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Residential Life

Housing Guide for New Students and Parents

Building Community at Hamilton College

The staff of the Residential Life Office strives to promote and maintain a residence hall community conducive to intellectual and personal growth, where students can sleep and study, and share ideas with peers whose culture, lifestyle, and opinions may be very different from their own. We celebrate the uniqueness and dignity inherent in each one of us, no matter our race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, class, ability, or age. We call for our students to stand up and speak out for social justice, empowerment, respect, and acceptance of all people.  We promote an environment that is free from harassment, where differences are celebrated, and independent opinions are supported and respected. However, when these opinions threaten others, we will act swiftly to ensure the safety and well being of the community. The staff of the Residential Life Office includes the Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Life, the Office Assistant, student interns and three professional live-in Area Directors who are responsible for the overall supervision and development of residence hall facilities and programs.  Resident Advisors, who are 60 upper-class students trained as counselors, limit-setters, program developers, and resource persons, live on each residence hall floor and provide valuable leadership within the residential community, as well as assist with community development and facility management.


Office of Residential Life
Spring 2014

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