Quick Reference: Key Staff Roles

Resident Assistants (RAs), Theme Program Advisors (TPAs) and Apartment Assistants (AAs)

Resident Assistants (RAs), Theme Program Advisors (TPAs) and Apartment Assistants (AAs) are student staff, whose primary role is to create and maintain a community that promotes academic, personal, and social growth. They have been trained to provide you with information on University resources and to respond to your questions and concerns.

Community and Leadership Assistants (CLAs)

Community and Leadership Assistants (CLAs) are student leaders who create and support programming and community development activities within their assigned unit. They also serve as advisors to the hall associations, mentoring their peers as they learn and grow as community leaders.

Resident Directors (RDs)

Resident Directors (RDs) are full-time, live-in professional staff members with extensive experience working with students in a university setting. They are responsible for coordinating the residential community in a unit and serve as valuable resources during your time in University housing.

Academic and Leadership Coordinators (ALCs)

Academic and Leadership Coordinators (ALCs) are full-time professional staff committed to implementing academic support, community development and inclusion, and student leadership initiatives for residence hall students.

Security Monitors (SMs)

Security Monitors (SMs) are students who have been hired to uphold safety and security in your new home. Their main responsibilities include monitoring the access of residents and guests to the halls and maintaining the safety of the residential areas.

Security Coordinators (SCs)

Security Coordinators (SCs) are students in your residential community who are responsible for promoting safety. Their responsibilities include supervising the Security Monitor program and facilitating educational programs with a focus on safety and security.

Resident Faculty

Resident Faculty are professors who live in the residence halls (Units 1, 2, and Clark Kerr Campus) and provide academic support and mentoring to residence hall students. They offer programs, field trips, and other opportunities for residents to interact with faculty on an informal basis. Read more on Resident Faculty page. 

Central Office Staff

Assistant/associate directors, directors, managers, anaylsts, and others, are full-time professional staff who work to manage and direct the system-wide community-building and academic programs in University housing. They plan and implement staff hiring and training, oversee the conduct process, monitor and guide hall activities, oversee safety and security, serve as resources for programming, and help ensure that residents’ needs are being met.