Staff in the Residence Halls
There are a variety of professional and paraprofessional staff living and working in our residence halls to support students and maintain our buildings.
An Area Coordinator (AC) is a full-time, live-on, professional staff member who is responsible for running multiple residence halls, supervision of a Resident Assistant (RA) staff, and some supervisor a Residence Director (RD). ACs are responsible for housing operations, room changes, conduct, assisting students with concerns, community development, maintaining a number of Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and working with our facilities staff to address facility needs.
A Residence Director (RD) is a part-time, live-on, professional staff member who is responsible for one residence hall and supervision of a Resident Assistant (RA) staff. Like Area Coordinators (ACs), RDs are also responsible for maintaining their residence hall, assisting with conduct, managing student concerns, working with facilities, and developing their community.
A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student leader who serves as a peer resource for our residential students. RAs assist in the creation and execution of providing a safe and secure living environment for all on campus students. RAs are committed to fostering a sense of wellbeing for residents in their communities. They create opportunities for engagement and promote an inclusive environment for their residents. RAs display genuine empathy for others and are advocates for other students. They demonstrate an understanding of multiculturalism, cultural humility, and a commitment to supporting a diverse community.
Resident Assistant Diversity Inclusion Community Educator
A Resident Assistant Diversity Inclusion Community Educator (RADICE) is a Resident Assistant committed to fostering an inclusive and accepting environment for all students. RADICE are student leaders who advocate for diversity and inclusion within our residence halls while also building a safe community for our residents.
Resident Assistant for International Student Experience
A Resident Assistant for International Student Experience (RAISE) is a Resident Assistant committed to the integration and success of international students living on campus. RAISE are student leaders who guide and assist international students as they strive to make the most of their college experience.
Transfer Student Mentor
A Transfer Student Mentor (TSM) is a Resident Assistant who creates engagement opportunities specifically to transfer students to link them to their peers and resources in the Geneseo community.
Resident Assistant for Wellness
A Resident Assistant for Wellness (RAW) is committed to all seven areas of wellness. RAWs are trained to support students who want to learn about wellness and living a healthy lifestyle. RAWs also receive information and training on alcohol consumption, drug use, and ways to limit the consumption of both, or even have a desire to live substance free.
Townhouse Community Organizer
Townhouse Community Organizers (TCO) are RA who specialize in the independent living environment of the Saratoga Terrace Townhouses. They assist with apartment mediations, facilities concerns, and do large scale events for this community.
Umoja House Coordinator
The Umoja House Coordinator (UHC) is a paraprofessional for the office of Residence Life that acts as a bridge between Residence Life, Multicultural Programs, and Umoja House LLC. The UHC works with the Umoja House eBoard to create program series for Umoja House LLC. In addition, the UHC works to educate within the LLC and campus communities on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging through active and passive programming and event planning efforts.