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
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;