Residential Living

OUR UNIVERSITY HOUSING COMMUNITY…

is home to approximately 4,200 students, representing many of the 50 states, a variety of countries, and every academic level. Your residential experience will offer you the opportunity to interact with people who have similar as well as different opinions, ideas, and backgrounds. The goal of residential living is to provide cooperative living and develop responsible citizenship along with a concern for others.

Our 27 smoke-free buildings comprise the residential com­munity of TCU. Each is unique in purpose, environment, and history. Although the word “dormitory” appears on a few of these buildings, we believe that the term “University Housing” is preferable, as it implies that TCU is concerned with more than just physical facilities in providing residen­tial living services to its students.

YOU NEED TO KNOW…

about policies and procedures designed to enhance your on-campus living experience. While the following information is not all-inclusive, it does provide numerous guidelines applicable to all on-campus residents. For more informa­tion, see the Campus Housing License, the Bill of Student Rights, and the Code of Student Conduct. On-campus living information is also available at http://www.housing.tcu.edu.

HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF…

is composed of full-time professionals, full and part-time employees, graduate assistants, and student workers who will assist you in your academic, social, and personal growth. The goal of our staff is to provide an atmosphere in University housing that is conducive to your development.

Housing & Resident Life Hall Directors, Fraternity & Sorority Hall Directors, As­sistant Hall Directors, Resident Assistants, Desk Assistants, and Chapter Resident Assistants may be contacted with questions, suggestions, or problems concerning any resi­dential facility. For additional assistance or information, contact Housing & Residence Life located on the Ground Floor of Pamela and Edward Clark Hall, 817-257-7865. For Fraternity and Sorority facilities, contact Fraternity and Sorority Life in the King Family Commons 817-257-7281.

Hall Director (HD)…

is a full-time professional staff member of the University who lives in University housing. The Hall Director super­vises the University housing staff, assists in programming activities, coordinates maintenance efforts, and adminis­ters the total operation of the facility. In addition, HDs are available to provide guidance and referral on a variety of subjects and are an excellent resource.

Assistant Hall Directors (AHD)…

are undergraduate students who have been a Resident Assistant and are selected for their additional experience and leadership. Through their experience and leadership, the AHDs uphold the rules and regulations of TCU while performing additional tasks. The AHDs hire and train the Desk Assistants in the Hall Office. They assist the Hall Director with staff training and programming, and complete other administrative tasks.

Resident Assistants (RA) …

are undergraduate students who have been selected on the basis of their ability to communicate, willingness to accept responsibility, enthusiasm to help others, and familiarity with the University. In University housing, the RAs work to establish and maintain a living environment conducive to a successful educational experience as well as being a re­source to students. Reporting to their Hall Director, they are responsible for building relationships, upholding the rules and regulations of TCU, disseminating necessary informa­tion, attending to the personal safety of the residents, and helping maintain and protect University property. RAs at­tend training programs and workshops throughout the year in order to facilitate their own growth and development and to offer better service to residents.

Office Assistants …

are part-time employees of the University who work in hall offices, under the direction of the Hall Directors, to ensure smooth building operations and provide customer service during their shifts.

Desk Assistants (DA) …

are part-time student employees who work in hall offices to monitor building operations during their shifts. DAs report to the AHD. To find out more about the role or becoming a DA, contact the AHD of your building.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Hall Director (HD)…

are full-time professional and/or graduate staff members of the University who live on campus. They work directly with the officers of the fraternity and sorority chapters. The FSL HDs should be the first contact if you have questions, suggestions, or problems concerning fraternity and sorority facilities. For additional assistance of information, please contact Fraternity and Sorority Life in the King Family Commons, 817-257-7281.

Chapter Resident Assistant (CRA)…

is an undergraduate member of a fraternity or sorority who has been selected to serve his or her chapter. Selection is based upon an applicant’s ability to communicate, willing­ness to accept responsibility, enthusiasm to help others, and familiarity with the University. The CRA has responsibili­ties to the chapter, chapter residents, and the University.

Hall Crew Association (HCA)…

exists to encourage a healthy living environment and promote development of the residential community by providing campus-wide programming as well as support for in-hall programming efforts from each Hall Crew. HCA also offers residents a forum to voice ideas, opinions, and concerns. It includes all on-campus residential communi­ties and offers excellent campus-wide leadership opportuni­ties. Its membership includes the Director Board and Hall Crew members from each on-campus community.

Hall Crews (HC)…

are another way residents can develop leadership skills while making a difference on campus. Hall Crews are stu­dent-run organizations in each residence hall that encour­age residents to be involved in planning hall programs and determining how a portion of the hall programming budget is spent. These funds are used for programs within the hall or for the purchase of equipment that may be useful to the residents. Talk to your AHD, RA or HD for more informa­tion about becoming involved in Hall Crew.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)…

is an integral component of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated (NACURH), the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) strives to recognize the top 1% of student lead­ers living in college and university housing at NACURH member schools. NRHH encourages the development and continued commitment to leadership within the areas of recognition and service on the local, regional, and national levels. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rlh.tcu.edu/Honorary_NRHH.htm.