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Our campus housing is more than a place to sleep. It's a vibrant learning community where students from many cultures share life together. As a resident you will make friends who last forever and be part of many meaningful activities and programs. Actively experiencing a holistic community through everyday living and learning, intentional programming, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, and restorative practices, students become thoughtful and responsible members of the relational community who act with integrity and respect. We have established various support networks to make our students feel safe and taken care of. Dormitory, or dorm, is the popular term used by students to refer to a residence hall. The term comes from the word dormant, meaning to sleep. Because these are places where students live, study, learn, and sleep, this is why cal them residence halls.

2 residence halls

60% female

35% freshmen

398 beds

Learning goals

  • A Healthy Lifestyle - staying well physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Examples of events that help develop it
  • Better Communication - learning how to communicate effectively and resolve challenges constructively
  • To Appreciate Diversity - becoming more familiar with students from around the world, sharing traditions, food, and life together
  • To Take Responsibility - doing your part to make the halls great places to live.


Residence life programming: 

  • Is intentionally structured for residential learning experiences in a living learning environment. 
  • Enriches and supports students’ academic, social, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs 
  • Utilizes peer education and peer advising

Our programs are aimed to foster reflective, meaningful and authentic dialogue among community members in the residence halls in order to form men and women for and with others through transformational and inclusive learning.

The community development model contains several different components that promote learning and dialogue among community members in the residence halls:

Individual Conversations

ResLife staff have one-on-one conversations with residents throughout the course of the year to get to know students as individuals, help them process and reflect on the experiences that they are having, and evaluate how the year has gone.

Community Gatherings

ResLife staff facilitate consistent group interaction and dialogue through informational meetings and social gatherings on each floor.

Roommate Agreements

ResLife staff promotes dialogue among roommates by facilitating a roommate agreement meeting that allows individuals to learn about each other, communicate their needs, and manage conflicts that could occur.

Hall and Campus Experiences

ResLife staff helps residents connect with experiences upon which they can reflect, learn, and connect to larger communities by promoting and attending hall and campus events with residents throughout the year. The hall events are planned by the community programming council.


The Resident Assistant (RA) works closely with the Resident Director (RD) to promote community in the residence halls. Resident Assistants are students who strive to make the residence halls a safe, educational and fun place to live. They are expected to develop relationships with the students on their floor and to invest time creating a pleasant environment. They are responsible for planning events that provide opportunities for students to interact, relax, and learn. RAs also have many “housekeeping” duties for their particular floor (i.e. monitoring kitchen cleaning, room inspection, noise level, general behavior of the students, etc.). Resident Assistants must have the desire to develop their social skills because many of the RA responsibilities lie in the areas of relationship building, conflict resolution, and social interaction. The RA works works together with the RD to create a healthy learning environment in the Residence Hall.

Each residence hall is staffed with its own team of RA’s. It is the desire of the Residence Life professional staff that RA’s assume responsibility over their designated floor and building, but also that they are seen as student leaders all over campus. Additionally, RAs do not work alone; rather they are part of a residence hall team as as the LCC Residence Life team.

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Want to be a Resident Assistant?

Apply to be a student leader during the Spring semester! Student leaders are hired for the following academic year. For specific questions, visit Leadership development program webpage or reach out to Student Life Vice President Margarita Pavlovic at