Residence Life staff work together to provide an inclusive environment of learning and transformation with an emphasis on knowledge of and care for self, active community engagement, and social justice that encourages the development of responsible critical makers.
Area Coordinator (AC): A full-time, live-in professional with a master’s degree in college student development, higher education administration, or a related field. ACs oversee all aspects of community development and management in their respective residential area. ACs take part in an on-call rotation responding to after-hours crises and incidents. Area Coordinators also supervise a Resident Director (RD), an Advocate for Inclusion in Residence (AIR), and a team of Resident Advisors (RAs)
Resident Director (RD): A part-time, live-in paraprofessional staff member who may be seeking a graduate degree in a field related to higher education. RDs provide support to Area Coordinators in developing an inclusive and supportive community through programming in their areas. RDs take part in an on-call rotation and also assist in supervising the student staff for their area.
Resident Advisor (RA): An essential part of the Residence Life team, RAs are undergraduate or graduate students who live within an assigned community with a group of residents. RAs create and maintain an inclusive community by building genuine relationships with their residents. RAs also positively influence residents’ growth and development by planning and implementing programs and community building activities. RAs also provide on-call coverage and serve as a resource for their residents.
Advocate for Inclusion in Residence (AIR): Each residential area has one AIR. The AIR is an undergraduate or graduate student who works to strengthen the living‐learning environment and advance the creation of an inclusive community by building relationships with residents. They plan and implement educational, cultural, social, and personal enrichment programs that promote dialogue, the ideals of social justice, and cultural awareness.