Student and Professional Staff
Meet our student
our professional staff.
Student Staff Summer Newsletter
Staff members in the residential environment are hired to
provide an atmosphere that fosters student success in and out
of the classroom. Both student and professional staff members
each take on unique roles in developing relationships with
students in order to provide learning opportunities in safe
and respectful communities that enhance students'
education, academic performance and personal
Resident Advisors (RAs) are undergraduate
students living on a floor with approximately 35-40 students.
RAs are responsible for assisting students during their Elon
experience, helping them find ways to connect with the
university through various programs, organizations and
resources. RAs help create an academic environment, maintain
community behavioral standards, provide educational programs
and complete administrative duties in an effort to promote
student success. The RA is the front-line resource and
essential to community living.
Head Residents (HRs) are undergraduate
students living on floors with 35-40 or more students and
work with small groups of RAs. Head Residents are often
returning staff members who take on more administrative
duties and help coordinate a group of RAs. These student
staff members take responsibility for the success of an
entire residential facility and work closely with the RAs and
Assistant Directors to ensure residential communities are
equipped for curricular and co-curricular success.
Assistant Directors (ADs) are the
professional staff members responsible for the total
operation of an area of campus housing (North, East, West and
Danieley Center). ADs live on campus and assist students in
their growth and development by supervising the Resident
Assistants and Head Residents as well as advising student
area councils to maintain community leadership and
self-governance. Assistant Directors have graduate degrees
and prior professional experience in Residence Life.
Assistant Directors have offices in their respective areas
staffed by a part-time secretary and student office employees
-- all who contribute to the overall success of individual
student needs and success.
Housing Assistants (HA's) are
undergraduate students living on in one of five
university-affiliated apartment complexes. HA's are
responsible for assisting students living in the apartments
with their Elon experience, including check-in and check-out,
maintenance and work order requests, and providing
co-curricular links to the university and the department of
Residence Life. As with other staff positions, our primary
goal is for Housing Assistants to help students create an
environment conducive to students' success in and out of
The above listed staff operates within the residential
community in an effort to build community, assist in meeting
student needs and to foster a developmental atmosphere within
the campus environment.
Central Residence Life office staff
includes two Associate Directors, an Assistant Director for
Operations, a Director, a full-time secretary and
student-workers. Each of the professional positions provides
centralized management and leadership for residential
functions including apartment management, housing
assignments, housing selection, break housing, staff
supervision, goal development, strategic planning and
communication with students and their families. All members
of the Residence Life staff team contribute to the Elon
student experience and are a vital component to the overall
success of the Residence Life Department and the Division of
Residence Life strives to engage students in a dynamic,
student-centered, respectful environment where students can
achieve academic and co-curricular success, develop life
skills and experience a full and rich college experience.
Residence Life staff use a combination of customer service
and student learning approaches in order to provide quality
service for students and support an atmosphere that
contributes to their overall achievement and development.
Communication and relationships with students, families and
university entities each contribute to this goal.