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Residential Life Roles

Assistant director/area director

Each of our communities is assigned an assistant director or area director whose primary responsibility is to develop an environment where our students can study, socialize and grow.

Resident directors & community director

In the traditional residential areas, the assistant directors supervise resident directors (RDs). RDs are full-time professionals — many of whom have completed their master's degree — who live in the residence hall. In the apartment communities the AD supervises a Community Director (CD) — also a master's-prepared full-time professional. The RDs and CD ensure that the halls foster a sense of community and a living-learning atmosphere for the residents.

Assistant residential coordinators and assistant community directors

Some traditional halls have graduate-level assistant residential coordinators (ARCs) who work with the RDs to oversee the halls. In the apartments, the CD works with three graduate-level assistant community directors (ACDs) to develop a sense of community while assisting students in their transition to apartment-style living.

Resident assistants

Each floor of the halls have Resident Assistants (RAs) who play a vital role in developing and maintaining an atmosphere of academic, personal and social growth in the halls. RAs assist students with the transition to college, serving as mentors and friends during the academic year.

Senior residents

Senior residents (SRs) live in the Mountainview community and help students get connected to campus resources, program around Mountainview specific goals and help students connect to High Impact Learning Experiences. SRs assist residents in having peer to peer conversations, work towards establishing a community impact model in the halls and support students transition to career readiness and academic success.

Mailing address

  • Office of Residential Life
    Binghamton University
    P.O. Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902

    Phone: 607.777.2321
    Fax: 607.777.4350

Last Updated: 2/26/18