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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 Associate Directors.
Andrew manages the strategic planning and vision for the Office of Residence Life, serves as an appeal officer for the student conduct process, and supports several initiatives through the Dean of Students office, including student withdrawals and leaves of absence, oversight of several Office of Student Affairs projects, and serves on several campus-wide committees representing the Dean of Students and the Office of Residence Life.
The Associate Directors are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department and supervise the Residence Director staff.
Stacy works directly with room assignments, room changes, and the room selection process for students in the fall and spring semesters. Stacy also oversees the student conduct process and coordinates Residence Life’s student success efforts.
Mary works directly with Resident Assistant recruitment, selection, and training as well as the Resident Director (RD) hiring process. Mary also oversees the living-learning community program in the residence halls.
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 on a walk-in basis during their weekly open office hours. Each RD supervises two to three buildings. They 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.