Welcome to the department of Residential and Community Life at SUNY Oneonta.
The department of Residential Community Life is a community with diverse identities. Our team is comprised of individuals who function in various roles; our Professional Staff (Director, Associate and Assistant Directors, Community Directors, Residence Hall Directors, Resident Managers, Administrative support staff), Student Staff (Resident Advisors, Resident Community Advisors, Night Hosts, Office Assistants, Interns), Students (including student leaders within our Resident Student Organization, National Residence Halls Honorary, and Hall Governments), and campus and community partners. In support of the mission of SUNY Oneonta (We nurture a community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully) we have worked to put together our mission, values, and metrics of success.
Departmental Mission: To create and develop an inclusive space that engages community, fosters growth, and helps people recognize their inherent value and reach their desired potential.
Our Core Values: These are the values we (the Residential Life Professional and Student staff) strive to live by and ask to be held accountable to. We hold these values for one another and for our students. These values define how we do our work, and the priorities in which decisions get made. Although sometimes these values may come into conflict with one another, they are the guiding principles in the decisions we are making daily.
- The humanity and authenticity of all members of our community
- A Sense of Belonging
- Open and Transparent Communication
- Continual learning
- Collaboration and partnerships
- Creativity and Innovation
In addition, as a department, we recognize the unique role of the student staff positions that exist within our community. They are key members who are working to balance their role as both students and staff members. Above all else, these student staff members are here to get an education and graduate. Being successful students must be their priority. Student Staff are students first, Resident Advisors (RAs), Resident Community Advisors (RCAs), Night Hosts, Office Assistants, Interns second.
Metrics of Success: These are the measures in which we will know whether we are meeting our goals for the department. These Metrics are intended to be wide in scope. Each academic year we will develop departmental objectives and key results to achieve our desired results.
- Active & Intentional Community Engagement
- Developing Agents of Change
- Individual Academic Growth and Persistence:
- Holistic Safety (Physical, emotional, etc)
- Student and Staff Satisfaction
- Financial Responsibility
The six areas above are what we are striving towards. If you have questions on what this looks like, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone. Our information is located at the top of this webpage.
Res Life News:
Returning Room Selection Process for 2020-2021
Step 1 (of 3) of the returning resident room selection process will begin shortly. You will have 4 weeks to fill out a license agreement to be guaranteed housing for 2020-2021. For Freshman Students who are finishing their first year with us, you are required to live on campus next year, and are required to fill out the license agreement.
If students do not fill out the license agreement by the deadline, they will still be eligible for living on campus, however we cannot guarantee space will be available and there is a chance you would be put on a wait list. Your best chance to live on campus next year is to fill out the license agreement by the deadline.
Step 2 of this process will be selecting your roommate groups, choosing the people you want to live with.
Step 3 will be selecting the room you and your roommate group want to live in for 2020-2021.
The price of living on campus is fixed for each entering class. Students can choose from three living arrangements (subject to availability), with housing rates guaranteed for their subsequent years at Oneonta as long as they remain in campus housing.