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

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, or through one of the following staff members: