The Office of Residence Life seeks to foster an inclusive residential environment that complements the academic mission of Bethune-Cookman University. To that end, the mission of the Office of Residence Life is to maintain a safe and comfortable living and learning environment while promoting a culture of mutual and self respect, nurturing an active and inclusive community of learning and fostering holistic student development.
Goals of Residence Life
- To enhance the academic environment in the residence halls through programming efforts and the development of living / learning communities.
- To provide students opportunities for personal growth through embracing diversity, spiritual connections, self reflection and leadership involvement.
- To provide students a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere to reside in.
- To retain residents through superior customer service and involvement.
- To develop student awareness in order to create responsible, well-educated and contributing members of society.
Residence Life Coordinators
Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are full-time professionals who live and work within the residential student communities. Residence Life Coordinators are responsible for all residence hall operations and serve residents through careful selection, training and supervision of the RAs. They also coordinate and approve room changes, oversee health and safety inspections, and serve as student conduct officers in cases of violation of University policy. Each RLC has an office in his or her building.
Assistant Residence Life Coordinators (ARLC)
Assistant Residence Life Coordinators (ARLC) are professionals who assist the RLC’s with community goals. Each ARLC serves as a support staff member to the RLC in the administrative and operational aspects of the hall.
Head Resident Assistants (HRA)
Each residential community has an Head Resident Assistant (HRA) with at least one year of experience as an RA and is the most senior level student on the Residence Life team. HRA responsibilities are similar to those of the RAs and also serve as liaisons between the RA’s and the RLC.
Resident Assistants (RA’s)
Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate students who serve as live-in peer leaders and role models. Each RA is assigned to the residents on a particular wing or floor. RAs participate in specialized training and eagerly create holistic learning communities that enhance the on-campus living experience. Resident Assistants are chosen on the basis of proven leadership, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of responsibility, the ability to reach out to students and to further the growth of their own personal development.