Division of Student Affairs > Student Life > Living On Campus > Live-in Professional Staff
RDs are professional staff members who supervise the student resident advisor (RA) staff, as well as facilitate educational and social opportunities in the residence halls. RDs are available for support, advice and advocacy. They typically live in an apartment in a residence hall. RDs are responsible for responding to policy violations and providing emergency response to student incidents that occur outside of normal business hours.
RAs are students who live in the residence halls and have been selected and trained to assist and support residents. They help build community by providing educational opportunities and referral information. They can also help residents address roommate conflicts and adjust to college life.
The ARD is a graduate student staff member who is responsible for assisting the residence directors in supervision of the RA staff, and for providing community building and educational opportunities. The ARD lives on campus and can provide emergency response to student incidents that occur outside of normal business hours.