In Calvin’s residence halls, you’ll find a vibrant community–a place of Christian discovery and faith formation. Our leadership includes 15 professional staff members, nearly 70 paid students and more than 100 student leaders volunteers. Our different roles, faith journeys and experiences all contribute to the on-campus housing environment here.
The Resident Directors (RDs) are full-time, non-student staff members living in the hall who supervise the overall operation of their residence hall communities. They are responsible for enacting Residence Life’s mission within the halls. RDs act as advisors to the RAs and student leaders as well as promote adherence to community expectations. They administrate the staff and services of the reception desk and are available to assist, counsel and advise individual residents.
The Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who live on each floor. 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.
Social Events Teams (floor-focused events)
Social Events Teams (SET) are composed of a small group of first- and second-year students and the floor RA. The team plans floor outings and activities with the purpose of building relationships and developing a floor identity. Participating in the SET can be an excellent way to get involved with hall leadership and positively impact your community.
Community Life Council
The Community Life Council (CLC), facilitated by the Resident Director, is composed of Resident Assistants, the Barnabas team, Cultural Discerners (CDs), Multicultural Activities Coordinators (MACs), Community Partnership Coordinators (CPCs), Sustainability Coordinators (SCs), Academic Help Ambassadors (AHAs) and the Residence Hall Executive Team (RHET). CLCs exist to embody the “ta panta” concept: that all of our work is interconnected and directed at the goal of student learning and growth towards discipleship in God’s all-encompassing kingdom. The CLC model puts a high value on community and partnership. All of this happens to better support God’s redemptive work on earth and the overall mission of Calvin College.