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Campus Housing & Community Living Team


Our campus housing and community living team strives to provide opportunities for students to be leaders and active members of the Plattsburgh community. Your success is our goal.

Our Team


We are here to help maintain a safe and secure environment where all students are able to study and socialize safely. We create an atmosphere in the residence halls and on campus that is conducive to self-direction, academic achievement, inclusiveness, social and cultural maturity and self-discipline.

We employ:

  • 62 Community Advocates (CA)
  • 4 Programming Advocates (PA)
  • 9 Community Directors (CD)

Each building is supervised by a community director (CD).

Every night from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. there is a CA-on-Duty who does regular rounds in the building and is on-call in case of emergency, answering a special duty line within each building.

Community Directors (CD)

Seven of our CDs are graduate students who have gone through a thorough selection and training process. The role of the CD is that of a liaison between the student affairs professional staff, the CAs and resident students. The CD serves as a behavior model offering assistance and direction to CAs and students.

Two of our CDs are full-time professional staff who oversee our first-year residence halls. They have received their master’s degrees and have gone through a thorough hiring and training process.

Community Advocates (CA)

The CAs are generally undergraduate students and have gone through a comprehensive selection and training process. The role of the CA is that of a liaison between the student affairs staff (as well as other administrative personnel) and the students. The primary function of the CA is to act as a role model, offering peer assistance, programs, peer assistance and direction to students.

Programming Advocate (PA)

The role of the programming advocate is to develop and facilitate programming efforts geared towards first year students. The primary role of the programming advocate is to implement creative events that help build community amongst all first year students living on-campus.  

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