Advising Opportunities and Professional Development

Resident Directors have the opportunity to take on special projects and attain additional experiences that will benefit their personal growth and benefit our residence life community.

Residence Hall AssociationRHA advisors have the opportunity to advise an executive board of motivated individuals with big ideas. It is an opportunity for interaction with residents across campus. RHA serves as a programmatic body for the students and holds positions on the university traffic court, food services committee and student conduct board. RHA often collaborates with other student organizations for large scale programming.

National Residence Hall Honorary NRHH represents the top 1% of leaders within the residence halls. NRHH focuses on recognition, scholastics, service, and leadership. The NRHH Advisor works with the student leaders in the residence halls to provide recognition to students and staff across campus plan and implement community service projects, and help foster leadership development in residence hall students.

Resident Assistant Council RA Council is designed to allow RAs to collaborate and plan events on campus that will benefit the RA staff and position on our campus. RA Council collaborates with the Appreciation and Recognition committee to recognize various RAs and student leaders on in the halls for their positive contribution to the on-campus community. The RA Council will also be collaborating with the Resident Assistant Training committee as well as the Resident Assistant Recruitment committee.

Diversity and Social Justice Diversity and Social Justice-The Office of Residence Life iscommittedto raising awareness on campus and fostering an inclusive educationalenvironment. We provide diversity training to our Resident Directors and Resident Assistants each semester. Our department is also responsible for introducing campus wide initiatives such as the annual MLK Jr. Celebration, Love Your Body Week, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Intergroup Dialogues.

Hall GovernmentEach Resident Director serves as the advisor to the Hall Government within their hall, apartment community or complex. Each board has representation as part of the Residence Hall Association. Students serve in peer leadership positions and work to positively impact their communities through programming and building service.

Social Media/WebsiteConnecting and engaging with students is important for our office and we feel. Currently we are using Facebook, Twitter, Flicker, Instagram (ATUResLife)and theLink. News, announcements, upcoming programs, event photo's and a weekly trivia contest are current initiatives.

Camps and ConferencesDuring the summer months Arkansas Tech University and the Office of Residence Life welcome camps and conferences to campus. Working with camps and conferences provides addedstaff selection andsupervisory experience, along with fiscal, andcustomerservices opportunities.Camp Coordinators develop and implement ways to check in and out each camp and inventory each camp for damages.

FacilitiesPartnered with the Physical Plant and Computer Services we are able toprovide services to our students. Currently working to introduce new computer software for our management system.Prioritizing and understanding work ordersof studentservice requests is also involved.