College Houses successful because of the teamwork between various parties. The roles in the partnership are detailed below.
A House Leader (HL) is a student employed by the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs who acts as a liaison and advocate for College Houses. While the HL serves as liaison, mediator, administrator, and house advisor, he or she also facilitates the formulation of a community agreement, aids program planning, and inspects the house on a periodic basis. HLs are supervised by the Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (ARLC) for College Houses.
Assistant Residential Life Coordinator for College Houses
The Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (ARLC) oversees the day-to-day operations of the College House program. The ARLC supports the House Leaders in their programming efforts and assists in maintaining a healthy, welcoming community. The ARLC also coordinates community-wide events that strengthens the relationship of Spark and Theme House residents. The ARLC also manages the transition of Spark Houses and application process for new Theme Houses. Logan Carbaugh is the Assistant Residential Life Coordinator.
House residents agree to actively participate in the College House Program. Members attend all mandatory house meetings, support programs and events for their respective house, contribute to the formulation of the house's community agreement, and assist the House Leader with responsibilities. Failure to participate in the College House Program may result in the member's loss of privilege to live in the house. Relocation of group members and/or consolidation is the prerogative of the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs.
The House Mentor is a College faculty member or administrator who has particular knowledge or expertise about the house's theme and can provide guidance and support to house activities. Each College House must have a House Mentor. It is the responsibility of the house members to identify a mentor for their group. The role of the mentor is to assist members in developing their house and program by making a connection with the house and the academic community. The mentor should have regular contact with house leaders and the Assistant Residential Life Coordinator to make sure things are going smoothly. Meet the Spark House Mentors and Theme House Mentors.
Assistant Director for Residential & First-Year Programs
The Assistant Director (AD) works with the all the College House partners to ensure the outcomes of the program. The AD directly supervises the ARLC and frequently meets with House Leaders to optimize their programmatic goals. The RLC also works with House Mentors to connect the residential experience with the academic or co-curricular component. Julia Collett is the Assistant Director.