Student Living at Utica College

Student Living and College Engagement (SLCE)

What We Do

Student Living and College Engagement is a combined office consisting of student living (on-campus housing) and college engagement (student activities, leadership programs, new student programs, commuter programs).

Phone
(315) 792-3285
Email
Department Type
Office Location
205 Strebel Student Center
Hours
8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Our Mission

The Office of Student Living and College Engagement provides services, entertainment, education and opportunities that will enrich students’ residential and co-curricular experiences at Utica College. Through social and educational efforts, the office impacts student persistence while developing individuals that will make meaningful contributions to Utica College and their future communities.

Our Values

The office empowers students and paraprofessional staff to learn about leadership, diversity, advocacy, and civic responsibility in order to apply these skills to the communities in which they belong to.

Learning Outcomes

  • Student leaders will serve as effective leaders within the Office of Student Living and College Engagement.
  • Student leaders will progressively demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Student leaders will progressively demonstrate the ability to utilize resources when effectively planning and implementing programs or events.
  • Student leaders will demonstrate the ability to build an inclusive community where members demonstrate respect for one another.
  • Student leaders will demonstrate the ability to mediate and manage conflicts and/or crisis situations.
  • Student leaders will demonstrate professionalism and accountability within the Resident Assistant role.
  • Students who reside on campus will progressively demonstrate the interpersonal abilities to live, work, and socialize with people who are different from them within a community.
  • Students who reside on campus will progressively demonstrate developmentally appropriate skills for lifelong learning.
  • Students who attend programs will have a better understanding of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
  • Students who attend programs will enhance their feelings of engagement, belonging, and loyalty to the institution.
  • Engaged students will identify their values, interests, and identities and use these attributes to positively shape the Utica College Community
  • Students will be able to articulate how their co-curricular involvement integrates into their professional and personal goals.

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Office Information

  • The Office of Student Living and College Engagement will strive to provide a satisfying quality of living within the residence halls.
  • The Office of Student Living and College Engagement will strive to help students develop a sense of affinity to the college which will aid in the retention of our student population.
  • The Office of Student Living and College Engagement will provide students with a well-rounded co-curricular education.

Professional Staff

Central Office Staff

The Central Office Staff is responsible for the running of the office.  Handling student concerns, lost keys, and supporting out students, we have one full-time staff person and one part-time staff person.  The Central Office Staff reports directly to the Executive Director of Student Living and College Engagement.

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 is responsible for the oversight of the Area Coordinators, housing operations, and educational programs in the Residence Halls.  The AD is also responsible for development of the professional staff, and oversees the Senior Area Coordinator and paraprofessional staff with the Director.  The AD also oversees the development of the First Year Experience Program, Sophomore Experience Program, and the Global Village opportunities. 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.

Paraprofessional Staff

The Graduate Assistant for Student Living

The GA for Student Living works directly with Office of Student Living and College Engagement staff, as well as other faculty, staff and students in the planning, delivery and execution of residential themed initiatives.
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.

If you'd like to find out more about being an RA, click here.

College Engagement Staff Positions

Professional Staff

Central Office Staff

The Central Office Staff is responsible for the running of the office. Handling student concerns, lost keys, and supporting out students, we have one full-time staff person and one part-time staff person. The Central Office Staff reports directly to the Executive Director of Student Living and College Engagement.

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 College Engagement

The Assistant Director for College Engagement is responsible for the oversight of programming operations and event production on campus and with outside constituencies.  This position is the advisor of the Utica College Programming Board as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success.  The AD is also responsible for the leadership, training, and overall management of all clubs and organizations, together with the Student Government Association.  Programs that the AD is responsible for include the Student Involvement Fair, Homecoming events, Leadership Weekend, among others.  The Assistant Director for College Engagement reports directly to the Director of Student Living and College Engagement.

The Coordinator for Student Activities for Events and Services

The full-time professional Coordinator for Student Activities is directly responsible for the organization and management of events and programs.  This position is also the overall advisor of the InterGreek Council, providing insight and guidance to the council and the many Greek organizations within it.  The Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant Director for College Engagement.
 

Paraprofessional Staff

The Graduate Assistant for College Engagement

The GA for College Engagement works directly with Office of Student Living and College Engagement staff (SLCE Staff), as well as other faculty, staff and students in the planning, delivery and execution of office and campus programmatic initiatives.  The GA is responsible for management of and being an on-site liaison for late night and weekend events and production of the Daysheet.  Assistance in coordinating student organization re-registration, ongoing training & development opportunities for all student employees is also part of this job.  The GA for College Engagement reports to the Assistant Director for College Engagement.

Trax and Team Trax

Trax is our moose mascot!  He attends many home athletic games, events and makes special appearances at college events.  Trax, because of his very big antlers and tall stature, needs help getting through doorways and maneuvering among large crowds and groups of children, so a member of Team Trax will usually accompany him to games and events.

Shuttle-Van Drivers

The SLCE Office schedules a free shuttle to assist students with traveling back and forth between the UC campus, the Sangertown Mall and the Walmart Plaza in New Hartford.  These student drivers are certified and insured by the college to maneuver the 12-person college vans safely and appropriately.

Office Work-Study Students

The central office in Strebel Student Center as well as the offices of our Area Coordinators are run in part by current UC students in work-study posiitons.  These work-study students assist with the management of the office and residence halls, perform general office duties such as filing, typing, selling tickets/stamps, posting flyers and answering phones as needed.  They attend meetings and training in the SLCE Office and are supervised by central office staff or appropriate Coordinators.

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