The Area Coordinator (AC) is a full-time, non-student staff member who supervises the overall operation of the on-campus apartment community (including all of KE, the Timmer Studios and Alliance). She is responsible for enacting Residence Life’s mission within the apartments. The AC acts as an advisor to the RAs and other apartment professional staff and promotes adherence to community expectations. She works closely with the physical plant staff, as well, to ensure well cared-for facilities.
Assistant Area Coordinator
The Assistant Area Coordinator advises student leadership teams for the Knollcrest East apartments, developing programs for social, educational and spiritual development in cooperation with other departments on campus.
The Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who live in each apartment complex. They are well acquainted with the facilities and services at Calvin and are trained to help residents navigate college life and assist with challenges that may arise.
Each one has demonstrated a desire to share their knowledge and experience with others in order to encourage them in their personal and spiritual growth. RAs are responsible for enforcing policies in order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to studying and Christian community. They will also plan activities for their specific apartment complex to encourage community between apartments.
Programming Activity Coordinators (PAC)
The PAC members’ primary focus is planning social events for all the apartments that encourage residents to interact with their community. The PAC team is responsible for Mud Bowl (September), Light in the Night (October), Super Sundae Monday (monthly) and the Spring Banquet (April). They also work with the RAs in planning some educational programs including the Mad Farmer Food Festival. Besides these, a number of other events happen throughout the year.
Knollcrest East Serving Others (KESO)
The KESO team helps apartment residents get connected with our community partner, Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church’s ESL tutoring program. KESO’s role with this local program is to provide one-on-one tutoring with ESL students of all ages who are wanting to learn English, as well as become more conversant with the English language and gain confidence and a better understanding of American customs and culture. The tutoring takes place during the fall and spring semesters on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 4:15–5:15 p.m. at the Woodlawn CRC ministry center. This partnership could not happen without participation from apartment residents.