Each hall has at least two Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs are sophomores, juniors, or seniors who work for University Housing and help students adjust to college life. RAs are friendly and approachable, so students should feel free to talk to any staff member about any concerns they may have. RAs are helpful resources regarding how to get involved on campus and effective study habits. RAs help students learn to live cooperatively with others by developing community, mediating conflicts, and reporting policy violations. They also ensure that everyone is familiar with safety and security procedures.
To develop a sense of community and help residents meet new people, RAs sponsor many social and educational programs throughout the year. Read the digital display board in the hall lobby to learn more about these events and other timely updates. Many halls use Facebook or other social media to advertise events. Talk to a RA about how to get connected and involved in the hall.
At least one RA is on duty for the residence hall each day. Check the digital display board in the hall lobby to learn how to contact the RA on duty. We advise residents to store the number(s) of the RA on duty for their neighborhood in their phone.
Each neighborhood RA staff is supervised by a Graduate Area Coordinator (GAC) who lives on campus. The GAC is an Auburn Graduate student who is employed part-time by University Housing. The GAC coordinates all community development activities of the RAs in their neighborhood, serves as a resource for emergency situations, and meets with residents to resolve roommate disputes or address other resident concerns.
Each GAC has an office in their residential neighborhood. Hall security doors may limit non-residential access to halls where the GAC office is located, so students should email their GAC to schedule an appointment. GAC names and contact information are available on the About Us page.
Area Coordinators (ACs) are full time, professional staff members who live on campus and coordinate operations and staff. The Area Coordinators supervise the student staff in their area to ensure that they are providing consistent service to residents and contributing to the safety of the community. Area Coordinators coordinate staff selection, training, and staff developmental programs. Area Coordinators offices are located in Burton Hall.
For a list of Area Coordinators and the residence halls under their responsibility, visit the About Us page.
Housing is honored to have three Auburn faculty members living on campus and available to residents. Our Faculty-in-Residence (FIRs) live in three Village residence halls and host social and educational events for residents of those halls as well as all residents. Each FIR supports the social and intellectual development of residents by promoting effective learning habits, engaging students in educationally purposeful activities, and encouraging intellectual curiosity.