Student Living Staff Positions
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Central Office Staff
The Executive Director for the Office of Student Living and College Engagement
The Director manages the SLCE Office and the Ralph F. Strebel Student Center, as well as the seven residence halls and all the staff members and paraprofessional staff associated with the office. The Director is responsible for the overall leadership, quality, and development of the SLCE Office. Specifically for student living, the Director coordinates all billing associated with campus housing and works along with the Assistant Director for Student Living on all housing processes. The Director of Residence Life reports directly to the Dean of Students.
The Assistant Director for Student Living
. The Assistant Director for Student Living reports directly to the Director of Student Living and College Engagement.
The Area Coordinators (AC)
The four full-time professional Area Coordinators (AC's), including one Senior AC, are members of the Office of Student Living and College Engagement. They are responsible for the programming and management of a residential area housing 300 to 500 students. The Area Coordinators also participate in the overall development and assume responsibility for the quality of the residence life program. Through personal contact, supervision of paraprofessional staff, and hall events, the ACs assist residents with their growth to become well-rounded individuals. The ACs live in the residence halls. The ACs report directly to the Assistant Director for Student Living.
The Graduate Assistant for Student Living
The GA is responsible for the management of and being an on-site liaison for late night and weekend events and serves as a resource for RAs and campus community members in the various elements of program development within themed communities. Specifically for themed housing, the GA manages theme proposals, handles budget requests, and maintains an events calendar for Educational Initiatives and tracks event attendance. They also assist with ongoing RA Selection, training, and development opportunities. The GA for Student Living reports directly to the Assistant Director for Student Living.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
Resident Assistants are Office of Residence Life student paraprofessional staff members who live in and assist with the management of the residence halls. For their services, RAs receive credit toward their room fees and a stipend. RAs are usually juniors or seniors who have previously lived in campus residence halls, and they receive extensive training in working with residential students.
OFFICE OF STUDENT LIVING AND COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT
The Gay Alliance
The SafeZone program was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.
What is a SafeZone?
A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends and co-workers. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.
Contact Dean of Diversity and Student Development Alane Varga at avarga
for more information or how to become SafeZone Certified