GA for Residential Community Standards


The Residential Education staff at the University of Southern California provides housing and support services for 10,000 students living within USC Housing.  The Graduate Assistant for Residential Community Standards position will provide practical experience to graduate students looking to gain experience in residential education and student conduct. This position plays an integral role in creating a safe residential community that encourages student and community engagement. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Residential Community Standards, this position is expected to incorporate the mission, vision, and core values of Residential Education into their work while at USC.  This position performs a variety of important daily operation tasks including the adjudication of residential judicial cases, maintenance of USC Residential Education’s conduct database (Advocate), and on-going education of the community about the Residential Review process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Serve as a Residential Review officer and adjudicate cases that originate from USC Housing policy violations
  2. Maintain Advocate (conduct database) and develop additional resources as necessary or directed
  3. Serve as a resource for students involved in the Residential Review process
  4. Train and provide on-going consultation to professional and graduate staff in the management of Advocate
  5. Assist in the compilation of Residential Review data for monthly and annual conduct statistical reports
  6. Maintain confidential student conduct records in accordance to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  7. Assist in the collaboration with University officials in the preparation of data and other requirements of mandated reports in compliance with such directives as Title IX, the Campus Security Act, Clery Act and Alcohol and Drug Free Schools Act
  8. Other duties as assigned by the departmental leadership


  • Tuition: up to four (4) graduate units per academic year in tuition assistance.  Tuition assistance is calculated using the standard USC graduate unit rate, not a specialized school graduate unit rate.
  • Hourly Wage: minimum wage for approximately 15-20 hours per week
  • Professional Development Funds: $200/year

Note: all tuition is distributed evenly across Fall and Semester