The Residence Life Staff works to create a fun and supportive environment in each residence hall. They’re the people who live and work with students in residence halls every day, 24/7.
Resident Assistants (RAs): RAs are student-staff members who are assigned to each floor or quad of rooms. They plan activities, help with issues that arise, interpret College policy as it pertains to the floor community and assist the professional staff with the administration of the residence halls' activities.
Community Assistant: The Court Street Community Assistant is an upper-class student who lives in the Court Street Apartment complex and assists the Area Director with the supervision of the Court Street Apartments.
Apartment Managers (AMs): The Beeson Village Apartments have two, upper-class student-staff members who are responsible for the development of the community within the apartment complex and who interpret College policy to assist students, when necessary. Court Street Apartments have one Apartment Manager who is available to assist any residents who might require it.
Resident Directors (RDs): An RD is a part-time professional staff member who oversees one residence hall. This staff member lives in the building and supervises the RA staff of the building in which he/she resides. These individuals have already earned a bachelor's degree, and usually have previous residence life experience.
Housing Coordinator: The housing coordinator is a full-time, Master's degree-holding professional staff member whose function it is to manage all of the residential spaces and rooms on campus. This person is in charge of facilitating room selection in the spring, assigning spaces to new students, facilitating room change requests, and coordinating summer housing assignments and billing. The housing coordinator also lives on campus and serves as an RD for one of the residence halls.
Student Activities Coordinator: The student activities coordinator is a full-time, Master's degree-holding professional staff member whose function it is to oversee student activities on campus. The coordinator has advisory responsibilities with the Student Programming Board and oversees their functioning. This person also has oversight of the residence life staff's programming. The student activities coordinator also lives on campus and serves as an RD for one of the residence halls.
Assistant Director of Residence Life: The assistant director of residence life (ADRL) is a full-time, Master's degree-holding professional staff member whose function it is to oversee the entire residence life staff in their constant running of the residence halls. The AD is responsible for staff selection and training, and also serves as the liaison to the Physical Plant to address the facility and work order needs to the residence halls. The AD lives on campus and has supervisory responsibilities for several residence halls.
Throughout the year, each Residence Hall hosts a myriad of educational and social programs and activities in which on-campus students can participate. These programs range from simple social gatherings to workdays building a Habitat for Humanity house. Students typically find themselves just as busy outside of class as they are in the classroom and with their scholarly endeavors. By taking part in student organizations, intramurals, community worship, Mountain Challenge, fine art productions, community service and more, students always have something happening in their lives.