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Contribute to Stanford's communities. Explore Pre-Assignment, student leader selection, student internships, and more. 

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Within the residential experience, students will find a number of opportunities to get involved and contribute to their community in dynamic ways, such as: pre-assigning, serving as a student intern or residential student leader, and more. Some of Stanford’s residences provide credit-bearing enrichment opportunities for pre-assignees and residents through residentially-based courses, and some are even open to the whole campus! 

Explore the different ways you can get involved below. 

ResEd Student Leaders + Professional Staff Group Shot, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins

Residential Student Leadership

Have you ever wanted to serve as a Resident Assistant (RA) or Ethnic Theme Associate (ETA)? Student leaders contribute to the rich and diverse residential communities at Stanford and help improve the Stanford experience from the inside out.

Olive Neighborhood Council, 2023.

Neighborhood Councils

As a student representative, you will have the opportunity to serve as the liaison for your house and provide input and feedback on neighborhood programs and initiatives. 

2022-2023 Neighborhood Interns sit in Old Union Courtyard. Photo Credit: Sydney Osifeso

Student Internships

Student interns are an essential part of how we accomplish our vision of vibrant and connected undergraduate residential communities.


Some of Stanford's on-campus residences offer special academic, cultural, social, or leadership programs. Explore all things Pre-Assignment here!

Banner image featuring students on a house trip to Yosemite, funded through house funds.


Residents of each house on campus can customize their Stanford experience by engaging in what we call Dorm Government‚ or DormGov for short.

 Ice Cream Social, 2023. Credit: Micaela Go

Residential Student Leader Advisory Group

Our Residential Student Leader Advisory Group (RSLA) is a volunteer opportunity for current student leaders in the undergraduate residences. 

Graduate Resident Associates

GRAs lead and support the undergraduate residential experience across all neighborhoods and specifically within Row and apartment-style houses.

Resident Fellow Program

Explore the Resident Fellow (RF) Program in detail, including how to apply.