Leading Peers

From serving on your Class Board or acting as a Community or Resident Advisor, there are countless ways for you to put your leadership skills to the test while also helping your peers.

Class Board

Students in each class have the opportunity to be part of their respective Class Boards. Members will be responsible for carrying on and creating new traditions, as well as planning and publicizing events for their class. Email the Class Board advisors with questions or for more information.

Community Advisors

Community Advisors (CAs) are some of the first leaders new WPI students interact with, and often have a lasting impact on students as they transition from high school to college life. CAs work in conjunction with Resident Assistants and Faculty Advisors to help new undergraduate students acclimate to life at WPI. This paid opportunity begins during New Student Orientation in August and runs through A and B term of the next academic year. Log into TechSync to access the application.

Graduate Student Government

Devoted entirely to graduate students, members of the Graduate Student Government (GSG) collectively act as the graduate student voice to communicate with faculty and administration and provide academic and social activities for graduate students. Log into TechSync for more information.

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (RAs) play a pivotal role in helping new undergraduate students adjust to living on campus. Responsible for the safety and well-being of residents in a particular section or floor of a residence hall, RAs are chosen based on leadership skills, enthusiasm, organizational skills, maturity, and a willingness to help others. In addition, RAs are compensated by receiving a free room and discounted meal plan. Interested in learning more? Email Residence Services for more information or learn more about the application process.

Residence Hall Council

Run by students, for students, the Residence Hall Council (RHC) is made up of students who oversee life in the residence halls at WPI. Each respective hall has its own council that is open to all residents there, and an executive council is made up of elected students who oversee all of the hall councils as well as daily functions of the club and campus-wide programs. As part of the RHC, you’ll learn to plan events, work in groups, and develop invaluable leadership skills. Check out TechSync for more information and how to join.

Student Government Association

Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) work together to improve the quality of undergraduate student life at WPI, both academically and socially. Tasks include addressing student needs and concerns, providing financial structures for student clubs and organizations, and representing the student body in a professional manner. Students can also apply for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Parliamentarian within the SGA. Check out TechSync for more information and how to join.