The Office of Community Living, a part of Student Development, located in the Rogers Building (R), works synergistically with a number of offices on campus including Campus Safety, the Wellness Center, and the Facilities/Maintenance staff to oversee all aspects of life in the residence halls.
The Assistant Dean supervises all the daily operations of the office including management of the residential life experience and student accountability for the college campus.
Our Directors of Community Living oversee the areas of residential education and housing operations to ensure a safe and enjoyable living environment. They provide direct supervision and guidance to Community Directors and Resident advisors.
The Community Directors are professional staff members who live in the residence halls and create welcoming inclusive communities for our students. They serve as a resource for students’ social and academic needs. Community Directors are responsible for interpreting and upholding college policies and they meet with students to resolve conflicts and provide guidance. Community Directors directly supervise Resident Advisors.
Resident Advisors are paraprofessional staff members and undergraduate students at Florida Southern College. They are responsible for community development, social and educational programming within the residence halls, interpretation of college policies and various administrative tasks. In addition, the RAs are trained in mediation and listening skills to serve as peer helpers. In total, there are 78 RAs across campus, with higher concentrations in first-year student areas.