Resident Scholar

New Jersey Alpha RLC chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of the few RLC chapters in the nation. What makes a chapter an RLC (Residential Learning Community)? Just one of the many answers to this is a resident scholar. A resident scholar is a student working towards a higher education degree that can act as a mentor to the undergraduate brothers.


Would you like to be Sigma Phi Epsilon’s next Resident Scholar?

Click the link below to view a description about the position from our headquarters:

SigEp Resident Scholar description

Also read our expectations below:


  1. Chapter Management:  Assist the Alumni and Volunteer Corporation (AVC) and undergraduate officers in the operations of the chapter.
  2. Advisor:  Advise the undergraduate officers on fraternity, scholastic, and personal matters, as well as university policy with regard to hazing, alcohol, and general conduct policies.
  3. Training: Attend the Carlson Leadership Academy in the winter and Resident Scholar training when offered in the summer.
  4. Time Commitment:  Spend approximately five to 10 hours per week on chapter activities including chapter meetings and meals.  Meet monthly with the Greek Advisor and AVC.
  5. Planning:  Work with the AVC, chapter officers, and Regional Director to establish goals/objectives each semester/term.  Present a monthly report at AVC meetings.
  6. Residence:  The Resident Scholar is expected to reside in the chapter house during the academic year if possible.


  1. The Resident Scholar position is open to men and women who hold a bachelor’s degree and who have been selected for graduate level study.  Candidates cannot serve as Resident Scholar at their undergraduate chapter.  While desirable, Resident Scholars need not be members of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.  First year medical, dental, and law students will be considered with caution due to the time requirements of their academic programs. Emphasis is on experience, desire for this type of work, and past leadership roles.
  2. Desirable characteristics include demonstrated qualities of student leadership, maturity and breadth of perception, excellent character and a genuine interest in working with students.

Apply below:

Online Application


For more information use the contact information below:

Nathan Schaefer
RLC Chairman
Sigma Phi Epsilon NJ Alpha RLC
530 Hudson Street
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030