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Residential Life and Housing Staff

        Our Office Administration handle day-to-day activities related to financial planning, billing, recordkeeping, personnel, and physical distribution within the department. Most students visit our administrative offices a few times throughout the year for assistance pertaining to Housing Accommodations, Room Changes, or Vacating On-Campus Housing. Your Housing Administrative staff is composed of four integral offices, which include the Administrative Assistant, Area Coordinator, Housing Coordinator, and the Director of Housing.

 

Our Hall Directors consist of specially trained full-time university employees responsible for the management and daily operations of campus residence halls. Our Hall Directors are many times called “Count” for the Male Hall Directors and “Dorm Mother” for the Female Hall Directors. Many of our Hall Directors are alum of the University, and are full of Pride as a fellow Bulldog.  All of our Hall Directors are ecstatic to work for our beloved Alabama A&M University. Most students see their Hall Director daily carrying out meaningful conversation and building relationships amongst them. Our Hall Director’s nurturing ability not only helps the students matriculate academically through the University but also develops the “Life Long” personal skills the students will need in the “Real World” after college.

 

The Graduate Assistants, currently known as the Fantastic Four, consist of outstanding graduate students pursuing careers that put them in close connections with society and those who reside in them. They serve as liaisons and assist with several functions associated with the central office, the residence halls and resident assistants. The main areas of focus for the GA’s are entities associated with the Living and Learning Communities, for first time students, the upkeep of the Residential Life and Housing website, programming and creative aspects and other duties that may be assigned to help with the success of Residential Life and Housing. For the Graduate Assistants, this position affords them the opportunity to be exposed to a plethora of trainings that they use in the GA position and will later use in their professional career paths.

 

Our Resident Assistants are trained peer leaders. They supervise those living in their specific residence hall. Our RA’s, who are paraprofessionals, have many roles and responsibilities including, but not limited to, building a residential community through programming and acting as counselors for students. They are also trained to be a constant primary resource for students with academic or institutional questions, and enforcing resident hall policies. Our RA’s go through streneous training so that they can best serve the students. Our RA’s balance their own schedules and priorities with the needs of the students they are supporting. Above all, our resident assistants serve as an example of professionalism and uphold personal accountability as outlined by the University and our Office. Most of our students hold personal relationships with their RA’s. The students see the RA’s throughout the entire day in classes, whether it be in class, the cafe, or campus events. Our RA’s strive to be the best, not only in Alabama, but the Nation.

 

Our Support Staff consist of Full-Time and Part time individuals who manage the Residence Halls during the Evening and Nightly Hours of operation. The student’s safety is the first priority of our support staff. Many times, throughout the night, they are making constant rounds and walking the Residence Halls making sure the proper doors, both interior and exterior, are properly secured. Most students see the Support Staff late at night and hold conversations with them. Our Support Staff are known as “Night Owls” because they are awake maintaining the Residence Hall while everyone is resting.

 

Our Work Study consist of students that assist the Staff in the Residence Hall. Their duties are mostly clerical but they also handle duties as they are assigned. Many times students also have personal connections with the Work Study. Although the Work Study individual does not have the same training as the RA’s and Hall Directors in the Building they are a very helpful tool for the Housing Staff. We are proud that they are on our TEAM.