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Office of Residence Life
Our professional staff is committed to helping residents thrive in our communities. We encourage students to stop by and meet us!
The Office of Residence Life will provide a secure, inclusive, and engaging residential community that promotes student leadership, holistic development, and responsible citizenship.
Our Programming Philosophies
Our objective is to offer opportunities and intentional experiences to all members of the community. We use activities and programming developed around the Forester Five themes to achieve these outcomes.
The Director of Residence Life sets the vision for the department and supervises the Residence Directors, Chicago Program Coordinator, and Department Assistant.
Stacy manages the strategic planning and vision setting for the Office of Residence Life, identifying priorities for enhancing the residential experience. She serves as the liaison to Facilities Management and Parkhurst Dining, as well as other campus and community partners. She represents the Office of Residence Life on campus-wide committees and manages housing operations, including room assignment processes.
The Residence Directors supervise various halls and their Resident Assistants, the paraprofessional student staff who keep each residence hall’s community strong. Students are invited to meet with these staff members by coming to their office or scheduling an appointment. Each RD supervises two to three communities. The RDs are valuable resources for students: mediating roommate conflicts, supporting student programs and organizations, strengthening community spirit, enforcing community standards, and being active members of the Lake Forest College community.
Resident Assistants (RAs) foster an environment that is conducive to study and learning, promote personal growth and responsibility, and assist students in adjusting to the Lake Forest College community. The student staff provide peer-based counseling that is responsive to individual needs, coordinate educational and social programming, and uphold College policies. The professional staff also provide counseling and advising for residents as well as supervision for the residence hall staff.