Residence Life

At Dominican University, the Residence Life Program is an integral part of the educational process. The university strives to maintain an environment on campus that fosters both the academic and personal growth of resident students. There are many opportunities for involvement and positions of leadership. By taking advantage of such opportunities, students have a chance to grow through the development of new friendships, exploration of new ideas and involvement in new activities. Resident and commuter students are responsible for reading and complying with university procedures and policies, including those that govern the residence hall facilities.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students carefully selected for their ability to advise and aid residents in everyday situations. The RA lives with and builds relationships with residential students. The RA serves as a role model, assisting every student, supporting academic achievement and building community. The RA is responsible for developing programs for the students, maintaining safety and order in the halls and creating a living-learning environment in the residential community.

Resident Student Association

The Resident Student Association (RSA) is the student government body responsible for representing the resident student population. The executive board plans activities, advocates for student needs and offers leadership opportunities for residential students. All resident students may attend general meetings and programs, and run for executive offices or serve as hall representatives. All resident students may attend the general assembly meetings.

Resource Desk Attendant

A resource desk attendant (RDA) is employed to work at the Coughlin Commons Resource Desk (CCRD). RDAs check-in visitors, answer phones and perform other administrative duties for the Office of Residence Life. This desk is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when classes are in session. Students wishing to work as an RDA during the school year should contact the Office of Residence Life.

Diversity Advocates

Diversity advocates (DA) are members of residence life that do deliberate and directed programming and advocacy on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice in the residence halls. They are hired each spring and are supervised by a residence life coordinator.

Student Conduct Board

The Student Conduct Board (SCB) is a group of upper-class students that assist the Dean of Students office in adjudicating student conduct matters. These positions are filled through an application and interview process, and are supervised by a residence life coordinator. They adjudicate cases on a weekly basis.