The Director of Residential Education oversees the Residential Education program and directly supervises the Associate Directors.
Associate Directors assist the Director in management of the Residential Education program. The specific responsibilities of the AD includes supervision of the Community Directors (CDs), management of the student staff selection and training processes, and management of the Graduate Advisor Program. They also work with the CDs in managing some of the more serious community, behavioral, and staff issues that arise.
The Community Director (CD) is a professional live-in staff member who supervises the cluster staff, provides leadership and management for his or her cluster, and may prove helpful when students are dealing with a problem or just want to hang out and chat. The CD also serves as a liaison to the Office of Residential Life and many other departments on campus. A CD may be seen cooking pancakes at the weekly Breakfast for a Buck program in the River Cluster or working with the Cluster Council in East Wheelock.
Undergraduate Advisors (UGAs) are upperclass students who live on each floor in the residential clusters. UGAs are generally responsible for providing individual support and advising to residents; facilitating the development of communities that support and enhance the intellectual, cultural, and social development of residents; and assisting the Office of Residential Life in fulfilling its mission and values. They serve as great sources of information for almost anything about life at Dartmouth. We have 100 UGA positions on campus and employ about 150 students each year.
The Graduate Advisor (GA) is a current Masters or Doctoral candidate at Dartmouth College. There is a GA on each residential cluster staff. GAs serve as academic mentors and role models for students, especially those who are interested in pursuing their education at the graduate level. GAs have been known to talk about their research over coffee or to even bring a real human brain to a program!