The Residential Education team consists of our House Advisors, Assistant Directors, and Director of Residential Education who are all live-in professional administrators dedicated to building a safe and welcoming community within each of our Houses. House Advisors work closely with their House Team, comprised of several student leaders, to find ways to encourage student’s learning and development outside the classroom.
The House Team
House Advisors act as liaisons between the Office of Residential Life and the Houses. House Advisors supervise Student Fellows, House Student Advisors, and the House President, and serve as an ongoing resource to other all House Team members. Each House Advisor is responsible for one to two houses: overseeing the building management, ensuring the security and wellbeing of the students, and providing social/cultural/educational programming within the House.
House Fellows are faculty members who live with their families in apartments within the houses. House Fellows help to create a sense of community in the house, hosting study-breaks and other events and providing informal advising to the students in their house.
Student Fellows are second-year students (usually) who have been trained to provide peer mentorship for new students. Each Student Fellow is assigned to a group of 8-14 incoming students who live on the same hall. Student Fellows are familiar with registration procedures and campus resources and are trained to deal with the social and academic problems frequently encountered by new students.
House Student Advisors, usually third-year students, provide leadership for the Student Fellows and participate in their selection, training, and supervision.
House Fellow Interns, paired with the House Fellows, serve as academic resources and aim to create opportunities for intellectual discourse (usually over food).
House Officers include a president, programming director, secretary, treasurer, and a first-year representative. All, except for the first year rep., are elected by the members of the house towards the end of the Spring term.