Gettysburg College offers substance-free housing through the R.I.S.E. program (Respecting Individual Student Expectations about alcohol). R.I.S.E. is designed to help students connect with alternative social programming that focuses on implementing on and off campus substance-free programming, building student relationships, and healthy lifestyle choices. Students who choose participate in this program make a commitment to maintain a living environment which promotes and respects healthy lifestyle choices.
First-Year students who select to live in a R.I.S.E. room agree to:
**All students are reminded that they must comply with campus alcohol and drug policies, which can be found in the Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
R.I.S.E. members who fail to fulfill the R.I.S.E. program residency responsibilities are subject to relocation and, when appropriate, may be sanctioned through the campus student conduct system.
Incoming first-year students have the opportunity to select into R.I.S.E in June when they complete the housing forms within the First-Year Dashboard. The Office of Residence Life makes every effort to assign first-year students who agree to participate in the program to rooms with roommates who also agree to participate in R.I.S.E. Housing placement is based on course selection (students are housed by their first-year seminars) therefore "R.I.S.E. Rooms" are intermingled throughout first-year floors. Gettysburg College does not offer "R.I.S.E. floors" in first-year halls but we do offer a R.I.S.E. House for upperclass students.
R.I.S.E. students and staff work collaboratively to coordinate on-campus and off-campus programs that focus on helping students to develop friendships and to have fun. The R.I.S.E. program often collaborates with other offices to design and implement programs and all R.I.S.E. events are funded by the Student Activities fee. Some R.I.S.E. programs include:
The R.I.S.E. program has a staff of four upperclassmen student leaders and is overseen by Dwayne Taylor, Assistant Director of Residence Life. If you have questions concerning the R.I.S.E. program please contact Dwayne Taylor via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at 717-337-6901.