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Residence Hall Staff 

The Department of Housing and Residence Life has over 300 staff members committed to making your living environment a community focused on learning, development, and acceptance.

Below you will find descriptions of our staff and how it relates to you.

Administrative Staff

Executive Director

The Executive Director represents Housing and Residence Life to the campus community and is responsible for all aspects of the Department.

Associate Director for Residential Education

The Associate Director for Residential Education coordinates the in-hall staff, programming and educational efforts, academic collaboration, crisis and behavioral management, and serves as a liaison to many offices on campus. 

Associate Director for Business Operations

The Associate Director for Business Operations coordinates the business functions of the department, including supervising the contract process and the physical facilities. 

Assistant Directors  

The department has six assistant directors responsible for a variety of areas within the department. These include an Assistant Director for Contract Management (Assignments), an Assistant Director for Off-Campus Living and University Apartments, an Assistant Director for Sales, Promotion & Communication, and three Assistant Directors on the residential greens.

Clerical and Support Staff

The department also has a support staff of administrative and clerical professionals, as well as student staff, that assist in the daily operations of the department.

In-Hall Staff

Residential Director (RD) 

The Residential Director is the full-time on-site professional responsible for a hall or complex. The RD's supervise the in-hall paraprofessional staff and work with all residents to establish a positive living environment and a sense of community. An RD acts in an advisory capacity on personal and academic issues, and helps to interpret and uphold university policies.  

Graduate Resident Director (GRD) 

A Graduate Resident Director has the same responsibilities as the Residential Director (although for a smaller area), and is a full-time graduate student.  

Assistant Resident Director (ARD) 

The Assistant Resident Director, like an RA, is a student who resides in and manages a floor section. However, the ARD has the added responsibility of assisting the complex RD or GRD in advising the complex council and coordinating complex programming efforts. In many complexes the ARD also handles ARA responsibilities.

Administrative Resident Assistant (ARA) 

The Administrative Resident Assistant, like an RA, is a student who resides in and manages a floor section. However, this staff member has the added responsibility of helping the RD or GRD coordinate and manage administrative functions in the building in which he or she lives, typically handling room changes and keys.  

Resident Assistant (RA) 

The Resident Assistant is a student who has completed a training course designed to prepare them for working with students in the residence halls. Resident Assistants live on and manages a floor section. It is this in-hall staff member that a student will interact with most during the academic year. The RA is a great source of information and should be the first individual that is contacted when a student has a question or concern. 

Resident Safety Assistant (RA) 

Residential Safety Assistants (RSA) are integral members of the Department of Housing and Residence Life. As members of Housing and Residence Life, Residential Safety Assistants (RSA) will play a critical role in helping to maintain a safe and secure campus environment be completing rounds and confronting behavior. Residential Safety Assistants are responsible for the safety of our students and facilities during the hours of 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM (Wednesday through Sunday).  

For more information on the individuals in the above positions, please see our staff directory.