RLSH employs graduate assistants in a number of different positions designed to put classroom theories into action. We initially fill positions by application through the higher education master’s program and then open them to other students.

During the summer, RLSH hires ACUHO-I interns. In addition to gaining practical experience, all interns participate in professional opportunities, meet and network with other Division of Student Affairs (DSA) professionals and summer interns, and visit a regional university with interns and professional staff. We fill all positions through the ACUHO-I Internship process.

The Research Team fosters interdisciplinary inquiry through intensive efforts to break down barriers and advance interdisciplinary research related to student success and learning.

The Research Team comprises faculty, staff, and students—both undergraduate and graduate—from all disciplines who produce original empirical research related to residential life and students.

The Research Team's findings aid in the improvement of University policies, practices, and programs to support residential student success and to positively contribute to the field of higher education. Visit SMU's Handshake to apply or contact the director of academic initiatives