Assistants (RAs) are student staff members who live in the residence
halls. In most cases, a Resident Assistant is assigned to each floor/wing.
Resident Assistants are responsible for providing social and educational
opportunities to students living in the residence halls, advising students
in personal matters, administrative details regarding the operation
of the residence halls, and the enforcement of University policy. Community
Assistants (CAs) are similar to Resident Assistants but work in the
apartments and townhouses.
Coordinators (RCs) are full-time professional staff members who reside
on campus. Resident Coordinators supervise the RAs and CAs and oversee
the daily operation of the residential areas. There are seven Resident
Community Coordinator for Off-Campus and Commuter Students leads divisional
efforts in support of students who commute from home or live in off-campus
apartments and houses. The Community Coordinator for Leadership Development
leads divisional efforts in support of student organizations and co-chairs
the Activities Funding Board. Both staff members live within the community.
Associate Directors are responsible for the supervision of the Resident
Coordinators, Community Coordinators, creating intentional communities,
crisis management, staff training and development, and the University
Senior Associate Dean of Students is the leader of the unit and
supervises the Associate Directors and the Community Development
Associate, who manages the operations of our new student programs
and student disciplinary records.
residence halls and apartments at La Salle University are more than
simply places to sleep. Through the Leading Strong Communities
program, Community Development staff members create educational and
social opportunities for students living in the residence halls and
apartments. The goal of Leading Strong Communities is to help students
learn to live as members of a community by investing themselves in the
community and the people with whom they live.
Resident Student Association (RSA) is one of the best
means for a student to get involved in the residential community at
La Salle. Each residential area has its own government that reports
to the larger executive board. RSA creates social outlets for students
and helps them improve the quality of life in the residence halls and
are responsible for helping to maintain an environment in the residence
halls conducive to the educational goals of all students by following
University policies and regulations. Students living in the residence
halls are also expected to help their peers understand the importance
of the residence hall environment to the educational goals of each student.
Professional and paraprofessional staff members are available to assist
students in this endeavor. Specific details about policies and procedures
may be found in the Student Guide to Rights and Responsibilities, available
in hard copy and on our website.
RA or CA is on duty for each residential area during the evening hours
beginning at 6:00 p.m. when the University is in session. Many areas
have two RAs or CAs available in the evening. When staff members are
on duty, they are available in their rooms or apartments unless they
are on rounds. Staff are on duty to handle emergency situations and
to enforce University policies. The schedule of RAs and CAs on duty
is posted on the door of each staff member’s room or apartment.
Assistance during the evening hours may be obtained by contacting the
RA or CA on duty for the particular area. If the staff member on duty
is on rounds, students may also call Security at 215-951-1300.
Resident Coordinator is on duty whenever University offices are not
open with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Resident
Coordinator on duty is available to handle more serious emergency situations.
The Resident Coordinator on duty carries a pager and a cell phone for
easy accessibility. To contact the Resident Coordinator on duty, contact
any RA or CA on duty or Security at 215-951-1300.
Community Coordinator or Associate Director is on call each Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday when the University is in session to handle serious
emergency situations and to act as a representative of the Dean of Students.
These staff members carry cell phones and may be contacted by the Resident
Director on duty.