Your Role as a UGA
Before you decide to apply for the UGA position, it is important that you consider the expectations we will have of you as you build relationships with other students through the UGA role. As a UGA, you are in a position of responsibility for residents who are also your peers. The inherent authority of the position demands that you have a clear understanding of Dartmouth's Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy. Engaging in behaviors that violate the policy will result in removal from the position and possible college disciplinary action.
There are various ways that undergraduate staff may violate this policy and the expectations of the position, including but not limited to the following examples: having sexual or intimate relationships with residents, engaging in inappropriate or unwanted touching, telling offensive jokes, and similar behaviors that create a hostile environment. Please read the Dartmouth Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Procedures to ensure you understand and agree to the expectations that will come with accepting a UGA position.
It is also important that you know that within this policy, UGAs are designated as "Responsible Employees" and also serve as Campus Security Authorities under the Clery Act, and therefore will be required to report prohibited conduct.
Please consider these expectations carefully before you enter the UGA selection process. If offered a position, you will be asked to sign an employment agreement that acknowledges your understanding of this policy and your responsibility for complying with it.