Staff & Contacts
Who We R
Living on campus means independence, but it doesn't mean students are alone! Our staff lives and works on campus 24/7/365 to make the transition to college and a student's stay the best it can be.
In the residence halls, there is a Resident Assistant (RA) on each floor, wing, or house. RAs are upper-class students whose job it is to create a sense of community on the floor and throughout the building. They create social and educational programs, provide for leadership opportunitiyes, peer counseling and support, and help to monitor student conduct by confronting violations of University or department policy.
Hall Directors (HDs) are there to supervise and support RAs. HDs are graduate students at Rutgers University, many of whom are studying to be full-time professionals in Student Affairs or other student-support functions after they earn their degrees. They live in the halls with our students and receive additional training to help develop RAs and resident academically, professionally, and personally.
The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) or Residence Life Educator (RLE) is a full-time professional who lives on campus and supports the development of safe and involved communities in the residence halls. Each campus at Rutgers has several RLC/RLE staff who are each dedicated to the student staff and residents of a particular hall or halls.
In addition to the RLCs/RLEs, there is an Assistant Director (AD) on each of the four campuses who is responsible for the overall maintenance of their campus residence program. The ADs ensure that ALL residents have a safe and positive living experience at Rutgers.
We believe it is essential that students feel safe and supported in their residence halls, and to that end the department provides many services in advising, counseling, and mediation. Well-trained professionals are on call 24/7/365 to respond to the needs of students on campus.