College Houses successful because of the teamwork between various parties. The roles in the partnership are detailed below.
A Community Advisor (CA) is a student employed by the Office of Residence Life to act as a liaison and advocate for College Houses. While the CA serves as liaison, mediator, administrator, and house advisor, he or she also meets with house leaders frequently, assists the formulation of a community agreement, aids program planning, and inspects the house on a periodic basis. The CA works closely with the House Leaders to assist the house in achieving its goals and meeting Spark or Theme House expectations. CAs are supervised by the Residential Life Coordinator for Sophomore Resources and College Houses. Meet the Community Advisor Staff.
House Leaders serve as the liaison between the house members, the Office of Residence Life, and the House Mentor. The House Leader is also responsible for completing periodic reports, attending semi-regular House Leader meetings and trainings, receiving and posting information for the house, and helping with break and semester closings. Meet the Spark House Leaders and Theme House Leaders.
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 Residence Life.
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 Residential Life Coordinator for Sophomore Resources and College Houses to make sure things are going smoothly. Meet the Spark House Mentors and Theme House Mentors.
Residential Life Coordinator
The Residential Life Coordinator works with the all the College House partners to ensure the outcomes of the program. The RLC directly supervises the Community Advisor staff 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. Scott Wojciechowski is the Residential Life Coordinator for Sophomore Resources and College Houses.