert who has recently experienced it! The transfer advisory program helps incoming transfer students adjust to life at Duke.

Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants (RAs) are integral to the operation of our residence halls, and therefore are asked to fill a variety of roles ranging from friend and resource to programmer and peer advisor.

Graduate Resident (GR)

The Graduate Resident (GR) is a key student leadership role within Housing and Residence Life. GRs serve as mentors, advisors, and resource agents for the Resident Assistants and residents within the residential community.

Julie Anne Levey Memorial Award

The Julie Anne Levey Memorial Award is presented to an emerging leader in the first year class who has demonstrated a dedication to the first-year residential experience and the Duke community through leadership in co-curricular activities and who demonstrated initiative, creativity, and a clear commitment to making a difference in the lives of his/her peers.