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Residential Life Roles

Assistant director/area director

Each college/community is assigned an assistant 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.

Mailing address

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

    Phone: 607.777.2321
    Fax: 607.777.4350
    E-mail: reslife@binghamton.edu

Last Updated: 8/18/17