Staff members of the Residence Life department are responsible for coordinating and administering the entire Residence Life program, which includes, but is not limited to, assigning rooms, helping students with interpersonal conflicts, and staff training.
RAs are selected by the Office of Residence Life because of their interest in people, proven maturity, and sense of responsibility. RAs are undergraduate students who provide personal and individual assistance to each student and act as a resource to assist residents with problems or questions.
The Othmer Residence Hall Council (RHC), advised by the Senior RA, gives resident students a significant opportunity to participate and affect change in the community. Through the RHC students can construct and participate in social, educational, and service programs that cater specifically to the students residing in the Residence Life program. RHC also allows students to have a voice with administration through student representatives. This grants students the opportunity to have input on procedures, policies, and other issues effecting resident students and the student body. The RHC is an excellent way for students to get involved on campus and develop individual leadership skills. All resident students are active members and eligible to run for leadership positions on the RHC.