Residence Hall Duty System Policy
The purpose of this policy is to outline the “on duty” policy for residence halls and procedures for contacting the necessary staff.
This policy applies to all Day Campus students residing in residence halls at Columbia College.
Residential Life provides an “on duty” system for the residence halls. Residents should call (573) 875-7402 at any time during the day or night to make contact with a staff member who can provide assistance.
Upon calling the Residential Life Duty Telephone, callers are directed to select from options 1-7 in order to reach a staff member for assistance:
- Campus Safety (for emergencies requiring immediate assistance 24 hours a day -students in immediate danger should call 911.)
- Student Affairs (if calling between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday)
- Resident Assistant Weekend or Special Holiday Duty (if calling Saturday or Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Banks Hall Resident Assistant on duty (if calling nightly from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning)
- Hughes Hall Resident Assistant on duty (if calling nightly from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning)
- Miller Hall or Cougar Village Resident Assistant on duty (if calling nightly from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning)
- Area Coordinator on call (available 24 hours a day)
Residence Hall Staff
Area Coordinators (ACs)
Area Coordinators are professional members of Student Affairs who reside in and supervise the residence halls. The operation, programming and functioning of the halls are the responsibility of the Area Coordinators. They supervise head residents, resident assistants and clerical staff. They also advise hall government; develop, implement and evaluate hall programs; and act as administrators of the conduct process.
Head Resident (HR)
Head residents are full-time students whose responsibilities include referring, mediating and advising students and managing hall operations. The HRs serve as assistants to the ACs.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
Resident assistants are student staff members who live on a floor or section in the residence halls or Cougar Village apartments. The goal of the RA is to build a community on the floor and in the building and to serve as a resource and referral agent. In seeking to create and maintain a positive community, the RA will plan and implement activities, enforce rules and regulations and assist with administrative responsibilities as directed by the AC.