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Who We Are
The office of Residential Education and Housing is part of the Division of Student Life. The residence hall staff works closely with the 1400 residents on campus and is comprised of student Community Advisors and professional Area Coordinators, who are all here to make sure your college experience is the best it can be.
Community Advisors are selected and trained upper class students living in the residence halls who have demonstrated leadership capabilities. The CAs are probably the first Lawrentians you will meet, and they will assist you in getting to know other students and help you begin the adjustment to college life. They strive to create a positive residential community by being a resource to residents in their academic, social, and emotional needs so that students can establish friendships, feel at home, and find their place on campus. Through programs and positive modeling, the CA teams work to foster a safe, comfortable, and welcoming community. Applications to become a Community Advisor are open in the spring, and interested students are encouraged to check in with the professional staff for additional information before the application process.
Residence Life Managers are housed within the affinity/theme houses on campus. This student employee assists in guiding social activities, and serves as a resource to the residents regarding campus offices, policies, and procedures. The RLM serves as a liaison to a variety of offices and services on campus, and works closely with the professional staff within the office of Residential Education and Housing.
Area Coordinators are full-time professional staff members with college degrees who manage the overall operation of the residence halls and serve as valuable resources on campus. They live and work within the residence halls and are responsible for creating and overseeing programming and activities, while serving as the direct supervisors to the Community Advisors. They encourage personal-check-in moments and floor/community meetings to address issues and provide building information. While working closely with the CA team to make sure the student community is running smoothly, Area Coordinators also provide on-going general counseling, support, and opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.