Office of Residential & First-Year Programs

The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs (RFYP) is located on the second floor of the College Union Building (Suite 250). This office is responsible for the overall planning, development, and implementation of the residential and first-year programs at Gettysburg College.

Contact the Office

Professional Staff

Associate Dean Keira Kant CUB 250 717-337-6901
Director Danielle Phillips CUB 250 717-337-6901
Associate Director Allison Schofield CUB 250 717-337-6901
Assistant Director Sharon Fissel CUB 250 717-337-6901
Assistant Director Andy Hileman CUB 250 717-337-6901
Senior Administrative Assistant Michele Klunk CUB 250 717-337-6901
Residential Life Coordinator, East Quad Kelly Mathiesen Huber Hall 717-337-6841
Residential Life Coordinator, West Quad Brooke Gutschick Stine Hall 717-337-6899

Undergraduate Staff

Each residence hall is under the leadership of undergraduate staff members, who are Assistant Residential Life Coordinators, Residence Coordinators, Community Advisors, House Leaders, or Resident Assistants. These staff members work with the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs to help develop and maintain an environment that promotes academic, personal, and social growth in the residence hall.

Citizenship Pillars

The Residential & First-Year Programs professional and undergraduate staff seek to support students' development as self-directed young adults able to take personal responsibility over all dimensions of their lives. Student learning occurs through students' active decision making and engagement in the campus community both in and out of the classroom. The Office of Residential & First-Year Programs challenges students to be deeply engaged based on the following four Citizenship Pillars:

Be Curious

Ask questions, think critically, and be creative; opening yourself to new opportunities as you pursue knowledge and self-understanding.

Own Your Experience

Design your journey, make decisions, and take personal responsibility for all dimensions of your life.

Engage Difference

Commit to experiences that challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and examine your current perspectives, in order to expand your understanding of others and contribute to the advancement of our inclusive community.

Make an Impact

Translate your values into practice through thoughtful interactions that contribute to the life of the community.