Residence Director (RD) & Assistant Residence Director (ARD)
Each residence hall is under the supervision of a Residence Director (RD) and an Assistant Residence Director (ARD). These are individuals who are trained to assist and advise students as well as administer the operation of the residence hall and are either working on, or have a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or similar field. Their responsibilities are many, including the enforcement of University rules and regulations. The RD and ARD work with the Resident Assistants (RA) to help you develop and maintain an environment that promotes academic, personal, cultural, and social growth in the residence hall. This staff works closely with other staff, such as the Community Desk Manager, the Environmental Services staff, maintenance personnel, and Dining Services workers. All help to make your residence hall a great place to live and learn.
Resident Assistant (RA)
The residence hall staff member you will have the most contact with is your Resident Assistant (RA). Each floor section has an RA who is a student employed by the University to work with the students living on a floor community. Resident Assistants are knowledgeable about campus resources and their services to students and will assist you with your questions and concerns. Your RA will work with all members of your floor to build a community. Utilizing diverse, social and educational programs and floor meetings, your RA will challenge members within your community to grow both personally and academically. The RAs and residents are responsible for helping to create an atmosphere conducive to study and enjoyment. The RAs are there to help you learn how to live respectfully and responsibly with other individuals. When your behavior does not adhere to University rules and regulations, they are responsible for confronting you. They have the job of being a friend, mentor, and a role model who is willing to take time to be of service to you. Your residence hall staff recognize that they cannot make the residence hall a good place to live without your help. When they need your cooperation, they will ask you for it and you will be expected to respond to their requests. Get to know your RA and the other staff who work in your residence hall. They are interested in you and want your residence hall experience to be positive. They are supportive of your personal growth and success in the University community. You are joining a community of learners and the University Housing staff are here to assist you in this transition.
Inclusive Community Assistant (ICA)
The Inclusive Community Assistant (ICA) is a live-in student staff member in Residence Halls. The ICA facilitates the creation of a positive, inclusive residence hall environment which supports students’ transition and personal success. In order for this environment to develop, ICAs make significant connections with residents, help residents know each other, and connect residents to the resources and opportunities of the larger CSU campus.
Community Desk Manager (CDM)
The Community Desk Manager (CDM) is a student manager position within University Housing. The CDM assists in supporting the University Housing – Mission – “We strive to create vibrant and inclusive communities throughout students’ on campus housing experience which enhance learning, personal and social growth, and global engagement.” CDMs oversee the operation of the front desk in the residence halls and ensure high quality customer services to our students, families & guests; supervise the front desk staff; and are a part of the team creating an inclusive community within our residence halls.
Desk Staff Member
The desk staff members assist in supporting the University Housing – Mission – “We strive to create vibrant and inclusive communities throughout students’ on campus housing experience which enhance learning, personal and social growth, and global engagement.” Desk staff members also assist in supporting Colorado State University’s Principles of Community. Desk staff provide high-quality customer services to our students, families, and guests; ensure safety and security; and, assist in creating inclusive community within the residence halls.
The Graphic Artist assists in supporting the University Housing Mission: “We strive to create vibrant and inclusive communities throughout students’ on campus housing experience which enhance learning, personal and social growth, and global engagement.” The Graphic Artist does this by developing flyers, posters, website content, brochures, invitations, newsletters, and other publicity/educational materials as requested by University Housing staff. All materials are intended to be inclusive of the diverse populations served within the University Housing communities, and reflect the values of the department.