Moving into a new community and a new way of living can be challenge, but the residences have been set up to make that transition as smooth as possible. There are people here to help.
Each residence has a Head Resident who monitors residence life within his/her respective building. If your Don is not available, you should contact the Head Resident. Head Residents are the leaders of the Residence Life Staff team in their building. They assist in administrative decisions and in residence disciplinary matters.
There is a Don for each house in DeCew, Vallee, Earp and Lowenberger, for each court in the Village and each block in Quarry View. They are there to assist, counsel, direct and refer. Your Don will have information about residence life, time to talk if you’re having difficulty, and will intervene and provide guidance in cases when residence rules aren’t respected. The Dons work closely with the head residents to maintain a positive sense of community within the residences.
Don of Academics
Dons of Academics (ADs) are placed throughout the residence community. In addition to their general Residence Life Staff responsibilities, ADs are dedicated to supporting residents in their efforts to be academically successful. ADs connect students with the broader academic resources and services on campus, provide referrals for students in need of academic assistance, and work collaboratively within the AD Team to facilitate residence-wide academic programs and initiatives.
Don of Activities
Dons of Activities (DAs) are placed throughout the residence community. In addition to their general Residence Life Staff responsibilities, DAs are dedicated to running energetic social programs in residence. DAs work as a team to plan inclusive, all-ages events for residence students, and serve as a liaison with the Residence Action Council to maximize the quality, quantity, and variety of event opportunities for residence students.
Residence Education Dons
The Residence Education Don is responsible for running residence-wide awareness campaigns, events and initiatives focused on areas of social justice and issues prevalent to university students. Watch for this work in your H/H/C/B meetings, in the dining halls and on social media.