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Student staff at Larkin dance and greet incoming frosh on Move-In Day. NSO 2016

Expectations, Roles, and Compensation

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House staff members possess a diverse set of skills and experiences that contribute to the vibrancy of Stanford's residential communities. In order to create a sense of consistency and connection across campus, there are a number of Expectations for Student Staff that exist regardless of the position held.  However, each house has a unique culture and set of needs that may require more specific responsibilities from the student staff members available. 

Residential Student Staff Reporting Requirements

All residential student staff are required to understand and fulfill state, federal, and University mandated reporting requirements (Clery Act, California Education Code Section 67380-67385.7, Title IX).

Student Staff Expectations, Role Descriptions, and Compensation

Role Descriptions

Residential Student Staff Compensation

Residential student staff positions paid by Residential Education are “academic appointments” (not “employment”).

Residential student staff members paid by Residential Education will receive a quarterly stipend that will be disbursed at the beginning of each quarter (autumn, winter, and spring). Enroll in direct deposit to facilitate timely payment. Stipends will not automatically apply to the University bill; in order to use these funds to pay the bill, payment should be made via Stanford ePay. Questions about the disbursement of stipends or the impact on financial aid packages should be directed to the Financial Aid Office. Student athletes interested in applying for a residential student staff position should confirm the impact of this compensation on their athletic eligibility by contacting the Compliance Services Office.

2021-22 Stipends for Residential Student Staff

Position Autumn Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter Total Annual Amount
Resident Assistant (Community & Operations) $3,800 $3,800 $3,800 $11,400
Ethnic Theme Associate $3,800 $3,800 $3,800 $11,400