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GUIDELINES TO RESIDENCE LIFE

RESIDENCE LIFE TEAM

The residence halls are managed through Student Services. The individuals in this

department who have direct authority and responsibility of administering the residence

halls are the Director of Residence Life and the Assistant Director of Residence Life (AD).

The Assistant Director supervises the Resident Assistants (RA’s), all of whom are charged

with creating and maintaining a residence hall living and learning culture which facilitates

student learning, supports academic success and fosters personal and community growth.

RESIDENCE HALL STAFF

THE RESIDENCE HALL STAFF SERVE THREE PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

01. To be of service to students. This can take many different forms, from providing a friendly

ear to organizing programs which interest or benefit residents.

02. To perform administrative tasks, such as checking students in and out of rooms, locking

outside doors, distributing mail, and security rounds.

03. To enforce the guidelines outlined in the Residence Hall Contract and in this handbook.

All residence hall staff members are committed to serving students and sincerely want to

help if they can. Everyone knows they enforce the rules, but there are other things staff

members hope to do. The staff members:

01. want to know how you are doing. If you need to talk to someone, they encourage you to

come and see them They do not have all the answers, but they care, are willing to listen, and

will help if they can.

02. want to provide activities and programs which are fun, interesting, and/or informative for

you. Not only do they encourage you to get involved and participate, but they want to hear

your ideas and suggestions.

03. want to help you be a successful student in any way they can. If you have questions, feel

free to ask them. They don’t know everything, but they will usually be able to tell you who

can answer your questions.

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESIDENTS

01. The right to study, read, relax, and sleep without unreasonable interference, noise, or

distractions, and the responsibility to ensure that others have this right;

02. The right to feel safe in the residence halls as well as the responsibility to help ensure the

safety of others in the building;

03. The right to have respect shown for one’s privacy, and the responsibility to respect the

privacy of others;

04. The right to have respect shown for one’s personal property, and the responsibility to

respect other’s personal property as well as community property;

05. The right to have guests within the hall, and the responsibility for the behavior of those

guests;

06. The right to live in an area free of intimidation and physical or emotional harm, and the

responsibility to ensure this right for others;