Residence Hall Life

What is a Residential Learning Community?

What type of staff is available in the residence halls?

Who will be my Residence Hall Director/Complex Director?

What leadership positions are available in my residence hall?

 

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What is a Residential Learning Community?

Residential Learning Communities assist incoming students in building friendships by offering several theme-based living and learning experiences in the residence halls. Students can choose specific themes which interest them and live on designated floors of residence halls on campus. Please see Residential Learning Community Descriptions for detailed information on this subject.

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What type of staff is available in the residence halls?

A number of individuals are employed in each residence hall to assist residents in adjusting to the campus community and participating in various social, educational, and recreational programs. Resident Assistants live on the floors with the students. These student staff members have been selected through a highly competitive process based on their experience at Valdosta State. Complex Directors or Residence Hall Directors also live in each residence hall to supervise the work of the Resident Assistants and to work with the residents of the building. Each traditional and suite-style residence hall also has front desk staff members who manage the lobby area. Failure to comply with the directives related to the performance of their job is a violation of the Code of Ethics. Custodians are assigned to clean public areas in our halls. We also have maintenance staff that performs routine maintenance repairs and may enter your room or apartment occasionally to perform requested or emergency repairs.

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Who will be my Residence Hall Director/Complex Director?

Check the page for your assigned Residence Hall to learn more about your Residence Hall Director/Complex Director.

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What leadership positions are available in my residence hall?

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an organization that aims to make each resident’s on-campus living experience one to remember. The RHA is composed of each residence hall’s individual hall council. Each hall council (HC) has two parts: the executive branch (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) and the legislative branch (all residents in the hall). The purpose of hall council is to plan and execute fun programs that get residents involved in their halls. Hall council also serves as a governing body that makes changes to improve the residence halls. All residents are automatic members of their hall’s HC and RHA as a whole. Please e-mail rha@valdosta.edu for more information.

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