Residence Life & Housing
Being a part of an exceptionally close-knit learning community means much more than going to classes. The community engagement continues when students go to their dorms, enjoy socializing in the dining hall, or participate in events on campus. The residential life staff are there to support that engagement and provide students with a clean, safe, and secure living environment where students are able to grow both academically and personally.
Each dorm has a resident assistant (RA), a fellow student who is trained and committed to supporting student growth and to creating and encouraging a sense of community within their dorm. Together, the students in each dorm work together at the beginning of the year to establish a “dorm charter,” a list of expectations that all residents plan to follow. The RA provides leadership and support for educational and social activities in the residence halls and serves as a resource for students to navigate campus life.
The resident assistants are in turn supported by a staff of student life coordinators (SLCs), professional student affairs staff members who also reside in the resident halls and are on-call after business hours. The SLCs help RAs develop educational and social programs as well as provide programs in particular focus areas, such as outdoor recreation and environmental sustainability.With leadership from the director of housing & residential life, the residential life staff strive to promote a living environment that is conducive to the success of each student.