Residents on Campus
The residence halls at UMaine have their own governing board called Residents on Campus (ROC). ROC members work to advocate for the particular needs and issues of students living on campus in the residence halls. In collaboration with Residence Life and Auxiliary Services, ROC works to make each hall, as well as the general campus, a better, safer and more welcoming place to live.
Each residence hall at UMaine has an ambassador to ROC (ROC representatives). These ROC reps advocate for change on behalf of everyone living in their residence hall. ROC reps meet with the Residence Life staff in their building weekly, and also meet with all other ROC reps and the ROC Executive Board weekly. Being a ROC rep is a great way to:
- Get involved
- Be an advocate for your peers
- Make decisions about what happens on campus
- Set priorities about how to allocate funds
- Develop leadership skills and your resume
- Be invited to get involved in other ways
- Be identified as a leader in your building
- Start to make connections with other students, student government organizations and staff across campus
Getting involved here at UMaine can be a little scary or overwhelming at first. Being a part ROC is a great way to test the waters, and also allows you to get involved right where you live! For more information about getting involved with ROC, speak with your CC or ACC when you arrive on campus this fall.