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Housing and Residence Life Staff


Our Housing and Residence Life 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:

  • 92 Resident Assistants
  • 16 Community Advocates
  • 11 Residence Directors

In high-rise buildings, we have one Resident Assistant (RA) per floor and in low-rise buildings, we have one RA per section.

We also have one Community Advocate (CA) on each floor in our First Year Student Buildings.

Each building is supervised by a Residence Director (RD).

Every night from 7:30 p.m.-7 a.m. there is a RA 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.

Residence Directors (RD)

Nine of our RDs are graduate students who have gone through a thorough selection and training process. The role of the RD is that of a liaison between the Student Affairs Professional Staff, the RAs and resident students. The RD serves as a behavior model offering assistance and direction to RAs and students.

Two of our 11 RDs are full-time professional staff who oversee our First-Year Residence Halls. Both have received their Master’s degrees and have gone through a thorough hiring and training process.

Resident Assistants (RA)

The RAs are generally undergraduate students and have gone through a comprehensive selection and training process. The role of the RA is that of a liaison between the Student Affairs staff (as well as other administrative personnel) and the students. The RA's primary function is to act as a role model, offering peer assistance and direction to students.

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 to act as a mentor and liaison to first-year students living in our First Year Residence Halls. The primary role of the CA is to act as a role model, offer a variety of programs and offer peer assistance and guidance to first-year students.

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