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About Residence Life
At SCU, there are many people interested in you as an individual as well as in the community you will live in. The RLC Leadership Teams along with the Housing Team include professional and paraprofessional staff and faculty who want to enhance your university experience. Their goal is to provide a living/learning environment that encourages academic achievement and student development.There are many people interested in both the community in which you will live and in you as an individual. The RLC Leadership Team includes professional and paraprofessional staff and faculty who want to enhance your University experience. Their goal is to provide a living/learning environment that encourages academic achievement and student development.
Each RLC is coordinated by a faculty director, a live-in resident director (RD), resident minister(s), and a student staff that includes community facilitators, residential communication consultants, RLC Community Council members, and service desk receptionists. Your RLC’s leadership team is a valuable resource and its members can help you with both personal and academic concerns.
RLC Faculty Director
Each Residential Learning Community is led by a faculty director who is responsible for integrated education in the community, including its curriculum. The faculty director works closely with the professors of the courses offered through the RLC and with the resident director to ensure the connections between the academic and the personal growth of each student. The faculty director maintains an office in the RLC and is regularly available for consultation or general interaction with members of the community.
The resident director (RD) is a professional full-time staff person who has expertise in the area of student development, group dynamics, and community development. The primary role of the RD is to coordinate all activities within each Residential Learning Community.
Our resident ministers (RMs) live in the residence halls and are a part of the floor and building communities. RMs include Jesuit priests, men and women religious, and lay people who are readily available for consultation regarding your academic, personal, and spiritual needs.
Community facilitators (CFs) are an integral part of the community development aspect of each Residential Learning Community. CFs are undergraduate students who have at least one year of experience living in an RLC and who have had extensive training as peer educators and leaders. They educate residents about academic achievement, community living, and personal development, both formally (through meetings and programs) and informally (by role modeling).
Maintaining a cooperative atmosphere where groups of students with different lifestyles coexist is perhaps a CF’s most challenging and vital responsibility.
Residential Communication Consultants
Residential communication consultants (RCCs) assist with the technology services that are available in each room. They help set up voice mailboxes and cable television. RCCs also assist in the installation of network interface cards in student-owned computers and can teach you how to make the best use of email, computer programs, and Internet resources. RCCs are ready to help you navigate the world of technology. You can get your questions answered at a central student help desk.