The Residential Life program at University Courtyard is one of the many reasons to live on-campus. Our staff is here to both challenge and support our students on their journeys. Our staff offers over 360 events a year that give students the opportunity to interact, have fun, learn and develop relationships.
Get Involved in Leadership at University Courtyard
At University Courtyard, we want you to participate in community activities and explore your leadership potential. As a resident there are a variety of opportunities for you to develop leadership skills and discover where you belong.
At the beginning of the spring semester we offer a leadership class (RA 70) for residents of University Courtyard. This 9-week, 2 unit class covers the foundations of leadership, discussing and practicing the skills needed to be a good leader. Although this class is required for all of our Residential Life Staff positions, all students are welcomed and encouraged to take the class.
Residence Halls Association (RHA)
RHA is our premier leadership group. Its members function as a representative body of the residents at University Courtyard. RHA tackles issues and concerns relation to our students, always seeking to make on-campus residential living even better.
Meet our Residential Life Staff
Resident Directors (RD)
Resident Directors are graduate students who are responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of a residence hall complex ranging from 200-400 residents. RDs supervise Assistant Resident Directors and Resident Advisors, handle student conflict and conduct issues within their complex, and intervene in crisis when it occurs. There is a Resident Director always on duty to handle situations that arise in the residence halls. (year round)
Assistant Resident Directors (ARD)
Assistant Resident Directors assist the Resident Directors with the supervision of the Resident Advisors in their area, serve as mentors to the RA staff, and functions as a Resident Advisor to the residents living on their floor.
Public Safety Student Coordinator (PSSC)
Public Safety Student Coordinator assists the Student Conduct Coordinator with the supervision of the Public Safety Assistants, serves as a mentor to the PSA and RA staffs, and functions as a PSA within the community.
Resident Advisors (RA)
Resident Advisors are responsible for building their wing, floor and building communities. RAs advise and counsel residents, mediate conflicts, develop and present programs on a variety of topics, create opportunities for interaction, enforce hall policies, and support the academic environment within University Courtyard.
Public Safety Assistants (PSA)
Public Safety Assistants are responsible for the general security and safety of the University Courtyard community. PSAs handle a variety of conflicts and crisis, and patrol the halls and grounds throughout the evening and early morning hours. PSAs also provide late night escorts to residents who do not want to walk alone on campus. (Summer PSA positions are also available.)