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The Residence Life Office
Located in the basement of Annapolis Hall, the Residence Life Office serves as the central office for the entire residence hall system. Here, students, as well as professional staff, work to ensure that your living environment is not only comfortable and satisfying, but also a real part of students' total educational experience. The offices for the Director of Residence Life, Associate Director and two Area Coordinators are located in the Residence Life Office.
Director of Residence Life
The Director is responsible for the overall leadership of the entire Residence Life Office and shares with the Associate Director responsibility for all administrative aspects of the office. The Director reports to the Vice-President of Student Educational Services and is responsible for the creation and implementation of the RLO Strategic Plan and Misison.
The Associate Director (AD) is responsible for, but not limited to: development and suprevision of professional staff training; the study and evaluation of staff and program effectiveness; and share with the Director of Residence Life responsibility for all administrative aspects of the office. The Associate Director directly supervises the two (2) Area Coordinators and also plans and implements orientation for new staff professional staff members.
The Area Coordinator's (ACs) are responsible for the overall management of the residence halls. Their primary function is to assist students in the areas of educational and social developmental and personal growth and to facilitate students' adjustment to university and residence hall life. The Area Coordinators also train and supervise a staff of Resident Directors (RDs), Head Residents (HRs), and Resident Assistants (RAs), coordinate the developmental and educational programming for the halls, promote leadership development and community building, and introduce new concepts that will make residence hall living a more rewarding and meaningful experience for residential students.
Resident Directors / Head Residents
Resident Directors (RDs) are graduate students and Head Residents (HRs) are undergraduate students who live in the residence halls and have shown the ability to accomplish various administrative tasks. The RDs/HRs advise and work as liaisons between the residents, the RAs, and the Assistant Directors. The RDs/HRs are responsible for aiding in the writing of work orders, incident reports, and other duties as assigned. The RDs/HRs also advise the Hall Councils in the building to which they are assigned, as well as assist and support the hall programs and activities. RDs/HRs supervise a staff of RAs in their assigned building. Additionally, Resident Directors serve as hearing officers for administrative and panel hearings.
Resident Assistants (RAs) are the main work force of the Residence Life Office. They are undergraduate students who live in the residence halls to aid the residents in their adjustment to university life. The RAs are responsible for informing residents of the various rules and regulations as well as information concerning university resources and programs. There will be one RA in each building on duty each night to assist residents with any of a variety of problems, including personal counseling, information, or discipline. The RAs are very important resources for all students who live in the residence halls.”