Wilkes University

Off-Campus Wilkes Liaisons

Off-Campus Wilkes Liaisons

The Office of Student Affairs will be implementing a new Community Liaison Program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The mission of the program will be to foster a more cohesive off-campus student population, promote responsible and safe behavior among off-campus students, improve relationships with local residents in the Wilkes-Barre community, and create a conduit between off campus students and the University.

Community Liaison (CLs) will maintain the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource for Wilkes students and community residents living on their block/street.
  • Plan and host annual neighborhood meetings.
  • Disseminate resources and marketing materials to off campus students pertaining to campus activities, neighborhood events, and drug/alcohol information.
  • Plan and implement non-alcoholic programs and events to build community among off campus students.
  • Represent off-campus students on designated university committees.
  • Meet with WBPD annually to discuss local ordinances, party issues, and neighborhood crime.
  • Attend periodic meetings with Student Affairs staff.
  • Complete a six-hour sexual violence bystander intervention training program offered in collaboration with the Victims Resource Center.
  • Attend Student Government meetings as a non-voting member.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Colonel Liaison will receive a $500 scholarship per semester.

To be considered for the position, students must meet each of the following criteria.
  • Junior/senior status; full-time undergraduate status
  • Living in off-campus residence
  • No record of University disciplinary infractions

Interested students must submit the following materials.

  • A letter of interest explaining why the student is interested in the position and what impact he or she hopes to have on campus.
  • Interview with Student Affairs


Ms. Gretchen S. Yeninas
Associate Dean Student Affairs
Passan Hall, 2nd floor
(e) gretchen.yeninas@wilkes.edu
(p) 570-408-4107