Student Leadership

Interested in becoming a Residential Assistant (RA)?
Apply by Jan. 22

Do you have a passion for leadership and want to develop your skills?

Be part of groups like Red Caps, Resident Assistants, and the Women’s Advancement’s LEAD program.

Barney Leadership Council

The Barney Leadership Council is a group of undergraduate students, your friends and peers, who are dedicated to preparing students with the necessary skills and experience to be successful business leaders.

Meeting Times:
Fridays, 1 p.m. in A327

Contact Information:
President: Anthony Gonez, agomez@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Dr. Celia Lofink, lofink@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Council members will gain knowledge through working with the university's esteemed faculty and attending workshops

Barney Student Ambassador Program

The student ambassadors are sophomore, junior, and senior University of Hartford students who are currently in the Barney School of Business. They help recruit and promote the college by providing the student perspective through personalized visits and events with prospective students and families.

Contact Information:
Advisor: Brianna Hall, brhall@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to show prospective students what Barney has to offer through your personal experiences while building your leadership and communication skillswith important leaders in the area.

Campus Activities Team (CAT)

The Campus Activities Team (CAT) is a student-run organization that provides the student body with a variety of programs, activities, and events. CAT's major event is the Spring Fling, which is held during the spring semester.

Contact Information:
cat@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
To help plan and implement diverse activities to enhance the education, social and recreational environment at the University of Hartford.

CETA Student Ambassadors & Leadership Society

The student ambassadors are sophomore, junior, and senior University of Hartford students who are currently in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture. They help recruit and promote the college by providing the student perspective through personalized visits and events with prospective students and families.

Meeting Times:
UT Hall 209C

Contact Information:
Advisor: Ying Yu, yyu@hartford.edu and Julie Spring jspring@hartford.edu and Hisham Alnajjar, alnajjar@hartford.edu 

Why you should join this organization?
Promote leadership and communication skills of current women/men undergraduates in CETA. Provide self-development opportunities for current women/men undergraduates in CETA. Provide exceptional community outreach for all CETA programs.

Red Caps Orientation Leaders

Red Caps are orientation student leaders, who are eager to help new students and their parents learn about life at the University of Hartford. A Red Cap is friendly, helpful, outgoing, enthusiastic, and wants to promote the University and the opportunities it has to offer.

Contact Information:
Advisor: Mike Ormsby, ormsby@hartford.edu
To apply email redcaps@hartford.edu to request an application

Why you should join this organization?
Through individual conversations, group activities, academic advising, and various programs, Red Caps help the incoming students and their parents become familiar and comfortable with the University. As a Red Cap you will have the opportunity to work closely with the University's faculty and staff in an informal setting.

Red Key Society

Do you love the University of Hartford and want to help guide prospective students? Then apply to become a member of the University of Hartford Red Key Society! You need to be available to give one weekly tour and come to specific admission events.

Meeting Times:
The Bates House; contact for more information.

Contact Information:
Advisor: Anthony Reid at reid@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Some benefits include free apparel, early registration, hourly pay, and much more!

Resident Assistants (RA)

As a Residential Assistant, you have a variety of responsibilities, including facilitating community development, enforcing institutional policies, planning student programs and community builders, and so much more. If you are interested in this position, you should have a high degree of responsibility, commitment, and dedication.

Contact Information:
Advisor: Max Koskoff, koskoff@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Compensation for the Resident Assistant position includes a housing assignment in a single occupancy room (note that exceptions to the single room may be made for unforeseen circumstances) and at minimum a Student Leader meal plan, which consists of 200 meals and 500 dining dollars.

Resident Facility Assistants (RFA)

RFA stands for Resident Facility Assistant. RFAs are residential student leaders who work for Facilities and serve as live-in extensions of the department. RFAs help with residence hall preparation and shutdown, participate in a rotating on-call duty system to respond to facility needs across campus, provide direct service for maintenance issues during and after business hours (e.g., replacing light bulbs and shades, unclogging drains, and boarding up broken windows), routinely inspect all areas of campus, and work in the Facilities office answering phones and processing work requests.

Contact Information:
facilties@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Benefits of the RFA position include a stipend to cover room and board costs, priority class registration, early move-in, and an opportunity to learn a variety of 'do-it-yourself' skills.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) endeavors to raise student awareness, promote student involvement, and represent the voice of the students. In addition to representing students' views, SGA also funds and works with campus clubs and organizations.

Meeting Times:
GSU 120; contact for more information.

Contact Information:
SGA@hartford.edu
President: Nicole Milette, milette@hartford.edu

Women’s Advancement Initiative (The LEAD Program)

LEAD is an exclusive leadership development, resilience coaching, and career readiness program for undergraduate women. The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program is for female undergraduate students at University of Hartford that provides students with the tools, training, and community to successfully navigate the journey to and through college to life and careers.

Contact Information:
Executive Director: Amy Jaffe-Barzach, barzach@hartford.edu
Program Manager: Sara Cerruto, scerruto@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Its cohort program is limited to 30 students per graduation class. In addition, campus programming is offered each semester that is open to all students.