Residence Life is comprised of a diverse group of staff members who work to create an engaging and educational living environment. Our staff represents a plethora of campus groups and interests and has the knowledge to successfully guide students through a fulfilling Florida Tech experience.
During the course of the Academic year, students are encouraged to meet and connect with the Residence Life Staff and take advantage of the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm that they provide.
RAs are undergraduate students who undergo a variety of comprehensive training workshops to prepare themselves to be a resource and facilitator for our residence hall communities. There is an RA on every floor or within every building and they are the best immediate resource for the residential student.
The CD is either an undergraduate or graduate student with experience as an RA, but who holds an intermediary position between the RA and RDs. The CD is responsible for managing the programs and campus events that occur in each housing area. CDs also advise the Residence Hall Association in our freshman communities.
RDs are graduate-assistants who are responsible for the supervision of one or more residence halls in each respective area. An RD may directly supervise anywhere from 7 - 13 RAs. RDs have at least two years of experience as an RA prior to becoming an RD. The RDs also serve in a 24/7 on-call rotation to provide support to the RAs.
The ADRL is a full-time, masters-level professional. The ADRL's primary responsibilities are to work with the CDs in managing the programming efforts of the department. The ADRL serves on various committees throughout the University. The ADRL is located on the 1st Floor of the Florida Tech Commons in the Campus Services Office.
The DRL is a full-time, masters-level professional. The DRL is responsible for working with the the ADRL and RDs to provide direction to the department. The DRL works closely with with other campus departments such as Campus Security, First-Year Experience, Facilities, and the Academic Support Center to support the residential communities. The DRL is also a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and works with the Dean of Students Office to adjudicate student code of conduct violations.