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About Jefferson Community College Residence Life
The Housing & Residence Life program will exist as an integral part of the educational program and academic support services of Jefferson Community College. The mission of the office includes:
- Providing reasonably priced living environments that are clean, attractive, well maintained, comfortable, sustainable, and which include contemporary safety features.
- Ensuring the orderly and effective administration of the program through effective and sound management.
- Providing an environment that promotes learning and success. Programs and services will be provided with an emphasis on academic support, diversity, community service, personal development, and student success.
The Office of Housing & Residence Life at Jefferson supports the educational mission of the College by providing a living and learning environment that is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth. The program will engage in regular assessment of its services for continuous improvement of the residential community and the residence hall facilities.
Living in a residence hall at Jefferson Community College means living in a community of students and scholars. This community is a dynamic place, composed of various people with different values, cultures, life styles, and attitudes. When a student signs his/her Housing Contract, he/she agrees to abide by the terms and conditions in the contract, as well as to the community standards established in the residence areas. Housing & Residence Life staff will work with students at the beginning of the semester and throughout the year to develop and maintain a sense of community within each floor, suite and building. The Resident Bill of Rights articulates some basic components of good relations between roommates, suitemates and hall mates. It is recommended for roommates to sit down at the beginning of the year and discuss how each would like to deal with issues such as personal property, cleaning responsibilities, study time, visits by friends, etc. These practices will assist in developing a community in which we can best learn from one another in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and mutual respect.
RESIDENT STUDENT BILL OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RIGHT: It is your right to socialize in your room and to live in a supportive and stimulating community
RESPONSIBILITY: It is your responsibility to consider the needs of other residents and balance them with your own
RIGHT: It is your right to live in a safe, secure, healthy, and clean environment
RESPONSIBILITY: It is your responsibility to promote campus and individual safety and to care for the physical living environment
RIGHT: It is your right to sleep and study without disturbance
RESPONSIBILITY: It is your responsibility not to disrupt other students and to politely let other residents know when they are disturbing you
RIGHT: It is your right to enjoy access to a variety of programs, services and facilities
RESPONSIBILITY: It is your responsibility to demonstrate a commitment to the community by getting involved
RIGHT: It is your right to enjoy an educational, open, respectful, and responsible community
RESPONSIBILITY: It is your responsibility to demonstrate dignity and respect for all individuals
RIGHT: It is your right to expect that a roommate will respect one’s personal belongings and personal privacy
RESPONSIBILITY: It is your responsibility to communicate effectively with your roommate
RIGHT: It is your right to be free from intimidation, as well as physical and emotional harm
RESPONSIBILITY: It is your responsibility to treat others with RESPECT
Dean of Students
Responsible for all aspects of the residence life program at Jefferson Community College. The Dean provides direction for staff training and student programming activities. Additional responsibilities also include housing management, housing appeals, the room selection process, budget oversight and program development.
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Responsible for assisting in the management of the residence life program. The Assistant Director’s office is located in the HUB on the first floor of East Hall. The Assistant Director’s primary responsibilities include supervising the residence life staff, budget oversight and program development. The Assistant Director of Residence Life works with the professional staff, student staff, and residents to establish and maintain a healthy and safe community in the residence halls and are available in case of emergency.
Resident Directors (RDs)
The residence halls are supervised by two Resident Directors (RDs). RD offices are located in the HUB on the first floor of East Hall. RDs are full-time professional staff members who reside in the buildings. Their primary responsibilities include supervising Resident Assistants (RAs), planning and participating in residence hall programs, and the management of the residence halls. They have posted office hours during the work day to respond to the needs of the residential students. The Resident Directors work with the student staff members and residents to establish and maintain a healthy and safe community in the residence halls and are available in case of emergency.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
Student staff members who live in the residence halls. As a member of the Office of Housing and Residence Life staff, one RA is assigned to each floor. RAs are selected on the basis of leadership and other personal qualities that enable them to assist residential students with concerns and everyday issues.
Front Desk Attendant (FDA)
Staff member on duty in the residence halls at the entrance desk. The FDA assists in maintaining a safe and comfortable residence hall environment in the evening and weekend hours /at the halls. The FDA is responsible for checking in each resident and their visitor(s) and/or guest(s) according to established procedures. The FDA may be asked to assist the Housing & Residence Life staff and Campus Safety & Security in responding to emergency situations.
Coordinates the daily activities in the office including answering questions, processing applications, and is most likely the first person to greet you in the Dean of Students & Housing and Residence Life offices.
Responsible for cleaning the hallways, lounges and other public areas in the Residence Halls. The Facilities Maintenance staff is not responsible for cleaning individual suites or student bedrooms. As a member of the residence life community, everyone is responsible for keeping our community clean and in good condition.
Assistant Director of Res. Life: 315-755-0413
Housing & Residence Life Office: 315-755-0411
Campus Safety & Security: 315-786-2222 (immediate response) or 2222 from a campus phone
Resident Director: 315-755-0412
East Hall consists of 294 beds located throughout two residential wings connected by the HUB common area. The living area features a combination of double bedrooms and single bedrooms in four spacious styles of suites or quads designed for 6-person or 4-person. The suites are furnished with living room and bedroom furniture. Each floor within each building has a lounge, study room, vending area, and laundry room.
Residents must be enrolled full-time each semester to reside in the residence halls. “Full-time” is defined as twelve (12) credit hours or more that includes hours adjusted during the drop-add period. If a resident falls below the credit hour requirement, they may be removed from the residence halls.
It is strongly recommended that residents enroll for a minimum 15 credit hour load. This would provide a safeguard so that a resident does not fall below full-time status (12 credit hours), if a schedule is adjusted.
There are a number of ways a resident can drop below full time:
- Faculty member can withdraw a student
A resident should not fall below twelve (12) credits without prior approval of the Dean of Students or his/her designee. Residents are encouraged to respond to all notices regarding registration status. Failure to respond will result in denied or limited access to the residence halls or removal from the residence halls.
Students enrolled full-time with the academic institution’s partners in the Jefferson Higher Education Center pursuing bachelor’s and advanced degree programs are eligible for student housing. For more information, contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life at 315-755-0411.
The Housing & Residence Life staff will assist residents with establishing community living standards within their suites by conducting suite agreement meetings as necessary. Failure to comply with the agreement may result in further documentation and a possible conduct violation.
During the semester, certain floor and hall meetings will be designated as “mandatory” by the Housing and Residence Life staff. Residents must attend mandatory hall/floor meetings with their Resident Assistant and/or Resident Director. Failure to attend these meetings could result in missing out on valuable information and it will be the responsibility of the resident to get the information. Residents will be held accountable for any information disseminated. Many meetings are not mandatory; however, it is highly recommended that residents attend all meetings on their floor and for the hall so that they are aware of all information that is being provided for their benefit.