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Meet the Staff

The Office of Residential Life employs 25 professional staff members and 105 undergraduate Resident/Apartment Assistants (RAs) and a number of student office assistants.

This directory will help you to become more familiar with the various staff members, and the roles they play within the Office of Residential Life.

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The Residential Life Central Office serves all Ithaca College students. Students most frequently visit the Central Office to ask questions about housing selection, to sign up for a Wait List or other application opportunities, or to report an ongoing maintenance concern. Students may also visit the office to obtain a lockout key or new room key after a lock change.

Location: East Tower Lobby

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
(8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays during the summer recess)

Phone: 607-274-3141

An Area Office is the Residential Life office responsible for servicing students who live in one of our residential areas at Ithaca College. Students usually visit an Area Office for a lock-out key, or to check in or check out keys when changing their room assignment during the academic year. *For the 2020-21 academic year, students will go to the Residential Life Central Office in East Tower for lock out key service, or call their RA on duty. 

Area Offices are in the following locations:

Circles Office

Location: Circles Community Building
Telephone: 607-274-1474

Serves students living in the Circle Apartments. Office hours for fall 2020 are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Terraces and Towers

Megan Williams, Assistant Director, Staff and Programs

Closed for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Quads, Emerson and Garden Apartments

Beth O'Neill, Assistant Director, Staff and Programs

Closed for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

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.

Assistant Director for Residential Education & Assessment
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.

FYRE Associate
FYRE Associates are Ithaca College faculty or staff members who are selected to work with students as part of FYRE. FYRE Associates play an integral role in success of our first‐year students by providing leadership for the educational and experiential initiatives within each FYRE residential cluster at Ithaca College. Each year, with the support of student staff, FYRE Associates direct the execution of “Student Learning Initiatives” during the academic year in the area of Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability, and Social & Emotional Learning. (SLO Initiatives are events, campaigns, or other learning strategies that further students understanding of a specific learning outcome.)

If you are interested in becoming a FYRE Associate, are a first-year student with questions about your FYRE Associate, or have other questions about this topic, please contact Samantha Stafford, Assistant Director for Residential Education & Assessment, at sstafford@ithaca.edu.

If you have more questions about the First-Year Residential Experience program, you may contact us at fyre@ithaca.edu, or at 607-274-3141.

A Residence/Community Director (RD/CD) is a professional staff member who lives on campus and selects, trains and supervises our undergraduate Residential Life staff (Resident Assistants). Each RD manages the operational functions of one to six residence halls and/or apartment areas which house from 307 to 694 students. The Residence Director frequently meets individually with students to discuss roommate concerns, talk about transitional issues or conduct hearings.

A Community Director has similar responsibilities to a Residence Director and oversees an apartment area that is significantly larger, and also has responsibility for supervising a community building and area office.

  • Alex Devers, Community Director, Circle Apartments 
  • Samuel Swarts, Residence Director, Emerson Hall and Garden Apartments 
  • Sara Rodrigues, Residence Director, East & West Towers 
  • Darius Cureton, Residence Director, Upper Quads (Hood, Hilliard, Holmes, Boothroyd, Rowland and Tallcott Halls) 
  • Terell Bennett, Residence Director, Lower Quads (Eastman, Lyon, Landon, Bogart, and Clarke Halls) 
  • Laura Bonerbo, Residence Director, Terraces Residence Halls 

Resident Assistants (RA) and Apartment Assistants (AA) are student staff members who live in a residence hall or apartment area. RAs and AAs are primarily responsible for fostering a sense of community among the residents of that hall or apartment area. They are strategically located in the residence halls and apartments in order to respond to student needs, implement social and educational events and enforce college policies. RAs/AAs are very familiar with the campus and can direct residential students to the appropriate individual or offices for referrals as needed. RAs/AAs regularly relay important information to the residential students in their hall community.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for overseeing the College wide conduct system and coordinating all related processes and functions. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards provides proactive programming and educational interventions in an effort to foster the development of student responsibility and community. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code and Residential Life Rules and Regulations related to all alleged acts of academic and non-academic student misconduct. 

Katie Newcomb, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards

Colleen Barnes, Administrative Assistant, Student Conduct & Community Standards