Cumberland University

Residence Life Staff

The Residence Life Staff works to create a fun and supportive environment in each residence hall. They’re the people who live and work with students in residence halls every day, 24/7.

Director of Residence Life - The Director of Residence Life is a full-time professional staff member and official of the University who is responsible for the department overall.

Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) - The RLCs are part-time professional staff members who oversee one residence hall. This staff member lives in the building and supervises the RA staff of the building in which he/she resides. Additionally, they provide leadership and supervision to an area of residence life and its programming aspects.

Resident Assistant (RA)- The RAs are student-staff member who are assigned to a floor or quad of rooms. They plan activities, help with issues that arise, interpret University policy as it pertains to the floor community and assist the professional staff with the administration of the residence halls' activities.

Hall Councils (HC) – The HC for each hall is responsible for programming activities for their respective hall. Additionally, each hall works in conjunction with RHA to produce a traditional campus wide event. Residents elect a president, a vice president, and a secretary/treasurer, however all residents have a voice on the HC. The HC determines how hall funds are spent for its respective hall.

Residence Hall Association – RHA exists to address residential student concerns and provide programs for residential students. Each HC president serves on the RHA Executive Council along with the RHA President and National Communications Coordinator (NCC). RHA determines how unallocated hall funds will be spent programmatically each year.

National Residence Hall Honorary - NRHH is the national honor society for on-campus residents. A class is nominated and chosen every year to recognize the outstanding campus community members. The purpose of this group is to recognize excellence and provide programming and service to the campus community.

What’s going on?

Throughout the year, each Residence Hall hosts a myriad of educational and social programs and activities in which on-campus students can participate. These programs range from simple social gatherings to workdays building a Habitat for Humanity house. Students typically find themselves just as busy outside of class as they are in the classroom and with their scholarly endeavors. By taking part in student organizations, intramurals, community worship, fine art productions, community service and more, students always have something happening in their lives.