Meet the Staff in FYRE

There are a number of staff in FYRE who are available to answer your questions, assist you with navigating college resources, and to help provide an enjoyable first-year experience.

Resident Assistants (RAs)
You will find an RA on every floor/wing in the FYRE Program. RAs are returning student leaders who are available to answer your questions and point you in the direction of important campus resources. RAs sponsor a variety of social activities to help promote a strong community.

FYRE Peer Mentor
Peer Mentors are returning student leaders who help deliver the FYRE program to first-year students who are living in mixed population halls. Peer mentors plan ICC theme events and also meet one-on-one with first-year students to check in regarding transition to college and to talk about campus resources.

Residence Director (RD)
The RD is a full-time professional staff member who lives in the residence halls and supervises the RA staff team. The RD is a resource who is available for your questions and personal/academic support.

Faculty/Staff Associates
Faculty/Staff Associates are Ithaca College Faculty or Staff members who are selected to work with students as part of the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE). Faculty/Staff Associates are responsible for a cohort of first-year students based on Residence Hall cluster and theme; there are 33 Faculty/Staff Associates working with first-year students living in FYRE buildings this academic year.  Here is a list of this year's Faculty/Staff Associates:

As part of the Integrated Core Curriculum (ICC), there are six ICC themes that a Faculty/Staff Associate might lead: (1) Identities (TIDE); (2) Inquiry, Imagination, & Innovation (TIII); (3) Mind, Body, Spirit (TMBS); (4) Quest for a Sustainable Future (TQSF); (5) A World of Systems (TWOS); and, (6) Power and Justice (TP&J).  Each Faculty/Staff Associate works within these themes to plan at least six programs a year and host learning opportunities within the Residence Halls for students in their group. Faculty/Staff Associates are integral players to FYRE’s Academic Connections program; they provide complimentary learning to the theme exploration that occurs in a student’s Ithaca Seminar class.
 
If you are interested in becoming a Faculty or Staff Associate, are a first-year student with questions about your Faculty/Staff Associate, or have other questions about this topic, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Winslow Robilotta, Assistant Director for Residential Education, at jkwinslow@ithaca.edu.

Assistant Director for Residential Education
The Assistant Director for Residential Education is a full time staff member who works in the Residential Life Central Office (East Tower) and provides leadership for the entire FYRE Program.

If you have more questions about the First-Year Residential Experience program, you may contact us at FYRE@ithaca.edu, or through one of the following staff members: